Hair Removal with Laser
Lasers work by matching wavelength, time and energy to treat a particular condition. In hair removal treatments the laser targets the pigment found in the hair and damages the hair follicle slowing down the growth with each treatment.
Hair grows in different stages: growing, resting and shedding. Because all of the hair isn’t at the same stage at any given time, multiple sessions are needed to get the hair in the growth phase for the laser to be most effective. Usually 6-8 treatments performed 3-4 weeks apart are sufficient, but this may be shorter or longer dependent on your particular hair growth. Laser hair removal is the quickest and most popular way for both men and woman to eliminate unwanted hair and is suitable for all areas of the body.
During treatments the laser is calibrated to suit your hair and skin type before passing the light over the problem area. Heat is generated from the beam but cool air is blown across the skin making the treatment comfortable.
Laser originally only worked on individuals with pale skin and dark hair, however we can now also offer safe laser hair removal to those with dark skins.
It is extremely important that you choose a suitably qualified practitioner if you are considering laser treatments to prevent damage to the skin. At Prosthetic Innovations our staff carry recognised qualifications in laser use.
Hair Removal with Electrolysis
Electrolysis is performed by inserting a very fine, flexible probe into the hair follicle. A small amount of current is then applied which eventually stops any more hairs growing from that particular area. The destruction is carried out by heat (thermolysis), a chemical reaction (galvanic) or both blended together (blend).
Hair grows in different stages: growing, resting and shedding. Because all of the hair isn’t on the same stage at any given time, multiple sessions are needed to get the hair in the growth phase for electrolysis hair removal to be most effective.
Despite the need for multiple treatments, electrolysis hair removal remains the only form of permanent hair removal for very blond or white hair. Because it doesn’t target hair pigment (colour) like laser, but attacks the follicle itself. People that aren’t good candidates for laser can still be treated with electrolysis.
An initial consultation appointment is required to assess the problem. Your medical history will be taken before discussing your treatment options and the amount of appointments required.
All treatments are carried out within NHS premises on a private basis.
Patients may be able to obtain funding for prosthetics and other treatments through their local Clinical Commissioning Group this can be guided by their general practitioner.
We also cater for patients who are either self – funding or for those patients holding health insurance, we have provider status through all the main health insurance companies.