See below for more details about laser hair removal and how the treatment works.
Polaris Laser Hair Removal
At Ambience, we offer Polaris Laser Hair Removal which is a non-invasive and extremely effective permanent reduction of unwanted hair growth. Methods such as:
shaving, waxing, chemical removal and electrolysis all have significant imitations and are not always effective. The Polaris Hair Removal systems can now offer a treatment which is more permanent and
efficient than any other treatments. Please note this laser is not a IPL. Requires a consultation and patch test, £30 which is refunded off of your first treatment.
Polaris Laser is a high-specification, medical type laser that can safely treat all skin types (including Asian and Afro Caribbean) to effectively achieve
permanent hair reduction without any harmful side effects. The Polaris Laser targets the concentrated melanin in the follicle directly, whilst preserving the surrounding tissue, enabling safe
treatment of all skin types. Most other lasers operate at shorter wavelengths, which target the melanin both in the hair and the skin, thus preventing the safe treatment of darker skins.
Until recently electrolysis has been the only reasonably permanent hair removal system in that it effectively destroyed the hair follicle. Laser treatments
have now come on the scene and can achieve similar results but treat much larger areas in one session.
How does the treatment work?
Hair grows in 3 stages, ANAGEN (active growth), CATAGEN (shedding) and TELOGEN (resting). The laser will only work on hair that is in the anagen
The laser energy is absorbed by melanin (colour) in the hair. It travels down the hair shaft and causes thermal damage to the follicle and so retards or
impedes further growth. The hair shaft may remain in the follicle after treatment but, it is damaged, it will fall out over a period of up to 21 days after treatment, or longer depending on the
individual. Further treatments are necessary to treat the next Anagen stage of the cycle which will be the growth of new hair rather than re-growth of old hair. For this reason after two or three
treatments a noticeable difference in the density of the new hair should be visible.
On lighter hair with darker skins more laser energy is required for effective results but with attendant risks of harmful and long-term side effects.
Consequently treatments work best with dark hair in light skins. Research has now shown that laser beams at a wavelength of 1064 nanometres pass through the skin safely and successfully target the
melanin in the hair follicle to destroy the follicle without damage to the surrounding tissue. The treatment will not work on very blonde, white or grey hair, as the hair does not contain enough
melanin for the laser to be effective.