Excess hair can be unsightly, difficult or inconvenient to remove, and grows back quickly. Shaving, waxing and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a regular basis. Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal is the only clinically proven treatment available for laser hair removal. At ReWork Skin Clinic in Sheffield we use both a Laser and Intense Pulsed Light system for permanent hair removal, enabling us to treat all skin types. Your skin is safe in our hands.
Whether you have fair or dark hair, we have a laser hair removal solution for you. We offer a choice of 3 different laser and IPL hair removal equipment handpieces which we use to tailor make your personal plan to smooth and perfect skin.
We offer a safe long-term solution to unwanted, excess hair for both men and women. Treatment is suitable for the face and body, is quick and results can be seen after just a few sessions.
Pricing starts from £30, drop us a message to book in your free consultation.
How it works
A short burst of light is fired at the skin’s surface. Light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft, where it heats and destroys the hair. If the hair is in the growth stage, the heat is transmitted down the hair shaft to the base of the follicle and to the cells lining the follicle shaft, causing their destruction.
Hair caught in the growth stage will not grow again. Other follicles which are not actively growing may produce new hair. These follicles will need to be targeted in the growth stage to effect follicle damage.
Prior to Treatment
Prior to your first treatment a FREE consultation and patch test are required.
Hair must be trimmed within 24 hours prior to a treatment.
It’s important to avoid waxing, plucking, epilating or bleaching between treatments.
During treatment you will be made to feel comfortable and will find the whole process relaxing.
Laser hair removal targets the active hair follicle using brief pulses of light energy. The laser light is absorbed by melanin in the hair follicle and prevents any regrowth from happening. The process is completely safe and leaves the surrounding tissue unharmed.
Aftercare advice will be given and tailored to your specific skin needs and you will leave the clinic able to immediately continue with your day.
Each hair has its own growth cycle, so you may need several treatments to remove all of the hair, usually within two weeks the active hairs will start to fall out.
The course of treatments are usually spaced at four to eight week intervals, depending on which area is treated.
What system is used at ReWork Skin Clinic?
We use a medically CE marked Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system approved by the NHS – the Lynton Lumina®, which enables us to treat all skin types.
The Lumina offers the most advanced treatments currently available, providing the very best balance of clinical results, speed of treatment and client comfort.
How does the treatment feel?
Treatment sensation varies but is often described as 'a flick of an elastic band'. Typically, no anaesthetic is required and most clients describe the sensation as moderate and tolerable.
Are there any side effects?
The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may be swollen and bumpy but this usually subsides within a few hours. Unwanted reactions are rare but may include a small blister or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.
Is laser/IPL hair removal permanent?
Yes. Actively growing hair follicles will be destroyed. However as with all depilation methods, only actively growing follicles are affected, so dormant or ‘resting’ hair follicles may start to produce hair at a later time. This ‘new growth’ (not re-growth) would need to be treated in the same manner.
How many treatments are necessary?
Only hair that is actively growing is affected, therefore multiple treatments are needed. Treatment should take place every 4 - 8 weeks, depending on the area treated until a satisfactory result is seen. The required number of treatments varies, but typically 6 or more treatments are needed for optimum results.
What is the consultation procedure prior to treatment?
A consultation is conducted in which a medical history form is completed to confirm suitability for treatment. This is also a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. Before treatment commences you must provide written consent and a small test patch will be carried out.
Should anyone avoid this treatment?
The treatment should be avoided by anyone who is:
Hypersensitive to light
Suffering from live cold sores in the treatment area
Suffering from vitiligo (skin pigment loss)
A full medical history will be taken prior to any treatment being offered to exclude any problems.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Most people are suitable for treatment. Best results are often achieved with clients who have fair skin and dark hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a high concentration of melanin. Fair hair, however, contains less melanin and is harder to treat. We recommend a consultation with your clinician to ascertain if the treatment will be successful for you. Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for treatment.