You will have a brief consultation with a member of the aesthetic team to check for any conditions which would be exacerbated by the use of our laser technology.
During current exceptional circumstance with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic Cosmedica Clinics will be open with specific measures in place for the safety of our staff and our patients and visitors.
Please do not attend the clinic if you have a fever, cough or other symptoms that may be related to Covid-19 infection. If in doubt contact the clinic prior to attending your appointment.
Authorised and valid Covid-19 tests and Covid-19 antibody tests are available at Cosmedica Clinics by arrangement.
For further details of our Covid-19 protection measures and our Covid-19 testing service please contact the clinic.
We are pleased to offer the Lumenis Desire LightSheer 850nm diode laser hair removal treatment. It uses unique ChillTip technology to ensure cool and comfortable long-lasting hair removal for the whole body. Much more targeted and precise than IPL, the Desire machine is a diode laser with high powered focused genuine laser beam to target hair follicles with minimal skin heating or discomfort. A laser pulse targets and damages the hair follicle only, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. With two wavelengths and six variations of treatment methods, we can tailor your treatment to suit your hair and skin type.
We compared the IPL (intense pulsed light) hair removal procedure with the the new laser treatment.
The IPL uses high-powered flashgun to deliver and intense, visible, broad spectrum pulse of light. It light travels through the skin until it strikes the hair shafts or the root (bulb). The heat from the light destroys the hair-producing papilla. Not all hair follicles are active at the same time and it is only those that are active will be affected by the IPL. Over time, the dormant hair will start to grow and more treatment in a shorter time will be required. The IPL is not targeted and this has the potential to cause more side effects.
The Laser treatment for hair removal gives better performance and outcomes, resulting in less treatments necessary to diminish hair regrowth.
The appearance of the treated area following treatment varies from patient to patient and depends on hair type, phase of hair growth at the time and level of treatment. During the treatment, some hairs will shed from the follicle immediately, while the remaining will shed in the following weeks. Transient redness and swelling around the hair follicle may appear immediately after the treatment, but are in fact, positive results indicating the follicle’s response to the treatment.
We are highly experienced and trained in this treatment and will be happy to discuss your hair removal requirements and the benefits of this treatment with you. Results may vary.