Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal has been extensively researched and is clinically proven as a highly effective treatment to permanently reduce hair growth. Using the ‘Power of Three’ 3D TRILOGY ICE is the latest advance in laser hair removal technology available in the UK. The system combines the proven benefits of three wavelengths, achieving maximum results and versatility when compared to single wavelength.
With the innovative ICE technology, the 3D TRILOGY laser applicator cools the skin surface as the treatment is carried out preventing side effects & allowing for a virtually painless hair removal experience.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly performed skin procedures in the world. If you're tired of shaving, tweezing or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal is an option worth considering.
This hair reduction treatment works by delivering highly concentrated beams of light into the skin. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles which damages this structure resulting in a permanent reduction in hair growth. With a course of treatment clients can experience up to 90% reduction in hair growth resulting in slower, softer, finer and less dense hair growth.
Laser hair removal consultation
Before starting your laser hair removal journey, we will conduct a free consultation with one of our experienced and highly trained Consultants. During the consultation, the consultant will explain the process to you, decides which laser will be used on appropriate settings, answer any questions you have and carries out a patch test on each area.
The skin test will ensure you are suitable for laser hair removal (95% are eligible) as well as give you an idea of how the treatment will feel. The laser Consultant will then advise you on the best course of treatments to achieve your goal; The recommendation is a minimum of 6-8 usually. Our FAQs section below covers many of the aspects covered in the consultation. Following the consultation, if you choose to go ahead, you can start the treatment from as early as 48 hours later.
Following a laser hair removal treatment
The skin may be red immediately after the treatment, and the hair follicles where the skin has been treated may be raised and bumpy, this usually subsides within a few hours but can take up to 48 hours for some clients. A very few people experience itching a few days later as the hair is pushed out.
Following a laser hair removal treatment, the hair growth slows considerably. It usually takes 2-3 weeks at which point the dead hair will fall out. New hair follicles will then grow, which are usually less coarse. After the second laser treatment, depending on skin and hair type, the area can already begin to look patchy as certain hair follicles stop producing new hairs. After 4-6 treatments, the hair should be significantly reduced, and after 8 sessions, we can achieve up to 90% reduction.
The main benefits of laser hair removal
Laser hair removal is the most effective method for achieving permanent reduction. After 6-8 sessions, you can achieve up to 90% reduction. Compare this to a lifetime of shaving or waxing laser hair removal is an investment and more economical in the long run.
The laser is also extremely effective at treating ingrown hairs. After 2-4 sessions you will notice a significant if not complete removal of ingrown hairs. The bumps, redness and skin pigmentation caused by ingrown will also clear up as leaving the skin healthier and smoother.
How does Fat Freezing work?Fat Freezing uses freezing temperatures to break down fat cells. Cold does not damage other cells, and so there should be no damage to the skin or underlying tissue, all without the need for surgery or needles.
How many treatment do you need for Fat Freezing?For Fat Freezing we recommend 1-3 treatments depending on the client. Most clients are delighted with their results after the first treatment.
Why wait up to 12 weeks to see results?After your Fat Freezing procedure, the body naturally disposes of the unwanted dead fat cells. This takes time as your body is busy processing and breaking down the fat cells through a procedure called Apoptosis - through which enzymes break down the cells into smaller pieces to allow for your white blood cells (macrophages) to remove them from your body permanently and this is why your body needs the time to adjust and reline the fat cells and contour your shape.
How much gap is required between Fat Freezing treatments?We recommend 6-8 weeks apart if treating the same areas.
Is Fat Freezing permanent?Yes, Fat Freezing is a permanent solution to get rid of stubborn fat cells. The fat cells are crystalised and frozen through Fat Freeing treatment, they are destroyed naturally and gone forever! Any remaining fat cells can still enlarge over time if weight is put on in the future and can therefore affect results, but typically if you regain the same weight and BMI (Body Mass Index) as treated your results will be visible.
What results can I expect from Fat Freezing?An average of about 25% fat reduction is seen per treatment, and more than one treatment is recommended to see optimum results. The final results are fully visible within 6-12 weeks, as the body uses this time to flush away the dead fat cells. These results are permanent as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Am I suitable for Fat Freezing?The ideal candidate for fat reduction with Fat Freezing is a client within a stone of their ideal or normal body weight. The client must have enough pinch able fat in order to fit into the applicator. We cater to a variety of sizes using different sizes of applicators from petite to large depending on the size of the fat and the area of the body. Obese clients are more suitable for liposuction due to the volume of fat they may hold. We also cater to clients 6 months post liposuction to even out bad surgical procedures leaving pockets of unwanted fat. Most clients are suitable for Fat Freezing, however, breastfeeding or pregnant clients are not suitable. At Portland Body Clinic we have an in-house nurse that will be there to assist you if you would need medical consultation before commencing.
Does Fat Freezing hurt?Fat Freezing is a non-surgical / non-invasive treatment which requires no downtime. You can easily come in during your lunch break and continue with your daily activities. You might experience slight discomfort from the cooling sensation during the first few minutes and during the massage at the end of the treatment.
Which areas of the body are Fat Freezing appropriate for?
Are there any side effects to Fat Freezing?The main side effects that can occur after a Fat Freezing treatment will vary from person to person. Some clients will see swelling, redness and bruising which usually settles within 48 hours post treatment, but can go back to normal activities straight away.