One of the most popular forms of treatments involves a laser, whether that be laser hair removal or a laser carbon peel. There are many benefits to having laser beauty treatments, and while they may be slightly more costly than your average face mask, they hold power to provide you with long-lasting effects. Nowadays, there have been exceptional advancements in laser treatments, and while one laser may removal tattoos or hair from the body, others can provide you with the perfect monthly pick me up to rejuvenate the skin and provide you with a youthful glow. If you have been reading up on laser treatments or are following suit of your favourite public figure, then it is important to make sure that you understand the treatments in detail and everything that you must consider before booking to ensure it is safe for your skin type.
Laser Beauty Treatments: All You Need To Know
Many people believe that laser treatments are dangerous and damaging to the skin, but this could not be any further from the truth. The lasers used for these treatments have been specifically designed to provide you with the best results possible while remaining safe. Additionally to this, when you seek the assistance of a professional such as our highly regarded team, then you can rest assure that you are in good hands. Not only does the professional know how to complete the treatment safely, but you are also guaranteed a treatment with the safest and most up to date equipment. So, to ease some fears and to help you understand more about laser beauty treatments, we have pieced together a guide including the following information:
- Benefits of Laser Beauty Treatments
- What To Consider Before Your Treatment
- Types Of Laser Beauty Treatments
If you’re not a fan of shaving your legs or you find that your heavy creams and excessive homemade face masks don’t seem to be doing the trick, then it may be time to consider laser beauty treatments. Everything ranging from laser hair removal and tattoo removal to rejuvenating laser carbon peels have been well designed and perfected to offer you smooth skin and a youthful appearance. Lasers have the ability to remove unwanted substance without causing damage to the skin; all it takes is just a few treatment sessions for excellent results.
Regardless of the treatment you choose to undertake with our team, there are an abundance of benefits that you can take full advantage off. Some examples of these benefits include the following:
- Precision – a laser provides you with a more accurate finish. This is particularly useful when attempting to remove a tattoo or reduce fine lines.
- Fast – the treatment is relatively fast, and depending on what you wish to achieve and the treatment you book in for, it can only take a few sessions before you see the best results.
- Reductions – in some cases, you will see immediate reductions in hair, pigments in tattoos and dilated pores.
- Confidence – treatments can help to make you feel more confident in your appearance, whether that be through glowing skin or not having to worry about hair in unwanted places.
- Saves Time – laser treatments can help to save you time completing other tasks such as shaving, which may have to be completed around every three days depending on hair growth.
Before you have your treatment, there are a few things that you must consider. During your consultation, you will be taken through the possible side effects of each treatment to ensure that you fully understand potential outcomes as well as testing to see if you are suitable for the treatment. Each laser treatment will come with its own risks, all of which are extremely minimal, but it is important to understand whether you could potentially be at risk of extreme side effects. Here are the two main types of laser treatments and the questions you should ask yourself:
While laser removal treatments are designed to ensure you have minimal pain as possible, depending on where the treatment is being completed and how sensitive your skin is will determine how painful it can be. It is, therefore, wise to think about whether you are able to handle this pain, as each session is around 40 minutes long, and it could take multiple sessions to achieve your desired results. That leads us on to another thing that you will need to consider; time. Patience is key when undergoing laser removal treatments, and it is important to note that you may not see visible results after the first session. This means that you will need to plan the time that you will be having your treatments and the best time of the year that may be. For example, laser hair removal is best completed before the summer season as it allows you to enjoy your smooth skin and makes it easier to avoid the sun for the first 24 hours after your treatment.
Other things that you will need to consider about your treatment include the following:
- No gym for 24 hours
- After care routine will need to be obtained for fast recovery
- The price will differ depending on the number of sessions required
- The treatments are not suitable for all skin tones and hair colours
The main thing that you will need to consider when it comes to laser facial treatment is whether your skin is suitable for the treatment. If you have sensitive skin or have skin conditions, then you will need to speak with our professional team about whether your skin will be able to handle the lasers without causing damage or harm. Additionally, if you have a dark skin tone, then you will also need to consult with our team before the treatment, as the laser used can affect skin pigmentation on darker tones. Other than these considerations, laser facial treatments are relatively straightforward and have little side effects.
