Frequently Asked Questions

Laser hair removal is suitable for all areas of the body from your hairline to your toes. Here are some of the most popular treatment areas our customers get most benefits from.

Underarm, bikini, legs, face.

We can tailor areas to suit you so book a free consultation to chat through any areas you’d like to see smooth.

A consultation and patch test is a must before starting treatment. During the initial consultation we will go through your medical history, assess your skin and hair to ensure you are suitable and answer any questions you may have regarding treatment. 

After your consultation you should be equipped with all the knowledge you need to understand how laser works and the science behind it. 

Your patch test is also vitally important as it allows us to test your skin for any sensitivity from the laser and also will ensure you are a suitable candidate for treatment. You can then begin treatment 24 hrs after your initial consultation and patch test.

If you are thinking about laser and wax or use an epilator regularly we would recommended you stop waxing/epilating 4-6 weeks before your first session to ensure your follicles are full and you have enough hair to treat. 

Ensure the treatment area is free from tan - real or otherwise and lightly exfoliate in the days prior to your first session. 

Do not apply any moisturiser, cream, oil or lotion to the treatment area, Aloe Vera is the only thing we would recommend if skin is irritated from shaving. 

Close shave the area the night before and not the day of treatment, because when you shave you slightly exfoliate and irritate the area so allow the extra time overnight for the skin to regenerate and make treatment more comfortable. Shaving the day of your treatment will cause your skin to feel more sensitive throughout the treatment and may limit the amount of energy we can use due to skin sensitivity.

Treatments can take as little as 5 minutes or right up to 60+ minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.

This is all down to the individual. Everyone is different but generally 6- 10 sessions on average is needed. This can be looked at more closely at the time of consultation. After these sessions have been completed maintenance sessions are required, most people will need an average of 1-2 maintenance sessions a year to remain completely hair free.

Lasers are most selective and more effective at absorbing into melanin, meaning fewer treatments are required. 

Lasers penetrate deeper into tissues to specifically target hair structures. At the Laser Suite we use a Cynosure Apogee Alex 755nm, that will penetrate approx 4-5mm, specifically designed to target hair structures, while most IPL’s only target 2mm which is not deep enough to target these structures effectively. 

Lasers also have more advanced cooling systems meaning more comfortable treatments.

Again, this differs from person to person but on average a 4-6 week gap initially depending on the area being treated. 

We would recommend every 4 weeks for the face for at least 6 sessions. This does depend on the rate of regrowth. After that we may extend the gaps in-between sessions to a 6-8 week interval or longer if necessary. We would recommend every 6 weeks on the body depending on the density of hair and regrowth pattern and again extend the gaps in-between sessions to a 8-10 week interval. Your treatment area will be continually assessed throughout your course of treatment and I will continually recommend when you should return for your next session.

It is recommended to avoid tanning and sunbeds during your sessions of laser hair removal. 

Sunbeds especially are extremely dangerous while having laser hair removal and must be avoided at all times. You will seriously damage your skin if you use sunbeds during the course of your treatments.

Yes, you can apply fake tan approximately 2-3 days after your session and use it in between each session. It is extremely important that you don’t use any tan for a week before your treatment and ensure that you are exfoliating your skin daily to remove any residue as we cannot do the treatment if there is ANY trace of tan on the skin.

Between sessions of LHR, shave and exfoliate as normal.