What happens during Laser Hair Removal treatment?

Firstly you will be asked some pre-treatment questions to ensure there are no contra-indications to treatment.

Your nurse will then adjust the settings of the Laser according to your individual skin and hair type, using the level determined at your patch test.

Cooling gel will be applied to the area to be treated.

You will be given protective eyewear to wear throughout the treatment.

The Laser handpiece is then positioned on the target area and a laser beam emitted to destroy the hair follicles by heating them sufficiently. This is repeated over the entire treatment area. Depending on the size of the area, this can take five minutes to a couple of hours. The sensation is comparable to a pin prick or rubber band flicking against your skin. The treatment is generally well tolerated and most clients are able to chat or read a magazine whilst having it done. There is no discomfort afterwards.

Laser Hair Removal Diagram
Laser Hair Removal Diagram

Your skin will be cooled with aloe-vera gel and cold swabs following the procedure. It may feel a little warm and have mild redness for a short time afterwards.

Contact Complete Lasercare who are experts in laser hair removal in London.


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.