Depending on what you are after, there are a few treatments that can lend a hand, whether that be to remove unwanted substance from the skin or to make you feel radiant and confident with your skin. There are different types of laser beauty treatments, including:
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is perfect for those that no longer want the hassle of having to shave or wax their legs, and can act as an almost permanent solution, with you only requiring a top-up every couple of years to ensure that hairs do not grow back. This treatment can be completed on various locations of the body, including the legs, arms, armpits, upper lip and bikini line. Not only can it remove hair, but it also makes the skin feel smooth and minimises ingrown hairs which can be painful and uncomfortable.
Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair and destroying the follicle causing it to be permanently removed and, therefore, reducing and eliminating hair growth. The tool that is used emits deep into the skin while the tip cools the surface of the skin to minimise the intensity of heat for a more comfortable experience. You can find out more about how laser hair removal works, and some common questions asked over on Elle.
During your hair removal consultation, you will be asked questions that will determine whether you are suitable for the treatment and will be given advice on how many sessions you will require. Usually, laser hair removal is best on those with dark hair and light skin as the laser works by penetrating the hair follicle, and if it is unable to detect the hair, then it is unable to successfully eliminate it from the skin. However, this does not mean that if you have dark skin or light hair that you will be unable to undertake this treatment. For those that have darker skin and lighter hair, you can expect to have more treatments before you notice visible results, and you may require more sessions. However, if you have concerns about this and would like to discuss your options, then please do not hesitate to contact our team about our laser hair removal in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.
Laser Tattoo Removal
Laser tattoo removal works in a similar way as laser hair removal, but instead of targeting the hair, it targets the pigment in the skin that you want to remove. It is important to note that this treatment will leave a temporary reddish scar when the treatment is first complete, but this will fade with time. The laser works by producing pulses of light energy into the skin which is then absorbed by the pigment in the tattoo; as the tattoo absorbs the laser, it then heats up and shatters into tiny fragments.
There are a few things that you will need to keep in mind when undertaking a tattoo removal treatment. For example:
- Fast Tattoo Removal – it is important that you do not book in for fast laser tattoo removal, such as a quick session or booking in appointments too close together. The skin is unable to heal and will, therefore, be more likely to scar.
- Takes Around 8-15 Sessions – depending on the size of the tattoo, the pigment, and your skin tone, it can take anywhere between 8 and 15 sessions for the tattoo to be fully removed. This means that depending on the tattoo, you may be looking at a slightly more expensive treatment. However, only our experts in laser tattoo removal in Milton Keynes will be able to inform how many sessions you may require.
- Removal Varies – the colour of your tattoo determines how easy it is to remove and how many sessions you will require before it is fully removed. For example, older ink and black ink are easier to remove.
If you would like to know more about what to expect from a laser tattoo removal session, then we suggest taking a look at Cosmopolitan.
Laser Carbon Peel
The laser used to complete laser tattoo and hair removal are completely different from the one used for the laser carbon peel. This treatment involves a two-step process whereby a carbon lotion is applied to the skin and a 1060mm wavelength laser creates controlled thermal damage to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. The second part of the treatment involves the removal of the carbon lotion, which is completed using a specialist laser. The laser helps to break down the carbon into small particulars which helps to destroy the carbon, remove dead skin cells and oil while perfecting impurities. This is a spectacular treatment for those wishing to create a youthful glow, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin.
A laser carbon peel takes about 30 minutes, and the results you wish to achieve will depend on how many treatments you book in for. For example, if you are trying to diminish the signs of ageing or wish to reduce the appearance of blemishes, then booking in every few weeks until you have achieved your results will be ideal. On the other hand, for those that are looking to rejuvenate the skin and bring a healthy glow, then a laser carbon peel once a month is the perfect pick me up!
Find Your Perfect Laser Treatment
There are an abundance of benefits to using laser treatments, and these benefits are heightened when treatments are completed by a professional and highly trained team. Whether you would like to remove a tattoo, replenish your skin or reduce time spent removing hair, then the Bianco Beauty team are here to lend you a helping hand. Our team are highly trained in laser treatments, providing you with a safe experience and exceptional results. Please feel free to contact the team for more information about our services, or book in a consultation to speak with our specialists!