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    Welcome to London Real Skin. We offer laser hair removal from our London based aesthetic clinic. Laser Hair Removal is the recommended treatment for reducing hair on the face and body. The procedure is effective, has no down time and is relatively inexpensive. Costs for treatment start from £50.

    What is Laser Hair Removal?

    Soprano® Laser Hair Removal is an effective and painless treatment for removal and reduction of unwanted hair. Laser hair removal works by using high intensity laser light to target and destroy the hair follicle.

    Using IN-Motion® laser technology, unwanted hair can be removed from the target area with a series of quick and painless appointments.

    Although permanent hair removal cannot be guaranteed, most patients experience significant reduction in hair growth after as few as 6 appointments.

    The treatment is effective on light and dark skin and hair. It can also be used to alleviate conditions that involve excess hair.


    Why choose this procedure?

    Laser hair removal is a routine procedure which causes you minimal discomfort and disruption for optimum benefit. Treatments can be easily fitted into your lifestyle with treatments taking no more than 30 minutes.

    Soprano® Pain Free Laser Hair Removal uses a small 810-nm diode laser which targets individual hairs with expert precision. Laser light is absorbed by melanin, the pigment in the hair follicle. This light energy then heats the pigment and effectively destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding cells.

    The IN-Motion® technology, a technique of repeatedly sweeping the hand piece over the area, not only reduces discomfort, but also ensures a quicker treatment time. The applicator is moved over the treatment area gradually heating the skin to the target therapeutic temperature. The energy is then delivered evenly ensuring a fuller coverage.

    Laser hair removal is a routine procedure which does not hurt, and results in a significant reduction of hair after only 6-8 sessions removing the need for shaving, waxing or other hair removal methods. Maintenance treatments may be required. Patients who suffer from PCOS or hirsuitism may need on-going treatment.


    Who should have hair removal treatments?

    Laser hair removal is suitable for adult men and women of all skin types and colour who want to reduce the appearance of unwanted hair.

    What does permanent hair removal involve?

    During your initial consultation the experienced Aesthetician will review your medical history and assess your suitability for treatment. They will perform a test patch to ensure safety of treatment. A test patch is required even if you have had laser hair removal before at another clinic, or if you have had laser hair removal over 12 months ago. A treatment schedule will be decided upon depending on the area and type of hair that you want removed.

    Following your consultation and test patch, you will be asked to shave prior to the treatment. Any tattoos need to be fully covered, and patients should not use fake tan for at least five days prior to treatment.

    During the procedure, the Soprano® laser handpiece is placed onto the skin and moved rapidly across the treatment area. Laser energy is directed into the hair, penetrating the melanin, which in turn heats the rest of the hair shaft.

    The heat weakens, and eventually destroys, the hair follicle using a process known as thermal destruction. As a result, the follicle detaches from the hair shaft without damaging the skin leading to long lasting hair reduction.

    The hair cycle is therefore interrupted, and with subsequent treatments the hair becomes finer and then doesn’t grow back.

    During the procedure patients may feel a slight warming sensation but the treatment should not cause discomfort.


    Why choose London Real Skin?

    At London Real Skin, we use Soprano® Pain Free Laser Hair Removal which targets hairs with expert precision without causing damage to surrounding cells.

    This is coupled with IN Motion®, a technique where the handpiece is moved slowly over the skin until it reaches the optimum therapeutic temperature to ensure full coverage with minimal discomfort.

    Our expertise, combined with the use of cutting-edge technology, ensures that you get the most effective laser hair removal treatment.

    Case Study for chest hair

    This client had excess hair on his chest. After six laser hair removal treatments, his chest hair was drastically reduced.

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    What is the cost of laser hair removal?

    The costs for hair removal vary depending on the areas/coverage and sessions required. Below is a guideline for laser hair removal costs.

