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Questions to ask at your Laser Hair Removal consultation

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Are you looking to book a laser hair removal consultation but unsure what will happen? We’ve collated a list of questions to ask at your laser hair removal consultation so you can feel at ease knowing you’ve got all the information you need from your practitioner before the treatment. Whether you are attending a virtual consultation or visiting a clinic, this is your chance to discuss with the experts.

Must Ask Laser Hair Removal Questions

Whether you’re about to book or have booked your laser hair removal treatment in our London clinics, you now have the chance to get prepared. An advanced consultation booking is usually required and here at London Premier Laser Clinics, if completely free of charge. The consultation allows the clinic to best assess your needs and make sure that you are suitable to have laser hair removal treatments. For you, it’s a chance to see the clinic, meet the therapists and ask any other questions before making any final decision.

  1. How I Prepare For Laser Hair Removal?
  2. Am I Suitable For Treatment?
  3. How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
  4. What Technology Is Used?
  5. Are There Any Side Effects?
  6. Do I Need To Factor In Downtime?
  7. How Many Treatments Do I Need?
  8. When Do I Need To Book In For Treatment?
  9. Do I Need To Do Aftercare?

1. How Do I Need To Prepare For Laser Hair Removal?

You don’t need to do a lot prior to laser hair removal treatment, however, it is important you come to the treatment time prepared. This includes:

  • No tanning on sunbeds
  • Exfoliate the area
  • Avoid waxing or plucking the hairs
  • Avoid using products that could irritate the skin
  • Shave the area 24 hours before (not on treatment day)
  • Clean the area
  • Wear loose clothing

Find out more about how to prepare for laser hair removal.

Woman's underarm after laser hair removal treatment2. Am I Suitable For Laser Hair Removal treatment?

Perhaps the most obvious and critical question is whether your skin and or hair type is suitable. With advanced technology, most people can have laser hair removal, however there are some instances where the treatment is not recommended.

For example, white hair with no melanin cannot be targeted by any laser and therefore is not suitable to be removed via laser.

Within the consultation process, a free patch test is offered where we expose a small area of your skin to laser light. This also helps to calibrate the machine so that we can achieve the very best results bespoke to your skin and hair.

It may be that you need laser hair removal for darker skin.  At London Premier Laser, we have invested in state-of-the-art technology so we can accommodate a variety of skin and hair colour and types.

3. How Much Does Laser Hair Removal cost?

Laser hair removal can cost from £44 to £3000 depending on which provider you choose, the area of treatment and how many sessions you’re planning to undertake.

For example, if you have laser hair removal for your earlobes, nose or eyebrows it can cost as little as £44 for a session. If you want a full body (top to toe) package, then it can cost more.

There are ways to make the most of your money and get expert service for a cost-effective price. Be sure to have a look at our laser hair removal pricing page for all of our latest costs.

We update our special offers page regularly, have flexible finance options with Klarna and also do student discounts!

4. What Laser Hair Removal Technology and Machines Do You Use?

Finding out what technology clinics use will give you a good indication of the quality of the clinic. If a clinic has a wide variety of lasers and regularly keeps them up to date, it shows that they care about delivering the very best customer care, comfort and results.

If the clinic is using a machine that is relatively old and unfavourably reviewed online, it may be a warning sign to look elsewhere. London Premier Laser regularly invests in the very best technology to ensure client comfort and results, for example, the ND:YAG laser.

Find out more about advanced technology online.

5. What Are The Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal?

As mentioned before, we always undertake a patch test to check for any potential side effects or reactions to the laser. No clinic will claim that laser hair removal is totally pain-free and without side effects.

Some customers do experience slightly reddened skin after treatment, but this usually subsides very quickly within a few hours.  The pain of treatment has been likened to a rubber band ‘ping’ and is deemed much more painless than alternative hair removal options such as waxing.

6. Is There Any Downtime With Laser Hair Removal?

No, laser hair removal doesn’t require any downtime. You can simply have your appointment and go about your usual routine or daily activities straight away.

As mentioned, side effects will rarely happen but any minor effects won’t usually need any recovery time.

7. How many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Do I Need?

Some customers may require multiple treatments before they see full results, some may require fewer. It all depends on your skin, hair, technology and area of the body. That’s why it’s important to always get an estimate after your patch test so that you can at least have a realistic expectation of the results.

Typically, the average person will require around 6–8 sessions for the full effects, however hair reduction is noted even after the first session.  The laser hair removal process uses multiple sessions as it’s important to catch all the hairs at the correct stage of the hair growth cycle.

8. When Do I Need To Book In For A Session?

When you need to book your laser hair removal treatment is dependent on your timescale. If you have something pre-planned like an event, wedding or holiday, for example, you want to plan your treatment in advance by a few weeks.

As mentioned, 6–8 sessions is a typical amount of sessions per client, so you should ask the consultant about the plan if you are having the treatment for something specific.

9. Do I Need To Do Any Aftercare?

There are timescales when you shouldn’t do certain skincare or activities after laser hair removal. For example, it is not advised you go swimming, experience intense heat (saunas), or intense exercise in the immediate 24–48 hours. After two weeks, you should avoid waxing or plucking, self-tanning and UV exposure. Then, get prepared for your next treatment sessions.

See our full laser hair removal aftercare guide.

Book Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment In London

Now you have the popular questions to ask in your laser hair removal consultation, it’s time to attend the appointment. Even if you have a consultation booked elsewhere and want some guidance or would like to speak to an expert, always feel free to get in touch with our team. We have over a decade of experience, the very latest technology and are incredibly competitive with pricing. Contact us online, by phone 02038718218 or in one of our 9 London clinics today.

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