Does Laser Hair Removal Work On All Skin And Hair Types?

Laser hair removal targets melanin (the pigment in hair which gives it the brown or black colour), causing heat to disable the hair follicle. Hair must be brown or black to work most effectively. Sometimes red hair is also suitable for treatment and this can be determined at patch testing. Blonde, white or grey hair would be unsuitable for treatment and may be more suited to electrolysis which is not dependent on the presence of melanin if a longer-term hair removal is sought than waxing or shaving.

Thick, coarse dark hairs tend to respond best to laser hair removal treatment. Areas such as the beard, underarms, bikini and legs usually give excellent results. Imagine no longer having the hassle of shaving or waxing your hair and no more problems with ingrown hairs.

We are able to treat a range of skin types using the Lightsheer Desire laser, which can be carefully adjusted for individual skin and hair types to help achieve the most effective and safe bespoke treatment settings.

All treatments are performed by qualified, specialist nurses with many years of experience in laser hair removal. If you would like to book a free consultation and patch test to assess your suitability for treatment, please get in touch via our contact us page or by calling us on 0207 6378905.

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.