Laser hair removal is the most effective way to permanently reduce unwanted or excess hair. At Skin Perfection London, we are experts when it comes to laser hair removal and only use medical-grade devices to perform this treatment.
But is laser hair removal suitable at any age?
We are born with some hair growth, such as vellus hair (fine hair without a root) and very fine hair on our head. The hair growth increases as we get older, due to hormonal changes within the body such as during puberty.
In some teenagers, this hair growth can be excessive and cause emotional upset and embarrassment.
As laser hair removal uses non-ionizing energy, there is no risk of skin cancer with this treatment. Therefore, you can be as young as 14 and qualify for the treatment. However, we advise that any patient that comes for laser hair removal has been through puberty and if female, has begun her menstrual cycle. Therefore, around the age of 18 we would recommend commencing treatment.
In many women, hormonal changes in the body such as the menopause, some medications and other health conditions such as hirsutism can mean that hair growth can start later-on in life. Therefore, where you may not have experienced excess or unwanted hair in your teens, twenties or thirties, you may experience it after your forties and in to your fifties and sixties.
Although there are some contraindications to laser hair removal like sun-exposure and some medications such as Ibuprofen or blood thinners, laser hair removal is generally safe for all ages and sexes.
Starting your laser hair removal journey
Before any treatment with laser hair removal can commence, a pre-treatment consultation is required, so that we can assess your individual concern, medical history and requirement for results. It is in this consultation that we can offer you a bespoke, tailor-made treatment plan and advise you on the kind of results that you can expect.
It’s important at this point to disclose any medical conditions, medications or issues you may be experiencing so that we can ensure you are safe and suitable for treatment.
Once we have all the information we require, we can start you on the best course of action, so that you can start on your journey to enjoy smoother skin with permanently reduced hair growth for good!
So, no matter what your age, laser hair removal can offer the perfect solution to reduce your excess or unwanted hair on the face and the body, offering long-term results that you will love.
Contact our friendly team today to start your laser hair removal journey.