Skin Deep Laser Clinic

Laser Hair and Tattoo Removal Specialist in Kent. The Skin Deep Laser Clinic is based in Tenterden and covers the whole of Kent. Skindeep Laser Clinic offers a professional and personalised service specialising in pain-free laser hair removal for men and women as well as anti ageing treatments (both laser and non-lasers). For more information or to book an appointment call Lisa on - 07547 477300.

Contact Info

49 Henley Fields, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6EL

Mobile: 07547 477300

Laser Hair Removal Treatment

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Laser Hair Removal by Formalight

Skin Deep Laser Clinic offers Formalight Laser Hair Removal in Tenterden, Kent.
Formalight is one of the most up-to-date forms of cosmetic or aesthetic surgery around.
Having made its name as the next generation of safe and effective skin treatment, the Formalight now stands as one of the most prominent names on the cosmetic treatment market. It gives you everything that you could possibly need to start making a difference to how you look and feel, starting with today.

What Can Formalight Be Used For?

  • Hair removal of any kind
  • Skin rejuvenation on the face
  • Acne and associated scarring
  • Vascular or pigmented lesions

Each of these problems can be quite draining to your self-confidence and leave you with visible cosmetic conditions that need to be dealt with as soon as possible. When this problem occurs you should really consider looking into treatment with Skindeep Laser Clinic. We can provide you with all the help that you need in getting the treatment booked in and started with the help of medical experts who know just what they are doing.

Using what is known as an Ultra Short Pulse tech, you can easily transform your looks with an effective treatment program that changes to fit your own skin type. With complete control over the width and the power of the pulse, we can adapt your body to make the changes that you feel most uncomfortable about.

The following instructions should be followed closely to make sure that your next treatment can go ahead as planned. Please note that some conditions are not suitable for IPL Treatments, such as Light-Induced Epilepsy, Porphyria, and pregnant women. Persons taking photo-sensitive medication or undergoing treatment for certain medical conditions may also not be suitable for IPL treatment. Red, white, and blonde hair cannot be treated due to the lack of melanin.

Before Your Treatment

  • Do not expose the skin to UV light (sun exposure or the use of tanning beds) or self tan (lotions, gels, spray etc) for at least 4 weeks before and/or between your IPL treatments.
  • Do not depilate with waxing, plucking, or threading before and/or between IPL treatments. shaving is preferred. Please do not touch the hair growth for 2 days before your next appointment so that the hair growth can be noted. Please note that hair may be trimmed by the therapist prior to the treatment.
  • Do not use bleaching creams, or perfumed products (e.g. aromatherapy oils) for 24-48 hrs before treatment sessions.
  • Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water immediately before an IPL treatment session.
  • Avoid exfoliating, microdermabrasion, or peels for 1 week before treatment sessions.
  • Keep the area to be treated clean and dry.
  • Hydrate the body by drinking plenty of water.
  • Protect the skin from sun exposure with suitable clothing and use of sun block SPF 30+ before first treatment and between subsequent treatment sessions.
  • Before your next IPL treatment session you should:
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing.
  • Do NOT use sun-blocking creams within 24 hrs of scheduled treatments.
  • Avoid wearing lotions or perfumed products on the skin on day of treatment.
  • Avoid wearing dark/black underwear for underarm or bikini treatments.

After Your Treatment

  • Do not expose skin to UV light (sun exposure or the use of tanning beds) for the duration of your course of treatments as actively tanned skin cannot be treated. You must wait at least 4 weeks(and up to 6) after tanning to have another IPL treatment.
  • Do not use any self tan products for at least 2 weeks after your treatment and at least 10 days before your next treatment.
  • Do not shave for 48-72 hrs after your treatment. Leave the hairs in the follicles for at least 4 days after the treatment. This will help reduce any chances of an opportunistic infection in the damaged follicle. The hairs will drop out naturally over the following days and weeks. Please note that hair re-growth occurs at different rates on different areas of the body.
  • Do not use bleaching creams, or perfumed products for 24-48 hrs, and if possible avoid waxing. If you do wax, wait 7 days after the treatment.
  • Do not pick or scratch the treated area.
  • For Skin Rejuvenation darkening of pigmented areas is normal. They will reveal ‘new’ skin within 21 days and it is important to protect the skin and avoid UV for the duration of any IPL treatment course.
  • Avoid rough handling of the area treated.
  • Leave any skin responses alone (they are temporary and will subside).
  • The area treated can be red, warm and bumpy for up to 24h hours after treatment. In some cases small blisters may appear. If this is uncomfortable you can cool the area with a cold flannel/ towel or some other means of cooling. It is advisable to avoid ice as this may cause an “ice burn”. You can apply the aftercare provided, but if any skin irritation occurs stop use immediately and contact your IPL therapist.
  • Avoid very hot baths / showers / steam baths / sauna for 1 week, and NOT on the day of treatment. Hot and humid conditions can also aggravate the skin following the treatment.
  • Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water, and exfoliating or peels for 1 week.
  • Avoid rough sports for 24-48 hrs. Hydrate the body by drinking plenty of water.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing. Keep the area clean and dry.
  • Use sun block (min SPF 30+) and consider using protective cotton gloves for driving, a hat to protect facial areas.
  • Try to use cleansing products that have been developed for sensitive skin for 2 days after treatment. Be gentle when dry or rubbing the area treated.
  • Always seek professional medical advice and contact your doctor immediately if any symptoms are of concern and for any questions if needed. Inform your therapist of any adverse reactions.

