|Plate Laser Machine with safety goggles|
Sk:n Clinics have two types of lasers: pin-point lasers and plate lasers. At the start of my treatments I was having the pin-point laser but now I have moved clinic I am having my treatments with the plate laser. The plate is placed against the treatment area and because it's so large it can zap larger areas in just one shot. The plate is really cooling against the skin and the procedure is really quick, it takes around one minute to treat my entire upper lip and only around six to eight 'shots' of laser. The plate is also near-painless, as you increase your treatments you also increase in the strength of the laser which can cause an increase in discomfort - I'm on a 32/35 strength and would describe the feeling as similar to a quick flicking of an elastic band, the laser treatment is so quick you barely have time to notice it. After the treatment my skin is a little red but not at all inflamed or irritated, the redness goes down by the time I've left the clinic and I'm ready to continue with my day.
With Laser Hair Removal you can't expect to see immediate results but over time you will begin to notice a difference, this is why you need to be committed to treatments, I attend my clinic once every month. After my first two treatments I noticed the hair growing slower and after my third treatment I noticed the hair growing back thinner too. What amazes me is that up until just before my fourth treatment I didn't need to remove any hair in the area (which usually I would do once every couple of weeks) because it was growing so slow and so thin that it isn't noticeable. I'd say by my fourth treatment I've had a 60% reduction in hair, which is a great result at just four treatments! I'll be updating you on how my final treatments go and what the final results are in due course.
You can locate your nearest sk:n clinic here, prices of your course vary depending on the area you choose for treatment, which can be found here. The upper lip treatment I am receiving prices at £72 for a single treatment, £346 for 6 treatments, and £432 for 8 treatments (*). All treatments receive an inclusive consultation.