What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal provided by Virtue Hair and Skin Clinic uses a medical grade beam of light (also known as Intense Pulsed Light) to permanently damage single hair follicles by targeting their pigment (colour) and therefore removing unwanted hair.

The light from the laser is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, is then converted to heat and this heat destroys hair follicles in the skin, thus reducing hair regrowth significantly, with no effect on surrounding areas of the skin.    

What is the history of Laser Hair Removal?

Hair removal has been an accepted practice for centuries, but the advent of lasers redefined the practice. In 1960 the first working laser consisted of a high-power flash lamp that shone on a ruby rod coated with silver.  The first laser technology approved for Laser Hair Removal came in 1964 but was not very effective and in 1994 a breakthrough in technology laid the foundation of modern Laser Hair Removal which targeted the heat from the laser onto the root of the hair.

Nowadays, Laser Hair Removal is considerably further advanced and has overcome many of the early problems including treating patients with darker skin or tanned skin.  The use of different types of lasers can now overcome this problem, and Virtue Skin Clinics have knowledgeable and caring experts who are qualified to administer the different types of laser therapy used in Laser Hair Removal.

What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Unwanted hair can be confidence destroyer and Laser hair Removal at Virtue Skin Clinics can have a big impact on the way you feel and live your life.

Women spend up to 72 days throughout their lives shaving their legs, whilst men spend up to 45 days shaving.  There are so many ways to remove hair, some of which are painful or time consuming, including:

  • Shaving
  • Plucking
  • Waxing
  • Threading

These techniques for hair removal must be repeated often and can cause problems with the skin such as:

  • Shaving rash
  • Ingrown hairs
  • Irritated skin
  • Cuts and razor burns
  • Rough stubble

Virtue Skin Clinics has a great solution in their Laser Hair Removal which provides long-term removal of unwanted hair, with wonderful benefits, for example:

  • Healthy skin
  • Smooth skin
  • Greater confidence
  • Fast treatment (most treatments are less than 20 minutes)

The treatment is deemed pain free but you will feel a slight, hot sensation when the heat from the laser touches the hair follicle.  Our excellent staff at Virtue Hair and Skin Clinic use lasers which combine a cooling system to blow cold air at the same time, immediately cooling the area and ensuring you are comfortable.   

Laser hair removal treatment at Virtue Hair and Skin Clinic can be used all over the body but the most treated areas are:

  • Face
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Bikini line
  • Back

The laser hair removal treatments at Virtue Hair and Skin Clinic are equally effective for men and women, and our highly skilled laser hair removal practitioners are passionate about providing the very best service to our clients.