Laser Hair Removal Specialists
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Laser hair removal is an effective and popular solution for mend and women to remove unwanted body hair.
Our experienced therapists are all Level 4 trained, which is a specialist laser qualification and all treatment is carried out in our LPA approved laser room to ensure your safety at all times.
We have 3 different types of laser here at our clinic in Thame, Diode, ND:YAG and Alexandrite. We also have IPL (intense pulsed light).This means we can treat every shade of skin, from very fair, to very dark.
The lasers we use for this treatment are precise enough to treat hairs virtually anywhere on the body Your therapist will be able to assess the area you want to be treated during your free initial consultation.
We specialise in intimate hair removal, so its a Hollywood or Brazilian you're looking for, you can be confident you will be in safe hands.
A patch test is always required to ensure you are suitable for the treatment, before any treatment takes place.
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Laser Hair Removal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why is laser the treatment of choice for hair removal?
Lasers target the hair folicle, removing the hair permanently. In only a few treatments (you'll need around 8 in total) we can remove any unwanted hair from most parts of the body. Traditional hair removal methods, such as waxing, shaving, plucking/tweezing, sugaring, or using hair removal creams provide only temporary results, with hair growing back quickly, meaning you need to repeat the process regularly for years.
Laser has another advantage, in that you NEVER AGAIN have to let the hair grow out a few days before your treatments in order to get it to work, as you do with the other methods. Once you embark on your laser hair removal journey you'll never look back, in most instances clients tell us they wish they had had treatment years ago!
How does laser remove hair?
Hair removal lasers emit a light at a specific wavelength (depth) that is known to be absorbed by the pigment (colour) in the hair follicle — without damaging the surrounding skin. The light is converted to heat energy, which in turns stops the hair follicle producing another hair.
What makes a laser hair removal treatment safe and comfortable?
We use the latest laser technology including ND:Yag, Alexandrite and Diode lasers. The diode laser has a cooled tip which ensures that treatment is quick and painfree with no need for any other cooling device. All of our lasers are CE marked and manufactured to high standards in Europe and give exceptional results.
What areas of the body can be treated with laser hair removal?
Our lasers can safely treat any body part except for the head and the small area inside the bony ridge of the eye socket.
Am I suitable for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal works best on individuals with light skin and coarse, dark hair (brown and black) hair. For individuals with red or light brown hair we would use our Alexandrite laser. If you have white hair we would recommend electrolysis instead of laser.
How long does a laser hair removal treatment take?
Using our diode laser, treatment is quick and painless. On average a small area like the underarms or bikini line take around 20 minutes. Medium areas like brazilian, hollywood, full arms or half legs take around 30 minutes. Larger areas like full legs, chests or backs take between 45 - 60 minutes.
Why do I need multiple sessions of laser hair removal treatments to get permanent results?
Hair grows in 3 different cycles and each individual hair folicle is at a different rate at any one time. We need the hair to be in the active growing cycle for the hair to absorb enough energy to effect the hair folicle. When hair is in the dormant phase, it cannot absorb the laser light. Therefore in order to ensure we treat all the hair folicles we need to treat them multiple times.
How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?
Most people will need 8 treatments to achieve full hair removal. Depending on your hair type, you may need additional sessions or top up sessions after 18 months.
What is the cost of laser hair removal?
The cost of laser hair removal varies depending on area. Costs start for a small area from £69. We offer treatment courses which include free sessions and interest free payment plans to help spread the cost of your treatment.
Am I able to have treatment if I have excessive hair growth?
Family history, ethnic background or hormonal related conditions are the common causes excessive of hair growth. Excessive hair growth in women often results from biological changes including puberty, pregnancy, menopause and old age. Any one of these changes may cause an increase in hair growth in areas that never had hair before, or cause a small to moderate problem area to worsen. Other causes of hair growth can be associated with certain medications, stress and obesity.
Another common condition which causes excessive hair is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS); and thyroid abnormalities. Laser treatment is very effective for women suffering from PCOS. We also treat many clients who are transitioning, as laser hair removal is very effective on the face, chest and back.
Prior to any treatment being carried out, our experienced therapists will always take you through a thorough medical consultation at our clinic in Oxfordshire, prior to any treatment taking place where existing conditions can be discussed.
Excessive hair growth does not prevent you having treatment
What is the difference between laser hair removal and electrolysis?
In a nutshell, the time it takes and the pain factor! While electrolysis is very effective, it requires a tiny needle to be inserted into each hair follicle, one at a time, then delivering a jolt of electricity to disable the hair follicle. In contrast, the size of the treatment window on the laser head allows the laser to disable many hair follicles in a single pulse. We can treat an entire upper lip or chin in six to eight quick pulses, while electrolysis would take up to hundreds of needles to cover the same area. It involves a lot of time commitment too and is generally reported as being a painful procedure. Laser on the other hand is quick and painless, saving you time.
Is laser hair removal uncomfortable, or even painful?
Most clients feel no pain with our diode laser. In more sensitive areas like the top lip or if you opt for a full bikini treatment you may feel a little heat at times but treatment should not be uncomfortable in any way. Other factors may cause your skin to feel more sensitive, these include stress, fatigue, caffeine, your menstrual cycle.
NOTE: Early aesthetic lasers delivered painful pulses and required use of a hand held "cold air cooling device". This is not something we use for laser hair removal in Thame as our state-of-the-art laser automatically cools the tip to ensure treatment is comfortable. If you are concerned about how the laser will feel, you can book a FREE LASER DEMONSTRATION at our Oxfordshire clinic.
Is laser hair removal expensive?
Whilst it may seem a little pricey at first glance, if you work out what you spend on razors or waxing you'll be surprised how cost effective laser hair removal in Thame actually is. The average cost for waxing in Oxfordshire is £17 for a full leg, meaning you'll need to spend over £1500 over the next 10 years to keep you legs hair free! Laser hair removal at ERA starts from just £69 per session and most people will need 8 sessions to be permanently hair free.
How does laser hair removal with a Diode laser differ from laser hair removal with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?
Intense pulsed light technology is a "broad spectrum" light which can be used to treat skin redness, rosacea and provide skin rejuvenation. The light works in the same way as laser but at a lesser wavelength. This means that you will likely need more sessions to achieve full removal. IPL can also be painful and is likened to an elastic bad flicking against the skin. At ERA, we would always recommend our diode or alexandrite laser rather than IPL for laser hair removal as in our experience it provides quicker and more effective results. We use an Xlase Plus laser for treatment which is a medical grade laser, CE marked and manufactured to high standards in Italy.