Hair Removal Glasgow
Let’s talk about Laser Hair Removal. For the lucky few a weekly shave or epilation is all it takes to keep leg, armpit and bikini area hair at bay. For the rest of us, however it is a daily toil to keep embarrassing body hair at bay. The associated costs with this; shaving gel, moisturiser, razors, exfoliating products etc, is also very costly.
Luckily Ever Clinic offers the Gmax Pro laser machine, the preferred laser of the NHS, offering multiple options to allow the most effective treatment for your skin and hair type. This will save you time and money and affording you the freedom the wear what you want and when you want.
The world of laser hair removal can be a daunting one when making enquiries – there seem to be so many options to choose from! Some clinics use IPL which is a lot less effective and can still be pricey. You want to make sure you choose the right clinic so you don’t waste money on ineffective treatment.
Here’s the science bit! – IPL (intense pulsed light) uses a flash-lamp and filters with the result that the light is much less intense and is therefore less effective. Alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers offer the gold standard in hair removal for fair and dark skin respectively. These specialist ‘real laser’ wavelengths target the melanin in the hair and destroy the follicle to ensure that hair regrowth does not occur. At Ever Clinic, we have adopted the best so we can give you the very best in terms of outcome.
The combination of Alexandrite and Nd:YAG laser means that this machine can be used on all skin types, however the laser works best on those with light skin and dark hair. Unfortunately laser hair removal does not work on blonde hair so if in doubt come in for a consultation and check how suitable you are.
everything you need to know about Laser Hair removal in
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal isn’t painful, and certainly doesn’t hurt as much as waxing! Depending on the area being treated it may feel like tiny pinpricks for a very small amount of time but you couldn’t really describe it as painful. The benefits of laser hair removal over waxing or shaving far outway any slight discomfort you may or may not experience. The affected skin may be a little red and tender for a couple of days after the treatment but the process itself doesn’t hurt.
Are there any side effects of laser hair removal?
Occasionally there can be some side effects but most are minor and temporary. Short-lived symptoms such as redness or swelling look similar to those following plucking or waxing but the swelling and redness usually subside within a few hours. A cool bath or an ice pack may help.
An inconvenient but otherwise minor side effect could be the crusting in the affected area which could potentially lead to a slight scabbing or even
How permanent is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal treatment does significantly reduce hair growth however, it rarely achieves permanent hair removal. You are likely to be hair free for a few months following your first treatment allowing you to wear what you want when you want; however, the hairs will eventually grow back but will be less likely to be noticed than before. Laser hair removal is more effective on dark hair because laser lights are attracted to this colour. It is not often successful on light hair and again, our Glasgow team will advise on this.
Does laser hair removal have long term side effects?
Laser is tried and tested and has a very good long term safety record.