Cost is often a huge factor when considering the various methods of hair removal.
It is tempting to opt for the cheaper, more convenient home use machines rather than go for professional treatment provided by a trained laser hair removal practitioner.
This may not always be a wise choice.
In our clinic you will be seen by a qualified registered nurse with over 15 years experience and a BTEC certificate in Laser and IPL Laser hair removal.
Your skin and hair colour will be assessed to determine your suitability and we will perform a patch test so that our treatment parameters will be carefully programmed to get the best and safest results.
Home use laser machines have to be safe for the general public to use but there is a compromise to be made.
One key difference is, therefore, that they use less power than professional lasers.
Home use devices have a maximum energy output of up to 11jcm. Whereas professional lasers can have energy output of up to 1000jcm, depending on the type of machine used.
Consequently many people find that the at-home devices, when compared to professional services, are not nearly as effective, requiring multiple treatments at much more frequent intervals to see any results.
However, many users report that re-growth is much less noticeable than with other methods of hair removal, with softer hair and no “stubbly” re-growth reducing the need for regular shaving.
The home use machines do however offer a degree of flexibility. You can do the treatments when you want, from the comfort of your own home and may prove a convenient way of managing hair growth in between professional treatments.
If you have any questions please call us on 020 7637 8905.
This article was written by Jane Keena of Complete LaserCare.
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and worked as a senior nurse in the NHS until 2001.
She left to pursue a career in laser hair removal, initially working for Boots the Chemist where she was appointed laser protection supervisor and gained a BTEC award in Laser and Intense Light Hair removal in March 2001.