Common areas for laser hair removal
While it is highly effective, laser hair removal is also gentle enough to be used even on sensitive areas of the body. Traditionally, the most common areas of the body treated with laser hair removal are:
Laser hair removal on the lip area is quick and virtually pain free with the Initia Diode Lynton laser machine. It is an extra small area so would normally take about 5-10 mins. We class this area as the upper lip. A Free patch test and consultation is required a week before your first treatment. This will then usually be followed by 8 sessions 6 weeks apart. It is very important when having any type of facial laser treatment that you don’t expose your face to the full sun for 14 days after treatment and before your next session. This can cause pigmentation in the area.
With the Initia Diode Lynton laser equipment, chin hair removal is quick and painless. This extra small area would generally take 5-10 minutes to complete. We class this as the main round section of the chin and lower lip. A week before treatment, we will do a free patch test and thorough consultation, followed by eight sessions spaced six weeks apart. It is critical to avoid full sun exposure for 14 days after treatment and before your next session with any facial laser. Pigmentation may occur as a result if too much sun is exposed to the face.
The Initia Diode Lynton laser makes laser hair removal on the cheeks rapid and painless. At bodytonic clinic we class the cheeks as an extra small area. It would generally take 5-10 minutes to complete treatment in this area. This includes any hair on the major cheek area or the men’s upper beard line. We will still conduct a free patch test and consultation one week before treatment, followed by eight sessions spaced six weeks apart. It is critical that you do not expose your face to the full sun for 14 days after treatment and before your next session with any facial laser. This can lead to pigmentation in the affected area.
At bodytonic clinic we class the neck as a small area, this includes hair under the chin or around the sides, this normally takes up to 15 minutes. For men this will be a tidy up of the whole neck area along the beard line to collarbone. As this is a very sensitive area we use the cooling tip of the Initia Diode laser machine to soothe the area before and after treatment. A free consultation one week before your first treatment is required. This is so that your therapist can map out the exact area that is wanted to be treated and do the free patch test on this area. Following this your first treatment will be one week after, followed by 8 full sessions. Your practitioner will give you all the advice needed to look after the area including advice about keeping your face out of full sun exposure 14 days after the treatment and 14 days before your next session.
Sides of face/hairline
Hair near the hairline, either along the forehead or next to the ear, is classified as a small area at bodytonic and takes about 15 minutes. It is critical to avoid full sun exposure for 14 days after treatment and before your next session with any facial laser. If sun exposure occurs then pigmentation may result. The hairline is a sensitive location, because of this we make sure to use the cooling tip of the Initia laser to cool the area before and after treatment. We’ll do a free consultation and patch test one week before your first session. To get the best results, you’ll need 8 sessions for the area.
The hair along the lower and upper beard line is considered a small area. For men, this will entail a clean-up along the beard line of the neck and cheeks. We utilise the cooling tip of the Initia laser equipment to cool the area before and after treatment. This is due to the sensitivity of this area. One week prior to the first session, we will conduct a free consultation to assess and map out the specific areas that will be treated and carry out a free patch test. One week later, you’ll have your first treatment, followed by 8 complete sessions. Your practitioner will provide you with all of the information you require to properly care for the region, as well as a reminder not to expose the face to the sun.
Full Leg (includes feet and toes)
Full leg, including the feet and toes is one of the largest areas we do with laser hair removal. The Lynton Inita Diode laser machine is extremely quick, we allow between 30- 45mins for this extra large area. We carefully map out 10cm x10cm patches on the leg and cover the areas with cooling laser gel to ensure the area is protected and we have a smooth glide. Your practitioner will provide you with all of the information you require about laser hair removal in our free 30 min consultation 1 week prior to your first session. As with all lasers we require no tan on the area and would need a full 4 weeks out of the sun before we could do the patch test.
Half Leg (includes feet and toes)
Half leg can be either the top or bottom half of the leg, including the knee. Toes are part of the lower leg. The Lynton Inita laser machine is very fast, we set aside 30 minutes for this medium-sized area. To guarantee the area is protected and the machine has a smooth glide, we add a cooling laser gel over the leg, where we have mapped out 10 cm x10 cm cubes. In our free 30-minute consultation one week before your first session, your practitioner will present you with all the information you require regarding laser hair removal. We need a full four weeks out of full sun and tanning before we can undertake the patch test, as we do with all laser hair removal areas.
Full Arm (includes hands and fingers)
Full arm including hands and fingers is classified as a medium sized area on our body laser hair removal plan at bodytonic. Each session will last around 30 minutes long. The hands and fingers will be included in the full arm and it will go up to the shoulder socket. A week before the first treatment, we will conduct a comprehensive consultation and recommend 8 sessions for the best outcomes. Due to the fact this area is prone to sun exposure, your practitioner will inquire about your time in the sun at each appointment. It is also important that this area is not exposed to full sun 4 weeks prior to your appointment.
Half Arm (includes hands and fingers)
Half arm area includes either the lower or upper half of the arm. At bodytonic clinic we find that the lower half arm is more popular as it includes the hands and fingers. This will be a small area according to our body laser hair removal plan at bodytonic. It will take about 15 -30 mins per session. We will carry out a full consultation a week prior to the first treatment and recommend 8 sessions to get the best results. As this area can get sun exposure often your practitioner will ask every session about your time in the sun. This area should not be exposed to full sun 4 weeks prior to your appointment.
