Laser Hair Reduction

The most popular laser hair removal treatment sites include the: armpits, legs, bikini line, upper lip, and chin; however, laser hair removal can safely remove unwanted hair anywhere on the body (with the exception of the highly delicate eyelid region).

Older laser hair removal modalities were most effective for patients with light skin and dark hair, because the laser beam targets the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle. However, recent advances in laser technology have made laser hair removal a viable option for patients with lighter hair color and darker skin tones as well. We perform laser hair removal using the cutting edge Icon™ Aesthetic System, the most powerful laser and optimized light aesthetic platform available. The Icon™ features next generation laser technology capable of comfortably removing unwanted hair on all skin types, even on tanned skin. Additionally, the Icon’s trademarked MaxR™ hand-piece allows for the efficient and rapid treatment of larger areas on the body (i.e. legs, back, and chest).

Some of the questions commonly asked by our clients.


The Palomar Icon is among the most effective and safest laser devices, making it our go-to technology for laser treatments. We use the Palomar Icon Laser Devices for hair removal/reduction. The Palomar Icon system offers large treatment areas, superior Contact Cooling™ , and Smooth Pulse™ technology to deliver comfortable, fast, and safe sessions with effective, long-lasting results for all skin types, hair colors, and hair thickness.

Laser hair removal, once only available for use on certain skin types and hair colors, is now available in safe and effective treatments for everyone. The Palomar Icon Laser system treats skin tones, types, and hair colors not previously served by older methods. The Palomar Icon MaxR™ provides treatments for darker, thicker hair types, including the most thick, curly hairs – even mustaches and beards.

Laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types, even tanned skin. Treatment efficacy depends on a number of factors, including hair colour, hair texture and area to be treated. Dr Joney can discuss anything that might affect your individual results.

Laser hair removal treatments is conducted every 4 weeks on the face and 6-7 weeks on the body. The required number of treatments varies, but usually 6-8 are needed for optimum results.

Laser hair removal sessions can take from 5 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area. For example upper lip takes 5 minutes whereas full legs or back could be at least 45 minutes.

Avoid sun exposure at least two weeks before treatment. Do not bleach, pluck or wax before and after the treatment, Wait for tanned skin to fade before beginning treatment.

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Treatment reviews may be carried out between 2 and 4 weeks following treatment. Reviews will never be performed when there is evidence of swelling, bruising, inflammation or pain. One treatment review only will be performed per treatment and never outside the 4 weeks period following treatment.

Reviews refer to the treatment delivered and include the agreed volumes and doses of any used and paid for product. Additional services or products will be charged accordingly.

Although aspiring to deliver the best of results for every client, it is important to understand that treatment results vary form person to person. This may be due to skin age, skin condition, ethnicity, amongst other factors that cannot be excluded. The length of time results last may also all very due to these same factors.

Treatments are charged according to the service provided and are not related to the results achieved, especially as satisfaction perception is subjective and medicine is not an exact science.

Please note that we do not offer refunds on any treatment delivered. However, if you change your mind about any treatment purchased within 14 days, we are happy to exchange it for an alternative treatment or product or offer you a credit note. We do not offer refund on products sold.

Children are welcome into our clinic however we regret that our staff members are unable to supervise children during treatments for both health and safety and insurance purposes.

Please could we politely ask that you do not bring your children along to your appointment with us unless they are supervised by another adult.

Children will not be allowed into treatment rooms for health and safety reasons.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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