If you have any other questions or queries about our service, we would love to hear more from you about how we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions:

A: IPL stands for Intensed Pulsed Light. Depending on the wavelength of the IPL system that is used for laser hair removal, it can be very effective. If the wavelength is the appropriate range, the light targets the pigment in the hair follicle deep in the skin. The light is attracted to the pigment in the follicle and heats it up and most-likely kills the stems cells in the bulge region of the hair follicle that make it possible for new hairs to be formed in the future. So, once those cells are gone, no more hairs can be made and you have hair-less skin.
A: Most people need at least 6-8 initial treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart. This is because hair grows in 3 phases and is killed in the first “anagen” active growing phase. Several treatments are needed to target ALL hair in the active growth phase. Approximately 6-8 weeks after every treatment, additional treatment is required to eliminate the hairs that came out of the dormant phase and are now active. After 6-8 treatments or so, patients should experience a considerable percentage of hair reduction. Depending upon hair type and genetic factors, some clients may require additional treatments beyond these initial treatments. If it seems like the treatments are not working after 6-8 treatments, patients should look into possible underlying reasons.
A: Most people are suitable for treatment. Best results are seen with people who have lighter skin and darker hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a high concentration of melanin. Fair hair however contains less melanin so is harder to treat. Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for treatment.
A: Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before and after treatment until your healthcare provider allows it. Recently tanned skin cannot be treated! If treated within 2 weeks of active (natural sunlight or tanning booth) you may develop hypo pigmentation (white spots) after treatment and this may not clear for 2 to 3 months or longer. The use of self-tanning products must be discontinued one week before treatment. Any residual self-tanner must be removed prior to treatment.
A: You should shave 24 hours prior to treatment.
A: You will be asked to complete a brief medical questionnaire prior to assessment of your individual treatment needs. Based on your hair colouring and skin type a test patch will be performed following your consultation, provided that you are suitable for, and wish to, receive the treatment you will be asked to sign a consent form for this.
A: This is to check your skin suitability and to ensure there are no adverse reactions to the treatment.
Though laser hair removal has been approved by the FDA for permanent hair reduction, don’t let this mislead you, Laser will not eliminate 100% of the hair, it will result in a long-term and effective reduction of hair growth. In order to completely understand you will need to understand the hair growth cycle. The quick and easy answer is that laser is only effective during initial growth phases and only certain hairs will be affected by a treatment at any certain time, and to be 100% percent effective you need to catch every single hair in its initial growth stage (which is very difficult to do).In simple terms, the hairs that are in the root stage (anagen hairs) on the day of treatment will be treated successfully and be permanently disabled. The reason is that the laser only targets the blood supply and the cells in the area. The hairs treated in any other phase will NOT be permanently disabled.The duration of the hair growth cycle varies in different parts of the body and from person to person. It is affected by your basic genetic (DNA) makeup, age, health and gender. Different hair colour and follicle shape also affects the timing of these phases. The growth cycle is the reason why you require numerous treatments; we cannot determine in what stage your hair growth is, as we cannot see what is happening under your skin.

  • Pregnancy
  • Deep Suntan – either from natural sun, sun-beds or fake tan with lotions or spray (book your laser appointment at least 2 wks AFTER sun exposure as the laser is attracted to the melanin in suntanned skin)
  • Photo-sensitive conditions
  • Cancer, especially skin cancer or if undergoing chemotherapy treatment
  • The recent or regular use of certain drugs- such as photosensitive antibiotics, anti-biotic creams or gels, Roaccutane, herbal St John’s Wort, anti-coagulants, Gold medications or Retin A prescribed by a GP
  • Recent injectables or Botox in the area (1month apart from Laser treatment)
  • Recent surgery in the area
  • Healing Disorders- such as Diabetes Mellitus, lupus or radiation therapy or chemotherapy
  • History of keloid scarring (thick dark scarring)
  • Open wounds or lesions near the area
  • Herpes Simplex (cold sores) we can treat you if a cold sore is not present, as long as you understand that laser can, in some instances, trigger the onset of a cold sore
  • Epilepsy
  • Hepatitis/HIV
  • Lymphatic/Immune System disorders
  • Psoriasis/Eczema in the area on the area to be treated
  • Steroid Therapy
  • Raised moles and Birthmarks at site of treatment
  • Tattoos and Permanent Make-up in the area to be treated (These can be avoided if necessary)