How Laser Hair Removal Works | The Laser Clinic | Harrow & Pinner
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How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal is a treatment that targets hairs that are actively growing and destroys them from the follicle’s root using a medical-grade laser. It can be used almost anywhere on the body, across various skin types and whatever your gender. Find out more about it, how it works, its benefits and more in today’s blog post.

Why have laser hair removal?

There are many reasons people opt to have this treatment. Sometimes, it’s a case of confidence. Other times, it’s to save on waxing, threading, shaving and other hair removal treatments. It could be for a special occasion. Or it could be to minimise hair growth in a particular area of the body, such as the chest or arms.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

The treatment permanently destroys the hairs it targets, but as it can only treat actively growing hairs, the treatment needs to be repeated. That’s because hair grows in cycles, and falls out before growing back again. Bear in mind that new hairs can always grow on the body, even with treatment.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

Expect minimal disruption and damage to the skin’s surface, as well as a fast, easy and cost-effective way to reduce or destroy hair growth.

How long does hair removal take?

Treatment time varies, with the average person needing around 8-12 sessions in total. These will need to be placed around 1 month apart, but it does depend on what area you’re treating and your individual skin.

What do I need to know about aftercare?

Laser hair removal will require some aftercare, for example taking care in the sun for a few weeks following your treatment. This is because your skin may be more sensitive and prone to redness. Use suitable sun protection while outdoors. We also recommend avoiding waxing before treatment, though you should shave the night before if you wish.

What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

You can use it almost anywhere on your body, including the face (such as the lips and chin), the intimate areas (such as the bikini line), the arms and underarms, the legs, the back and the chest.

How long will treatment take for me?

The best thing to do is to book a consultation at our laser hair removal clinic. From here, we’ll be able to advise on how many sessions you need and how often. This will help to guarantee the best possible results for your skin. To get in touch with us, simply visit our website.

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