Choosing the right treatment is often a difficult task, but with our broad experience and extensive training in the latest Laser and IPL technologies, we can advise you on the most suitable treatments, tailored to give you the best results.
we are proud to be Chester’s longest running independent cosmetic laser clinic. At the Chester Laser Clinic, we are committed to improving the way you look and feel safe in the knowledge that your treatment will be performed by a doctor or nurse highly skilled and trained in aesthetic procedures, combining over 20 years of clinical experience in cosmetic/aesthetic medicine. While many competitors have come and gone, Chester Laser Clinic has remained strong due to the quality of its treatment processes and customer care.
IPL or Laser for Hair Removal?
For hair removal, laser and IPL systems can achieve brilliant results over a broad range of skin types. They operate at different wavelengths, with lasers using one single wavelength, and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) using numerous different wavelengths. As a result, IPL is more commonly used for hair removal due to the range of wavelengths that target each hair follicle. Additionally specific lasers are highly successful for treatments on fairer skin types, but are too harsh for treatments on darker skin types. IPL systems are versatile and can be used successfully on a wide variety of skin types, whilst providing less painful treatment in some cases when compared to certain laser wavelengths. Therefore, depending on your hair and skin type, we may advise the use of IPL to ensure you receive the best treatment. Providing both laser and IPL services for over 12 years, you can be certain that we will give professional, unbiased advice, with your best interest in mind. Your individual consultation will allow us to recommend whether laser or IPL is the most suitable treatment for you.
In order for a laser clinic to be successful in meeting all patients' requirements, a range of devices are needed. For this reason, over 15 years of experience have allowed the Chester Laser Clinic to provide a variety of procedures using the latest technology tailored to your needs. Having different medical grade lasers, manufactured in Britain, allows us to safely and effectively treat our patients with the most up to date technology.
Here at Chester laser Clinic we offer a range of Laser and IPL options to suit many concerns on all skin types
1. 585 & 650 IPL
Two highly effective IPL handpieces for hair removal & multiple skin rejuvenation treatments
2. Long Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser (1064nm)
Upgrade available for those looking to treat all skin types - including darker skins
3.Active Q-Switched Laser (1064nm & 532nm)
Ergonomic, Active Q-switched laser upgrade for removal of multi-coloured tattoos
4.ResurFACE® Fractional Laser (2940nm)
Award-winning ResurFACE® fractional laser handpiece upgrade, available for ablative treatments with minimal downtime
5-Long Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser option for hair removal on darker skin types IV-VI
The long pulsed Nd:Yg laser is used for darker skin types and very thick coarse hair. The physical properties of this laser allow it to penetrate more deeply than the other kind of lasers, thus bypassing the upper layers of skin that contain higher levels of melanin in darker skin types.
Even with these great machine we still have some restrictions that all lasers and IPL’s have. The hair does have to have some melanin (pigment) to it, so it can’t work on white, very blonde, or red hair. But if it has slight pigment i.e dark blonde, red-brown- then this machine will pick it up and should get results
If the hair is vellus (very fine and fluffy) then again no laser can really work on that but if is fine to medium then we can achieve some great results.
IPL and Laser Hair Removal and Your Skin Type
Skin Type I - Caucasian, fair and typically Northern European or Scandinavian.
Skin Type II - Normally Caucasian, fair and associated with European descent. English, German, Russian etc.
Skin type III - Includes Caucasians of Mediterranean descent and some lighter skinned Hispanics, Italians, Spanish, and Greeks. Typically, light-skinned Hispanics are from South America.
Skin Type IV - Medium-skinned Hispanics, Asians, and Persians or other Middle Easterners.
Skin Type V - Light skinned North Africans or African Americans.
Skin Type VI - Dark skinned Africans.