• Laser Hair Removal Treatment on Chin

    Facial Hair Removal


    Unwanted facial hair can make you feel both self-conscious and less feminine. We know that waxing and threading can be both time consuming and painful, however these don’t have to be your only options.

    Laser hair removal and electrolysis treatments are excellent options to remove are excellent alternatives for removing unwanted hair safely, non-invasively and effectively, so you can finally eliminate upper lip, chin and facial hair.

How does it work?

For those with darker hair and opting for standard laser hair removal, the treatment works by using light beams to target and heat the hair follicles to restrict the blood supply at the root of the hair, which consequently reduces further growth. For individuals with lighter hair, we advise Electrolysis hair removal, which uses a single probe to treat hairs individually with a high-frequency electrical current.

Sessions of laser hair removal will be spaced approximately four weeks apart, and electrolysis hair removal is advised every two to four weeks. For both treatments multiple sessions are often needed to achieve the best results, however the amount you may need will be discussed in detail with you during your initial consultation.

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    No of treatments
    Usually 3-12
    Depending on area
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    Pricing
    from £36
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    Recovery time
    Immediate
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    Treatment time
    15-30 minutes
    (area dependent)

During each treatment we will target all of the hairs in your selected area, however as hair goes through 3 different growth cycles, we recommend a minimum of 6 sessions per area to see a significant reduction in hair growth, and the best results possible.

For more information on both laser hair removal and electrolysis, please read the FAQs below.

How much does it cost?PlusMinus

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A minimum of 6 sessions are recommended for best results, single treatment sessions are available to maintain results. We have a direct debit scheme available, please ask in clinic for further details.

Treatment AreaCourse of 6 sessionsCourse of 9 sessionsSingle treatment
Eyebrows, Ears OR Upper Lip
£215
Save £85
£325
Save £125
£50
Chin, Cheeks, Sideburns OR Hairline
£300
Save £90
£450
Save £135
£65
Lip & Chin OR Neck
£385
Save £125
£580
Save £185
£85
Lower Face (chin, upper lip, sideburns, cheeks & jawline)£485
Save £205
£730
Save £305
£115
Beard£535
Save £275
£810
Save £405
£135
Full Face (chin, upper lip, sideburns, cheeks, jawline, hairline, between brows & above brows)£750
Save £270
£1,125
Save £405
£170

Before & AftersPlusMinus

  • Laser hair removal on upper lip, 6 sessions completed

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    After
  • Laser hair removal on chin, 9 sessions completed

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    After

FAQs

Do laser treatments permanently remove facial hair? PlusMinus

No clinic can claim to permanently remove any hair from your face, or body as many factors can cause hair to re-grow, such as hormone changes, pregnancy or medication.

We use the most advanced lasers throughout our treatments to bring the best results for all skin types. Fewer hairs will grow back after each session with greater success depending on the number of treatments you have. The number of treatments varies for each person and the area being treated. On average, a good reduction of hairs will be achieved after just six sessions.

To see the results we have achieved  for many other clients, see our Before & Afters.

How painful is laser treatments on the face?PlusMinus

Our Cynosure Elite+ lasers treat the area with a cooling jet of air to keep you feeling comfortable during your laser hair removal treatments. Our Diode lasers have a chilled applicator and we also use a cooling gel to keep discomfort to a minimum. We can apply a local anaesthetic to the area if needed; however, you will get an idea of how the treatment feels during the initial test patch. If you are used to waxing, laser hair removal is often described as less painful.

I have fair skin and fair hair, is laser treatment suitable for me?PlusMinus

If you have lighter coloured hair and pale skin, it may be best to have electrolysis hair removal instead of using a laser. This is due to laser hair removal targeting the pigment of your hair, which becomes less effective if it is a fair hair against fair skin, as it cannot locate the root.

Electrolysis uses a probe to treat each hair individually with a high-frequency electric current, and targets the hair during active growth. The hair will then slide from the root, and as electrologists, this removal from the root that is what we strive for, and consider this to be a satisfying and effective hair removal.

We do not require the hair to be long for electrolysis treatment; in fact, when the hair has become long it is not ideal for electrolysis as it could be mean it is in its dormant phase. Therefore just a few millimetres of hair are enough to treat. Sessions will be spaced approximately two to four weeks apart, and multiple sessions are often needed to achieve the best results.

