Alkaline Wash Clinic in Wakefield

Laser Hair Removal Leeds
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Alkaline Wash FAQ

What is Alkaline and how does it work?
Alkaline wash is an Alkaline powder, which is mixed into a paste and applied to the skin for approximately 3-4 minutes. The treatment works by taking the hair to a high Alkaline level. This will dissolve the hair, part of the underlying follicle and is totally pain free. After the first treatment the hair will grow back at its normal rate, but as treatments progress the regrowth rate will become slower and slower usually resulting in permanent loss over a period of time.

How many treatments will I need before the hair is permanently removed?
It is impossible to estimate how many treatments are needed as permanent removal is dependant on many things i.e. How the hair was previously treated, how long it has been there, the reasons for the hair growth etc. Some clients report a reduction in hair growth after three or four treatments, however there's no guarantee as every client's skin is different.

How long does each treatment take?
The treatment usually takes approximately 1/2 hour.

Why do I need a patch test prior to treatment?
The patch test is usually carried out on the area to be treated and ensures that your skin is suitable for the Alkaline treatment.

Are there any side effects?
The treatment is totally pain free; however in some cases the skin treated can appear red and warm. This is normal and will subside in a short period of time.

Which area of my face and body can be treated?
Any areas of the face and body can be treated provided the hair type is suitable.

I have both coarse and fine growth, can I still have treatment?
Yes. Although the coarse dark hair will need to be treated with electrolysis or laser, while the fine downy hair can be treated with Alkaline wash. We recommend that you begin with Alkaline wash treatment; the coarse hairs that are not removed can then be treated with advanced electrolysis or laser a few weeks later.

How often should I have treatment?
After your first Alkaline wash the hair will grow back at its normal rate. But as treatments progress, the re-growth rate will become slower and slower and your time between treatments will increase. Some clients go months without needing an Alkaline wash and some prefer to have treatments every few weeks.

Will the treatment stimulate the hair?
No, as the Alkaline has a dissolving and damaging effect on the follicle it is impossible to stimulate hair growth and the wash can definitely NOT make the existing hair thicker.

How can I book a free consultation?
Call us today on 01132 823 300 for a free consultation or book online by completing a consultation form.

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