Laser hair removal is the supreme method of hair removal that can be used nearly anywhere on the face and body. Unlike other methods, laser hair removal delivers permanent results, where the hair becomes finer and softer, causing slow growth and less visibility the more treatments you have.
Experience Lumenis LightSheer at Lifespa – widely regarded as the ‘Gold Standard’ in hair removal and far more exceptional to most other lasers and IPL hair removal in West London. Lumenis are a highly respect global leading brand with over thirty years’ experience in making medical and cosmetic lasers
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal uses light energy to permanently destroy individual hair follicles. The light wavelength is passed through the area of concern, where it is absorbed by the pigment of the follicles. This produces heat, which loosens the hair and hinders the cells involved in hair growth to prevent future hairs.
The hair follicle must be targeted at a specific time during its growth cycle to prevent the hair from returning. As individual hairs could be in different parts of the hair growth cycle at any one time, you will need several sessions to see long-lasting results. We generally suggest around 6 – 8 appointment spread out 4 – 6 weeks apart.
Laser hair removal is suitable for both men and women with all skin tones. It works over your entire body, including sensitive areas.
Why choose laser hair removal?
- Virtually Pain Free
- Permanent Hair Reduction
- Fast, Effective, Safe and Comfortable
- Suitable for all skin types
- FDA approved
Our laser hair removal treatment allows you to experience smooth skin, avoiding irritation and any in-grown hairs that can happen when shaving. Furthermore, results are long lasting when compared to other hair removal methods. Unlike IPL, laser hair removal is suitable for dark skin tones and hard-to-reach areas. In contrast to electrolysis, it can be used to remove hair all over the body, with the ability to target large areas at one time. Our LightSheer laser also features the unique ChillTip™ cooling mechanism to calm the skin and increase comfort, ensuring a virtually pain free treatment.
Women's Laser Hair Removal Pricing
Men's Laser Hair Removal Pricing
PREPARING FOR TREATMENT
All clients must undergo a full consultation before proceeding with any laser hair removal treatment at Lifespa. During the consultation with our qualified therapists, a patch test will be performed on a small section of the area requiring the treatment in order to assess your skin’s suitability by ensuring there are no adverse skin reactions. A patch test also enables our therapists to pick the optimal laser settings in which to treat your skin and hair type successfully. All clients must wait a week after their patch test before booking a full first treatment.
It is extremely important that your skin is ‘free’ from a tan (real or fake) for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment. During your course of treatment you must avoid direct sun exposure (including sunbeds) and apply a daily broad spectrum SPF 30+ as UV light can cause pigmentation changes in the skin. An active tan prevents our therapists from treating you as the skin will absorb too much energy which can lead to burns and unwanted pigmentation
Here is what you must avoid after your laser hair removal sessions:
- Heat treatments are not permitted for 48 hours are laser hair removal – this includes saunas, steam rooms, hot showers or baths and swimming
- Avoid exposing the treated area to UV light – sunlight or sunbed – or self-tanning lotion for at least two weeks after your treatment to prevent unwanted pigmentation
- Avoid excessive exercise for 48 hours after your treatment
- In not circumstance should makeup be applied to the treated area for at least 24 hours, unless it is light mineral makeup
- Avoid the application of perfumed creams, soaps and lotions on the treated area
- Hair must not be waxed, tweezed or threaded in-between sessions as the root must be present in the follicle in order for the laser to work. However, shaving is permitted between treatments
Here is what you must do after and between sessions:
- A broad spectrum SPF30+ must be applied daily to any treatment areas exposed to UV light
- Ideally wear loose clothing to avoid any friction within the first 48 hours of your treatment
- Aloe Vera gel may be applied to soothe the skin if necessary after your treatments
- Apply an ice-pack if any pain, discomfort or irritation occurs on the treated area
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS / FAQs
Can I remove any hair with laser hair removal?
Our laser machine is very precise so can be used to remove hair on the face, underarms, bikini line / Brazilian, back, chest, neck, hands, legs, feet – anywhere on the body where the hair has enough pigment to attract the laser light, even very sensitive areas.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right For Me?