How much for upper lip and chin?PlusMinus

A common question we receive is for the pricing of  these two popular areas. You can see all the areas priced at single sessions, courses of 6 and 9 treatments by using our Mix and Match Calculator Tool to create your own quote, or by downloading our price list on our Pricing page.

For these two areas, we would recommend a course of 6 sessions to catch each hair in it’s growth cycle, which would be £385. If you were to buy sessions individually, it would be £85 for the two areas, therefore you save £125 if you purchase all 6 at one time instead!

I have coarse hairs on my chin and under chin and a part of upper neck. Will they be amenable to laser removal?PlusMinus

Laser hair removal can work for any skin type, and most hair types, as long as you don’t have any existing medical conditions or skin sensitivities that could stop you from having treatment. If you hair is coarse, this is often better for laser treatments, as the darker and thicker the hair, the easier it is for the laser to target the root!

How does it work? PlusMinus

All face and body hair goes through 3 distinct phases of growth; Anagen, Catagen & Telogen. It is the Anagen phase that is most effective for LASER hair reduction results. This is because the anagen phase is when the hair is still attached to the blood supply and is fully pigmented. On body areas it is approximately 20% of the hairs in the anagen phase at any time and this is why you will need a course of treatments for best results.

During each treatment we will target all of the hairs and it will be the ones in the anagen phase that should not grow back. The LASER beam heats the hair and in turn heats the follicle causing destruction of the blood supply and follicle cells.

If you’ve ever noticed how dark clothes absorb sunlight and heat up on a hot day, you’ll begin to understand how the pigment (colour) in a hair follicle absorbs heat from the laser. The hairs need to have some colour to them to be treated with a laser; darker and thicker hairs respond best to this treatment. This treatment destroys the follicle and prevents further growth. We use three different lasers in our clinics according to different skin and hair types: Diode, Alexandrite and Nd:YAG. Each comprises Lumenis and Cynosure Elite+ lasers.


Electrolysis is hair removal using a probe to treat each hair individually with a high-frequency electric current. At DestinationSkin, we understand the hair growth cycle and know the best time to treat hair to achieve successful destruction of the hair root.

We know that hair must be treated in the Anagen phase to reach the Dermal Papilla and the ‘live’ part of the hair follicle. When treating hair in the Anagen phase, during active growth, the hair will slide from the root with the darker bulb and sticky sheath around the hair. As electrologists, that is what we strive for and consider this to be a satisfying hair removal.

We do not require the hair to be long for electrolysis treatment; in fact, when the hair has become long it is not ideal for electrolysis as it could be in its dormant phase. Just a few millimetres of hair are enough to treat. Sessions will be spaced approximately two to four weeks apart, and multiple sessions are often needed to achieve the best results.

Will it work for my skin type?PlusMinus

Laser works by reacting with the pigment (colour) in the hair to heat up the follicle and destroy the hair at the root meaning it will no longer grow. For laser the hairs need to have colour to them. If the hairs are white, grey or blond we would recommend electrolysis hair removal. If the case is that there are multiple hairs of different colours we may recommend a combination of the two.

Why should I have this treatment?PlusMinus

If your facial hair is bothering you and you are having to resort to methods of hair removal that then are causing you other issues for example ingrown hairs are very common with shaving, waxing and epilating. All the common types of hair removal can cause a level of skin damage including stripping of the skin, redness, stretching of the skin, pulling of the skin and general trauma to the skin.

How many treatments will I need?PlusMinus

For electrolysis the number of treatments needed will be determined in your consultation. The average number of treatments is around 10 – 15 sessions, however ongoing maintenance is often needed.

For laser hair removal, multiple treatments are needed (between six and ten) because only the hair in the active growth phase – the Anagen phase – can be affected by the laser. Time is needed for hairs in the Catagen and Telogen phases to move into the Anagen phase. Effective results require treatments spread evenly and consistently, from four to six weeks, on the face.

What areas of my face can be treated?PlusMinus

We can treat the majority of facial areas including the ears. The common areas include the upper-lip, chin, neck and hairline. We cannot treat too close to the eye area including below the eyebrow. We offer treatments to cover multiple areas for example the lower face which covers the jaw, cheeks, upper-lip and chin.

