Excessive or unsightly body hair can be upsetting for both men and women. There can be many reasons to having excessive hair from hormonal conditions, age and sometimes hereditary. There are a variety of methods to remove unwanted hair such as waxing, shaving, electrolysis and threading, but none of these are permanent. The only medically proven treatment for the removal of unwanted facial and body hair with long lasting results is laser hair removal. We treat all skin types and even tanned skin. Most parts of the face and body can be treated. The most common areas in women are the face, neck, arms, underarms, bikini, nipples, tummy and legs, and for men, the face, neck, back and chest.
At MBA Clinic we pride ourselves for having the most advanced medical laser systems in the industry .The diode laser is proven to be the most effective hair removal device in the world.
The aim of the treatment is to destroy the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding tissue. This is done by heating the follicle to a destructive temperature. First you will be given a skin test which involves testing a small area of skin to see how it responds. Generally patients are seen 48 hours later to assess the effect on the skin, and this can be used as a guide to optimise treatment.
If you are having laser treatment, you will be asked to shave the area prior to treatment. You will be given darkened glasses to wear to protect your eyes from the light and cool gel will be applied to the area to be treated, and the nurse will then work systematically over the area with the hand piece. There may be a slight smell of burning, but this is quite normal and treatments can last from a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area to be treated.