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Laser hair removal for women: what you need to know

Ellie Taylor
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Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a professional hair removal treatment that involves using a hand-held laser device to remove unwanted hair. Compared to traditional methods of hair removal, such as shaving and waxing, laser treatment is arguably the best way of achieving permanent hair removal and can be used on most areas of the face and body.

How does it work?

Laser hair removal works by integrating high quality equipment, hair growth expertise and best practice to target the hair follicles and disrupt the hair growing environment. By destroying the individual hair follicles located in the dermis, laser treatment lastingly alters the form of the hair and penetrates deeply into the skin’s surface, preventing future hair regrowth.

The laser devices we employ are state of the art, extremely safe and versatile across many skin tones and types, making it a popular choice to remove hair. All of our laser treatment packages, from full body and facial to bikini area, are bespoke to your skin and specifically designed to deliver the desired outcomes.

You will be matched to one of our three laser models, either the Lumenis Lightsheer Diode, the Cynosure Alexandrite or the Cynosure ND YAG. All our devices incorporate cooling application techniques and optimal wavelengths to ensure maximum comfort and significant hair reduction.

During your session, you can expect your practitioner to use a held-held device to target the unwanted body hair, whether in a large or smaller area. Popular treatment areas for women are the bikini line, face, legs and underarms.

Popular laser hair removal treatments for men tend to be the face – especially the cheeks, chin and beard line – as well as the chest, back, buttocks and shoulders.

Ineligible areas for laser treatments are inside the nostrils, the eye area, ears, over the areola or on tattooed skin. Apart from these areas, laser hair removal can be done on most body parts.

As your practitioner begins the treatment, they will first cleanse and shave the desired treatment area and protect your eyes. They will then begin to gently sweep the device across the skin. The device will emit frequent flashes of light, which are then converted to heat energy and absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles.

The concentrated heat beams penetrate through the skin’s surface to target the deepest follicles and destroy the root. By reaching this area, it disturbs the hair growing environment and causes significant delays and reduction in hair growth. As the laser detects pigmentation, it is most effective on dark hair.

Best laser hair removal for women

For best results, we recommend opting for a professional treatment route. Many women participate in home laser hair removal, yet this can increase the likelihood of burns, irritation and, in severe cases, scarring.

Book a free consultation to discuss further the benefits of professional laser treatments as opposed to at home ones.

Some of our most popular areas for laser treatments are:

Laser hair removal for women’s face

Excess hair growth on the face can be hormone related. Women who experience denser, darker hair growth on their face may be hypersensitive to androgens and suffer from an overproduction of testosterone.

Certain medical conditions can be responsible for increased hair growth such as hirsutism or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and even the menopause can increase the likelihood of growing more facial hair.

Facial laser hair removal can include full face, eyebrows, chin, upper lip and lower face.

Bikini line

Laser hair removal is a safe way to permanently manage and simplify your bikini area beauty regime. Laser treatment on this region can reduce ingrown hairs, prevent chaffing, improve odour and increase sensation during, sex as well as keep the area hair-free for longer.

Available treatments are Classic bikini line, Brazilian and Hollywood.

Full legs

Shaving, waxing and using hair removal creams provide fast hair relief, but are inconvenient in the long term. Having silky legs for longer is one of the benefits of laser hair removal. It can also help reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs and improve the appearance of visible stubble. Hair regrowth is always finer and lighter after each session.

Women’s full body laser hair removal

Many women are opting for an all off approach and full body laser hair removal can include Full Face, Full Legs, Arms & Hands and Hollywood Bikini.

Laser hair removal for men vs women

Laser hair removal for men is a lasting option for combating any unwanted hair. As males produce higher levels of testosterone and androgens, it results in the growth of denser and darker body hair which often grows at a faster rate compared with women.

Similarly to laser hair removal for women, men can also undergo permanent laser hair removal. For men, there are just as many areas that can be treated, some popular ones including:

Laser hair removal for men’s face

Laser treatments can be a way to manage, shape and contour your facial hair, with many using it as a tool to save time in the long run. The treatment can target your beard line, upper lip and chin.

Full Body

If your partner, or yourself, prefers all over smoothness, full body laser hair removal can help you achieve this. The treatment traditionally includes face, legs, chest & abdomen, arms and hands, back and shoulders or buttocks and the pubic areas.

A great benefit is that laser hair removal can be modified depending on your hair removal plans. Therefore, if you do not want to undergo a full hair removal, you can mix and match your treatments depending on the specific areas you want to target.

Key things to remember

  • Laser hair removal for women can be used on almost all parts of the body, helping you remove hair on delicate and hard to reach areas
  • Laser treatments provide lasting results compared to other hair removal methods
  • It is suitable for men too
  • It is most effective on dark hair, but works on all hair colours

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