What is it and what is the cause?
Excess hair is a common condition that can occur in both men and women. Sometimes excess hair growth has no identifiable cause; this tends to be more common in skin types from a Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and South Asian background. It can also be hereditary.
For women, hormones can play a big part with conditions such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and hurtuism and if you feel you have abnormal hair growth then it may be worth consulting your GP to rule out such conditions.
As we head towards the menopause our Oestrogen levels drop resulting in an increase of the male hormones and we start to see hair appearing on the chin and top lip. This can be easily treated. From hairy toes, lip and chins to bikini line and backs, IPL and laser treatments offer a permanent solution.
Typically around 8 treatments at least 4 weeks apart are required as these treatments can only destroy hair that is in its growth cycle at the point of treatment. After each treatment, less and less hair grows back. Treatment can feel a little sharp like an elastic band flicked against the skin momentarily.
A test patch and medical consultation are required to determine suitability and whether laser or IPL treatment is more suitable.
Have you had enough of removing unwanted hair time and time again only for it to grow back twice as thick, causing skin irritation and in-growing hairs in the process?
If so, our laser hair removal treatments are perfect for you. With treatments starting from as little as £45, our laser hair removal treatments offer a virtually pain free, permanent hair removal solution and will leave your skin hair free and silky smooth.
Our high quality medical laser and IPL machines use selective photothermolysis to destroy the regenerative cells of the hair follicle. The light is absorbed by melanin by creating heat that travels down the follicle.
The laser sends a light into the skin which is absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft. This laser light pulses just long enough to disable the hair follicle’s ability to re-grow. A course of 6-8 treatments are usually required 4-6 weeks apart.
Suitable for both men and women on most areas of the body. Test patch and consultation free of charge. If your hair is white or very light blonde then laser and IPL treatments will not work due to the lack of pigment for the laser to target.