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Frequently Asked Questions

Laser Hair Removal FAQ's

From understanding how laser hair removal works to learning about the benefits and potential side effects, we’ll cover it all.

Our team of experienced professionals is committed to ensuring your comfort and satisfaction throughout your laser hair removal journey. So, sit back, relax, and let us guide you through the ins and outs of this popular cosmetic procedure.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly staff. We’re here to help you achieve smooth, hair-free skin and boost your confidence with our state-of-the-art laser hair removal treatments.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Laser hair removal is considered safe primarily due to its precise targeting of hair follicles without causing significant damage to surrounding skin tissue.

The equipment utilised by LMS Clinic, trusted by the NHS (National Health Service), adheres to rigorous standards and regulations, ensuring safety and efficacy.

The process involves emitting concentrated beams of light into hair follicles, which are absorbed by the pigment in the hair, effectively destroying it at the root. Unlike other hair removal methods such as waxing or shaving, laser hair removal offers long-term results with minimal risk of side effects when performed by trained professionals using reliable equipment.

Additionally, the ability to adjust the intensity and wavelength of the laser allows for customisation according to individual skin and hair types, further enhancing safety and efficacy. Overall, laser hair removal at LMS Clinic provides a safe and effective solution for long-term hair reduction.

Does is hurt?

Laser hair removal is a widely practiced and generally well-tolerated procedure that is often praised for its effectiveness and minimal discomfort.

The sensation experienced during laser hair removal can vary from person to person, but many individuals report only mild sensations akin to a tingling or snapping feeling, which is often described as significantly less painful than traditional methods like waxing or epilating.

Additionally, LMS Clinic lasers have a built in ice-freeze cooling technology that helps numb the skin during the procedure, further reducing any potential discomfort.  Rest assured, many people find laser hair removal to be a relatively comfortable and rewarding experience.

What's the difference between laser hair removal and IPL?

Laser hair removal is often considered better than IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) for several reasons:

  1. Precision: Laser hair removal uses a single, specific wavelength of light that targets melanin in the hair follicles with precision, leading to more effective and targeted treatment. In contrast, IPL devices emit a broad spectrum of light, which can result in less precise targeting of the hair follicles.

  2. Efficiency: Because of its precise targeting, laser hair removal typically requires fewer treatment sessions than IPL to achieve comparable results. This efficiency can save time and money in the long run.

  3. Effectiveness: Laser hair removal is generally more effective at permanently reducing hair growth compared to IPL. The focused energy of the laser can penetrate deeper into the hair follicles, leading to better and longer-lasting results.

  4. Safety: Laser hair removal devices are often equipped with cooling mechanisms to protect the skin and minimise discomfort during treatment. The precise targeting of laser energy also reduces the risk of damage to surrounding skin tissue.

  5. Suitability for different skin types: Laser hair removal can be adjusted to target specific skin types and hair colours, making it suitable for a wider range of individuals, including those with darker skin tones or lighter hair colours. IPL may not be as effective for individuals with certain skin and hair combinations.

How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments needed for laser hair removal can vary depending on various factors, including your skin type, hair colour, hair thickness, and the area being treated. Typically, multiple sessions are required to achieve the best results.

On average, most people require around 6 treatment sessions spaced approximately 4 to 6 weeks apart for optimal hair reduction. However, some individuals may need more sessions, especially if they have darker skin or lighter hair colours, which can be more challenging to treat.

Additionally, maintenance sessions may be necessary periodically to address any hair regrowth that occurs over time.

During your free initial consultation, your practitioner will assess your individual needs and create a personalised treatment plan tailored to achieve the best possible outcomes for you. We will also discuss the expected number of sessions and any other considerations specific to your situation.

Does the laser hair removal use any radiation?

No, laser hair removal does not use X-rays or radiation.

Instead, it utilises concentrated beams of light, specifically in the form of laser energy, to target and damage hair follicles, inhibiting hair growth. This light energy is in the visible or near-infrared spectrum and is entirely different from ionising radiation, which includes X-rays and gamma rays.

The safety of laser hair removal is reinforced by the fact that it does not involve ionising radiation, which can potentially cause harm to cells and tissues. Instead, laser hair removal targets only the melanin in the hair follicles, leaving surrounding skin and tissues unaffected when performed correctly by  our trained professionals using appropriate equipment.

Furthermore, the Lynton laser hair removal devices we use are designed with safety features such as built-in cooling systems to protect the skin and minimise discomfort during treatment.

Additionally, all members of staff undergo rigorous training to ensure safe and effective treatment delivery.

In summary, laser hair removal is a safe procedure when performed by qualified professionals using proper equipment and protocols. Its use of non-ionising light energy distinguishes it from X-rays and radiation therapy, further reinforcing its safety profile for hair reduction treatments.

Should I shave before my appointment?

Yes, it is recommended to shave the treatment area before undergoing laser hair removal. Shaving the area ensures that the laser energy is focused directly on the hair follicles rather than being absorbed by the hair shaft above the skin’s surface. This allows for more effective targeting of the hair follicles and reduces the risk of discomfort or adverse reactions during the treatment. 

Note: Please do not Wax or Epilate prior to treatment.