Pain Free, Hair Free

An end to unwanted hair!

The Process

Your visit to The Hadleigh Clinic

  • Your initial visit to The Hadleigh Clinic begins with a FREE, no obligation consultation.
  • On arrival at the clinic you will be asked to complete a confidential patient registration/medical records form and a skin typing form
  • Your free consultation appointment typically lasts for around 30 minutes and is carried out by one of our Specialist Aesthetic Nurses. The same Aesthetic Nurse will carry out your treatment to provide you with continuity of care.

At The Hadleigh Clinic we can assure you that you are in safe hands. You will only be seen by suitably qualified medical professionals with a vast experience in medical aesthetic treatments. We do not believe in sales representative at any of our clinics.

Your Consultation

  • Your consultation will begin by listening to and understanding your concerns and requirements and discussing how best we can meet and exceed your expectations.
  • We will clearly outline the treatment procedure, together with the benefits and any potential risks of the treatment.
  • Any questions you have about the process or treatment will be answered honestly so together we decide on the most appropriate treatment for you.
  • Any necessary pre and post treatment care will also be explained in detail.
  • For all Laser treatments a test patch is required. This can be carried out during your consultation appointment. There is a £30 fee for the patch test which is deducted from your first treatment.
  • There is no obligation to book the treatment with us after your consultation, however, if you do wish to book a treatment this can be done for you after your consultation or at a later date via phone or e-mail.

We appreciate that many of our patients have very busy schedules or travel a significant distance to attend our clinics. Most people therefore have their patch test carried out during their consultation to avoid another visit prior to starting the treatment.

Your Treatment

  • Before your treatment you will be provided with a detailed consent form which you will be asked to read and sign.
  • You will also have the opportunity to ask any other questions you have regarding the treatment.
  • You will also be provided with written pre and post treatment advice which includes:

Pre Treatment Advice

  • You MUST avoid bleaching, plucking, waxing or threading the hair for 6 weeks prior to the treatment.
  • Do not use depilatory creams 1 week prior to treatment.
  • Please shave the area the day before or the morning of the treatment.
  • Make-up, perfume or deodorant should be removed from the area to be treated prior to your appointment time.
  • Jewellery near the area to be treated should be removed.
  • Inform us if there has been any change in your medical history since your last visit.
  • Actively tanned skin (i.e. sun or sun bed exposure within the last 2 weeks) should not be treated as this may result in hypopigmentation (white spots) which may not clear for several months. Darker skin types can retain a tan for several months – this can be treated with the Soprano XL.

Post Treatment Advice

  • Immediately after the treatment the area may be red and/or swollen, this may feel like mild sunburn.
  • The application of cold compresses after the treatment or Aloe Vera Gel is recommended.
  • Makeup can be applied immediately after treatment if required.
  • Do not use saunas, steam rooms or have hot baths or hot showers for 48 hours after the treatment.
  • Sun exposure or sun beds must be avoided for at least four weeks after the treatment as this will increase the risk of hyper (increased) and hypo (decreased) pigmentation.
  • A sun screen (SPF 30) should be used on all exposed parts for four weeks after the treatment.
  • Hair regrowth occurs at different rates on different areas of the body. New hair growth will not occur for at least 3 weeks after the treatment, however one to two weeks after the treatment, shedding of the treated hair may occur (this is NOT new hair growth).
  • Do not use any other hair removal treatment methods (waxing, electrolysis, plucking or threading) that will disturb the hair follicle at the treatment area for 4-6 weeks after the treatment. SHAVING, TRIMMING OR DEPLIATORIES CAN BE USED BETWEEN TREATMENTS.

Future appointments

  • So we can offer you convenient appointment times, we recommend that after your treatment you book in your next one, as our clinics get very busy

We are happy to set up a text or e-mail reminder service to let you know when your new treatment is due.