    Laser Hair Removal - Soprano 810 pain free laser hair removal

    Harmony XL Soprano 810 laser
    Schedule: 6-8 treatments once every 4-6 weeks
    Medical Aesthetician consultation and patch test: £30
    A package of 3 treatments can also be purchased in advance with a 5% discount
     1 Treatment6 Treatments (one treatment no charge)
    Lip or chin or between brows£50£250
    Lip and chin£90£450
    Lip, chin and jaw£100£500
    Lower face£120£600
    Lower face including neck£130£650
    Full face£145£725
    Full face including neck£160£800
    Arms (excluding hands)
    Upper arms£120£600
    Lower arms£100£500
    Full arms£200£1,000
    Legs (excluding feet)
    Lower leg including knees£150£750
    Full legs£260£1,300
    Chest or abdomen£130£650
    Mid-line or female sternum£75£375
    Chest & abdomen£210£1,050
    Back and shoulders£225£1,125
    Full back£170£850
    Bikini line£100£500
    Extended bikini line£120£600
    Hollywood (full Bikini including peri-anal)£160£800
    Partial male bikini£150£750
    Full male bikini£180£900
    Natal cleft£180£900
    Full legs (excluding feet), bikini and underarms£375£1,875
    Lower leg, bikini and underarm£320£1,600
    Full back, full chest and abdomen, shoulders, upper arms£450£2,250
    Full body excluding face£700£3,500
    Full body including face£850£4,250


    What is the cost of laser hair removal?

    The costs of laser hair removal are:

    Medical Aesthetician consultation and patch test: £30

    Prices start from £50 for one treatment and increase depending on the area for treatment. Courses of 6 treatment can be purchased at a reduced rate of 6 treatments for the cost of 5.

    Who should not have laser hair removal?

    Anyone who has hypersensitivity to light due to a condition or medication should not have laser hair removal as intense light lasers are used.

    If you are taking certain anti coagulant or medications or antibiotics laser hair removal is not advised, so you should consult you should mention this in your consultation.

    Laser hair removal is not advised for pregnant women.

    How long does the treatment take?

    The length of the procedure depends on the areas being treated and can range from 30minutes through to one hour. It usually takes around two weeks for treated hairs to be shed, followed by a re-growth phase of four weeks. Further treatments are therefore usually set 4-6 weeks apart.

    What are the side effects?

    The procedure itself should cause minimal discomfort, but some patients may experience some minor side effects after the procedure including itching, pink skin, redness, and swelling around the treatment area, or swelling of the follicles (follicular edema). These side effects rarely last more than two or three days. Antihistamines may help to combat this.

    What aftercare is involved?

    The following advice can help to minimize discomfort in the days following the procedure

    • Applying Biafin to reduce inflammation.
    • Avoid sun exposure for at least two days and use sunscreen SPF30 or greater at all times during the course of treatment.
    • Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin and avoid any exfoliation prior to and post treatment for five days.
    • Do not use any other hair removal treatment method (waxing, electrolysis or tweezing) between treatments apart from shaving.
    • After the underarms are treated, use a powder-based or non-alcohol based deodorant for 24 hours after the treatment to reduce skin irritation.
    • Avoid hot baths and heat treatments and treat the skin gently, as if you had sunburn, for the first 24 hours.
      Avoid exercise for 24 hours post treatment.

    How long until I am fully healed/will see results?

    Your skin may feel as if it is sunburned after the procedure, but this should lessen over 2-3 days.

    Over the next month, your treated hair will fall out, and you should see optimum results within 6-8 treatments.

    How long do results last?

    While “permanent” laser hair removal is never guaranteed, after six to eight treatments, you can expect a marked reduction in hair. Maintenance treatments may be required. Patients who suffer from PCOS or hirsuitism may need on-going treatment.

    Where Our Clinic Is Located

    We are located at The London Skin and Hair Clinic, 233 High Holborn, London WC1V 7DN. The closest tube line to us is Holborn which is on the Central Line. We are easily accessible from train stations including Farringdon & Kings Cross.


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