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Laser Hair Removal

At Anna Baker Aesthetics, I am delighted to be working with gold-standard laser technology-the Motus AY. This incredible technology is the only laser hair removal system to deliver two outstanding lasers; Alexandrite and Nd:YAG, thanks to its comfortable treatment settings for ALL skin types.

There are many unique benefits to the laser. Firstly, it uses a specialist new technology called Moveo, which is an advanced and intelligent approach in a new ‘pain free’ mode. With traditional Alexandrite laser systems, the treatment could be quite uncomfortable, yet highly effective. The Motus Moveo technology provides a solution to the discomfort by changing the way that the laser is reflected by the skin, without compromising the results. This cutting-edge technology has a strong safety record and is uniquely suitable for ALL skin types, as well as dense coarse hair, or thinner sparse hairs.

The Motus Moveo laser is the only technology that allows 755nm Alexandrite laser to be safely used across all skin types. Historically, darker skins have been restricted to different wavelengths, which has meant that the results may have been suboptimal. The Motus Moveo laser allows for more consistent results, thanks to the safe and customisable technology.

A test patch will be carried out at your consultation appointment. This is to judge how your skin may react to a full treatment. A test patch is a small trial area with similar hair and skin to the treatment site and allows us to assess how well the light energy is being absorbed, and whether the skin is responding as would be expected. We kindly ask for patients to note any redness or swelling and how long it takes to reduce following the test patch, as well as whether the skin blisters, or feels excessively hot, and for how long.

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A. This is a common concern that many patients have before they begin their laser hair removal journey. More traditional laser hair removal methods may have been more uncomfortable, but the Motus AY offers a more comfortable solution. We are delivering focused bursts of laser to the hair in the treatment area. Hair follicles which are in their growth stage absorb this energy as heat, which moves down the pigment into the follicle, which is the target. As a result, the heat damages the follicle and reduces the hair’s ability to grow back. Traditionally, laser hair removal feels like the snap of an elastic band against the skin. The Motus AY uses a sapphire cooling tip to soothe the surface of the skin during treatment to help protect against any uncomfortable sensations, burns, and pigmentation changes. The system uses different wavelengths to gradually heat up the skin to a temperature that damages the hair follicles to reduce and eliminate hair regrowth without harming the surrounding tissue. Cooling the skin provides great benefit, which is provided as part of treatment. Does laser hair removal hurt?

A. This will be discussed at your personalised consultation following a detailed assessment of the area(s) to be treated. We often recommend a minimum of 6 sessions to achieve long-lasting hair reduction and effective results. Your body hair goes through a resting and growth cycle, which means that the treatment is only effective on hairs that are in their growth phase. In light of this, it is always recommended to give a course of treatment to ensure that the hairs can be treated in all growth phases, to achieve the best possible results.

A. Prior to the area being treated, it should be free from make-up, perfume, deodorant and body/face creams. This includes avoiding using deodorant to underarms prior to treatment, if this is the area to be treated. It is important to avoid waxing, plucking, hair removal creams and bleaching for 1 month prior to hair removal treatments. Hair should be shaved before the appointment and be no longer than 1mm in length, and there must be no active or fake tan on any areas requiring treatment. The use of sunbeds or prolonged exposure to sunlight is not permitted 1 month prior to treatment. A minimum factor of SPF 30 should be applied to the area between treatments. An active tan must have completely faded before treatment can start, and fake tan must be completely removed prior to treatment. It is vitally important that you inform us of all medication (including over the counter) remedies/supplements that you may be taking at the consultation, as well as any changes with regard to these between appointments during the treatment course.

A. Cooling the skin may be required prior to, during and following the procedure. If the feeling of heat persists following treatment upon returning home, then a cooling can continue. Specific advice will be given at the time of your appointment, should this be required, but it is important to avoid applying cool packs, or ice, directly in contact with the skin. After treatment, the area is likely to appear red and raised with some tingling, which is perfectly normal and will settle. Swelling and bruising may also occur, this can vary depending upon the area and specific treatment being performed. Specific post-treatment advice will be tailored to you individually.

A. No, not in the same area as the area(s) being treated with laser hair removal, red veins, or pigmentation

A. Yes, this can be discussed and recommended on an individual basis.

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