Female Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular methods of hair removal in the world and is suitable for all areas of the body and skin types. All hair removal treatments in our clinics are conducted by female practitioners.
The traditional methods of shaving and waxing may seem easy and cost-effective if performed at home, but both can be uncomfortable or painful and have to be repeated often, while also leaving shaving rash and stubble between sessions. By contrast, laser hair removal is a long-term solution. It is less expensive than salon waxing and no more time-consuming or expensive.
Once the course of treatment has been completed, you will notice a permanent reduction in hair growth and the skin will be a lot smoother, particularly for patients who suffer from shaving rash or ingrown hairs.
The procedure is safely carried out by qualified, experienced medical professionals who will give you advice before and throughout the treatment.
Unusual female hair growth
It is important to explore the underlying reasons for excessive hair growth. This is because it is always wise to ensure your body is healthy and investigate anything abnormal. This may also help to determine the best type of treatment for you.
Causes of excessive hair growth in women include:
- The normal ageing process
- Excessive use of temporary removal methods such as waxing, tweezing, creams and depilatories, as these actually stimulate hair growth
- Reactions to certain medications
- Insulin resistance issues
- Glandular and/or hormonal imbalances
- Hirsutism (an increased level of androgens in the body, causing thick dark hair on the face, chest, abdomen and back)
In some women, the cause of excessive hair growth may be polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which is a serious condition and must be discussed with your GP. For more information about PCOS, please visit our polycystic ovarian syndrome page.
An initial consultation with a Skin Medical practitioner can establish whether you are a suitable candidate for hair removal. If we conclude that you require alternative treatment or need to seek advice from your GP, we will advise you accordingly.
Treatments by body area
The length and cost of each procedure varies depending on the size of the area being treated. The most common treatment time is 30 minutes, and the maximum treatment session is 120 minutes. In smaller areas, such as parts of the face or neck, the actual procedure can take as little as 5 or 10 minutes. For the full body, one treatment will take at least 3 hours, split over two sessions.
technology and treatment
We use the Lumenis lightsheer diode system for laser hair removal, which is FDA approved and regarded as the gold standard in laser hair removal.
Patients will need an average of 6 treatments spaced between 4 – 8 weeks apart. Full details about the procedure can be found on our technology and treatment page.