Nd:YAG laser is a new technique of laser procedures that are effective for hair reduction.
This safe and effective method works well on all skin types, including tanned skin (type I to VI), and can be used on a variety of areas on the face and body.
Our bodies are covered in hair, with different places having thicker hair growth than others. Unlike the hair on our head, hair growth on other parts of the body and face is not always perceived to be aesthetically acceptable, especially if it’s particularly noticeable to others. Growing trends for a smooth and hair free exterior, for both women and men, is reflected in the expanding popularity of treatments that aim to reduce hair.
This type of laser uses the Nd: YAG (Neodymium-doped Yttrium Aluminium Garnet), a crystal that often acts as a laser medium for solid-state lasers. This laser produces a wavelength that is 1064nm, ensuring it has the ability to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin’s tissues. With a fluence of 20-100, the Nd:YAG laser is proven to be more effective in comparison to other lasers available on the market.
The laser works by emitting a powerful wavelength of light directly into the hair follicle, which will produce enough heat to destroy the cells and prevent a new hair from being produced. As laser energy is drawn to darker pigments, therefore, this procedure is very successful when treating hair that is darker in colour.
A comprehensive consultation with our expert team of therapists will enable a bespoke treatment plan to be put together just for you. With an excellent success rate and after care regimen, a successful outcome for smooth, hair free skin can be achieved.
Safe and effective hair reduction treatment
Suitable for all skin types – including tanned skin and darker tones
Suitable for long-term use
Reduced hair growth
It is possible that you may experience some degree of discomfort or sensitivity as a result of undergoing this type of procedure. Any soreness during the treatment can be alleviated through the use of contact cooling (cold compress) or the application of a mild anaesthesia.
In rare cases this type of procedure can cause some blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes to the texture of the skin. Any scarring that occurs should be very minimal, and may fade further with time. The rate of success is increased when the procedure is carried out by a trained and qualified professional, such as our fully insured expert and qualified aesthetic practitioner team.
It is likely that darker or lighter patches of skin can develop after having a laser hair reduction procedure. This common side effect is usually temporary and will disappear within a few weeks or months.
By introducing the YAG in with the laser it will help to bypass the melanin in the skin, which is present in higher levels in darker skin tones. For this reason this type of laser, along with diode lasers, ensures it is a safer option for those who possess darker skin.
Our team may recommend that you undergo between 4 and 6 sessions, spaced around 4 weeks apart, to obtain optimal results. These results may take a couple of weeks to become noticeable when a 70 – 80% reduction will first be noticed. As the treatment plan progresses the amount of reduction will increase, until you may not notice any hair growth at all. Maintenance procedures may be recommended, annually, to ensure the outcome lasts for longer.
To answer this you will need to book a free review after your course is complete. The best time to book your review is 12 weeks after the final session on the body or 6 weeks on the face.Most clients are aware from the consultation that the upper body has more hair follicles so it’s usually best to start the second course of laser on the upper body/face straight after the first course finishes for optimum results.
Yes of course – on the body! On the face we request you leave the area between sessions so we can closely monitor the progress for you and use the best settings as the hair can get very light and thin quickly. The body is fine to shave if you see any growth.
Yes you can just leave 3 days before the appointment as hair removal creams can make the skin very sensitive. You must check the night before the session that there is no hair on the surface of the skin you will be having lasered or you will need to run over the area with a razor!
We prefer you not to do this as we do like to see the regrowth on the face at each session. However, if you have left a bigger interval, been in the sun and can’t have treatment for any reason then yes you can bleach. The hair is shaved off at the appointment so it won’t affect your treatment. Please do not bleach 1 week before your session as your skin may be too sensitive to laser!
No, the thicker and darker the hair the better for laser! If you have hormonal hair you will still see great results, but more frequent top-ups will be needed.
Do not use sunbeds if you are having laser hair removal as they can increase the chances of side effects dramatically! Fake tan can be used up to 3 weeks prior to the next session but must all be removed or we will have to rebook your appointment. If you tan in the sun you will have to exfoliate the skin you are having treated and re-book for a skin test. We will not treat sun tanned skin. You must be at your natural skin tone for every session. If you tan easily, you need to be more cautious as it can affect the frequency of your treatments and therefore the results.
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