LASER HAIR REMOVAL
At Divine Aesthetics, we use one of the fastest and most trusted laser machines in the world to help you achieve the look you want.
Excess body hair can be a source of embarrassment for many people. One of the great benefits of laser treatment is that it not only removes the hair from its root, it can also prevent it from growing back for a certain period of time.
Whether you are wanting to slip into that summer bikini or you regularly visit the gym, laser treatment can help you to get rid of all of those troublesome excess hairs, reducing the need for shaving, minimising irritation and helping to boost your confidence.
I use the Cynosure Elite +, which incorporates the Alexandrite wavelength and the YD Yag Wavelength. We are the only medically led Laser Hair Removal Clinic in Harrogate.
LASER OR IPL? THE BIG DIFFERENCE
IPL produces a wide spectrum of light that shallowly penetrates the skin. This wide spectrum is diffused and does not target any specific aspect of the hair. The hair absorbs some wavelengths of the light, resulting in heating and disruption of the follicle, while the rest are reflected away. Only some of the energy generated during IPL affects the hairs, making it a less efficient method of hair removal than laser treatment.
It is worth noting that, occasionally, IPL is referred to as IPL Laser treatment. This can be misleading, as the beam produced by IPL is wide-spectrum light and does not involve lasers.
WHAT ABOUT LASER TREATMENT?
A laser produces a single, concentrated wavelength of light that penetrates deeper into the skin to reach the base of the hair follicle.
The wavelength used in laser treatment has been specifically selected to target the melanin in the hair follicle, unlike IPL, which uses a more scattered approach, so only some of the light is absorbed. The narrow beam used in laser treatment is targeted, precise, and effective – all the energy used in the treatment is being utilised for the intended purpose of hair growth reduction and elimination.
We are aware that there is some confusion for patients in understanding the difference between Laser and Intense Pulsed Light treatments for hair reduction.
The main advantages of using Laser over IPL based technology are:
- Laser technology is simply much more effective and achieves substantially better results that IPL. Ninety percent of our patients experience permanent hair loss after 3-5 sessions.
- IPL is a cheaper, less effective technology for reducing body hair.
- Lasers are far more precise, and can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
- Each laser pulse takes a fraction of a second and can treat several hairs at a time.
- Laser hair removal can be used to treat larger body areas.
- Laser settings can be adjusted to suit your specific skin tone and hair colour.
- Lasers are safe for all skin colours, whereas IPL can cause burns on darker skin tones.
*Results may vary from person to person.
The main differences between Laser and IPL, used as a hair reduction treatment, mainly lie in the technology that each use to generate the light, as well as the different properties of the light being used.
Laser machines produce a single wavelength of light (pure light consisting of one single colour and form), which has a very concentrated beam and specific target (the melanin in the hair follicle).
The type/colour of your hair and skin will determine the tuning settings of the machine and will be discussed with you during your test patch consultation. Laser machines are tuned to emit the exact wavelength required to treat your hair.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL PRICES
|SINGLE TREATMENT||COURSE of 8 Paid Up Front||COURSE of 8 With Deposit and Monthly Direct Debit for 6 months|
|Lip and Chin||£100||£500||£575|
|Female Full Body. Includes Full legs, Brazilian and Underarms.||£325||£1800||£1950|
|Chest & Abdo||£250||£1300||£1425|
|Back & Shoulders||£290||£1575||£1695|
|Chest, Back & Shoulders||£350||£1800||£1950|
|All the above.||£500||£2500||£3000|
*Package 1 includes Underarms, Bikini and Half Leg.
*Package 2 includes Underarms and Bikini
THREAD VEIN REMOVAL AND PIGMENTED LESION REMOVAL (Age spots/Liver spots)
|TIME||SINGLE TREATMENT||COURSE of 3|
DISCLAIMER. As we are all unique individuals we respond to procedures in different ways. This means that your treatment plan, down time, recovery time and results will never be the exact same as the next client. We base our information on the training and extensive experience we have gained from treating a wide number of clients, both male and female and from varying age ranges and therefore this is an average patient treatment experience. It is vital to have a full in-depth consultation to see how each treatment would be for you. Results do differ from one patient to another.