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What To Expect When Getting Laser Hair Removal

Are you researching whether laser hair removal is right for you? You may think hair removal laser treatment is a daunting prospect, but many thousands of men and women have undergone the groundbreaking treatment, which isn’t as scary as it first sounds.  See below what to expect when getting laser hair removal.

Arriving At The Laser Hair Removal Clinic

When you arrive at the salon or clinic, you will naturally feel nervous, but there is nothing to be scared of. Relax in the waiting area and wait to be called into your appointment. Your laser hair removal specialist will then greet you and take you to the private treatment rooms. Your initial consultation will be revisited to know your bespoke treatment plan and session areas. You will be reassured and talked through the process as it is happening.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment Preparation

During the initial consultation, you will be advised on how to prepare for laser hair removal. This will help the treatment go as smoothly as possible and help you get the best results. Some tips include no shaving or waxing right before, avoiding tanning and sunbeds, avoiding skin irritants and bleaching the area, exfoliating and wearing loose clothing.

By following the right advice, you will put your skin in the best possible position to aid in hair removal and avoid any irritable side effects.

Preparation In The Clinic

The area of skin being treated will be washed properly and prepared. You will probably be asked to wear safety goggles and should expect others in the room to also wear them.

What Happens During Laser Hair Removal

The laser energy source will then be turned on and prepared. You should check that the equipment being used is FDA-approved and is safe. The specialist doing the treatment will be on hand to answer any questions, so don’t be put off chatting about anything you may feel uncomfortable or unsure about. We have a handy guide about questions to ask at a laser hair removal consultation.

The laser energy source will then be turned on and prepared. Laser Hair Removal treatment in London involves the beaming of a laser right into your skin, where the hair follicle starts. This will allow the follicle to die so it no longer grows. The laser is incredibly accurate and targeted to yield results. There should be little to no pain involved; some report it to feel like an elastic band snapping against the skin, others say they don’t feel anything but slight warmth and discomfort.

Everyone’s pain threshold is different and even though there should be minimal discomfort, you should say if it feels more uncomfortable than you initially thought. Throughout the process, if the feeling were to change or intensify, don’t be scared to let your practitioner know! If you’re still researching, find out more about is laser hair removal painful?

How Long Does The Laser Hair Removal Process Take?

Depending on the area of skin being treated, the laser procedure might only last half an hour up to an hour. For small areas, such as the chin, eyebrow and upper lip, it might only take a couple of minutes for the follicle to absorb the energy from the laser beam.

After your procedure, you might need a further course of treatment but you can usually return to normal as soon as you leave the clinic! This makes it quick, worthwhile and highly effective.

After The Treatment

After your procedure, there is minimal downtime, so you can usually return to your day-to-day activities straight away after leaving the clinic! The laser hair removal timeline differs from person to person, so there may be more sessions involved. We will advise you on when the most appropriate time to book your next appointments will be and schedule them in with you. This is really helpful if you are doing the course of treatment before an event or holiday.


Laser hair removal aftercare should be done in stages, but there aren’t a lot of steps involved! We have general guidance for immediately after, including avoiding heat environments and exfoliants, intense exercise and skin irritants. Over 14 days, you should limit UV exposure, self-tanning and waxing or shaving that will disrupt the hair cycle. Then, after a few weeks, you should get ready for the next treatment cycle.

Book A Free Laser Hair Removal Consultation In London

Now you know what to expect when getting laser hair removal, you can book your free consultation. We have 9 clinics across London, which are in easy locations to get to with excellent transport links. You can have a virtual consultation or in person, we can accommodate to you. Contact us online or call us at 02038718218.

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