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Laser Hair Removal

See the experts in skin for your hair removal. Specialist Dermatologists set the industry standard for lasting hair removal methods.

In addition to hair removal from common areas such as the chin, legs, bikini line and back, dermatologists can use laser hair removal to assist with some medical conditions such as recurrent folliculitis, ingrown hairs and pseudofolliculitis barbae.

There are many cheap clinics offering hair removal treatments, and when things go wrong, most patients are referred to dermatologists to try and fix any problems. Sometimes there is little that can be done to fix poorly managed laser treatments. It is important to see an appropriately qualified specialist doctor such as a dermatologist and to understand the qualifications of your treating practitioner.

FAQs

Your questions answered

How do I prepare for hair removal?

It is important not to wax or pluck hairs in between visits. If you wish to remove hair in between visits you may shave or use hair removal creams.

It is also very important not to expose the area to be treated to the sun. You will need to protect your skin form the sun for 4 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after any treatments. Of course we recommend always protecting from the sun!

How many treatments are required?

Laser and light treatments can only target hairs that are in a growth phase. The number of laser hair removal sessions will vary depending on the location on the body, the thickness and colour fo your hair.  As a guide between 4 and 7 treaments may be required, and these are usually spaced between 1 month and 6 weeks apart.

How long does each treatment take?

This will depend on the area or areas you would like  treated, however as a guide, a small area such as the chin will be booked for a 15 minute appointment to allow time for explaining the procedure and how to care for your skin afterwards.

Does the procedure hurt?

The best description of the sensation is of a hot rubber band flick against the skin. Most people find the procedure quite easy to tolerate with no pain relief necessary. Cooling gel, ice or numbing cream are all available to make your experience as comfortable as possible but are usually not necessary. Most patients would be comfortable to return to work straight after a treatment.

For more information, please refer to this document: hair_removal