Hair growth in each follicle occurs in a cycle. There are three main phases of the hair growth cycle: Anagen (active phase) This is the growing pahse when the actual hair is produced. Catagen (resting phase) In this phase the hair stops growing but does not fall out. The follicle then recedes. Telogen (dying off)Read more »
We recommend a course of treatment for the best results. Normally we suggest a minimum of six treatments which are initially spaced 6-8 weeks apart for the body or 4-6 weeks apart for the face.
It is essential that skin is protected from UV exposure whilst having laser hair removal treatment. We cannot treat tanned skin and after treatment the skin remains sensitive for a while.
The only medications that are prohibited for laser hair removal are Accutane and Retin-A. These will need to be discontinued prior to treatment to avoid a potential photosensitivity reaction. During your free consultation we will review any medications or supplements that you are currently taking to help determine appropriate energy setting for your treatment. Read more »
Complete Lasercare focuses on providing the highest quality service, with the emphasis on safety, excellent client care and a long term solution to unwanted hair.
The Lightsheer Diode Laser System was designed specifically for hair removal, so it has the optimum wavelength, fluence and pulse width (laser settings) needed to gain the best results for this procedure.
Laser hair removal targets the root of the hair in order to be effective. If the hair has been recently plucked, wax, threaded or had treatment with electrolysis, the hair would have been removed from the follicle.
Complete Lasercare the London based skincare and hair removal clinic are helping beat the winter doom and gloom by looking ahead to summer! We are offering any new clients who book a consultation for laser hair removal in February 2013 an amazing 50% discount on packages of 3 treatments. Laser hair removal is the treatment ofRead more »
Firstly – the area to be treated should be shaved 24 hours prior to treatment. Treating unshaved skin will result in singed hairs sticking to the skin – potentially causing burns. After treatment the skin is cooled with cold compresses and pure aloe vera gel to soothe the skin. All of the treated hair shouldRead more »
Skin reaction to laser hair removal varies from person to person depending on several factors. This article explaind the most likely side effects
Laser hair removal can be considered “permanent reduction”. It permanently disables hair re growth as long as the right type of hair is treated with an appropriate type of laser at effective settings. It is called a “reduction” because lasers used for hair removal cannot and do not remove 100% of the hair in anyRead more »
This is the question we are asked most often. This article explains what you might expect during a laser hair removal treatment.
Hair in the body areas to be lasered should be as short as possible. We recommend shaving the hair the day before or on the day of your appointment. We do not aim the laser at individual hairs, the whole of the shaved area will be treated, so we do not need to see theRead more »
At Complete Lasercare, we use the Lightsheer Diode Laser, chosen for its reputation in providing unsurpassed safety, efficacy and reliability. The Lightsheer has been cleared by the FDA for hair removal and permanent hair reduction. The Lightsheer can treat a wide range of skin types including some darker skin types. It has a patented ChillTipRead more »
Women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) may suffer from a variety of different symptoms, one of these being excessive hair growth – hirsutism. This is because of higher levels of androgens, the male hormones which are normally present in women but at lower levels. Excess body and facial hair can cause extreme stress and affect confidenceRead more »
Most people, male and female can benefit from laser hair removal. The best results are seen on people with dark hair and fair skin. If you have higher levels of pigmentation in your skin, extra care will be needed. Female patients with hirsutism may be treated but the underlying cause may mean regular treatments areRead more »
When you attend the clinic for your initial consultation for laser hair removal, you will be required to undergo a ‘patch test’ prior to commencing your laser hair removal treatment. The purpose of the patch test is to determine a safe and effective setting of the laser for your skin and hair type. We wouldRead more »
Are there any special post-treatment instructions? When you begin your treatment programme you will need to follow these guidelines: Do not bleach, use depilatory creams, wax, thread or pluck your hair between treatments. Shaving is recommended Avoid exposing the treated area to the sun and always use a sunscreen of SPF30 or higher. After theRead more »
Does laser hair removal hurt and is laser hair removal safe are the questions we get asked most often by clients considering treatment for the first time and unsure about what happens during a laser hair removal treatment. Firstly to answer the questions; Does not hurt? There is is mild discomfort which most people seemRead more »
Laser hair removal treatments with a class IV laser will yield significant permanent hair reduction for most people, male and female. Some people are fortunate to see excellent results after only 3-4 treatments and others may need 10 or more, although rarely. Certain factors in an individual can affect the success of the treatment suchRead more »
The most common areas that we treat for women are face, underarms, bikini line and legs. With men, full back and shoulders, chest and abdomen and beard are the most popular. However, laser hair removal can be used to treat almost any area of the body, with a few exceptions – such as inside theRead more »
The major events in London during 2012 are encouraging people to rise above the current gloomy economic circumstances by giving themselves a treat. Complete LaserCare, a London based hair removal and skincare clinic are helping with the celebrations by offering a special 2012 discount to those who would like to look their best for theRead more »
Summer is on it’s way – we hope! And in London we have more than the usual reasons to get out in the open with the Queen’s Jubilee and Olympics. Remember, laser hair removal treatment cannot be carried out on sun tanned skin, so please remember to apply sun block (spf 30 as minimum) toRead more »
Firstly you will be asked some pre-treatment questions to ensure there are no contra-indications to treatment. Your nurse will then adjust the settings of the Laser according to your individual skin and hair type, using the level determined at your patch test. Cooling gel will be applied to the area to be treated. You willRead more »