Treatments

IPL Hair Removal | ND YAG Laser | Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal / IPL / ND YAG Laser Treatments

We offer a wide range of specialist treatments at the Harley Laser Clinic and have treated thousands of satisfied patients to date.  The success of our business has been built upon our excellent reputation for delivering world-class medical and cosmetic treatments in London, at extremely affordable prices.


In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the demand for laser hair removal services and across industry. We have seen a huge growth in this area and as such, have been able to stand head and shoulders above our counterparts with the extensive laser hair removal services we offer.   It was our initial specialism and remains today as our most popular treatment in our private clinic.

The Harley Laser Clinic are specialists in the laser hair removal procedure; we have developed a cutting-edge protocol for our clients.  Through the use of IPL hair removal and the extraordinary Nd: YAG laser we can now offer our clients exceptional hair removal results.  Our extensive experience has proven that by using these two lasers together, in unison, we achieve simply remarkable results for our clients.

Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin

The treatment mentioned above is especially effective for treating clients who wish to have laser hair removal for all types of dark skin.  We have decades of experiences treating clients who have either dark hair, dark skin, or both.  Our Nd: YAG laser is specifically suited to this type of treatment and will get you the results you are seeking in the most effective way.

With so many different ways to remove hair, it can be difficult to know which is the best option to choose.  When we consider options such as shaving, waxing, threading, electrolysis, and plucking – all of these present their challenges.  Some people might be particularly sensitive to the pain, hair growth might come back stronger and thicker than before, or there could be potential scarring.  There are also the time constraints to consider as well – how long will these methods last for, with shaving for example, often within a day the hair has already started to return.

Laser Hair Removal services by our specialists are probably the most effective way to remove hair permanently in comparison with any of the above-listed options.


Male Laser Hair Reduction

Male Laser Hair Removal
Hair Removal For Men from The Harley Laser Clinic

Male hair removal services have been demanded more over recent years than ever before.  Men generally will now take more care and focus more attention on their individual presentation and appearance.  At our clinic, the many male patients that visit us for hair removal services have been somewhat dissatisfied with shaving and waxing and have sought us out, to provide treatments for them, which give more permanent and long lasting results.   The modern man is seeking to reduce hair growth in specific areas, by using a non-invasive treatment, which provides him with permanent hair removal, in a fast and effective way.

Male Laser Hair Reduction

There are many reasons why thousands of men have come to our clinic for laser hair reduction services.  For some, the reason is purely cosmetic, for others, it is much more about comfort.  Many men prefer to have a neat and straight-cut appearance, whether this is to make them more presentable for business or otherwise, it is a driving factor for this treatment.   Other men, who have come to our clinic for hair removal services, have told us it is because their hair has become uncomfortable to live with, causing irritation to areas of their body.

Having a professional hair removal service for men has enabled our patients to have smoother feeling skin and a much more manageable care routine.  The most frequently visited areas for us have been: the face, shoulders, back, buttocks, scrotum, neck, ears and the legs.

All of our hair reduction services for men are carried out by professionally certified male practitioners.

Female Hair Removal

Female Laser Hair Removal

Female Hair Removal Services

Hair removal has become commonplace for females, especially over the past couple of decades.  There are sometimes health conditions which can cause increased or abnormal hair growth such as PCOS, thyroid or hormonal imbalances.

Personal appearances are important for ladies; it can significantly affect how a woman feels about themselves and also impact upon their confidence as well.  The Harley Laser Clinic work with an organisation called www.pcostreatment.co.uk. If you are referred by your GP, with a referral letter from the linked website, we will give you a discounted rate; this is specifically for women who are diagnosed with PCOS.

Laser Hair Removal for Women

If you are looking for the best laser hair removal services for women in London, then you have come to the right place.  We have the very best practitioners and the latest and greatest technologies within our private practice for administering laser hair removal services effectively.

Comparatively, our rates are very affordable, and our results are proven.  This is the most effective way to permanently remove unwanted hair from your face or body.

Treatment Procedure
What to expect

Step 1: You will be seen by a specialist laser consultant for an initial consultation meeting. We will assess your medical history; and tailor your treatment according to both your skin and hair type, as well as carrying out a physical observation examination.

Step 2: The test patch. To observe any adverse reactions.

Step 3: Your initial laser treatment. A cooling gel is applied to the treatment area.

Step 4: The crystal waveguide is applied to the skin and pulses of light are given.

Step 5: Once the whole laser treatment area is covered with the pulse light; the gel is removed.

Step 6: Aftercare advice is always provided to ensure the treatment is fully successful.

Laser Hair Removal – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

  • What is laser hair removal?
  • Is laser hair removal safe?
  • What is the duration of the laser treatment?
  • Laser Hair Removal Results
What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a permanent hair removal treatment that is FDA approved. It has been medically proven to reduce hair growth.  There are a wide range of places on the body where it is known to be effective and it has become increasingly popular over the past decade as a way in which people, both male and female can reduce their hair growth significantly.  Hair growth is reduced significantly, and also grows back much slower and finer than before.

