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SPLENDOR X is unlike any other hair removal system in the world. It is the first Nd:YAG and Alexandrite laser system to be powered by BLEND X™ technology for unprecedented power, speed, versatility and coverage rate.

Hair removal can be painful, messy, and ineffective. But SPLENDOR X laser hair reduction with BLEND X technology is different. It combines Alexandrite and Nd:YAG wavelengths for a perfectly tailored treatment that is fast, effective, and comfortable. It also features a unique square-shaped laser spot that safely covers every single inch of skin being treated.

  • Ideal for all skin types, even tanned skin
  • Faster and fewer sessions
  • Long-lasting results
  • Comfortable treatments

 What does this mean for you?

The 755nm wavelength is great at treating lighter skin, and the 106nm is great for darker skin, but it’s not one size fits all. Blending these wavelengths together in the correct amounts for your skin type provides a perfectly customized treatment. A large square shape spot size helps the practitioner line up the treatment areas on your body. You do not have to worry about spots missed this way. The Dual Cooling System (DCS) combines cooled air and a cooled tip to protect your skin and ensure a very comfortable treatment. This technology can also be used to treat vascular and pigmented lesions as well as rejuvenate skin with no downtime.

Is it right for me?

SPLENDOR X is generally suitable for all skin types and for all body areas and types of hair. However, laser hair removal may not be right for everyone and does carry some risks. SPLENDOR X isn’t suitable if you have an active infection or inflammation; viral, fungal, or bacterial disease; active cold sore; or open wound or abrasion in the area you want to treat. Risks may include changes to skin pigmentation and texture. Speak to our laser hair removal specialists who will help you decide if it is right for you.

When will I see results?

Thanks to BLEND X technology, you should need fewer sessions than with a treatment using just a single laser wavelength. It blends two laser wavelengths to harness their power and unique properties – and achieve better results. Also, a single laser may not be suitable for everyone. Lasers are effective when hair is at an early growth stage. Because not all hairs will be at the same stage at the same time, you’ll need multiple treatments to permanently remove the unwanted hair. The team at Belfast Skin Clinic will advise you on the number required.

What can I expect after treatment?

How the area will look right after treatment varies from person to person. You may have some redness and swelling around hair follicles straight after. In the following weeks, you will notice less hair growth as you progress through the course of your treatments. We will give you aftercare guidelines, especially pertaining to sun protection.

How does it work?

 Laser hair removal uses laser light energy with a specific wavelength. During treatment, lasers emit energy in the form of light onto the skin. The melanin in the hair absorbs this energy and converts it into heat which then destroys the hair follicles to prevent or stop future growth. BLEND X technology harnesses the power of two wavelengths for greater effectiveness for hair-free skin.

Advice for before and after treatment

The basic principle is that the pigment of the hair, but not the pigment of the skin, should absorb light. The laser should damage only the hair follicle while avoiding damage to the skin. Therefore, a contrast between hair and skin colour, dark hair and light skin results in the best outcomes (or a treatment plan can be devised according to your skin type).

Prior to treatment

Before treating the selected area, care must be taken to closely shave the area being treated. This allows the laser to focus on the follicle below the skin surface and improve overall results. We would advise patients not to wax or use depilatory creams to get rid of unwanted hair as these can completely remove hair root from the follicle meaning the laser has no hair root to target. Patients are also advised to refrain from tanning and applying fake tan prior to treatment. SPF50 should be used prior to and throughout your treatment.

What happens during treatment?

As with photo rejuvenation, cold gel is applied to the skin and as light pulses are administered, you may feel moderate stinging or heat. As the gel is removed following treatment, much of the hair comes away with it while the remaining hair in the treated area, will shed over the following several weeks.

How many sessions are required?

Hair removal treatment is generally recommended in courses approximately six sessions to achieve the best long-term results. Many report significant hair reduction after just a few sessions.

Following Treatment

You may experience some discomfort, crusting, swelling, bruising, redness, swelling or discolouration of the area immediately following treatment. This is a positive indication that the hair follicles have responded to the laser treatment. We do advise remaining out of direct sunlight for several days and applying sunscreen for added protection. You should avoid applying false tan on all the treated sites and prevent the area from being heated from things such as hot baths and showers, steam rooms/saunas, hair dryers for 24-48 hours.

Laser Hair Consultation

Consultation costs £25 which will be deducted from patch test fee of £50 if proceeding with treatment (booking deposit £25 refundable if appointment cancelled 48hrs prior to appointment).

Hair removal costs £50-£250 per section depending on area requiring treatment. Prices and courses of treatment will be discussed at your consultation.

Please remember prior to consultation:

  • Shave hair
  • Remove fake tan
  • Wear no make-up if attending for facial treatment