Laser Hair Removal
At Hereford’s Premier Aesthetic Clinic
GENTLE HAIR REMOVAL IS A LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT targeting the hair follicles at the root for permanent hair reduction for all skin types. Gentle Hair Removal is easy on your skin, delivering results with less discomfort. Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device technology helps maximize patient safety and comfort
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Gentle laser hair removal treatment is faster and more comfortable than standard laser hair removal treatment. 80% permanent hair reduction in only 3 treatments.
We answer many FAQ’s below but please call us on 01432 870717 if we can help further.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect during laser hair removal treatment?
The treatment takes place at our clinic in Hereford where we will provide you with safety eye wear to protect your eyes from the laser light. Laser energy is delivered through a small hand piece operated by your practitioner. The laser delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the skin and converted to heat. The heat is then absorbed by the cells being targeted, while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected. Your skin may be slightly red immediately following the procedure. This typically lasts from a few minutes to several hours after the procedure.
How long do Candela's laser hair removal treatments take, and how many treatments will I require?
Treatment times may vary depending on your specific needs. Multiple treatments are required to achieve the full hair removal effect. That’s because hair grows in three stages: Anagen (the growth stage). Hair is thickest and darkest, so laser treatments are most effective. Catagen (the transitional stage). The hair begins to loosen from its follicle. Telogen (the shedding stage). The hair falls out to make room for new growth. The hairs on your body are not always at the same stage, so you’ll need to undergo a few treatments, an average of six weeks apart, to catch them all in the growth stage.
How do I prepare for a Gentle hair removal treatment?
For about six weeks prior to treatment, you should avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing. On the day of your treatment, skin should be clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed of any makeup, creams, oils, topical anaesthetics or self-tanning products. Apply sunblock (SPF 30 or above) before your treatment.
Do not expose the treatment area to sunlight or tanning booth light prior to or immediately after treatment. If you have a history of herpes simplex virus, a prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed.
Are laser hair removal treatments painful?
Candela’s Laser Hair Removal treatments use a patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™), which prepares the skin for treatment by spraying the upper layer with a cooling burst of cryogen in adjustable durations—milliseconds before the laser pulse. DCD helps ensure that the treatments are as comfortable as they are effective.
What can I expect after treatment?
A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for additional comfort after your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve in a few hours.
What precautions should I take after treatment?
After your laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Your practitioner may advise additional precautions.
Are Candela's laser hair removal treatments safe?
Laser and light-based treatments have been safely used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures.
How much does it cost?
A Laser Hair Removal Treatment That's Comfortable and Effective
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