Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal is a proven method of effective long term hair reduction. Laser hair removal is now a very popular treatment, which has been in use for over twenty years.

Laser is not to be confused with IPL treatment (which is often advertised misleadingly as Laser hair removal).

At Complete Lasercare we use the Lightsheer Diode Laser, chosen for its excellence in both results and safety. Lightsheer Lasers are known as the ‘Gold Standard’ within the aesthetic industry.

For laser hair removal to be effective, hair must be dark – either brown or black, although red hair can sometimes work. Blonde, white or grey hair would not be suitable for treatment, as the laser targets the pigment ‘melanin’ in the hair which makes it dark. This pigment must be present in the hair for the heat to be generated to disable the hair follicle.

It should not be claimed that laser hair removal removes 100% of hair permanently, as it is possible for some regrowth to appear. Top up sessions are sometimes necessary to maintain results, but this varies from person to person and with different body areas. Typically facial areas need more treatments than other body areas do. Where regrowth is experienced, it is usually much finer, sparser and slower growing hair than prior to laser treatment.

Clients with hormonal imbalances and conditions such as polycystic ovaries find laser hair removal the most convenient and effective way of managing the excess hair experienced as a symptom of their condition.

The nurses at Complete Lasercare have performed many thousands of laser hair removal treatments over the past fifteen years and we are proud of the exceptionally high level of client satisfaction we experience. Client reviews are available and we would encourage you to take a look at these on our website.

Jane Keena This article was written by Jane Keena of Complete LaserCare.
Jane qualified as a registered nurse in 1986 at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth and worked as a senior nurse in the NHS until 2001.
She left to pursue a career in laser hair removal, initially working for Boots the Chemist where she was appointed laser protection supervisor and gained a BTEC award in Laser and Intense Light Hair removal in March 2001.