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Are you suitable for laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair for most people. However, there are some people who are not suitable for laser hair removal, including:

  • People with very light hair (blonde, red or grey hair) The laser light is attracted to dark hair, so it is not effective on light hair.

  • People with certain medical conditions such as keloid scars or healing problems like hypertrophic scars should not have laser hair removal. Likewise people with vitiligo, a condition which causes de-pigmentation of sections of the skin. People who have severe histamine reactions like urticaria are also unsuitable.

  • People who are pregnant or breastfeeding. The safety of laser hair removal during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not fully known but hormone fluctuations during pregnancy can encourage hair growth.

  • People who are taking certain medications, such as photosensitising drugs. These medications can make the skin more sensitive to the laser light.

If you are considering laser hair removal, it is important to have a consultation with a qualified Laser Therapist to make sure that it is right for you.

Here are some additional things to consider before getting laser hair removal:

  • The cost of laser hair removal can be expensive.

  • Laser hair removal requires multiple treatments. The number of treatments needed will vary depending on the area of the body being treated and the amount of hair. We advise a minimum of 6 treatments on any area to start with to see how well you respond.

  • There are some side effects associated with laser hair removal, such as redness, swelling, and pain. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own within a few days.

Overall, laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair for most people.

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