Laser Hair Removal at Banbury Glow Clinic
Using a market leading, Medical Grade 4000w diode laser, we are confident that if your hairs are suitable (not blonde/white/red) and there are no underlying medical or hormonal reasons for your hair growth, we can effectively treat them. Each person's hairs are individual - and they may vary across different areas on the same person, too.
Laser hair removal is the Permanent Reduction of hair within the treated area. The hair follicle must be within the Anagen phase of growth in order to be successfully treated in treatment, and a maximum of 50% of hairs are in this stage at any one time. With each treatment more hair follicles are damaged, making hair growth thereafter thinner, softer hairs, and less of them! Not every person will achieve full removal, and some hair types are not suitable.
We can treat almost all skin types (although not light hairs - and the hairs must be significantly darker than the skin). We only ever treat clients after a patch test, so if you're unsure, please book a Laser hair removal Patch Test, and our specialist can run through everything with you and check your suitability. Patch tests need to be carried out at least 24h prior to treatment (skin tones 1-3) or at least 48h prior (skin tones 4-5). Skin type 6 may not be suitable for a Diode laser.
Some fitzpatrick 5 & 6 may be better suited to hair removal on a Yag laser, in which case we can recommend our Bicester clinic for this.
During your consultation our specialist will:
Discuss the area(s) of hair you wish to remove including likely treatment plan and outcome
Do a small routine patch test to check your skins response to the laser
Explain what happens during your treatment, how to prepare, aftercare, & costs
Answer any questions you may have, please visit our FAQ for information prior to this.
Skins with an active tan (suntanned within last 2-4 weeks) or ANY fake tan present can not be treated or even patch tested under any circumstances. There are also some cautions we must take with tattoos, birth marks, scars, and other visible skin lesions.