Skin Deep Laser and Beauty Clinic operates out of a beauty salon in Headingley, Leeds. We offer a full range of services covering everything from facial treatments to skin tag removal. Two of our most sought-after services are laser hair removal and electrolysis hair removal. Many of our clients face issues with unwanted body hair and come to us for help because we have our own medical-grade equipment onsite.
Some of this equipment helps us in the delivery of treatments for the face and body, and electrolysis has long been established as one of the most effective treatments for removing skin tags.
How do laser and electrolysis hair removal techniques work, and which is the best option for you?
Unlike laser hair removal, which best suits black or brown hair, electrolysis hair removal works well with any type of hair colour and is approved by the BASA as a permanent removal technique.
Beauty salons and clinics in Headingley, and those across the UK, are now investing more money than ever before into medical-grade electrolysis systems so that they can offer their client bases a wider range of hair removal and facial treatments.
Skin tag removal is another benefit of using electrolysis.
The principle behind this treatment is a process called selective photo-thermolysis. This treatment targets light-reactive elements, known as chromophores. These can include water, blood or melanin, and the process works using a laser (or an alternative light source) with a set wavelength or colour. Melanin is the target for hair removal.
Whereas electrolysis hair removal, skin tag removal and facial beauty treatments require four to eight appointments over a four- to six-week period, our beauty salon recommends six to nine treatments for those who choose laser hair removal.
An alternative option to laser and electrolysis procedures is IPL. Keep in mind that IPL is not as effective for removing hair or skin tags, but it is an excellent choice for those in Headingley who wish to diminish the appearance of:
It is one of the most effective choices for facial treatments because of its light source.
IPL is a broad-spectrum light, and visible to the naked eye, whereas lasers only offer a single wavelength of light. This makes the precision of IPL treatments more suited to targeting melanin, ideal for work undertaken over smaller areas.