Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

At Xodos we use the Soprano® ICE, made by Alma Lasers™ – the market leader in pain-free laser hair removal. Using In-Motion™ technology it glides over the skin for quick, effective treatments, and its built-in cooling system provides a treatment experience other lasers can only aspire to. It’s also safe for all skin types and colours; so you would be mad not to give it a try. Why suffer the pain of other types of hair removal? Just safe, cool, comfortable treatments for permanent hair reduction all over the body – a course of 8 treatments can reduce hair at an area by up to 80%!

FAQ's

The laser diode glides across the skin, constantly cooking with its chilled ICE tip. The laser light travels down to the hair follicles where the melanin (pigment) in the hair absorbs the laser light. This light is then converted to heat in the melanin, which in turn heats up the inside of the hair follicle. While the skin is kept cool, the inside of the hair follicle is heated up enough to destroy the growth mechanism within the hair shaft, and damages the blood flow to the follicle meaning that the body is unable to produce hair. Only hairs in an active growth phase will be destroyed, although hairs in other phases of the hair cycle may also be damaged. This leads to some hairs being destroyed completely, and others regrowing much softer and finer, so an improvement is seen with each treatment.

We all have a series of hair cycles, meaning that just one treatment will only remove one of the hair cycles. Al hair cycles must be targeted in order to get a good long-term result. We all have at least 8 hair cycles, most of us have more, and some body areas take more treatments than others – be very cautious if a clinic tells you that you only need 4 or 6 treatments! At Xodos we offer blocks of 8, as on average this can give up to 70-80% permanent reduction in any area, and we offer top-up blocks as well, as you may want to continue and get an even better result. The most important thing is to keep the right gap between treatments, which will be advised by your clinic – too long between treatments will meant hat the next hair cycle will start to come through before the previous one has been treated, and too short a gap will mean that not enough hair will have regrown from the last treatment. If a clinic tells you that you should be having body hair treated at 4 week gaps, they are misadvising you. Usually faces are treated between 4-6 weeks and body areas are between 6-8 weeks. This is only adjusted based on the individual.

The skin is shaved for a treatment, the smoother the skin the more comfortable the treatment will be. For a few days, the hair that is treated will start to be pushed out of the hair follicles so will appear to be continuing to grow. At around 10-19 days, all of the hair in the treatment area should fall out*. Around 15-20% of the hair follicles in any area should be permanently destroyed, and the rest of the actual hair will fall out as well. You should then be left with a period of around two weeks where you will have lovely smooth skin with no hair in this area, and then you will notice the next hair cycle start to emerge. After another two weeks or so, the hair will be ready to treat again.

(*response on the face may not appear in the same way, but results are still the same)

As it is important to regulate the hair cycles, and that it is the hair itself that causes the results to occur, it is vital that hair is not plucked, waxed or threaded between treatments. This disrupts the hair cycles, so more treatments will be needed, and the results of each treatment will be reduced as the hair will not be in the hair follicle to be treated. If hair has been regularly waxed or plucked, it will be necessary to leave the hair to regrow for a few weeks before starting on treatment, but it is fine to shave it during this time.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of pigment in grey hair, we will not be able to treat this colour of hair. Individual assessment is always worth doing, as a percentage of up to around 40% grey/white to dark hair is still often enough to give an acceptable result – and many people often realize that if they don’t start treating it now, the rest will inevitably follow as time goes on!

The design of the Soprano Ice is such that it would be virtually impossible to burn the skin – the treatment is very gentle, with the heat gradually building up, whilst keeping the skin chilled. There are no reports of any damage to skin or burns using a Soprano Ice Platform.

No! Most people comment that it feels like a warm massage, and we regularly have clients fall asleep during treatments! Occasionally one hair follicle may heat up more than the others and a small prickle can be felt, but nothing like the ‘hot rubber band snap’ of IPL treatments and other lasers. We constantly talk to our clients throughout a treatment, so they can tell us if it is getting warmer than they would like.

There has been much discussion about the efficacy of laser hair removal compared to more old fashioned electrolysis, and many old-schoolers believe that laser is not as effective as electrolysis for facial hair treatments. However the advances in lasers, specifically our amazing Soprano® ICE laser platform, have meant that long term results with laser hair removal are now showing to be more effective than electrolysis in most clients. Additionally, the Soprano has the advantage of being virtually pain free, and skin is not left red or sore after treatments, and there will be none of the scarring that can occur with electrolysis, and the risk of burning is virtually zero – something that cannot be said for most other laser platforms.

Prices vary depending on body area and number of treatments. We offer block-booking discounts on courses of 8 treatments, and top-up block bookings of 3 treatments. A small area such as a top lip starts at £45 per area per session, but all of our initial patch tests and consultations are free of charge* and we offer complementary review appointments with no obligation to book further treatments. We value our clients, and would always only want them to book if they are completely happy to proceed.

*subject to a refundable deposit

In short no – the hairs that are destroyed with each treatment are permanently destroyed. However, the body has many potential hair follicles that it may never choose to use, but as we are genetically programmed and hormonally driven to grow hair in certain places, no one can predict what your long term results will be. The key is to be persistent in the early days to get fully on top of it which will lead to much better long term results than just having a few treatments at sporadic intervals. Many people have an initial block of 8, then perhaps add a top up block of 3, which then will take them to needing only occasional top ups – often leading up to a lovely summer holiday! Faces an be a little more stubborn, as the body’s ability to grow hair here is much greater, and it seems much more determined to do so.

If you are still unsure, read some of our reviews – we will always be as honest as we can about what you can expect, but generally speaking our clients are delighted with the results that they get. Our testimonials speak for themselves!

There are only a handful of Soprano® ICE machines across the UK.

So take advantage of genuine pain-free hair removal courtesy of Xodos Aesthetics – right here in Lichfield, Staffordshire, conveniently situated for Cannock, Walsall, Rugeley, Burton and Sutton.

Just ask for a quote.

 

Treatment starts at £45 per area, per session, ask for full details.

Block booking discounts available in courses of 8 treatments. Ongoing discounts following the initial course may also be available for top up treatments, please ask for details.

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Sutton Coldfield Clinic

Aston Wood Golf Club
Blake Street
Little Aston
Sutton Coldfield
B74 4EU
0121 227 4111
clinic@xodosltd.co.uk
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat 9am-1pm

Lichfield Clinic Clinic

The Hexagon
Curborough Countryside Centre
Watery Lane
Lichfield
WS13 8ES
01543 415942
clinic@xodosltd.co.uk
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat 9am-1pm
Appointments outside these hours by arrangement only

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FSB Nursing & Midwifery Council Alma Lasers Defence Discount Service Pain-Free Hair-Free Soprano Ice
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