What lasers do you use?PlusMinus

At DestinationSkin, we use 3 different makes and models dependant on your skin and hair type. These models are

  • The Lumenis Lightsheer Diode (810nm)
  • The Cynosure Alexandrite (755nm)
  • The Cynosure ND YAG (1064nm)

In your consultation, a hair assessment will be carried out to determine which laser will be best for your treatment to achieve the desired results safely, and effectively.

What results can I expect?PlusMinus

For laser we use the most advanced lasers throughout our treatments to bring the best results for all skin types. Fewer hairs will grow back after each session with greater success depending on the number of treatments you have. The number of treatments varies for each person and the area being treated. On average, a good reduction of hairs will be achieved after just six sessions.

For electrolysis Your practitioner will advise on the optimal number of treatments to achieve permanent hair reduction; however, you will start to see an improvement after a couple of sessions. Your treatment sessions will be between 2 – 4 weeks apart to start with, lengthening out as the hairs reduce, The hairs will gradually reduce in texture and growth will slow, with some hairs no longer returning.

Laser hair removal pre-treatment advicePlusMinus

For laser hair removal and electrolysis to be effective, the hair needs to be present in the follicle. This means waxing, threading and tweezing must be avoided before the treatment. You must stop any acid based products such as Retinol, Glycolic and Salicylic at least 1-2 weeks before each treatment. If you have been prescribed or are taking any new medications or herbal supplements, or if anything medically changes let your practitioner know prior to your treatment.

For laser you’ll also need to avoid bleaching your hair as the laser needs pigmented follicles to target. You can shave in between treatments but remember that the treated hair will start to fall out of its own accord 1-2 weeks after your first treatment. Do not bleach your hair as there’s no pigment in bleached hair for the laser to target.

For electrolysis we will need some of the hair growth to be there to be able to treat. It doesn’t have to be long a couple of millimetres is good to treat.

If your skin has been exposed to the sun within 4 weeks before your treatment, let your practitioner know prior to your treatment. We can’t treat anyone with a tan – real or fake with laser. If you’re tanned, please contact your clinic at least 48 hours prior to your next appointment to seek advice on how you should proceed.

Laser hair removal aftercarePlusMinus

After the treatment, you must avoid perfumed products including lotions, shower gels, deodorants and fake tan for at least two days. You can wear mineral make-up immediately – available at your clinic ­– if you wish to cover the redness. You must avoid using products with actives, retinol and exfoliating beads for at least a week to allow the skin to heal fully.

We recommend using Australian Bodycare Tea Tree lotion, deodorant and skin wash to minimise irritation and to calm redness. For electrolysis we may recommend aloe vera or witch hazel gel. For any facial treatments, we recommend YoungBlood Mineral Cosmetics makeup and a physical broad-spectrum SPF like Dermaquest Zinclear.

How much downtime is there after treatments? PlusMinus

You may experience some reddening of the skin around where the hair used to be, which could last from a few minutes to 24 or 48 hours. For two days after each treatment, avoid exposure to the sun and don’t use the gym, saunas, steam rooms etc.

Can I have laser hair removal if I have keloid scars?PlusMinus

It is recommended that if you have keloid scars, or a predisposition to keloid scarring, that you should not have laser hair removal treatment. Keloid scars are raised type of a scar that could be either red of purely white as a normal scar. This type of scar extends the original size of the wound, meaning that it expands the size of the injury. Those scars could get even worse if any treatments are performed on them such as laser treatment, microdermabrasion, skin peels etc. The only effective treatment is a steroid injection provided by a dermatologist to reduce the size of it.

Is treating the facial area safe?PlusMinus

At DestinationSkin we pride ourselves on having highly skilled practitioners who carry out this treatment, We have been treating all areas of the body and the face for over 14 years safely and effectively. The face area is very safe to treat and we keep to safety standards by not lasering any area of risk for example the eye area.

Does laser hair removal hurt?PlusMinus

Our Cynosure Elite+ lasers treat the area with a cooling jet of air to keep you feeling comfortable during your laser hair removal treatments. Our Diode lasers have a chilled applicator and we also use a cooling gel to keep discomfort to a minimum. We can apply a local anaesthetic to the area if needed; however, you will get an idea of how the treatment feels during the initial test patch. If you are used to waxing, laser hair removal is often described as less painful.

How is it different from other treatments?PlusMinus

Laser hair removal and electrolysis requires a short-term commitment to achieve long-term results. Results are not instantaneous but once your treatments have been completed, you won’t have to think about regular hair removal again.

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