Laser Hair Removal

THE MOST EFFECTIVE & SAFEST LASER HAIR REMOVAL in Brighton Hove

Technology is amazing. Using a laser beam to stop hair from growing back is pretty darn cool. We have become the doogie howsers of machine based hair removal and took over a year to develop our long term solution. Here is what you need to know.

WE HAVE ACTUAL LASER, LIKE REAL PEW PEW PEW LASER.

In an unregulated market with machines that have lots of acronyms, that greatly range in price and can be sold on Trade Me, to unskilled, untrained operators (eeek), it all can end in tears and as much hair as you started with.

 

There is a lot of confusion and misconceptions about permanent hair removal – many people think IPL and laser are all the same thing... don’t get us started. Put simply they are not laser. Laser is laser. But we don’t just have any laser… we have one of the highest medical-grade laser to guarantee successful results faster, for more people, with less pain.

 

If you like the science bit, scroll down to find out more about the difference between Laser, IPL and all those other acronyms.

Laser Hair Removal in Brighton Hove

 

IT IS THE MAC DADDY OF LASERS.

We use Cynosure Elite – the global leader in advanced aesthetic solutions. They love to tell us that we have the Rolls Royce in laser hair removal - exclusively available at OFF.

 

To be frank, the mac daddy of laser hair removal offering the most effective hair removal for more skin types, faster and safer and yes, with less pain.

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WE DON’T DISCRIMINATE.

We are a diverse bunch here in the United Kingdom and previously there have been big limitations to what skin types can have successful and safe laser hair removal. Unlike rival devices, the Cynosure Elite contains not one, but two laser systems to enable us to effectively look after every skin type. Virtually Pain Free Laser Hair Removal in Brighton Hove

IT IS FAST AND COMFORTABLE.

It is a myth that laser should be painful. If the best cooling is used the treatment is both manageable and less painful than waxing. With the Cynosure Elite we can deliver a far more comfortable and in many cases, virtually painless experience due to the patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™). Virtually Pain Free Laser Hair Removal in Brighton Hove

WE HAVE THE HAIR REMOVAL KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE.

You know that at OFF we love one thing - getting rid of hair.

 

Our technicians are dedicated to one thing just like our machine – laser hair removal. The laser team love their Gentle Max Pro more than a boyfriend… in fact we name them as our boyfriends – we have Carlos, Victor, Patrick and Gavin.

 

Experience is very different from proper education and quality training. It is a sad fact that in the UK literally anyone can purchase and operate a machine without any formal qualification, knowledge or skill. Our team are certified to the highest standards possible in the UK.

THE WHAT AND THE HOW OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL

WHY CHOOSE US?

 

 

Our investment in unparalleled laser technology.

 

One of it’s kind machine in the UK. Cynosure Elite is the global leader in hair removal laser.

 

ALL skin types, virtually pain free, best results.

 

Our training and expertise.

 

No one knows hair and hair removal like us.

 

Our investment in clinical and practical understanding.

 

Hygiene and client safety.

 

We are a registered Aesthetic Clinic. Virtually Pain Free Laser Hair Removal in Brighton Hove

HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?

 

 

Laser removes the hair by a process called selective photothermolysis.

 

The light energy from the laser is transferred into thermal energy in the hair follicle.

 

The laser targets melanin, the pigmented region in the hair follicle.

 

Heat from the laser is absorbed by the melanin in the hair resulting in the follicle being destroyed.

 

The Diode laser is the most useful hair removal light source and the most promising laser for hair removal. It is efficient and safe. The Diode laser is the best overall machine for treating all six skin types based on safety and long term use.Virtually Pain Free Laser Hair Removal in Brighton Hove

ARE YOU SUITABLE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

 

 

If you have dark hair on your face and body and also prone to ingrown hairs.

 

If you find traditional methods of hair removal difficult or inconvenient or want quick permanent hair removal.

 

All skin types are suitable for laser hair removal including darker skin. Our dual platform laser treats all skin types.

 

The rule is that the hair needs to be darker than the skin. The darker the hair the better.

 

Your medical history will be taken at the consult to check you are medically suitable.Virtually Pain Free Laser Hair Removal in Brighton Hove

THE HAIR GROWTH CYCLE?

 

 

In order to understand laser hair removal you need to understand the hair growth cycle.

 

The hair growth cycle has three distinct stages:

 

Anagen: active growth phase

Catagen: regressive phase

Telogen: resting phase

 

It is ONLY during the ANAGEN active growth phase where the laser permanently disables hair growth. Over a course of 6 to 8 treatments at the correct weekly intervals, we can target that phase of growth.

 

The cycle for every area is different:

Facial: 4 weeks

Body: 4 weeks

 

The cycle for each hair is not synchronised which is why its important to have multiple treatments and at the correct time for optimal results. E.g. Every 4 weeks for facial andbody.Virtually Pain Free Laser Hair Removal in Brighton Hove

IS IT PAINFUL?

 

 

In order to provide a pain-free treatment, we use an Cynosure Lasers™ machine as well as the Elite Plus Machine™.

 

Upon completion of 6 to 12 sessions with these machines the results will be permanent. By using the finest equipment, we are able to work on both fine and dark hair. Virtually Pain Free Laser Hair Removal in Brighton Hove

HOW WILL THE LASER HAIR REMOVAL BE PERFORMED?

