Laser Hair Reduction
Have a problem with unwanted hair on your body?
Laser hair reduction is a gentle, non-invasive long-term solution to unwanted hair for women and men. Reducing hair from virtually any part of your body, treatment will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, free from painful in-growing hairs.
These treatments either use laser or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) systems, which are clinically proven to treat unwanted hair safely in all skin types, from dark Afro-Caribbean skin to fair skin.
We are able to offer you tailor-made treatments depending on your skin and hair colour, giving clients permanent, rewarding results to boost self-esteem and confidence.
What are the benefits?
Laser hair reduction works by destroying the base of the hair follicle which is the source of new hair growth. A short burst of light energy is delivered onto the skin surface by the laser or IPL. The melanin (colour pigment) in the hair absorbs the light and converts this energy into heat. If the hair is in its growth stage, the heat will travel down the hair follicle to the root and destroy the germination centre preventing regrowth.
What is the downtime?
This treatment does not require any downtime. You may return to normal activities straight after your treatment.
Are there any possible side effects?
The treated area may appear slightly red, raised and feel warm for a few hours. Slight swelling may occur on occasion, bruising is rare but can happen (associated with vascular treatments). Treatment on vascular areas or pigmentation may darken immediately after treatment – this is part of the healing process and will improve over a few days.
How many treatments do I need for best results?
Treatment time varies depending on the area being treated – this will be explained during your consultation. Multiple treatments are required to ensure all hairs are treated effectively.
Before any treatment, Aspire will undertake a full review of your medical health and medication. Do not remove the hair using any other method of hair removal for 4 weeks and do not bleach the hair.
Avoid sun exposure and sunbeds for one month, ensuring SPF 30 minimum is used every day on areas to be treated.
Avoid the use of fake tan or gradual tanning creams for 2 weeks before.
Laser and IPL cannot be applied to an area that has undergone any type of electrical facial/body treatment, chemical peel or microneedling and injectables two weeks prior to treatment.
Subsequent treatments will require you to shave or trim hair prior to treatments.
Aspire Aesthetics is a professional training clinic for undergraduate students studying the Aesthetic Practitioner degree at University College Birmingham, which offers cutting-edge non-surgical treatments at a fraction of the usual cost.
Our trainee aestheticians are supervised by highly-qualified lecturers with a wealth of industry experience and undergo thorough training before undertaking client treatments. As the students are continually learning and honing their skills, please bear in mind that on some occasions treatments may take longer than stated. If you have any further questions about how the treatments are performed, please feel free to call us on 0121 232 4238.
Consultation and patch test
Before we can perform this treatment, you will need to come in for a consultation and patch test. During this, we will assess your needs and perform your requested treatment on a small area to check for suitability and ensure there are no adverse skin reactions. Please allow up to one hour on top of the treatment time for this.
Book your appointment
Please be aware, as we are a training clinic, some treatments are only offered on certain days of the week or at certain times in the academic calendar. Please enquire for more information.
To book an appointment, please call our clinic reception on 0121 232 4238. Alternatively, you can complete our online booking enquiry form and a member of the team will be in contact. We do receive a high volume of email enquiries, so please allow up to 2 working days for a response.
Please note that our clinic is usually open Monday-Friday, during term time only. We are closed over the Christmas and Easter holidays, and for Reading Week in October and March. For full details, please ask a member of the team when booking your appointment.