Aug 25

What are the laser wavelengths for hair removal?

Why have a laser with just 1 wavelength, when you can have 3?? The Soprano ICE Titanium. So what are the 3 wavelengths?

  • Alex Technology: 755nm wavelength offers more powerful energy absorption making it ideal for the widest range of hair types and colours, especially lighter coloured and finer hair.
  • Diode Technology: 810nm is the classic wavelength to offer deeper penetration of the hair follicle and high average power.
  • YAG Technology: 1064nm wavelength offers the deepest penetration of the hair follicle making it a optimal solution for darker skin types and thicker, darker hair.
Aug 21

Whats the best laser for Asian/ Indian Skin?

Most lasers have just 1 wavelength so they are best for one particular skin type / colour. Alexandrite 755nm is best for Caucasian skin (white). The 1064 is best for dark skin. The 810 was considered to be the half way mark so a safe laser for all skin types. However the 810 has its limitations especially on darker skin types. The only wavelength best suited to dark skin is a 1064nm. Fact. Many clinics will only have 1 laser due to cost. So it comes down to the skill of the therapist, but of course they are limited by the technology of their laser.

Why is the ND Yag best for dark skin:

The Nd:YAG has been FDA-approved for all skin types. It works at a much higher wavelength than other hair removal lasers (usually 1064nm) which allows it to bypass the epidermis and aim straight for the follicle.

This basically means that no matter the colour of the skin, the laser will not be attracted to the melanin in the skin, but to that of the follicle, at a deeper level. This makes the Nd:YAG the best laser option for Indian skin, no matter the tone.

With earlier lasers the highly potential dangers of use and side effects on darker skin tones included the following: hypo-pigmentation (patches of lighter skin), hyperpigmentation (darker patches of skin), burns of different degrees, scars and infections.

Enter the Soprano Titanium- the laser which developed over decades to provide the best solution for all skin colours – 3 wavelengths in 1. The importance of having 3 wavelengths is that you can deliver the optimum energy for any skin type.

Read more here.

Aug 19

Should laser hair removal prices be the same for Men & Women?

When looking for laser hair removal services, you will often find 2 price lists – one for men; one for women. Post lockdown, LaserYou invested in the most advanced laser for hair removal (unique because it uses 3 wavelengths rather than 1 – making it ideal for ALL skin types)- the Soprano Titanium. We decided to overhaul our prices and make premium laser more affordable. We let the clients do the talking! The results of our poll say that 75% agree that men and women should be charged the same price – after all – we don’t discriminate when it comes to tattoo removal pricing, so why should laser hair removal be any different? Where possible we have tried to keep prices the same but bear in mind mens hair density is much higher than women’s, so we must factor that in. Wherever possible, we have kept the prices the same – for example mens and women’s unibrow, ears and nose are the same price.

Aug 13

Mens Laser Hair Removal by a Male Therapist

Post the Covid Lockdown we are happy to have reopened at LaserYou. Jarek is our new therapist.  Jarek comes from a dental background with a bachelors in dental technology. He is a self confessed cosmetology nerd with a great knowledge in skin care, aesthetic medicines and laser therapy. He is also a Level 4 qualified laser therapist. Passionate about Laser Tattoo Removal and Soprano Laser Hair Removal. Jarek is well experienced in male and female laser hair removal using the award winning Soprano Titanium Laser.

Jul 30

Reopening July 2020- Covid Safety Protocols at LaserYou

LaserYou is reopening 31 July 2020. In order to safeguard clients and staff, we have implemented the following new protocols

  • All clients will need to wear face a covering
  • Please note the waiting room AND wash room / toilet facilities will not be in service. 
  • Please note we are unable to offer any refreshments or snacks. 
  • Please be ready and on time for your appointment as we have to operate strict protocols. 
  • As we are unable to operate the waiting room, we ask that you wait in your car and you will receive a text / call once your appointment is ready.  
  • Once we are ready for you (previous clients have left) and you will be asked to attend promptly and you can make your way straight into the treatment room
  • We are unable to take cash payments so please make your payment upfront when booking your appointment (we are trying to minimise as much contact as possible)

Jul 01

Covid 19 and LaserYou Clinic

1st July 2020. In line with government regulations, we remain closed. To minimise cross infections with the Covid Virus, the UK government has declared that while certain businesses can re-open on 4th July (including hairdressers and pubs), tattoo Studios, massage parlours, spas, nail bars and beauty salons must remain closed. The assumption is that laser clinics are included and must remain closed. It is our intention to reopen as soon as we are given the green light to do. Please contact us if you wish to be placed on a waiting list.

Jun 12

What wavelength is the PicoSure Laser?

The PicoSure laser by Cynosure makes tattoo removal even easier than before. The 755nm wavelength is able to target:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Green tattoo inks
    Not all clinics have the optional 532nm wavelength which offers an effective treatment of the “sunset colours” which are typically hard to correct.
  • Red,
  • Yellow
  • Orange

Feb 18

Swelling after Laser Tattoo Removal

We do see swelling /oedema as a normal side-effect to Laser Tattoo Removal. It is fairly instant and can subside just as quickly however it can be more extreme and longer lasting, depending on design and on location. For extremities we recommend elevation whenever possible to reduce this. This is also why we don’t recommend treating large circumferential tattoos without a gap of 7 days. Equally if there is a lot of ink in the design (eg a full sleeve) we will treat the tattoo over a number of different sessions. At LaserYou, we clearly mark out the area to be treated with a white pencil (we use white as the laser does not react to white) and we also take photos of the area to clearly identify the area treated. Note: blistering is also a common side effect to laser.

If you are ever concerned about your treatment and aftercare, do consult with a medical professional. At LaserYou, our technicians are trained medical professionals. Remember it is not just the treatment which matters, it is also the aftercare.

Feb 10

Muslims and Tattoos

Permanent tattoos are frowned upon in the mainstream Muslim community, though there is no direct mention of tattoos in the Quran. Most believe it is a sin because it means altering the body that God gave them and in addition, it involves unnecessary pain by pricking the skin with a needle and placing different dyes to penetrate the skin and remain there permanently. This is considered Haram or forbidden in Islam.

Some argue that tattoos can prevent the validity of prayer and other religious rituals. Some believe that if the body is dirty, the mind can be dirty as well. The religious stigma associated with tattooing is becoming less, but in some, this is still strongly disapproved. The general consensus seems to be that the tattoos are not allowed in Islam -that of course does not stop you getting one! Ultimately, if as a Muslim, getting a tattoo has caused you regret then laser tattoo removal may be your best option!

Wikipedia covers the subject of Islam and Tattoos in great depth – a very interesting read.

Religion, culture and tattoos will forever be at conflict – so it will always come down to personal choice.  Read some stories here.