Is laser hair removal safe?

At the Harley Laser Clinic, we use a laser system which is FDA approved.  We are also fully registered with the Healthcare Commission, who are a governing body that is responsible for the monitoring of independent clinics and hospitals across the UK.

The wavelengths of the light, which is produced by the laser, are specifically designed to disable the hair follicles only.  Lasers have been used within the medical profession for many years and there have been no long-term side effects reported.

What is the duration of the laser treatment?

Once the laser treatment has taken place, the hair on the affected area will usually take 7-14 days to shed from the skin.  You would normally expect the first re-growth to occur around one month after this.   Because of these timescales, we normally advise leaving around 4-6 weeks between treatment sessions.

It is perfectly normal for people to require around 6-9 different sessions, if the area has not been previously treated, to achieve the optimum results.  It can vary from person to person, and also the size of the area being treated.

Laser Hair Removal Results

Following each laser hair removal session, you are further along towards your goal of permanent hair removal.  You will see a decrease in the hair growth following each treatment.  As everyone is different, the results will differ from person to person, but rest assured; you will have visible results after just one session.

  • Why is laser hair removal better than other hair removal methods?
  • Who is laser hair removal suitable for?
  • Is laser hair removal painful?
Why is laser hair removal better than other hair removal methods?

There are many different options when it comes to hair removal.  Waxing, threading, shaving, sugaring amongst others – all of which are temporary. Laser hair removal is the only proven method to reduce hair growth permanently.  The hair that does grow back comes back finer, lighter and slower than before, unlike some of the options mentioned above, which can cause hair to become thicker, and also return quicker.  If your goal is permanent hair removal, then the answer is laser hair removal.

Who is laser hair removal suitable for?

It is suitable for adults, both male and female.  A patch test and a full consultation is always carried out before any treatment being offered as this will look thoroughly at your skin and hair type to ascertain the optimum laser settings.

It is suitable for a number of different areas on the body which include; back, face, neck, ears, chest, shoulders, underarms, legs, hands, feet, genital areas, arms and buttocks.

Laser hair removal is not effective on red, grey or white hair.

Is laser hair removal painful?

At The Harley Laser Clinic, we use the latest and greatest technology and devices.   Our laser hair removal machine has an integrated cooling element, which makes the treatment much more comfortable.  The pulsed light sensation has a hot and cold sting that is very quick.  You will get to experience this beforehand at the patch test to ensure that you are fully aware of what it will feel like and that you know exactly what to expect.

Immediately after the treatment, it is perfectly normal to experience some redness or slight swelling to the skin, but don’t worry, this will subside within a couple of hours.   If you have exceptionally sensitive skin, it may take a few days to subside; we always recommend Aloe Vera gel afterwards as it gives a wonderfully soothing effect while restoring the skin cells.

  • How does laser hair removal actually work?
  • What are the reasons and causes of excessive hair growth?
  • What aftercare do you provide after a laser hair removal treatment?
How does laser hair removal actually work?

Using a pulsed light, hair is removed from the specified area of the body.  This type of treatment has been practised since 1997.   Treatments are always performed by a trained laser practitioner who will direct the sapphire crystal glass carefully onto the treatment area.  It is the pulse from the laser machine which heats up the follicles and denatures them from producing hair.  The special part of this treatment is contained within the energy that is produced from the crystal glass, this gets absorbed by the melanin within the hair and penetrates deeply, reaching the follicles that lie just underneath the skin.  This energy safely heats the hair shaft, destroying it, causing no damage to the tissue whatsoever.

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What are the reasons and causes of excessive hair growth?

Some of the main causes of excessive hair growth are due to pregnancy, thyroid issues, hormone imbalances, a side-effect of medication, ageing, steroids, excessive testosterone, or they can simply be hereditary.

Before commencing any laser treatment, patients with excessive hair growth in uncommon areas are encouraged to investigate any underlying medical conditions.

Harley Laser Clinic work with an organisation called www.pcostreatment.co.uk. If you are referred by your GP, with a referral letter from the linked website, we will give you a discounted rate; this is specifically for women who are diagnosed with PCOS.

What aftercare do you provide after a laser hair removal treatment?

Following on from your treatment, we always advise our clients to avoid direct heat, or heat simulation, such as hot baths, saunas, hot tubs, sunbeds and steam.  It is also imperative that you do not undertake any cardiovascular exercise too, as this will heat up your skin.

Swimming pools are also to be avoided because of the chlorinated water.  Perfumes, lotions, make-up, deodorant and aftershave should not be used on the treated area for at least 24 hours.

The wearing of tight clothing should also be avoided for 48 hours as this can aggravate the area as well.  The one and only product we advise our client to use after a session is Aloe Vera gel.

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