Sometimes no matter how much you shave or wax, your unwanted hair doesn’t seem to be gone for long. With full body laser in London, you can ditch your razors and say hello to a permanent reduction in body hair.
Laser hair removal treatment is a safe and effective way to remove excess facial and body hair. Not to mention, laser treatment provides results without bumps and ingrown hairs caused by shaving. This leaves you to enjoy smoother skin, with finer hair that is less visible.
Place your trust in experts in laser hair removal. Here at Skin Perfection, we’re laser specialists. Our trained practitioners help clients to achieve great results from hair removal treatment. Watch one of our body laser hair removal videos to hear what one of our clients had to say about their experience.
About laser hair removal treatment
Do you find excess body hair challenging to deal with? You’re not alone. We’ve been helping men and women achieve a permanent reduction in facial and body hair for years.
Laser hair removal is a simple and safe treatment for unwanted hair. It can be used on various areas of the face and body. Popular treatment areas include: full legs, armpits, bikini line, chest and stomach.
It’s also used to treat facial hair on the chin, cheeks and upper lip.
IPL or laser treatment for hair removal in London
Many companies advertise laser hair removal treatments, when in fact, they use IPL or intense pulsed light. The main difference is the light used. IPL uses a broad spectrum light to target a wider area. While it does offer permanent hair reduction, IPL is not as powerful and the results can be less effective.
Laser treatment, on the other hand, uses concentrated light energy. The benefit of having a more focussed light energy is that it only targets the hair follicle and not the surrounding tissue. This helps to destroy the hair root, stopping blood flow to the hair follicle. This will prevent hair growth over a longer period of time.
Unlike IPL, laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types including brown and darker skin types. This is because the laser focusses on targeting the melanin in the hair follicle. At Skin Perfection, we use Cynosure, which is a medical FDA approved laser.
How does laser hair removal work?
During your laser hair removal session, a laser beam will pass through the skin to target each hair follicle. This heat damages the hair follicle to inhibit further hair growth.
The laser will be set to the level that was determined during your test patch. This is to ensure that your treatment is effective and comfortable.
You may feel a slight discomfort during your laser hair treatment. This will be minimal and feels like a warm pin prick or elastic band hitting the skin.
Our laser practitioner will use the Cynosure cooling device throughout your laser hair treatment to protect your skin and reduce any risk of side effects.
Laser hair removal faqs
Who is laser hair removal suitable for?
Full body laser hair removal is an effective treatment for most people looking to remove hair. Our lasers work well on all skin types including darker skin. Laser hair removal is less effective on people with a lighter hair colour including blonde, grey or white hair. This is because there isn’t enough pigment in the hair follicles for the laser to target.
To ensure you are suitable for treatment, our laser hair removal practitioners will do a patch test. Not only will this help to provide you with the right level of treatment, but it will also help you to achieve the best possible result.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal is relatively painless. You may feel a small pinprick sensation and a slight warming of the skin during your laser treatment session. This is completely normal and stops after the laser has been fired.
If you have sensitive skin, you may experience slightly more discomfort than normal. This is also true if we are treating a sensitive area of the body such as the bikini line. During your laser hair removal treatment, our laser practitioners will use the Cynosure skin cool device to help keep discomfort to a minimum.
How many sessions of laser hair removal will I need?
The number of laser hair removal treatment sessions you will need depends on the size of the treatment area. Full body laser hair removal will require longer treatment sessions than smaller areas such as the upper lip or chin.
You will need at least six sessions of laser hair removal treatment to achieve permanent hair reduction. On average, our patients have between six and nine treatment sessions to get their desired results.
The results from your laser hair removal treatment may start to show after your first session. However, results will vary from person to person. Factors such as skin and hair type, medication and hormones may affect your results.
One of our laser hair removal specialists will talk you through how many sessions of treatment you may need. Your consultation will also include a test patch, which will help us see how your hair follicles will respond to laser hair removal.
Are there any side effects?
Laser hair removal is a safe treatment, and most patients describe it as being less painful than shaving or waxing. It’s normal to experience some redness around the treatment area. This is usually short lived and your skin should fully recover within a few hours.
We typically advise using an aloe vera gel or post-treatment balm to help calm your skin. The great thing about laser treatments is that you can carry on with your normal activities straight after your session.
What is the cost of full body laser hair removal in London?
The cost of your laser hair removal treatment depends on the size and number of areas you would like treatment on. Below are some example costs of single treatment sessions:
- Half legs – £109
- Lower legs – £149
- Naval line – £69
- Extended bikini line – £89
- Full body including face – £399
We recommend a course of laser hair removal treatments to get the best results. A tailored course of treatments is also more cost effective. Your laser practitioner will discuss this with you at your laser hair removal consultation.
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Choose skin perfection for laser hair removal in London
As one of London’s leading skin and laser clinics, you’ll be in great hands with our laser hair removal specialists. At Skin perfection, we use the latest in laser technology. This is to ensure you achieve great hair reduction results in a safe and comfortable way.
You can trust in the expertise of our team at Skin Perfection. We have over 20 years’ experience of helping our patients achieve their skin care goals. Don’t just take our word for it, check out what some of our laser hair removal London patients have to say here.
By the end of your journey with us, you can say goodbye to ingrown hairs and razor burn, and hello to smooth skin with less hair.
How to find our clinic
If you’re looking to book laser hair removal in London, you’ll find our clinic in the West End of London. We’re based in Oxford Circus, which is minutes away from London’s famous shopping area – Oxford Street.
21-22 Great Castle Street
London W1G 0HY
Tel: 020 7629 4116
Arriving by train
The nearest train station is Euston, and the Oxford Circus tube station is a two minute walk from the clinic.