Everything you need to know about Laser Hair Reduction

Two of the most popular methods of hair removal are shaving and waxing, which although both are proven to be effective, require regular maintenance and can have negative side effects such as ingrown hairs and damage to the skin’s surface. Laser Hair removal aims to offer a long lasting solution to unwanted hair by collapsing the hair follicles so that hair can no longer grow.

Laser Hair Reduction is best for treating unwanted hair with a dark pigment, this is because dark hair facilitates the travel of the laser’s energy. Unfortunately light hair is not able to be treated in the same way.

Number of treatments: 6-9 minimum, treatments need to be spaced around the hair growth cycle so 6-10 weeks apart. It’s important to consider this if planning the treatment for a particular date.

Getting ready for Treatment:

  1. Steer clear of the sun. You cannot receive treatment if you are tanned or sunburned so you need to avoid sun exposure in the month lead up to treatment (this includes sun beds).
  2. Stop waxing. Laser hair removal requires the presence of the hair to reach the follicle, this means you can’t wax before treatment.
  3. Final preparation. The day before your treatment you’ll need to remove the hair in the treatment area by shaving.

Treatment Duration: 30-60 minutes

Anaesthetic: Topical anaesthetic cream

Sensitivity Period: Some discomfort during and straight after treatment. You might experience some redness after treatment, which is a common side effect and should only lasts a few hours. Immediately after treatment, we recommend you avoid activities such hot baths, saunas and exercise) that create excess body heat.

Back To Work: Straight away, there’s no downtime for treatment, but if you’ve had treatment on your face you might not want to go back to work immediately.

Duration of Results: Top up treatments might be required depending on the individual. This is usually annually or less

For more information give us a call on 01225 700072.