Excess Hair:
Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

How Can I Reduce/Prevent Excess Hair? Plus Icon

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.

Can I Get Rid Of Excess Hair Permanently? Plus Icon

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.

What Is Laser Hair Removal? Plus Icon

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.

Can Men Have Laser Hair Removal? Plus Icon

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. Sk:n offer specialist laser hair removal for men treatments. 

Can I remove any hair with laser hair removal? Plus Icon

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.

What results will I see with laser hair removal? Plus Icon

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.

How Long Will The Results Last? Plus Icon

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.

Treatment for excess hair

Laser Hair Removal
sk:n offers the gold standard when it comes to Laser Hair Removal, giving you the longest lasting and most effective results of all hair removal methods. Upon your consultation, your practitioner will advise you of the best option for your individual case.

Laser Hair Removal works by targeting the hair follicles with a high beam laser. The laser beam is pulsed over the skin in the area being treated, ensuring that every hair has been targeted across each session. After a few days, the hairs fall out from the root so there are no prickly patches or ingrown hairs. The treatment is suitable for both the face and body, and is designed to treat all skin types and tones. The treatment works particularly well on coarse, dark hair.

Our use of the most advanced lasers mean we are first choice for doctors when recommending patients with darker skin tones. We are able to match the right laser to your skin tone then calibrate it exactly to reduce any risk of burning or other side effects. sk:n’s track record of safe, effective laser treatments is the highest in the industry.

Find out more about Laser Hair Removal

Here at sk:n we have a range of treatments designed to help you get the results you want.

Our specialist doctors and nurses can recommend the best path for you to take.

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