This area is the armpit, it is classified as an extra small area at bodytonic and will take about 15 minutes to laser. We recommend the standard mode on the Lynton Inita machine for the best results. A full consultation will be done by your practitioner in the free laser consultation. They will advise the best course and type of treatment for each client, tailored to your skin type and hair colour. We use a cooling gel on the area before to ensure the best comfort levels are acquired for this delicate area. Underarm laser hair removal can normally be done all year around due to rarely being exposed to the sun.
Hair growth on the nipple is very common. Excess hair growth in the area can sometimes be caused by over plucking or waxing, this can trigger hair growth. Medications and hormonal conditions can also cause this type of hair growth. Book in for a free consultation at bodytonic if this is an area you would like advice on for laser hair removal. At bodytonic clinic this area is classed as an extra small area and takes around 10-15 mins.
Full Back including Shoulders
Bodytonic offers laser hair removal for men and women. We classify the full back as a large area. This includes the entire back, including the shoulders and neck, as desired by the client. Following the free consultation and patch test, the exact areas will be marked with white pencil to make sure it is very neat. Before laser hair removal, the area, like all other places, will need to be shaved roughly 24 hours before. If you are unable to complete this on your own, we will need to extend this appointment beyond the regular 45 minutes.
Laser Hair removal or thinning for men’s back hair is becoming increasingly popular and we offer this at bodytonic. We can do just the back which we class as a medium area, this will be the main part or certain sections of the back that the client would like the hair reduction to occur. The exact areas will be agreed in the free consultation and patch test , they then will be marked in even parts on the day of your first treatment which will be a week after the initial consultation. The area will need to be shaved as will all areas before laser hair removal, about 24hrs before. If you are unable to do this yourself we will need to add more treatment time to this appointment, normally it would take 30 mins.
Full Chest including Neck
Laser hair removal for males is available at Bodytonic clinic.The entire chest, including the shoulders and neck up to the beard line, is classified as a large area. Following the complimentary consultation and patch test, the exact sections will be indicated with a white pencil to ensure that everything is removed precisely as the client would like. The area, like all other places, must be shaved at least 24 hours before laser hair removal. This region will take 45 minutes to complete and will require eight sessions to achieve optimal results.
The chest is classed as a medium sized area at bodytonic. This could mean treating half of the chest or smaller patches. Following the complimentary in-depth consultation and patch test, the specific parts will be marked with a white pencil to guarantee that everything is removed exactly as the client wishes. Before laser hair removal, the area, like any other, must be shaved 24 hour prior. This area will take 30 minutes to complete, and it will take around eight sessions to receive the best results.
Intimate female laser hair removal is offered at Bodytonic. Standard bikini line is classified as a small area and includes the hair on both sides and the top thin strip of your bikini. The area must be shaved at least 24 hours before laser hair removal treatment. This area will take 15 minute to be completed and 8 sessions, 6 weeks apart are required. The Inita Diode laser machine has a cooling tip to make sure that the sensitive area can be treated with minimal discomfort.
The thong area also described as an extended bikini or g-string region is classed as a medium area at bodytonic. This includes the hair on both sides of your thong line, as well as the hair on the under area close to the bottom and the top strip. The practitioner will ensure that the exact areas for laser sessions are noted during the free consultation. Prior to laser hair removal, the area must be shaven 24 hours prior. This section will take around 30 minutes to complete and will require eight sessions spaced six weeks apart. The inita diode laser machine will be used and will ensure the least painful treatment for this delicate and sensitive area.
Brazilian laser hair removal will target all of the hair underneath and on the side of the bikini area as well as the bottom. A portion of hair will be left at the top, the shape and amount will be discussed with the practitioner during the free consultation to ensure that the specific regions are noted. At bodytonic, this is classed a large area. The area must be shaved 24 hours before laser hair removal. This session will take 30 minutes to complete and will be spread out across eight sessions, six weeks apart. The Inita Diode laser will be used, and it will provide the least painful treatment for this delicate location. It has a cooling itp and two modes to assure the client’s comfort.
The Inita diode laser is used to ensure the client’s comfort, it contains a cooling tip and two modes which gives the practitioner the ability to tailor the treatment options for this sensitive area. All the hair of the bikini region will be removed as well as the bottom. At bodytonic, this is a large area. Prior to laser hair removal, the region must be shaved 24 hours. We will need 30 – 45 minutes per appointment, 8 sessions 6 weeks apart will be required.
The buttocks or bottom area is classed as a small area. This area is also included in a full hollywood or brazilian treatment. We will need 15 mins to complete this area on its own. As with all areas you will need 8 sessions 6 weeks apart. The area needs to be shaved the day before. Your practitioner will discuss the exact treatment areas in your free consultation a week before treatment.
The perianal area, classified as a small area, is the region around the anus. This area is included with a full Hollywood or Brazilian laser hair removal. The area needs to be shaved before being treated. It can take up to 15 minutes to complete the treatment when completed on its own. The usual recommendation is 8 sessions, 6 weeks apart. A patch test is required at least a week before the treatment. The perianal area is a sensitive area, however, with the Initia Diode laser’s iced tip this enables the practitioner to cool down the area as much as is needed to make for a more comfortable treatment.
Eyebrows and eyelids cannot be done!
The eyelids and eyebrows are the only parts of the body that should not be laser-treated to eliminate unwanted hair. The reason for this is that the laser has the potential to cause eye injury. In fact, simply to be safe, you will be offered eye protection for your hair removal treatments on any other body part. We do not offer laser hair removal at bodytonic on these delicate eye areas.