Q: Will laser hair removal burn me?
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular methods in the UK, to permanently reduce unwanted hair on the face and the body. Both men and women can have laser hair removal and at Skin Perfection, London we treat thousands of patients a year, offering superb results using our medical-grade, Cynosure laser devices.
Can laser hair removal burn?
I get asked all the time, however, about whether laser hair removal is risky and if it can burn the skin. As laser hair removal utilises heat energy to retard hair growth, it can carry risks if not administered by a highly-trained and experienced laser professional and indeed, if sub-standard machines are used for treatment.
Laser hair removal can offer permanent results, so in demand, which makes it big business! No wonder so many beauty and aesthetic clinics want to get involved in this multi-billion pound industry. However, a high-quality laser hair removal device can cost tens of thousands of pounds – which is out of reach for many practitioners. So some may decide to take a risk and purchase lesser-quality devices with poor training. This is when the risk of laser burn ramps up.
If someone doesn’t know what they’re doing and use the wrong setting on a particular skin type, the laser light will focus on the melanin in the skin and not in the hair. This means that the skin can reach temperatures in excess of 70 degrees! Increasing the risk of skin burning and in some cases, permanent damage.
Reduce your risk – demand the experts
At Skin Perfection, we only use the award-winning Cynosure Elite+ and Apogee + class 4 laser, the world leader in aesthetic laser devices. This superior technology which uses multi-wavelength laser energies means that we can treat a wide-range of skin and hair types with very little discomfort and little to no downtime.
What’s more, all of our practitioners are fully-qualified as laser hair removal professionals and are highly-trained by Cynosure to effectively use their equipment. Prior to any laser hair removal treatment, we will always request that you attend a no obligation consultation, so that we can assess your individual and requirements, as well as analyse your unique skin and hair type. This will assist us to recommend the most effective and safe settings for your laser hair removal treatment programme. Following these strict protocols means that the risk of laser burn here at Skin Perfection, London is negligible.
Choosing a laser hair removal clinic
Laser hair removal can be a life-changing treatment and offers up to 90% permanent reduction in hair growth. Choosing the right clinic for your laser hair removal treatment will pay dividends and keep you safe as well as giving you the beautiful results that you are hoping for.
Book your no-obligation laser hair removal consultation with my team of expert practitioners today by getting in touch.