 

 

There are three main steps in a typical session:

 

  1. The area will be wiped and marked out.
  2. The area will be treated with a laser applicator, with a built in cooling device to ease pain and reduce sensitivity.
  3. At the end of the session aloe vera will be applied and sun protection if necessary.

 

The hair must be shaved 24 hours prior to treatment. The hair needs to be as short as possible to make the treatment effective and comfortable. Virtually Pain Free Laser Hair Removal in Brighton Hove

WHAT ABOUT A PATCH TEST?

 

 

A patch test is done on a small section of the different body areas you want treated.

 

The patch test provides us with the optimal temperature for your skin.

 

It checks the sensitivity of the laser to your skin.

 

You have to wait a minimum of 1 -2 weeks for tanned/darker skin before your first session.

 

We are looking for any adverse reactions in this time.

 

The patch test is complimentary. Virtually Pain Free Laser Hair Removal in Brighton Hove

DO I HAVE TO GROW MY HAIR?

 

You should have short visible hair when you come in for a consultation so we can better advise you on your hair type and treatment.

 

However there is no need to grow your hair out for regular treatments. You may shave as many times as you wish. This will not affect the results. Virtually Pain Free Laser Hair Removal in Brighton Hove

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I REQUIRE?

 

Treatments are dependent on the individual.

 

It is also dependent on medical background and hormonal changes in the body.

 

Some clients are complete after 6 sessions, some require more.

 

Usually a woman’s face will require more sessions than body. Women are predisposed to grow new hair on the face as they age. Hormones, menopause and medications all increase growth.

 

Areas such as legs, bikini and underarms are generally 95% successful because women are predisposed to lose hair as they age.

 

However top up maintenance sessions may be required. Virtually Pain Free Laser Hair Removal in Brighton Hove

ARE THERE ANY POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?

 

After the treatment you can get temporary erythema (redness) and temporary perifollicular oedema (swelling/lumps).

 

Any initial reactions should settle down within 48 hours.

 

Aloe vera and SPF should be used to reduce irritation.

 

There is a very slight risk of hyper or hypo-pigmentation, darkening or lightening of the skin.

 

This is why it is important to protect skin from the sun with an SPF 30 or above.

 

Following pre and post care instructions is vital, particularly to avoid any adverse reaction such as a heat reaction or blister. This is caused by excess heat before or after layered on top of the treated area e.g. hot shower, sun exposure etc.

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WHY IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL THE BEST HAIR REMOVAL METHOD?

 

Because it is permanent and able to specifically targeted to the hair follicle. Other forms of hair removal are either temporary, or not as effective (e.g. IPL).

 

We have so many clients who wish they had done this years ago. The results from laser cannot be matched by any other hair removal method.

 

You will also save money and time in the long run.

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HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO COME IN?

 

During the initial 6 treatments, we recommend treatments every 3 - 4 weeks for the face and body.

 

After the initial six sessions the time between treatments vary from client to client.

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I.P.L. v LASER HAIR REMOVAL

 

IPL is often mistakenly referred to as a Laser. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. The broad spectrum light passes over the whole treatment area, in comparison to an actual laser where the energy is far more concentrated.

 

Treatment performed using an IPL is not as effective for hair removal. Laser uses just one wavelength to target hair follicles. Therefore Laser energy is far more focused than an IPL. The treatment settings with our Laser machines are more accurate and precise so we can individualise treatments for each client.

 

When IPL is used for hair removal there is also a greater risk of causing damage to the skin, such as changes to skin pigmentation or burning.

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YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY

 

You will need to give us a full medical history at the consult.

 

We only commence treatment if we are confident you are a medically suitable for it.

 

We will refer to a doctor if necessary.

 

There are certain contraindications to laser which mean you cannot have the treatment. Some of these are: pregnancy, roaccutane users, recently had a peel or laser resurfacing.

Virtually Pain Free Laser Hair Removal in Brighton Hove

POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME (PCOS)

 

One of the problems associated with PCOS is excessive hair growth.

 

At OFF we have carried out successful laser hair removal on clients with PCOS.

 

Laser hair removal keeps excess growth under control. It gets rid of stubble and thick hair.

 

PCOS clients need ongoing treatments.

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PRE & POST TREATMENT ADVICE

 

You will need to remember some basic rules when commencing laser hair removal.

 

Shave, shave and shave only – no more waxing, threading, plucking or electrolysis. Remember laser will not work if you remove the hair from the root.

 

If you have removed the hair from the root you will need to wait 4 weeks before your first laser session.

 

Your hair will continue to grow after treatment and shed around three weeks post treatment. You can shave in between.

 

You will be given an advice card at the consultation which you must follow before and after each session to get the best and safest results.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

 

At OFF we want to make medical grade laser accessible to all and change the paradigm of permanent hair removal.

 

We recommend a COURSE of six treatments. This is to ensure full and effective long lasting results.

 

Should any extension of a course be required, i.e. beyond the recommended six treatments, additional treatments are charged at just 50% of the course price per session.

 

For new clients that just want a ‘top up’ (i.e. following treatment elsewhere), we can offer single session prices.

THE OFF WAY

 

Our aim is to give the best possible treatment for your skin type.

 

We will be very honest with you about the treatment outcome and provide you with all the information.

 

Your results are important to us and we will be there all the way to guide you through any questions or concerns.

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