Laser Hair Removal
Fast Laser Hair Removal for all skin types. Imagine never having to wax or shave again and not having stubble or regrowth! With laser hair removal you can be confident all year round and enjoy being hair free. The advanced Venus Velocity laser technology at spa810 provides virtually permanent laser hair removal to all skin types. Popular for men and women, the Venus technology is faster and more comfortable due to its’ advanced cooling system and gold standard diode.
This course is available in the following areas: Upper Lip, Chin, Centre Brow, Nose, Sideburns, Areola, Hands and Fingers, Feet and Toes, Regular Bikini.
This course is available in the following areas: Underarms, Extended Bikini, Lower Face, Man’s Beard, Front of Neck, Back of Neck, Lower Abdomen.
This course is available in the following areas: Upper Back, Lower Back, Shoulders, Chest, Abdomen, Upper Legs, Lower Legs, Upper Arms, Lower Arms, Brazilian Bikini.
This course is available in the following areas: Full Legs, Full Arms, Full Torso, Full Back, Hollywood Bikini.
Excludes intimate areas
The price can be provided following a consultation to review the area to be treated.
Prices start from £50.
Venus Velocity Laser Hair Removal
At spa810, we use the gold standard, the best overall device for treating all skin types based on comfort level, safety and long-term results. Our system uses a cooling technology to allow for a more comfortable and enjoyable experience. Our technology is effective on any area of the body, from the delicate bikini area, to your legs, arms, back, and face.
spa810’s laser hair removal technicians receive specialized training before using the laser device, assuring the highest level of quality control and client satisfaction. Each works individually with the client, assuring a calm, comfortable and relaxing experience throughout each laser hair removal session.
Why have Laser Hair removal?
There are many reasons for having excessive hair including hormonal conditions, age and sometimes hereditary. The effect of excessive or unsightly hair growth in both men and women can be a major source of embarrassment and can have a profound effect on someone’s confidence – sometimes affecting everyday situations and quality of life. There are a variety of methods to remove unwanted hair such as waxing, shaving, electrolysis and threading, but none of these are permanent. The only medically-proven treatment for the removal of unwanted facial and body hair with long lasting results is laser hair removal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hair grows in a cycle of three stages: anagen (growth), catagen (transitional), and telogen (resting). Our technology targets the hair follicle in the growth phase, which is when the hair responds best to the treatment. About 30% of hair is in this phase at any given time, which why you need multiple treatments to see results.
Our device works by delivering energy to the hair follicle, where it’s absorbed by the hair pigment. This destroys the follicle so that the hair cannot grow anymore.
You will be provided with protective eyewear and a cool gel will be applied to the area being treated to allow for the laser handpiece to glide over the skin. Your Laser Technician will move over small sections at a time in a painting like motion until desired area has been treated in its entirety.
The only medically-proven treatment for the removal of unwanted facial and body hair with long lasting results is laser hair removal.
Laser Hair Removal is virtually permanent, however, people can grow new hairs throughout their life and fluctuation of hormones caused by pregnancy, menopause, the start or stop of birth control pills, or other illnesses that cause hormonal imbalances also triggers new growth. Most require maintenance treatments periodically after their initial series of treatments to control new growth and maintain their results
We use one of the latest machines called a Venus Velocity which provides quick and effective hair removal for the face and body.
Using state-of-the-art diode laser technology, the Venus provides hair reduction for ALL skin types and is also very good at removing dark hair as well as blonde. The Venus Velocity is superior to many other machines as not only can it be used on all skin types but it also has an advanced cooling system so your skin is always protected and you can enjoy a more comfortable treatment.
Laser and IPL hair removal both work on the same principle that light energy is absorbed by areas of high pigment such as hairs, which are therefore heated up. The heat damages the follicle, slowing hair growth and even preventing it completely. The main difference between IPL and laser hair removal devices is the light source used. IPL uses broad-spectrum visible light whereas laser hair removal utilizes the properties of a laser.
The nature of lasers means that Laser Hair Removal devices can focus light deeper down into the pores of the skin, getting closer to the follicle to treat it and ultimately prevent regrowth in a more concentrated treatment. This can mean that Laser Hair Removal can achieve much quicker results than IPL because single hairs are heated to damaging temperatures quicker. Therefore, you may need fewer treatments of laser hair removal to achieve the same results.
Being more specific also means that Laser Hair Removal can be more suited to people who have darker skin. This is because darker skin also absorbs more light than paler skin due to the amount of melanin (pigment) it contains, in the same way darker hairs absorb more light than pale hairs. As lasers are more focused, they are more suited to treating people with darker skin because they greatly reduce the risk of burning compared to IPL.
Six treatments are needed for successful hair removal. For the treatments to be successful, treatments need to be completed during the anagen (growth) stage. Your Laser Technician will recommend the best treatment schedule according to your skin tone, hair type, and treatment progress. Appointments are scheduled between four and eight weeks apart depending on treatment progress. A complimentary consultation with patch test will be carried out prior to any Laser Hair Removal course.
The overall success of Laser Hair Removal is dependent on a combination of your hair texture, hair colour, and skin colour. Laser light is attracted to the pigment (melanin) in your hair, making dark hair, light skin, and coarse hair the easiest to treat, however our Laser machine can be set to treat all skin types including dark skin.
It is more difficult to treat “peach fuzz”, very light blonde, red, grey or white hair, as there is typically not a sufficient amount of pigment in these hair colors.
Six treatments are needed for successful hair removal and appointments are scheduled between four and eight weeks apart depending on treatment progress.
The time for each session will depend upon your treatment area but the Venus Velocity machine can remove hair in less time than traditional treatments.
There’s no downtime so you can return to your regular routine immediately afterwards.
Individuals that are pregnant or breastfeeding, have pacemakers, metal plates or screws in treatment area, taking photosensitizing medications or has not been more than six months since stopping medications, or those with open sores or skin conditions in the treatment area should not receive laser hair removal until seen and cleared by their medical provider.
We cannot treat over a tattoo. Tattoos will need be covered during treatment by either clothing or a towel provided to you by your Laser Technician.
Please be sure your Laser Technician is aware if you have permanent makeup.
To prepare for your Laser Hair Removal treatment, be sure to shave the area at least 24 hours before your Laser Hair Removal appointment. No direct suntan, tanning beds or spray tan for two weeks before laser hair removal appointment. No waxing, bleaching or use of depilatory creams (Nair) while undergoing treatment.
Make sure all lotions, creams, and deodorants are removed before treatment. Avoid the use of photosensitizing medications such as Alpha Hydroxyl or Glycolic Acid, one week prior to treatment.
For females, if you are having your bikini area treated, please make sure you are not on your menstrual cycle as you can become more sensitive to the treatment. If you have a history of Herpes Simplex Virus infection, type 1 or 2, the risk of complication may be reduced if prescribed antiviral medications is taken prior to and after each treatment.
Avoid hot showers, baths, hot tubs, sun exposure and exercise for 24-48 hours after each treatment. No direct sun or tanning beds.
Always apply sunscreen to treated area during treatment phase. Avoid applying cosmetics to treated area until redness (if any) has subsided. In the event of any superficial burn, do not pick, scrap or exfoliate and call the spa immediately.