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When it comes to looking after your skin, treating concerns, and enhancing your appearance, you’ll want to invest in the best treatments that create the best results. But with lots of complex tools and technologies involved, it can seem scary or overwhelming to book your procedure. After all, you don’t want to undergo something risky or unsafe.

Here at DermaMedica, our procedures involve a whole range of high-tech equipment designed to give you results you’ll love, which also last. Nothing we carry out is dangerous, but to give you peace of mind, we’ll talk through some of our most common treatments in more detail and explain how they work. Today, we’ll focus on laser hair removal treatment.

Are laser treatments dangerous?

No, they’re not. They have been cleared for use as hair removal tools. This means that when you come to our clinic in Knightsbridge, you can be confident that we’re carrying out your treatment safely and within the law.

What risks should I be aware of?

There are no risks or side effects.

How does laser hair removal work?

A powerful but precise laser (light energy) is used to heat up the hairs, which destroys the root part and prevents regrowth. It’s possible new hairs will grow, and because hairs grow in cycles (meaning they fall out after a time), you’ll need a course of sessions to capture each one.

How many sessions of laser treatment will I need?

Most people need 6-10 treatments, but it depends on your hair. Thicker hair can be harder to remove, for example.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

No, most people say it feels like a pinprick or nipping sensation as the laser gets to work zapping your hair. The surrounding skin can also feel a little hot, but won’t be damaged by the treatment.

Will I need time off to recover after laser treatment?

There’s no downtime after treatment, but laser hair removal can make your skin feel a little tender afterwards. However, you’ll experience smooth, hair-free skin.

 Where can I have laser hair removal treatment?

Most areas of the body can be treated with laser hair removal. This includes the more delicate facial areas, like above the lip or the chin. The intimate area can also be treated.

What else do I need to know?

If you have any more questions or concerns, we can address these in a consultation at our Knightsbridge skin clinic. Simply get in touch to arrange a consultation today.