Laser Hair Removal Questions Answered.
Please see below our most frequently asked questions, however, if you do require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us here.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Most people tolerate the treatment very well likening it to having an elastic band pinged against the skin. However, you should bear in mind that some people are more sensitive than others.
How much does it cost?
Please see our full list of treatments and prices here.
How many treatments will I need?
It varies from person to person, depending on your hair and skin colour. During your free consultation, our laser care nurse will be able to tell you more accurately but on average you’ll need a minimum of 6 treatments. Once the initial treatment period is complete you may have to come back occasionally for a top up.
How long does each treatment take?
It depends on the size of the area to be treated. Again, during your consultation your laser care nurse will be able to tell you more accurately, but to give you an idea, a small area such as the upper lip would take about 15 minutes, the actual lasering is 3-5 minutes. Please see this video which explains what happens during a laser hair removal treatment.
Can I still remove hair between treatments?
Yes, you can shave or trim hair. However, you shouldn’t pluck, use depilatory creams (unless discussed with your practitioner), or wax as these remove hair from within the follicle.
What precautions do I need to take before treatment?
You shouldn’t bleach, use depilatory creams (unless discussed with your practitioner), wax or pluck your hair.
You need to avoid the sun and sunbeds for 4 – 6 weeks before and during treatment and use a sunscreen of SPF50 or higher. If you have a suntan you won’t be treated until your tan has faded.
Are there any side effects?
Some parts of your body are more sensitive than others and, after laser treatment, may look red and ‘goosebumpy’. This will go down within a few hours. In some cases, the skin can either become darker or lighter.
You can help minimise these effects by avoiding sun exposure for at least 4 weeks prior to and during treatment and, also using a sunscreen of SPF50 or higher throughout the course.
In extremely rare cases blistering may occur. Lasers have been used in the medical profession for 25 years and no long-term side effects have been reported.
If you are concerned about any of these just ask the laser care nurse for more information at your free consultation or contact us here.