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Your laser hair removal questions answered

Your laser hair removal questions answered

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One of the most popular aesthetic procedures, laser hair removal is safe, effective and permanent, with minimal recovery time and results in as little as 15 minutes.

What technology do you use?

Here at our skin clinic, Aesthetic Medispa, we use the Soprano XL – the best on the market for laser hair removal.

How does it work?

Laser hair removal works by targeting hair with a beam of light, which is absorbed by the melanin (pigment) in the hair. This then heats the hair, which passes to the hair follicles
and causes them to stop future hair growth.

Is laser hair removal suitable for me?

Unlike older systems that only work on dark hair and pale skin, the Soprano XL can be used on sensitive areas like the face and neck, and intimate areas like the bikini line. It’s also effective on all skin types – even Asian, black and tanned skin.

How long does treatment take?

Sessions take up to an hour, and most people achieve their desired results in 1-6 sessions, though there are lots of factors to take into account – such as how thick and dark the hair is, your ethnic background, and whether you’re using medication. As well as this, laser hair removal can only target follicles that are actively producing hair, so treatment has to be repeated until all follicles have been targeted. 

How painful is the treatment?

Classified Pain-Free, Hair FreeTM, the treatment uses IN-MOTIONTM low-heat settings, making it virtually pain-free. Most compare the sensation to a hot stone massage.

Are there any risks?

You may experience slight skin irritation, such as redness or swelling, but this usually fades in a few hours. Occasionally, there may be slight pigmentation changes, such as lightening of the skin, but this typically happens in those who don’t avoid sun exposure. As your skin doctor, we are committed to making your treatment as safe and comfortable as possible.

Is it expensive?

The cost varies depending on how many areas you’re treating and how many sessions you’re looking for, but discounts are available on courses of 6 or more treatments, and on any top-up courses.

How do I book my treatment?

For more information and to book a course of treatment, you can fill out a form or call us here. Our skin clinics are located in Rickmansworth and Essex, close to London.