Heywood beauty

Heywood Beauty a boutique beauty studio offering laser, beauty, spa and nail treatments.

Lynton luminette laser hair and skin rejeuvenation 

Laser Hair Removal

Want to be hair free? We now  offer Lynton Luminette IPL hair removal  so you can say goodbye to waxing and daily shaving.  We have the most effective permanent hair reduction system so you can rest assured that you will receive the most suitable treatment for you and your hair type.

Lynton Luminette IPL hair removal offers a long-term solution to unwanted or excess hair for both men and women and is suitable for most areas of the face and body. Lynton lasers are widely used within the NHS and are one of the safest available.
How does it work?

Light is absorbed by the melanin (the pigment in the hair follicle).  The light energy heats the pigment and effectively destroys the cells in the hair follicle which are responsible for hair growth, without damaging the surrounding cell.  The laser or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is placed on the skin and a short pulse of light is released, which targets many follicles simultaneously.  The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area of the skin and the process is repeated until the entire area is covered.  For IPL treatments, a thin layer of gel is applied to the skin to help guide the light.

You require are required to fill in a medical form and have a patch test on the area before treatment.


Am I suitable for treatment?

Most people are suitable for treatment.  Best results are seen with people who have lighter skin and darker hair.  Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a high concentration of melanin. Fair hair however contains less melanin so is harder to treat.  Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for treatment. Do not have a natural tan or apply fake tan prior to treatment.

T Pregnancy – due to the ‘butterfly’ pigmentation, he following will limit or prevent you from having the treatment

Dark Suntan – either from natural sun, sunbeds or fake tan with lotions or spray (book your IPL or laser appointment at least 2 weeks AFTER your holiday as IPL and laser is attracted to the melanin in tanned skin)
Photosensitive conditions
Cancer, especially skin cancer or if undergoing chemotherapy treatment
The recent or regular use of certain drugs- such as photosensitive anti-biotics, anti-biotic creams or gels, Roaccutane, herbal St John’s Wort, anti-coagulants, Gold medications or Retin A prescribed by a GP.

Recent injectables or Botox in the area (leave 2 weeks apart from IPL or laser treatment)
Recent surgery in the area
Healing Disorders- such as Diabetes Mellitus, lupus or radiation therapy or chemotherapy
History of keloid scarring (thickened scarring)
Open wounds or lesions near the area
Herpes Simplex (cold sores) – We can treat you if a cold sore is NOT present, as long as it is understand that IPL can, in some instances, trigger the onset of a cold sore
Lymphatic/Immune System disorders
Psoriasis/Eczema near the area to be treated
Skin diseases or disorders
Thyroid condition (The use of Thyroxine is not normally a problem)
Steroid Therapy
Raised moles and Birthmarks
Tattoos and Permanent Make-up in the area to be treated (These can be avoided if necessary)
The frequent use of Retinol Creams/gels, Glycolic acids and steroid creams/gels should be avoided whilst having these treatments
Patients who are unlikely to follow the post treatment guidelines or those with unrealistic expectations from the treatment


How does the treatment feel?

Treatment sensation varies but is often described as a ‘flick of an elastic band’.  No anaesthetic is required and most clients describe the discomforts as moderate and tolerable.


What will I see after treatment?

The hair follicles are damaged by the heat but the hairs remain in the follicles.  The dead hairs shed after 1 to 3 weeks as the epidermis renews.  During this period the hairs will seem to grow as they are pushed out by the new epidermis.


Are there any side effects?

The skin may be red immediately after treatment and the hair follicles may be swollen and raised but this usually subsides within a few hours.   Adverse reactions are rare but may include a small blister or temporary lightening or darkening of the skin.


How many treatments are necessary?

Only hair that is actively growing is affected, therefore multiple treatments are needed.  Treatments are conducted every 4 to 8 weeks depending on the area being treated, until a good result is seen.  The number of treatments varies, although typically 6 treatments or more are needed for optimum results.

How long does treatment take?

Treatments can take as little as 10 minutes and up to 1 hour, depending upon the size of area being treated. Please call me on 07966492646 for further details.