Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin (brown pigment) in the hair. It therefore works best on dark hairs. It is most effective on thick, coarse hair as this contains more melanin than finer hairs do. This means areas such as underarms, bikini line and coarse facial hair tend to work very well. It is more difficult to treat very fine, downy hair. White, grey and blonde hairs are unsuitable for laser hair removal treatment.
At Complete Lasercare, we use the latest Lightsheer Desire laser system.
We treat skin types I – V, meaning white skin through to a dark Asian or light black skin can be treated. Settings can be adjusted to suit individual skin and hair types to optimise results and minimise skin reaction.
Some people need more treatments than others for various reasons, particularly hormonal imbalances such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Laser hair removal can be a life-changing treatment with such conditions and used to manage the excess hair growth which they can cause.
Certain medications and medical conditions may mean some individuals are unsuitable for treatment. A comprehensive medical questionnaire is performed at consultation to determine suitability for treatment.
We are always happy to respond to any queries regarding suitability for treatment. Please feel free to use the ‘Contact Us’ form.
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.