COSMETIC  TREATMENTS

Botox & Dermal Fillers, Laser Hair Removal

Botox treatment in London

BOTOX TREATMENT

Botox is a purified protein which works by relaxing the tug of muscles on the skin creating a smoother, fresher, younger look. Botox is injected just under the skin into the muscles of the face to cause them to relax. The results are very natural looking and the effect lasts 4-6 months. The three areas typically treated are the frown lines (between the eyes), the forehead and the side of the eyes (crow’s feet). The treatments are painless as the needles are tiny. Side effects from cosmetic use of Botox and allergic-type reactions are extremely rare.

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Botox Treatment in London

DERMAL FILLERS

Fillers such as Restylane are made of a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin by retaining water and gives the skin its volume. Over time the body loses hyaluronic acid and the skin starts to sag and form wrinkles and folds. Fillers replace the lost hyaluronic acid to restore volume and shape. The fillers are available in syringes (small and large) and are gently injected into areas of the face where they are needed. The results are instantaneous, completely natural and last a year, or longer. A topical anaesthetic (Emla cream) is applied to the area before the treatment (dental block injections are used for the lips) so that the treatments are painless. The client can return to work immediately afterwards. Adverse side effects and allergic-type reactions are extremely rare.

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Laser Hair Removal at Contrasti Hair Salon Paddington

Laser Hair Removal  

Why Choose IPL Laser Hair Removal?

IPL  Laser Hair removal can selectively and precisely destroy unwanted hair whilst leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. Laser hair removal can be used to treat large body areas and settings can be adjusted to suit your specific skin tone and hair colour.

Many men and women have body hair that they do not like and wish to

remove. This can be on any area of the face or body including their legs, back,

bikini line, face, underarms…etc.

We recommend a course of 8 treatments approximately 2 weeks apart to ensure that the best results are achieved.

There are various methods of effectively removing body hair but they come

with the following problems;

Shaving:

  •  Skin irritation and in-growing hairs
  •  In-growing hairs
  •  Shadowing
  •  Skin thickening
  •  Coarse stubble
  •  Short term effect

Hair Removal (Depilatory) Creams:

  •  Skin irritation/excoriation, in-growing hairs
  •  Allergic reaction
  •  Shadowing
  •  Inconvenience, odour and mess
  •  Short term effect

Waxing and Threading:

  •  Pain
  •  Shadowing
  •  Rashes, in-growing hairs and skin damage
  •  Short term results and life-long treatments
  •  Expensive and time consuming

All of the above methods are short-term fixes for what can be distressing and

embarrassing issues. IPL is one of the few ways of destroying hair follicles

permanently leaving you with a smooth, soft complexion. A single course of

IPL hair removal can replace a lifetime of inconvenience and can even work

out cheaper in the long term in comparison to the damaging skin routines

mentioned above.

Men and women are spending more than ever before on enhancing their body image and subsequently their self esteem. Don’t get left behind or struggle with a problem that you can easily solve. Many of our clients book their most troublesome area in preparation for a special event such as a wedding or holiday and end up booking more areas as they are so happy with the results!

As summer approaches and more of the body is exposed or looking in the

mirror with the sun light on your face reminds you that you wish you had

booked IPL laser treatment a long time ago, don’t worry we are here to help

you!

Laser Hair Removal for Medical Reasons

Hirsutism is excessive hair growth on a woman due to an imbalance of

androgens (male sex hormones). It is very common for women with PCOS

(polycystic ovary syndrome) to seek IPL hair removal. Many women suffering

with PCOS dislike the excess hair, particularly on the face, neck and chest. IPL

is an excellent way of reducing any unwanted hair. It is also useful in this case

because a light-based treatment does not interfere with most medications.

However, due to the fluctuation of hormones, women with PCOS may require

top-up sessions long-term until the hormone imbalance is resolved.

At ‘Laser Hair Removal London’ (based at Contrasti) we use one of the best

IPL lasers in the world for hair reduction. I am a qualified nurse/midwife in the

U.K and U.S with over 30 year’s experience. I trained as a laser consultant in

Harley Street, London over 10 years ago and I am also qualified in the

administration of Botox and fillers. Donna is a trained phlebotomist in the U.K

and is a certified cosmetologist in the U.S so we are both very experienced in

ensuring that our clients are comfortable and safe. Your personal dignity is

paramount to us.

See you soon!

Jane and Donna

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