HUSH’s Guide to Laser Hair Removal

Looking For The Best Laser Hair Removal Salon in Birmingham? HUSH Explain All You Need To Know Before Your Appointment…

Considering laser hair removal? To book your FREE consultation call 0121 634 3232 or email: [email protected] Until then, here’s what you need to know before going razor-free with permanent hair removal at HUSH beauty salon in Birmingham…

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal isn’t as complicated as it sounds, it’s actually very simple: Energy from the laser is picked up by the pigment in the hair follicle, causing destruction to the root. Once the root is destroyed, more hair cannot be produced.

What Types Of Laser Hair Removal Are Available at HUSH Birmingham?

There are two types of lasers used at HUSH:

1. Alexandrite: This laser is the fastest of all laser types and works best for treating larger body areas among patients who are have light-to-olive complexions.

2. Nd:YAG: This long pulse laser can be used safely on all skin types, including tanned skin. It is less effective for light or fine hair when compared to other types of lasers.

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Am I Suitable For Laser Hair Removal?

People with thick, coarse, and dark hair are the best candidates for laser hair removal. If you have dark hair and have ever been annoyed with how stubborn it can be when it comes to regrowth and removal, then laser is perfect for you!

The laser is attracted to pigment/melanin, or colour, in the hair follicle; therefore the more pigment in the hair, the more successful laser treatment can be. Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for treatment.

Laser Hair Removal & Medication

Certain medications are not compatible with laser treatment. Any medications that are photosensitive need to be stopped at least one week prior to treatment; most antibiotics can be photosensitive, so if you have an infection, it could be a
good idea to push your treatment back a few weeks.

Skincare with strong actives such as retinoid and Alfa hydroxyl acids are also incompatible with laser. These ingredients can increase skin cell turnover, making skin more vulnerable to the sun and irritation during the treatment period. If you’re not sure whether your medication could negatively affect your laser hair removal treatment, we can cover all of this in your consultation and make sure you’re suitable for the treatment before going ahead.

Your Laser Consultation at HUSH Salon in Birmingham 

Prior to treatment, a consultation is conducted at our award-winning beauty salon in Birmingham, in which a medical history is discussed to confirm suitability for treatment. This is also a good opportunity for you to ask your HUSH Beauty Therapist any questions you may have. Before treatment commences, you must provide written consent and a small test
patch will be carried out.

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When Will I See My Laser Treatment Results?

You should see real results after about 6 to 8 treatments. Everybody is different, so the amount of sessions it takes varies per individual. Laser hair removal works when the hair is in its active growth rate; different parts of the body have different growth rates, and therefore could take longer or shorter depending on which spot you’re treating.

The Importance Of Attending Your Treatments 

If you really want your treatment to be effective, make sure you come to all of your laser treatments at our Birmingham City Centre salon. Just because the hair growth has slowed down does not mean you’re hair free! It’s very important to stay consistent with your treatments to enable to best possible results!

The Feeling Of Laser

The pain free option is available at HUSH, but don’t panic if you’re not suitable for this and need to have standard! The sensation is usually described as a rubber band snapping on the skin, or even just a light, warm pinch. We’ll make sure to use plenty of cooling techniques to make the treatment as comfortable as possible for you.

Preparing For Your Laser Treatment at HUSH Salon in Birmingham 

There’s one thing you need to do before your appointment: shave. We ask that you shave the area you are treating beforehand so that the laser can penetrate into the root of the hair. You should not wax, tweeze, or bleach any hair one month before your session because the root needs to stay intact in order for the laser to effectively destroy the hair.

However, before your first consultation and patch test, leave your hair unshaven as we need to see the hair in order to use the correct settings for your laser treatment. UV exposure is also not recommended at least 2 weeks before or 4 weeks after your
treatment, so whether you’re planning a quick session on the sun-beds or off on holiday, make sure to mention this to your HUSH therapist so they can book you in at an ideal time.

Treatment Time

Laser hair removal treatments at HUSH salon in Birmingham can take as little as 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. 

Aftercare 

We recommend applying lotion which contains a high SPF after your treatment. We sell Light Soothe and Light Protect (SPF), both of which are professional products from Lynton specifically designed for Laser aftercare.

After your session, avoidance to sun exposure is advisable and any hair growth between sessions should be shaved off — not waxed or threaded. Our therapists at HUSH will go through the full aftercare with you after each treatment.

Laser Hair Removal Prices at HUSH Birmingham 

Prices of Laser can be found below – we often have special offers for our Laser Hair Removal service so be sure to take advantage of them while they’re available!

Side Effects

The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may be swollen and bumpy but this usually subsides within a few hours. Unwanted reactions are rare but may include a small blister or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.

Our therapists are fully qualified and will always carry out a patch test before going ahead with a full treatment to make sure you are suitable. There’s also the possibility that your hair could grow back, you therefore may require a top up treatment every so often.

Why We Use Award-Winning Equipment from the UK’s No.1 Laser Brand

At HUSH Hair & Beauty salon in Birmingham, we invest heavily in the equipment we use to treat our clients, ensuring only the safest and most clinically effective treatments, each and every time. This ethos helped when deciding on our laser provider, Lynton –  a specialist aesthetic technologies manufacturer made up of the largest team of UK-based doctors, scientists & aestheticians.


 
With over 23 years’ experience in pioneering medical-grade devices for a broad range of cosmetic concerns, Lynton are experts in designing aesthetic technology that delivers extremely good results. Alongside their premium equipment, Lynton also provide all their customers (us) with comprehensive theory and practical based training – this ensures all practitioners have the
in-depth clinical knowledge needed to treat clients safely whilst still achieving outstanding results!