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Excess Hair

Excess hair refers to unwanted body and facial hair. We all have hair on almost every part of our bodies, but some people have more than others. This can be embarrassing, distressing and difficult to manage, for both men and women.

Excess hair (particularly in women) can be a symptom of a hormonal condition such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Sometimes excess hair growth has no identifiable cause; this tends to be more common in skin types from a Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and South Asian background. It can also be hereditary.

Laser hair removal

is an FDA-approved treatment, giving a long-term hair reduction of up to 90%.

You can expect to see the best results with a course of treatments, after which the hair will have been reduced dramatically and the skin left silky-smooth.

Fed up of constantly waxing or shaving your legs? Well, Laser Hair Removal could be the answer. It offers an effective and affordable long-term solution to unwanted hair and can take as little as 10 minutes with results visible from the very first treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of hair removal solutions which can be used at home. These offer only temporary results and can be painful, messy and time-consuming. Shaving is the quickest and easiest method of hair removal but can result in shaving rash, ingrown hairs and irritation, which isn’t ideal if you are removing hair from your face. Bleaching doesn’t remove the hair, but will make it lighter and less noticeable. Bleaching isn’t advised for very sensitive skin types as it may irritate the skin. It’s also not really effective if you have dark skin because it could make the hair more noticeable.

Waxing, plucking or threading all involve pulling the hair out from the root, so can reduce hair growth if carried out on a regular basis. The downside is they can be painful and difficult to do yourself. They can also lead to folliculitis, which is inflammation of the hair follicles. Hair removal creams work by dissolving the hair with a type of acid. They are popular because they don’t cause stubble, but can irritate some sensitive skin types. Epilators are electrical hair removal devices which pluck out the individual hairs with lots of tiny tweezer-type mechanisms, which are built into the handheld device. They provide more long-term results than shaving, but can be painful and cause folliculitis.

There is no way to completely remove all unwanted hair permanently – but there are methods which provide a permanent reduction. Even when the hair follicle is damaged or destroyed via laser or electrolysis, hormonal changes can cause new follicles to develop, meaning hair will grow in that area. Laser Hair Removal is one of the most effective and long-lasting solutions for hair removal as it targets the individual follicles and is administered through a course of treatments.

The treatment uses brief pulses of light energy to damage hair follicles, preventing regrowth. This gives the most effective, longest lasting hair removal results available.

Yes. One of the reasons laser hair removal is ideal for men is that it works equally well across the entire body and has long-lasting results. From a few unwanted tufts, to an entire back, chest or stomach, laser hair removal is efficient and effective. Charmelle London offer specialist laser hair removal for men treatments.

The lasers used in this treatment are very precise so can be used to remove hair on the face, underarms, bikini line / Brazilian, back, chest, neck, hands, legs, feet – anywhere on the body where the hair has enough pigment to attract the laser light, even very sensitive areas.

The treatment is FDA approved to give a long-term hair reduction of up to 90%. You can expect to see the best results with a course of treatments, after which the hair will have been reduced dramatically and the skin left silky-smooth.

In most cases the results will be permanent, however if you suffer from acne after having acne scarring treatment there is a risk that new scars will form, and you will require further treatment.

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