Laser hair removal is safe on all skin types and colours, so it’s suitable for anyone looking for permanent, silky-smooth results. As the laser is attracted to the pigment of the hair follicle, the only consideration is whether your unwanted hair has enough pigment to be treated. Your qualified therapist will discuss this during your consultation.
Can Men Have Laser Hair Removal?
One of the reasons laser hair removal is ideal for men is that it works equally well across the entire body and has long-lasting results. From a few unwanted tufts, to an entire back, chest or stomach, laser hair removal is efficient and effective. Lifespa offer specialist laser hair removal for men treatments.
Is Laser Hair Removal Unsuitable For Darker Skin?
Laser hair treatment is fine for any skin type or colour, as long as your hairs are dark enough to attract the laser.
What If My Skin Is Not Its Natural Colour?
Got a tan? Had a skin reaction to something? No problem, it’s just really important that you let us know, as this can make a difference when it comes to providing the best treatment.
Does It Matter Where I Go For Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
Our highly trained therapists will always provide effective laser hair removal treatment tailored to your skin type.
Is Laser Hair Removal Expensive?
Compared to the cost of a lifetime’s shaving or waxing, laser hair removal sessions are great value for money. It’s also important to remember that cheaper Laser Hair Removal doesn’t always mean better or safe.
Is It Better To Wax Or Have Laser Hair Removal?
Waxing regularly and over long periods of time can cause damage such as darkening and lightening of the skin (hyper and hypo pigmentation) in grown hairs which can lead to scarring. With laser hair removal as it permanently reduces the thickness of the hairs and isn’t abrasive to the skin it doesn’t have any detrimental effects to the skins tone and texture and as after a course of treatments the hair is reduces in thickness darkness and amount the regularity of removing the hair is massively reduced and can help the skin return near to normal condition.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
Absolutely, laser hair removal is safe. The laser targets only the hair follicle, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. You may experience some redness, but this should subside within 24 hours.
Can You Get Cancer From Laser Hair Removal?
No – Cancer is caused by UV spectrum of light- ultra violet light which irradiates the cell’s DNA causing irregular growth changes which can cause cancerous growths . Laser hair removal uses the red spectrum of light- specifically infra-red which is only absorbed by the dark pigment in your hair called melanin. This cause no changes to your skin cells and is very safe.
Although laser hair removal is a safe and effective treatment, contraindications must be considered for your own safety.
It is essential that you do not undergo any laser hair removal treatments whilst you are pregnant to ensure the safety of yourself and your unborn baby. We understand that this can be frustrating, especially as you may find yourself slightly hairier during pregnancy. On a good note this usually disappears after birth, however if it does not, you could consider laser hair removal as an option.
Laser hair removal should be avoided whilst you are breastfeeding as it is likely that your hormones will cause changes to your hair growth. This means your treatments will not be as effective as you anticipate. Therefore, you must wait until you have finished breastfeeding before starting laser hair removal especially as it will allow your body to stabiles itself and maximise results.
If you suffer from psoriasis, bleeding disorders, severe reactions to histamines, vitiligo or have had previous surgery including chemical peels and laser resurfacing, you may not be suitable for laser hair removal. In addition, if you have any keloid scarring, or open wounds, we will not be able to treat the affected area(s). Our qualified therapists will be able to advise the best course of action during your consultation.
Most medications will come with side effects, such as those that make your skin more photosensitive. As a result, laser hair removal can trigger your skin in a negative way. To avoid something as such from happening, you may want to take a break from certain medication.
The sun will lead to your skin creating more melanin, which protects you from any skin damage, however when considering laser hair removal, this can result in your skin becoming patchy and uneven. This will mean that the therapist will have to select a lower setting than usual, making it difficult to maintain uniform hair removal and effect the quality of results. If you are severely sunburned, your laser hair removal treatment cannot proceed. You will be expected to allow the skin to completely heal before starting/continuing with your treatments.
Areas of skin where there is a tattoo must be avoided during laser hair removal treatments. This is to prevent any irritation and potential aesthetic changes to your tattoo.