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Are Laser Hair Removal Devices Safe?

And 4 other things you should know before starting laser hair removal. 

 

Can laser hair removal cause acne?

No, laser hair removal cannot cause acne. However, if you are acne prone and are having unwanted hair removal on your face then it is possible that the treatment could trigger a breakout. Since we opened our St Albans laser hair removal clinic in 2013, very rarely has a client reported this to us, but as someone who is acne prone, it’s best that you know that this is a possibility. 

 

Can laser hair removal be permanent?

Yes, it can be. However, not everyone will ever have to shave or wax again; factors such as hormones and certain medications can cause the regrowth of hair. Additionally, some people respond better to this treatment than others, much like any medical or medical-aesthetic treatment. 

I’ll give you my own real-life example. I had laser hair removal on my legs, bikini, underarms, and upper lip. I’ve never had any regrowth on my bikini line or upper lip, but I have one hair that continues to grow under my arm, which isn’t a big deal to me in all honesty, and I have a couple of hairs that grow on my lower legs and the thighs-a world of difference from what my legs used to be like. Nowadays, I may give my legs a shave a few times a year to get rid of any stragglers. 

As you can see, the body may respond better in different areas, and you may respond differently to your friend. At our St Albans laser hair removal clinic, we never guarantee the type of results that you will get, *and nor should anyone else*, because laser hair removal is not an exact science and results will be influenced by factors such as hormones.

 

When laser hair removal is not working, what should I do?

Firstly, it’s important to know that laser hair removal results are not immediate. At our St Albans laser hair removal clinic, we usually expect you to start seeing changes after approximately the third treatment session; we ask you to monitor your hair growth- has the hair changed colour or become thinner, is the hair growing back more slowly than usual, how frequently are you having to shave, are you noticing any patches in the hair growth, for example. 

If you think that you’re not responding to laser hair removal, make sure that you inform your practitioner ASAP. At our clinic, we have checks during your course to discuss your results to ensure you are getting the best from your course.

 

Where should you get laser hair removal?

From experience, I would suggest having a laser hair removal test patch on all your areas of unwanted hair because trust me, you will wish you’d had these areas treated at the same time when you start seeing your results! So often our laser hair removal clients say, I wish I’d started my bikini/underarms/legs when I started this area.

At our St Albans laser hair removal clinic, we treat upper lips, chins, full faces, legs, arms, abdomens, backs, buttocks, nipples, underarms, toes, chests, and necks *deep inhale* every day; if there is an area of unwanted hair that you wish to have treated, we are happy to treat it for you. 

 

Are laser hair removal devices safe?

Yes, legitimate, well-maintained laser hair removal devices are safe in well-trained, professional hands. As with all medical-aesthetic treatments, there are possible side effects to consider and these should be discussed with you during a consultation, prior to you having any treatment.

At our laser hair removal clinic, we offer Soprano Ice laser hair removal. Soprano Ice is from Alma Lasers which is a world-leading, award-winning provider of aesthetic and surgical devices.  

Jane Lewis, nurse, and clinic owner says: “I have been performing laser hair removal treatments since the early 1990s and I’ve seen first-hand the positive impact it has on men and women’s lives. So, when we opened our clinic back in 2013, I was certain that we would offer laser treatment for unwanted hair because of my history with it.

My best advice if you have a lot of questions about Laser Hair Removal is to write them down and bring them along to your consultation so that you don’t forget to ask anything. If you do, you should be able to give your clinic a call and ask about anything you’ve forgotten.”

If you are looking for laser hair removal St Albans or laser hair removal in Hertfordshire, then we would be pleased to discuss unwanted hair removal with you during a consultation at our St. Albans laser hair removal clinic. Contact us here to arrange a no-obligation consultation. 

Disclaimer: This blog is not to be used for diagnostic purposes. We are all unique which means that our results, recovery and suitability for any type of treatment will vary. Always seek the advice of a professional should you have any health or cosmetic concerns or to discuss treatments specifically for you.

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