FAQ’s

Please find below some of the frequently asked questions.

Laser Hair Reduction

What is Laser Hair Reduction?
During laser hair removal, a laser emits light energy that travels through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and hair shaft. Pigments are the substances that give skin and hair its colour.
 
How does Laser Hair Reduction work?
The laser works by selective photothermolysis, which means that the light energy is selectively absorbed by pigmented areas. The energy, or heat, from the laser damages the hair follicle, which impairs its ability to grow hair. With time, the hairs that were present in the damaged follicles will fall out, resulting in a smoother appearance and less hair growth.
 
What to Expect?
The treatment may cause some minor discomfort. Patients often describe it as a slight tingling or compare it to a pinch or the sting of a snapped rubber band. Most patients tolerate the procedure well; topical anaesthesia is rarely required, but may be an option when treating more sensitive areas.
 
Do I need a course of treatments?
A single treatment will not be effective in the permanent reduction of hair. The number of treatments required depends on several factors related to specific kinds of hair and skin. It is important to understand that hairs in an active growth phase (anagen) are most affected by treatments. Since all hairs are not in this phase at the same time, several treatments are necessary to achieve the best results. Practitioners design customised treatment programs, and give patients an estimate of how many sessions may be needed in order to meet expectations.

 

Skin Rejuvenation (Ageing Skin)

What are the benefits?
Laser Genesis improves pore size and texture. Targeting and improving fine lines, reduces scars and improves sun damaged skin.
 
What to Expect?
The treatment may cause some minor discomfort. Patients often describe it as a slight tingling or compare it to a pinch or the sting of a snapped rubber band. Most patients tolerate the procedure well. Anaesthesia is rarely required, but could be an option when treating more sensitive areas.
 
Recovery and aftercare
Following the procedure, your skin may appear red or irritated. However, the redness will likely dissipate within one to two days. It is important to use sunscreen for a few weeks following the procedure. In addition, you should avoid plucking or waxing of the treatment area.

Anti-wrinkle Injections

What are anti-wrinkle injections?
This is a naturally occurring protein that causes the muscles of the face to relax, consequently smoothing out wrinkles. It is the UK’s most popular cosmetic treatment for the removal of wrinkles.

What to expect?
The treatment will involve a medical practitioner making a series of small injections into the muscles of your face. The injection process itself will only take few minutes. The procedure is largely pain free, with the exception of mild discomfort which is experienced due to the small needle injection involved. You may notice some soreness in the injection site directly after the treatment, but this should subside quickly. Your practitioner will inject small quantities of filler into the areas where you have lines/wrinkles or indents.

Recovery and aftercare?
You can carry on with your day as normal, although we advise that you avoid strenuous activity/ saunas/other facial treatments for up to 24 hours.
After 4-10 days you will notice an improvement in your lines/wrinkles. Most side effects are short lived and mild, the most common being mild bruising to the site of the injection. Some patients also report mild headaches shortly after the treatment, but these usually subside within 24 hours.

Why do I need a course of treatments?
The results usually last for around four months, after which you may wish to return for another treatment.

Dermal Fillers

What is facial filler?
Facial fillers (also known as dermal fillers) use a natural gel to smooth out wrinkles, folds or scars to give your face a younger, refreshed more plumped appearance. If the skin on your face has lost its firmness and fullness. Dermal filler is a naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into the face to smooth wrinkles and folds (especially around the nose and mouth). It is also used to plump out scars in the face and to define and enhance lips or define and plump out cheeks.

What to expect?
The treatment will involve a medical practitioner making a series of small injections into the muscles of your face. The injection process itself will only take few minutes. The procedure is largely pain free, with the exception of mild discomfort which is experienced due to the small needle injection involved. You may notice some soreness in the injection site directly after the treatment, but this should subside quickly. Your practitioner will inject small quantities of filler into the areas where you have lines/wrinkles or indents.

Why do I need a course of treatments?
Most patients need one treatment and the results last about 6 to 12 months.

Recovery and aftercare?

You can carry on with your day as normal, although we advise that you avoid strenuous activity/ saunas/other facial treatments for up to 24 hours.
After 4-10 days you will notice an improvement in your lines/wrinkles. Most side effects are short-lived and mild, the most common being mild bruising to the site of the injection. Some patients also report mild headaches shortly after the treatment, but these usually subside within 24 hours.

Fat Reduction

What results can I expect?
Clinical studies show a 20% to 40% reduction in fat in the area treated with Cryolipolysis, although results will vary depending on the individual, the thickness of the fatty tissue, and the eating habits maintained post-treatment. One treatment may be enough to achieve your desired results, or you may choose to have further sessions for even greater fat loss.

What happens during treatment?
Fat freezing is a non-surgical treatment requiring no anaesthetic. The fat freezing device is placed on the selected body area. The cooling panels will draw up and then chill the bulge. The fat cells freeze and die naturally. Only the fat cells are affected by the cold temperature; the surrounding tissue is left unharmed and healthy. Over the next few weeks, the dead fat cells are broken down and expelled from your body during natural metabolic activities.

Is it painful?
No! For the first five minutes of your treatment, you will feel pressure and warmth in the treated area followed by coldness. This can be uncomfortable, but not painful. Shortly after, the discomfort dissipates and you can read, relax, or work on your laptop for the rest of the treatment.

How long does the treatment last?
Each Cryolipolysis session takes 45 minutes on average. It may take longer if more than one area is being treated. During your consultation, your therapist will inform you how long your treatment will take.

How soon will I see results?
Maximum results take at least eight weeks to appear post-treatment, however many patients notice visible fat loss in as little as three weeks.

Are the results permanent?
Yes. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they will not grow back (adults cannot grow new fat cells). A healthy lifestyle will help optimise your results. In fact, many patients feel more motivated to eat healthy and exercise after treatment. We can offer you dietary advice alongside your treatment if desired.

Are there any side effects?
Cryolipolysis is proven to be a safe and effective treatment. Side effects are rare and can include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, cramping, itching, and numbness. You may require painkillers.

Is there any recovery required?
There’s no recovery period necessary after Cryolipolysis. It’s a simple non-surgical procedure that allows you to return to your usual activities right away.
You may experience minor redness, bruising, or numbness in the treated area, but this is only temporary. Many patients have their treatment during a lunch break and return to work once it has finished.

Electrolysis or Laser - What’s the difference?

Electrolysis treats each hair follicle individually with a very fine, disposable, sterile probe to permanently destroy the follicle’s ability to reproduce, thereby eradicating hair growth on completion of the course of treatment.

Laser tends to treat large areas of skin using a laser or light-based lamp which can reduce hair growth, but not remove all of the hair permanently. It is termed hair reduction rather than hair removal. The two treatments can work well in conjunction with each other in some circumstances. Permanent hair removal with electrolysis requires a longer course of treatment but results in complete, permanent removal of all hair treated.

What treatments require a consultation?

Free consultations are required for Laser and Dermal filler.

What about product allergies?

We select our treatment products carefully. However if you know you have a problem with a particular product or ingredient, simply let your therapist know when you attend for your treatment and they will discuss alternatives.

Will I need a patch test before my treatment?

Yes, you need a consultation and patch test 48 hours before any Laser and Microblading treatment.

I’m pregnant/breast feeding – are there any treatments I shouldn’t have?

Any electrical treatments and skin peels should not be undertaken if you are pregnant.

If you have any other questions or queries please don’t hesitate to call on 01727 840111