Introduction to Excess Body/Facial Hair

Excess hair is a commonly seen in woman from particular ethnic backgrounds such as the Mediterranean, south Asian and the Middle East. Some medical conditions can cause an increase growth of thick course hair in areas that hair would typically be found in men. This is known as hirsutism. This is a side effect of certain medical conditions or medications and must be discussed with your GP. Some women do not find this a problem but in others this can have debilitating effects of social interaction and self esteem. Men have also commonly used laser hair removal to eliminate unwanted excess hairs and ingrown hairs (Pseudofolliculitis Barbae). Click here to see treatments for men.

Science: Excessive hair growth is normally due to high levels of male hormones (androgens). Our machine works by penetrating the skin to target the hair follicles and kills them. After 7-10 days the hair begins to fall out. A course of treatments are needed for the most effective results. Any area of the face or body can be treated. See the treatments section for more details.

“Dr Linda has personally tested the machines and saw around an 80% reduction in hair growth in just the first use!.”

Excess Hair and Laser Hair Removal
Common areas for excessive hair
  • Face (sides, upper lip or chin)
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Tummy
  • Anal and genital area
  • Thighs
Our Excess Hair Treatments

At Dermanoir we understand that ethnic skin types are delicate so should be treated with caution when under-going laser hair reduction. We have personally tried and tested most of the leading laser hair removal/reduction machines on the market and therefore have firsthand experience of the process and effectiveness. We perform a patch test on ALL our clients to minimise risk and only use medical grade Laser hair removal machine types that have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective in darker skin tones. Laser hair removal is FDA approved to reduced hair growth by up to 90%. Our market leading machines can help you achieve this result safely and effectively.

Our hair removal treatments are carried out using carefully selected, proven methods. We know how to treat your skin and help you achieve the flawless skin you have always wanted. At your consultation.we will ensure that the laser equipment is safe to use on your skin as everyone reacts differently.Our machines are safe and effective for use on all skin types, including darker skin tones (Black or Afro-Caribbean, Asian and Indian).

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Microdermabrasion: This mechanical exfoliation technique helps to remove dead skin cells from the upper layers of the skin, preventing the blockage of pores and allowing hairs to grow without obstruction. We use a diamond tip to gently remove the outermost skin layers leaving behind fresh, healthy skin. This process stimulates the formation of new skin cells and collagen production. MDA can also give you a deep skin by suctioning clogged pores and removing dead skin cells which can lead to dull and lifeless skin, acne, ingrown hairs, mottled pigmentation and poor skin health. This treatment can be combined with a skin peel for brilliant results and a range of added benefits. To find out more please contact us.

Laser Hair Removal: We use a powerful Nd:YAG laser to target hairs on any skin type. Our carefully selected laser will work on darker skin tones (Black/Afro-Caribbean, Indian and Asian). This laser produces a powerful beam which targets the dark pigment found in the hair follicles. The melanin converts light energy into heat energy and these high temperatures kill the hair follicle. The reduction of hairs will drastically reduce ingrown hairs. To find out more please contact us

Chemical/Skin Peels: This is a chemical exfoliation technique which helps to remove dead skin cells. Specific types of chemical peels also have anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce the inflammation and appearance of pigmentation and ingrown hairs. Having a microdermabrasion treatment added to a skin peel can achieve fantastic results as it will remove all of the dead skin that it created as a result of the skin peel. Here at Dermanoir we have one of the widest range of skin peels available to suit every skin type. We also have a range of combination peels if your skin has a number of issues which need to be targeted.

Prescription Products: Following a free no obligation consultation with a skincare expert we can provide private prescription for a number of clinically proven treatments and products. We can also provide you with the correct aftercare products following a treatment. Some of these products cannot be found at your high street retailers and can only be prescribed and administered by our experts and doctors as they are highly specialised and know which of thee medical grade products will work on your skin.

Cosmecueticals: These are skincare ranges which have been proven popular with the treatment of ingrown hairs. We use Neostrata and Zein Obagi products as they have powerful potent formulations with high quality active ingredients specifically targeted at reducing the appearance and preventing the formation of ingrown hairs and pigmentation. Our experts have personally used these products which is why we know they can make a difference to your skin.

Neostrata: A daily skincare regimen designed to brighten skin, illuminate and help to control pigment for bright even skin tone. With patented NeoGlucosomine, Retinol, stabilised Vitamin C, peptides and proven botanical brighteners and alpine plant extracts. A simple to use, clinically proven daily regimen targeting all 6 natural pigment control systems, enhancing cell turnover to exfoliate existing pigmented spots, as well as inhibiting tyrosinase, the key enzyme in the production of melanin. Contains SabiWhite, the active component of turmeric and a proven depigmenting agent. These specially formulated prescription products penetrates below the surface of your skin to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level and correct the damage within. It exfoliates old skin leaving healthy, new skin that looks and acts younger and healthier.

ZO (Zein Obagi) Skin Health: Products and programs available for you to purchase directly from us to reduce ingrown hairs and provide your skin with a number of other benefits. For ZO Skin Health products and regimes specifically designed to combat ingrown hairs please contact us.

ZO (Zein Obagi) Medical: Prescription strength formulations and programs available for you to purchase following consultation with a fully qualified physician. For ZO Medical products and regimes specially designed to combat ingrown hairs, please contact us.