Laser Hair Removal

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal uses a high-energy beam of light to target the hair, heating up the base of the follicle which damages the cells responsible for hair growth. Although this isn’t proven to be permanent, it is an effective and long lasting way of removing hair, and is proven to permanently reduce hair growth.

The procedure is described as uncomfortable and the effects last up to twelve months before a top up is required.

Is Laser Hair Removal For You?

If you have ginger or fair hair, the response to the treatment is poor and individuals with these hair colours are recommended not to have the treatment. Darker skin colours are not suitable for laser treatment, as this pigmentation will absorb too much of light energy, causing damage. A history of light sensitivity and pregnancy will also compromise your ability to have the treatment.

Typical cost of laser hair removal

Prices vary depending on where and how much of the area needs treating. A small treatment starts at £50 per session and larger treatments can cost up to £500 per session

Risks & Side Effects

The side effects of laser hair removal are temporary, with the most severe being skin pigmentation which can take a few months to fade away.

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Soreness
  • Blistering
  • Skin Pigmentation

Where To Go:

Laser hair removal is widely available in the UK, most clinics as well as specialised laser clinics offer the treatment.

Transform, various locations

Sk:n, various locations

Harley Medical Group, various locations

Useful links

For information on where to find your nearest clinic & the price of treatments.

Read what the NHS has to say to help you make your decision.

Have a look at what other people think of the procedure, with before and after photos and details about their experience.