Laser Hair Removal Portsmouth

Laser hair removal explained

Smooth Laser Clinic provides advanced laser treatments using Eneka Pro medical grade laser technology, offering ultra-fast hair removal that is pain-free & offers incredible results.

Using a specific wavelength of light that is selectively absorbed by the melanin surrounding the hair follicle, the laser is applied to the skin and the heat is conducted down to the base of the follicle and coagulates or cuts of the blood flow to the follicle.

At the same time the Eneka Pro using a cooling sapphire tip system which cools the skin to protect and avoid any damage to the surrounding skin. The hair will be destroyed and removed permanently and over the next week will fall out leaving the skin hair free and smooth.

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Before and after Laser Hair Treatment Men

Laser hair removal treatments

The visible hair will be removed with each treatment. A course of laser hair removal treatments is required as laser hair removal is effective on hairs in the growing stage or visible on the skin. At any one time 70% of hairs in the skin are dormant and not visible on the surface. Therefore for maximum clearance additional treatments are required for each phase of hair growth.

Our high-power, 5000 watt machine and pain free treatment requires less treatments than older IPL or lasers which in some cases required 8-15 treatments. For most people we achieve maximum clearance in just 6 sessions saving you time and money.

Treatments are scheduled 6 – 8 weeks apart as you wait for the next phase of hair growth to appear on the surface. You will be hair free in between treatments.

What does laser hair removal feel like?

Most clients find treatment comfortable as our laser system incorporates advanced integrated cooling. Its patented cooling sapphire tip system keeps the skin at a cool temperature throughout the treatment, protecting the skin and ensuring a painless treatment.

We also have a dynamic mode that is completely painless and can even be used on tanned skin.

Is laser hair removal suitable for everyone?

Our Eneka Pro laser can treat all skin types effectively and safely including dark skin types and even tanned skin. We treat both men and women who wish to remove unwanted hair permanently.

During your laser hair removal consultation, we will ask you to complete a full health questionnaire to identify any contraindications

If you suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) we can treat it effectively but you will require ongoing maintenance treatment

How Laser Hair Removal Works in Hampshire
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Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Your course of hair removal treatments will be spaced out to ensure the laser treats hairs when they’re in the anagen (or growth) phase of the hair cycle. Sessions are usually spaced out about six weeks apart and you’ll be given a schedule tailored to your hair removal needs.

You cannot have laser hair removal over the top of a tattoo. This is because the laser will be attracted to the colour pigment in the ink causing skin pigmentation issues. An experienced laser hair removal specialist will carefully work around your tattoo.

One of the main benefits of laser hair removal is that the side effects are minimal. If you do experience redness, itching and swelling of the skin post-treatment, these reactions are usually temporary and will go within a few hours. Most irritations can be soothed with aloe vera gel.

In rare cases, people might notice scars, burns and blisters. These side effects usually only occur in people who don’t follow the aftercare instructions provided.

Yes. Hair supplements can affect treatments as they stimulate hair growth. It’s advisable not to consume hair supplements during the course of treatment

For the first 24-48 hours after treatment, it’s advisable not to sweat excessively. You should also avoid hot showers as well as shaving, waxing and plucking the area that’s been lasered. You should also apply the products given to you by your laser hair specialist as directed to help cool the skin and prevent irritation. Avoid direct sunlight for at least two weeks and apply sun cream liberally every day.

Yes, you can still have laser hair removal when on your period. If you’re getting laser hair removal on your bikini line or are having a Brazilian or Hollywood, wearing a tampon is advisable to help you feel comfortable.

Some medications can interfere with your laser hair removal treatment. For example, topical vitamin As, antibiotics and certain antidepressants can cause photo-sensitivity and might result in a skin reaction. Always tell your laser specialist if you are on any kind of medication and they can advise you accordingly.

The Eneka PRO medical grade laser technology available from Smooth Laser Clinic can treat all skin types and tones effectively and safely including dark skin types and tanned skin.

Lasers are attracted to the pigment of each hair. This means the darker your hair is, the better your treatment will work. Unfortunately, it’s more difficult to treat light blonde, grey/white and some types of red hair effectively. Always book a consultation to see if laser is right for you.

We use Eneka PRO, the world’s most powerful diode laser for hair removal. This offers multiple power and wavelength options meaning it can be tailored to meet client needs. Eneka PRO provides quick, safe and effective laser hair removal treatments and results are guaranteed on all skin types. A cooling system is incorporated to minimise pain and protect the skin. Eneka PRO is one of the best-selling lasers in Europe and conforms to ISO 13485 quality certification for the manufacturer of medical devices and aesthetic equipment.

Hair removal treatments typically take place at six-week intervals for a particular area to ensure hairs are treated during the active growth stage. Around six to eight sessions are needed to start with and maintenance sessions might be required to get the results you desire. It all depends on how your body responds to the treatment and how quickly the hair follicles weaken.

Our Beard Sculpting treatment includes the beard line and may include the cheek and underneath the jawline, depending on how far the beard extends to. It can also be customised to suit the look you’re trying to achieve.

Laser hair removal requires persistence and patience in order to achieve smooth, silky and hair-free skin. Each treatment will reduce hair reduction by 10-15% and it’s important to finish the treatment course to ensure all follicles receive the correct treatment.

Before booking a course of laser hair removal treatments, it’s important to consult your doctor if you have epilepsy - just to be safe. We provide suitable eyewear during each appointment.

Yes, laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types including dark and tanned skin.

Yes, you can still get laser hair removal while on birth control, including oral contraceptives.

Based on current medical advice, laser hair removal isn’t advised during the first trimester. You must get a green light from a doctor if you want laser hair removal during the second or third trimester.

Try to avoid sun exposure for two weeks post treatment. Your skin will still be sensitive to heat and needs time to settle and heal. Prolonged sun exposure can cause skin damage.

It’s recommended to wait around three to four days before shaving the treated area. This allows any irritation to settle down first.