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Nd:YAG Laser Hair Removal

”The safest laser for hair removal"

Dr. Ophelia Veraitch, Consultant Dermatologist

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Nd:YAG Laser Hair Removal

Quick Stats

Used to Treat

Unwanted hair on the face and body


Back to work immediately after the procedure



Results Last

Semi-permanent hair reduction

Areas Treated

Face and body

Procedure Time

Approximately 45 minutes

Why Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal eliminates unwanted hair, reducing the need for shaving and waxing. This advanced technology transcends older, painful hair removal treatments to deliver long-lasting results. It is possible to treat larger areas such as the back, shoulders, arms, legs and face.

ICON is considered the next generation of laser-based treatments. It uses advanced technology to deliver safe, effective and bespoke non-surgical treatments and is fully equipped to offer a full portfolio of solutions.

Treating your cosmetic concerns

  • Unwanted hair on the face and body

How does it work?

Laser hair removal uses a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair. The laser emits a light, which passes through the skin, and is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicle. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the hair follicles and inhibits future hair growth.

The laser can only eliminate hair that is currently in the growth phase of cycle. Follicles do not all grow at the same time so multiple treatments are required to deliver optimal results. Treatment results will vary from patient to patient depending on skin and hair colour.

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Your Questions Answered

What happens during the procedure?

Laser hair removal is a three-step process. The area is shaved prior to treatment (approx. 0-1 days ahead of time, at home) cleansed, and then treated with the laser.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you require for optimal long-term benefits depends on the area you wish to have treated, your skin type and your hair’s growth cycle. We treat until the hair is significantly reduced. We typically recommend 6 to 8 treatments at 4-6-week intervals for a significant reduction in hair growth. However, your hair grows in cycles and many factors influence its growth. Age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism all play a part in your hair’s location, thickness and resilience.

Will Nd:YAG laser be effective for my skin type and hair colour?

Laser hair removal is a great option for all genders and most skin tones. However, white, blonde and red hair does not respond well to treatment.

Is laser hair removal safe for darker skin tones?

Nd:YAG lasers use a longer 1064nm wavelength, which is specifically suited to darker skin tones. Unlike shorted wavelength lasers, like the 755nm Alexandrite, the Nd:YAG laser goes deeper, bypassing the pigmentation in the skin, and precisely targets only the melanin in the root hair, destroying it by heating up its blood supply and killing it.

The Nd:YAG laser is specifically designed to distinguish the subtle changes in skin tone, which means it can remove hair no matter what type of skin you might have. This means a safe, effective reduction in hair from top to toe.

When will I see results?

You will leave the treatment immediately hair free and the period before the hair comes through between treatments will depend on the density of hair growth in that area. Attending the clinic for regular treatments will slow down the rate of hair growth and the treatment will be more effective. It may take between six to eight sessions before you achieve your desired reduction in growth.

Is Nd:YAG laser safe?

Yes. We use one of the latest medical hair removal laser systems, which has a cooled delivery system that reduces the heat on the skin surface which protects the outer skin from the laser minimising any potential side effects.

Does the treatment hurt?

Laser hair removal feels like an elastic band being snapped against the skin. A cooling system is applied at the same time as the laser to reduce discomfort during the treatment.

What is the down time?

There is no downtime following treatment, and you can return to normal activities immediately. You must use sunscreen if you are to be exposed to the sun and avoid sunbathing, sun exposure and tanning prior to any further treatments.

Why visit Dr. Ophelia for your laser hair removal treatment?

Dr. Ophelia Veraitch is an award-winning and highly respected Consultant Dermatologist. Specialising in a wide variety of hair and skin conditions, Dr. Veraitch works with every patient individually, working to truly understand the issue at hand, the products and regime a client utilises plus the mental and physical impact this condition has on their daily life. Following a detailed assessment, Dr. Veraitch expertly develops a personalised treatment plan which will help produce results, and ultimately change every one of her patient’s lives for the better.

What are my next steps?

Book a consultation with Dr. Ophelia, who will diagnose your condition and offer treatment options going forward, Click the link below to start the process.

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ICON Laser Prices

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