At Sorcha Cubitt Laser & Aesthetics we use a medical grade Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) systems, which enables us to safely treat all skin types for hair and skin concerns.

 

 

MOST COMMON QUESTIONS

 
Q. What system do we use ?

A. We use medical grade systems to offer various Laser and IPL procedures. Our SKYNCARE Biocare One and LYNTON Lumina are designed to treat a range of skin concerns and hair types for hair removal and skin rejuvenation. These advanced medical grade technologies provide the very best balance of clinical results, speed of treatment and client comfort. Skin rejuvenation, face & leg veins, tattoo removal, acne scarring, hair removal, fat and cellulite reduction are just some of the conditions we can treat with our systems.

Q. How does laser hair removal work ?
A. A short burst of light is fired at the skin’s surface. Light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft, where it heats and destroys the hair. If the hair is in the growth stage (anagen), the heat is transmitted down the hair shaft to the base of the follicle and to the germ cells lining the follicle shaft, causing their destruction. Hair caught in the growth stage will not grow again. Other follicles, which are not actively growing may produce new hair. These follicles will need to be targeted in the growth stage to effect follicle damage.
Q. How many treatments do I need ?
A. We recommend between 6 and 8 laser hair removal treatments. The exact number will vary depending on where the hair is, individual physiology and what hair treatments have been performed previously. Hormonal conditions, such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), will also have a significant bearing on how the treatment progresses. 
Q. Can all hair colours be treated ?
A. IPL works best on darker hair and paler skin types due to darker hair containing more melanin to absorb light. Fair hair can respond well but white hair, very blond hair and some types of red hair will not respond to a laser or an IPL system. We always carry out a patch test beforehand. Nd Yag laser works best on darker skin and dark, thick hair.
Q. Is Laser & IPL treatment permenent ?
A. Yes. Actively growing hair follicles will be destroyed. However as with all depilation methods, only actively growing follicles are affected, so dormant or ‘resting’ hair follicles may start to produce hair at a later time. This ‘new growth’ (not re-growth) would need to be treated in the same manner.
Q. How does Laser & IPL compare with other treatments ?
A. Shaving, waxing and depilatory creams are all temporary methods that must be repeated on a regular basis. Electrolysis hair removal is a valuable method for treating white, grey and red hairs but it is very slow and suffers from the same drawbacks as laser/IPL methods – only those hairs that are actively growing will be destroyed – the others will grow back. Laser and Intense Pulsed Light hair removal is the only significant improvement in hair removal in the last 20 years. Many Laser and IPL techniques, now carry the coveted American FDA approval for effective permanent hair removal.
Q. Does it hurt ?
A. Our SKYNCARE Biocare One system incorporates contact cooling to offer virtually pain free treatment for SHR (super hair removal) and IPL treatments. With the Lynton Lumina®, the sensation has been compared to the snapping of an elastic band on the skin.
Q. Are there any side effects or associated risks ?

A. The most common after effect is redness of the skin that can last for a day or so. Slight blistering can occur but this is very rare and will clear up within a few days. In darker skin types, changes in skin colour can occur and you will be advised of any adjunct treatment necessary to prevent this.

A patch test is always carried out prior to any treatment to assess individual skin responses.

Q. Is the treatment safe ?
A. Yes. Lasers have been used in medicine for over 30 years and there is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that the treatment can lead to skin disorders or any increased risk of skin cancer. Extensive clinical trials for laser and IPL depilation have resulted in a very safe technique with a minimal risk of side effects.
Q. Who should avoid this treatment ?

A. The treatment should be avoided by anyone who is:

  • Hypersensitive to light
  • Suffering from live cold sores in the treatment area
  • Suffering from vitiligo (skin pigment loss)
  • Pregnant
  • A full medical history will be taken prior to any treatment being offered to exclude any problems.
Q. How do I prepare myself for treatment ?
A. 

The laser targets the pigment in the hair and skin and thus it is important that you do not have a suntan – whether natural or artificial. If you have a tan you should wait at least 4 weeks after your last UV exposure until there is no activity in the pigment producing cells. If you are plucking, waxing or threading, you should stop 4 weeks prior to treatment and change to shaving or cutting the hair. The area needs to be shaved two days before treatment. You should avoid perfumes, deodorants or any potential irritants in the treatment area before and after treatment. You should avoid alcohol, aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as Nurofen for 48 hours before treatment – this will reduce the risk of a skin reaction.

Q. I am interested in treatment. What do I do now ?
A. You will need to book a consultation. A £20.00 fee applies for consultations covering an appointment time of 30-60 minutes. A thorough consultation is imperative to ensure clients are advised of the best procedures for them. This is to assess your needs, advise you of our expectations and recommendations for treatment. We will then patch test to ensure that your skin reacts to the Laser or IPL in the predicted way. Contact us via the form on our website, by text or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

TREATMENT

Single

Course of 6

(buy 5 & get 1 free)

IPL & LASER

 

   
Forehead £50 £250
Glabella £30 £150
Sideburns £40 £200
Cheeks £50 £250
Upper Lip £30 £150
Chin £30 £150
Lip & Chin £50 £250
Jawline £50 £250
Full Face (from below eye orbit to the jaw) £80 £400
Lower Face (upper lip, chin, sideburns, cheeks) £110 £550
Lower Face and Neck (upper lip, chin, sideburns, cheeks, neck) £150 £750
Neck £70 £350
Shoulders (only)  £70 £350
Half Back £80 £400
Full Back (including Shoulders) £200 £1,000
Under Arms £45 £225
Upper Arms (from elbow to top of shoulder) £80 £400
Lower Arms (from elbow to wrist) £80 £400
3/4 Arms (from wrist to mid upper arm) £100 £500
Full Arms £120 £600
Fingers £40 £200
Chest (above upper abdomen) £80 £400
Nipples £40 £200
Abdomen/Stomach (from belly button to pelvic bone) £80 £400
Naval Line £40 £200
Standard Bikini (outside knicker line extending 5cm down leg) £50 £250
Brazilian Bikini (incuding peri-anal) £80 £400
Hollywood Bikini (incuding peri-anal) £100 £500
Peri-Anal (only) £40 £200
Buttocks (only) £50 £250
Upper Leg (including knee to top of thigh) £80 £400
Lower Leg (knee to ankle) £80 £400
Full Legs £110 £550
Toes £40 £200

 

 

TREATMENT

Duration Price

FACIAL/LEG VEINS or PIGMENT REMOVAL

 

   
Single Lesion 15 mins £50
Cheeks (apples of cheeks) 30 mins £80
Cheeks & Nose 30 mins £100
Half Face (cheeks, nose, lip, chin) 45 mins £120
Full Face (cheeks, nose, lip, chin, orbital, forehead) 60 mins £180
Full Face & Neck 75 mins £220
Full Face, Neck & Chest 90 mins £260
Chest (only) 30 mins £80
Hands (pair) 30 mins £100
Thread Veins/Leg (Nd Yag) 15 mins £95
Thread Veins/legs (Nd Yag) 30 mins £170

 

 

TREATMENT

Duration Price

SKIN REJUVENATION

 

   
Full Face 30 mins £75
Full Face Intensive 60 mins £130
Full Face & Neck 60 mins £180
Full Face, Neck & Chest 75 mins £330
Neck (only) 30 mins £125
Chest (only) 45 mins £150
Hands (pair) 30 mins £100

 

 

TREATMENT

Duration Price

ACNE

 

   
Half Face 30 mins £75
Full Face 45 mins £130
Shoulders 45 mins £75
Chest 45 mins £150
Full Back 60 mins £200
* see also K-Laser