Those unsightly hairs which you can’t help but stare at in the mirror are not worth the anxiety and annoyance – so get rid of them! Laser hair removal is extremely effective, easy and expertly conducted by our technicians.
Laser Hair Removal
You deserve to look good all the time. With our lives getting busier, it can be tough to keep on top of everything from your face to your finances. The Bronzed Age boasts advanced technology which can be used for all skin types.
Once you’ve received your complimentary consultation and patch test, we will assess which treatment is best and carry it out in the safest and most effective way. The success of the treatment depends a lot on your skin and hair types, which is why the tests beforehand are important. The majority of our guests enjoy excellent results and are delighted with their new hairless and fearless outlook.
Need treatment fast? Depending on the size of the treatment area, we recommend you have 6-8 sessions which are 4-6 weeks apart. If you are in a hurry, book now via the button below.
Laser Hair Removal
What credit / debit cards do you accept?
We accept all major Credit & Debit cards including Visa, Mastercard & American Express.
What’s your cancellation policy?
We politely request that all guests let us know if they can’t make an appointment as soon as possible.
We need a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellations, as we can fill that appointment space with a guest on our waiting list.
Are there any after effects or risks I need to be aware of?
Laser Hair Removal will not damage your skin, if you are being treated by good quality technology and by a qualified therapist. After effects are minimal with only slight swelling and pinkness to sensitive skins, which usually fades in a few minutes depending on your skin type. However, it is still important to follow post and aftercare advice stringently. And please inform us of any contradictions and deviations you have made to your aftercare plan.
Why do I have a problem with excess hair?
Nine times out of ten, excess body or facial hair is the result of hereditary factors. For many, puberty can bring the onset of unwanted hair, while in others menopause, age or pregnancy is the culprit. Shaving will cause your unwanted hair to grow back thicker, darker and stronger. Laser Hair Removal is really the only hair removal solution that will systematically and painlessly eradicate your unwanted hair at the follicle.
Which type of hair removal laser will work for me?
Currently, there are three popular types of hair removal lasers made by various manufacturers: Alexandrite, Diode, and Nd:YAG. Intense Pulse Light systems (IPLs) are also used for hair removal. Different devices can be used on different skin types* for best results:
Nd:YAG lasers were specifically created to cater to dark-skinned patients. Nd:YAG lasers are best for all skin types, especially IV and darker and will not affect the surrounding tissue. Nd:YAG are the only type of laser that should be used on skin types V and darker; using any other types of lasers on this type of skin can result in burns if they are used at settings that disable the hair permanently. Our Nd:YAG machine is called a Fotona which is one of the best leading brands in the market similar to Soprono and Cynosure.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) machines are not lasers. These machines use a highly concentrated beam of traditional incoherent light, often in conjunction with a cream or gel, to burn the hair shaft. These systems lack the laser’s ability to produce a selective bandwidth of light that will only affect the hair shaft (selective photothermolysis). IPLs produce a wide bandwidth of light that can heat up all of the surrounding tissue, making it less effective in disabling hair and putting the patient at a higher risk for burns, especially on darker skin. IPL devices are generally cheaper than laser devices and are not suitable for dark skin. Generally, true hair removal lasers (alexandrite, diode, and Nd:YAG types) tend to achieve better and faster results than IPLs.
What is involved in the free laser consultation and patch test?
The free laser consultation and patch test takes approx 15–30 minutes and includes a thorough check on medical history and an explanation of how hair removal with laser works. A patch test is then carried out on the skin to enable you to monitor the effects, before making any decision to proceed.
What is the cost of laser hair removal?
Varies depending on areas and as every client want different areas, we tailor a package towards the client’s needs which is affordable. We also have many special offers and packages available in store.
What to do before and after a laser treatment?
Patients should not wax, epilate or remove hair from the root using any hair removal method for at least 10 days prior to their first session, and should after that cease removing any hair throughout their course of treatments. The hair needs to be in place in order to be targeted by the laser since it is the pigment in the hair that absorbs the laser energy. The area to be treated should be shaved on the day of treatment so that the energy is targeted towards the hair follicle and not wasted on the hair above the skin’s surface.
After the treatment, applying pure aloe vera gel can help soothe the skin. During the shedding phase, hair may look like it’s growing, but it is actually shedding. Exfoliating and/or scrubbing gently in the shower with a loofa can help speed up the shedding process. Some patients may see small black dots remain in the hair follicles after one or two weeks, referred to as ‘pepperspots’, which eventually shed on their own. Exfoliating may help speed up the process.
How many treatments of laser hair removal will I need?
The number of treatments of laser hair removal required depends on the colour and thickness of hair in relation to the colour of skin. Dark thick hair on pale skin will have the quickest clearance. Most people need anything in the region of 6–10 treatments to clear the hair, at intervals of 6 weeks.
Because hair grows in cycles, several sessions are necessary in order to affect all hair on any given area. Hair cycle lengths vary depending on the body part. Facial areas usually requires more frequent treatments whereas legs and the back need less frequent. The shedding all treated hair should be expected within 2 weeks of each treatment. Sometimes, shedding doesn’t start until about 10 days after the session. Once the hair sheds, patients should experience a hair-free period for a short time. Once new hair grows again, patients should come in for their next session. Patients should continue treatments until remaining hairs are too fine for laser to target, or until they’ve reached their desired reduction. The hair that doesn’t shed and is growing as usual after 2 weeks has been not affected due to the growth cycle.
Does my age affect the results of laser hair removal treatment?
Age does not affect the results for laser hair removal.
Is laser hair removal suitable for blonde / grey / white hair?
Very pale blonde, red, grey or white hair is not suitable for laser.
Is laser hair removal suitable for Asian / Afro Caribbean / dark skin tones?
Our laser is very suited and extremely successful for these types of skin.
What are the effects of laser hair removal?
Any after-effects soon remedy themselves in approximately 30–60 minutes, and can include itching, tingling or redness, and erythema which is quite normal on darker skins.
How does laser hair removal feel during the treatment?
Generally, laser hair removal is no more painful than waxing, though the sensation is different. Each pulse lasts for only a second, and the sensation is only felt whilst the laser is targeting the skin, and doesn’t last.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Although by law one is not allowed to say ‘permanent’, the patients who were treated 14 years ago are still clear of unwanted hair. A patient can tell how much reduction was achieved from a course of treatments after waiting 6–12 months from their last treatment. Any hair that grows after this period is new hair that the body can develop due to numerous factors such as age, diet, hormonal changes and medical conditions such as PCOS. Patients who experience new growth later in life can get touch-up treatments which is recommended twice a year.
Is laser hair removal safe?
We can vouch for the Fotona Laser we use as being 100% safe, but it is difficult to assess other types of equipment. We use a long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser which penetrates the skin to the level of the follicle without having any ill-effects to the surrounding areas. Hair removal lasers have been in use since 1997 and are approved by the FDA.