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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Regarded as the safest and most successful type of hair removal for the face and body, it’s easy to see why Laser and IPL (Intense Pulse Light) hair removal treatments have become so popular.

Unwanted hair is a real inconvenience and burden for many men and women - fortunately, you can alleviate yourself from endless shaving, plucking and waxing with Laser and IPL Hair Removal for men and women at MediZen – The Midlands Premier Laser Clinic.

At MediZen, we have the most comprehensive range of hair removal treatment options you will find in any clinic in the Midlands. One of the main reasons we are able to offer permanent hair reduction, and address such a wide range of treatment areas on the body for men and women, both young and old, with varying hair or skin colour is our use of two Lasers widely considered to be the ‘gold standard’ in hair removal.

Duetto 

Our Duetto system uniquely combines the two most effective wavelengths (or colours of light) used to safely get the maximum hair reduction on all skin types. It allows our laser specialists to tune the laser to target fine hairs or thick hairs for optimal hair reduction. A challenging area in laser hair removal has always been treating darker skins with very fine hair.

An Alexandrite laser is effective for fair stubborn hair on untanned skin. The Nd:Yag meanwhile, is great for darker skin as there is much less melanin (pigment) absorption than with shorter visible light wavelengths to reduce the chance of any side effects.

The Duetto Laser (Nd:YAG & Alexandrite combined) is suitable for skin types that have light or very fine hair and need a slightly higher degree of energy which is safe to use on darker skin, when introduced slowly. It can also be used on some people that have already had laser treatment and have some stubborn hairs left or for people who find the Nd:YAG Laser too painful (as it can reduce the discomfort). This is an excellent laser to have towards the end of your treatments as it will banish those harder to target hairs that are still remaining.

Soprano 

Our Soprano Laser equipment treats skin types, including darker skin, and gives you a virtually painfree and comfortable treatment experience. It works by delivering light energy into the skin. This energy targets the pigment contained in the hair shaft, follicle or root. This damages the cells that produce hair growth, and in turn prevent the hair from growing any further. Unlike most treatments, Soprano hair removal treatment is able to remove hair gently and quickly, offering you longer-lasting results than most alternative solutions.

Electrolysis can also be used for blonde or grey hairs that aren't suitable for treatment with a laser.

So how does it work? Laser or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal treatments are very quick and simple and both work on the similar principles of delivering light energy into the skin. This energy targets the pigment contained in the hair shaft, follicle or root. This damages the cells that produce hair growth, and in turn prevent the hair from growing any further.

You’ll need several treatment sessions to get the most effective result. This is because all hairs go through a growth cycle, and hair must be a certain stage (called the anagen or growth stage) in order to be affected by laser hair treatment. Individual hairs will be at different phases in the cycle, meaning that a course of sessions is required to produce the best results.

It is worth bearing in mind that, whilst our Soprano and Duetto Laser treatment is excellent for both lighter and darker skin, IPL treatment at any clinic is generally only suitable for lighter skin types. We don't recommend IPL hair removal for darker skin.

Read what our clients have to say about their treatment at MediZen by reading our Laser Hair Removal Reviews.

To book a free skin assessment phone 0121 667 5703 today.

Your Laser Hair Removal Experience

Before Laser Hair Removal

Before you decide to have Laser and IPL Hair Removal, we invite you to visit our medically led clinic in Sutton Coldfield. We have easy transport links to surrounding areas such as Walsall, Lichfield, Tamworth and Birmingham.

One of our hair removal experts will assess your skin prior to treatment, to be sure that Laser Hair Removal is the most effective treatment for you. We’ll discuss with you what kind of results you would like to achieve, and will explain the whole treatment to ensure that you understand everything you need to know to make a decision. During your consultation a patch test will be carried out on your skin to ensure that you do not have any adverse reactions.

During Laser Hair Removal

During Laser and IPL Hair Removal you will be sitting or lying comfortably, our practitioner places the small laser hair removal hand device over your skin, delivering brief streams of light energy onto the area being treated.

This energy targets the pigment contained in the hair shaft, follicle or root. This damages the cells that produce hair growth, and in turn prevent the hair from growing any further.

We will use either our Duetto laser or our Soprano laser. During the treatment, light energy is delivered into the skin, this energy targets the pigment contained in the hair shaft, follicle or root. This damages the cells that produce hair growth, and in turn prevent the hair from growing any further.

Laser Hair Removal treatment takes place in one of our modern treatment rooms, and takes between a few minutes up to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area requiring treatment.

View Laser Hair Removal Videos.

After Laser Hair Removal

After Laser and IPL Hair Removal treatment, you will find that you’ll be able to return to work or your daily routine, though your skin may be pink in colour and occasionally feel slightly sore. This disappears within a day or so. You will need 6 or more treatment sessions to get the most effective result. This is because all hairs go through a growth cycle, and hair must be in a growth stage (called the anagen phase) in order to be affected by laser hair treatment. Individual hairs will be at different phases in the hair growth cycle, meaning that a course of sessions will produce the best results.

See what kind of results our clients, local men and women from Birmingham, achieve with Laser Hair Removal Before and After photos.

We have a number of Laser and IPL Hair Removal Packages available with interest free credit payment options over 6 months to suit your needs.

Laser Hair Removal Side Effects

Laser Hair Removal is safe and effective for men and women with all kinds of skin as long as the clinic has appropriate equipment and trained staff. All of our staff have qualifications in laser hair removal (many clinics do not ensure that their staff have these as, believe it or not, its not a legal requirement!)

Some clinics also buy in cheap chinese equipment that is not properly serviced, Our state of the art lasers cost up to £70,000 and we have them regularly serviced by a professional laser engineer. This ensures that we achieve excellent results with minimal side effects - which generally only involves some redness or heated feeling (similar to sunburn).

Is it Suitable for me?

The treatment is most effective where there is a good contrast between the hair and skin colour, such as pale skin and dark hair. Our Duetto and Soprano platforms offer the latest state of the art solutions for all skin types and most hair colours. For skin and hair colours that are less responsive to Laser Hair Removal, we have a selection of other solutions available. Feel free to Contact Us for further advice.

Laser and Intense Pulsed Light treatments can significantly reduce the rate of hair growth compared to other removal methods such as waxing and shaving. It has also been shown that any re-growth in the treatment area is finer and softer as a result of treatment.

NO Laser or IPL system can currently legally claim that they achieve permanent hair removal. Permanent hair reduction is permitted by the Advertising Standards Authorities. For more information about how to choose a laser hair removal clinic get your comprehensive quide to laser hair removal here


Book yourself a consultation with us here at MediZen.

If you think Laser and IPL Hair Removal could be the right treatment for you, why not give us a call on 0121 667 5703? Our Midlands-based clinic in Sutton Coldfield has easy transport links from many parts of country.