How does laser hair removal work?

Each treatment uses selected wavelengths of low energy light rapidly pulsed onto the skin to gently heat the hair follicles to cause terminal damage and prevent hair regrowth. 

Does Laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal is gentle and comfortable to your skin. During treatment you may experience a gentle warming of the skin, however the cooling applicator is capable of 4c which ensures complete comfort even in the most sensitive areas.

How many treatments will I need?

We recommend a minimum of 6 treatments, with some hair types requiring more. The average for a successful program is 8 treatments. It is so important to complete all treatments for optimum results.

How long does a treatment take?

The treatment is quick but length of time will depend on treatment areas. The treatment applicator is swept back and forth across the designated area in a quick motion allowing the low light energy pulse into the skin.

What will I see after treatment?

The hair follicles are damaged by the heat but the hairs remain in the follicles. The dead hairs shed after 1 to 3 weeks as the epidermis renews. During this period the hairs will seem to grow as they are pushed out by the new epidermis

Who is suitable for laser treatment?

All skin types can be treated! The SMARTDiode laser is successful in treating both dark and fair skin types and for both male and females. Fair hair however contains less melanin so is harder to treat. Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for treatment.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Endorsed by leading medical experts the SMARTDiode laser is safe and highly effective in the treatment of permanent hair reduction.

How old do I have to be to have laser hair removal?

18 years or older, as under 18 your body is undergoing lots of hormonal changes and may mean that the treatment will be ineffective as the body hair may grow back.

Can I start my laser treatment on the same day as my consultation?

Unfortunately you will need to wait 48 hours after your consultation before your first treatment. This is because during your consultation we perform a test patch on the desired treatment area which will need time to develop to ensure we are using the correct settings to give you the best results.

I have had laser treatments before with another company. Do I still need a consultation?

Yes, you will still need to have a consultation with us. As we are committed to your safety, our routine procedures ensure that we always undergo a patch test with every new client, regardless of previous treatments.

Can I bring a friend with me to the consultation?

Yes of course, but they will need to leave the room when we carry out the patch test as the equipment used may cause damage to unprotected eyes.

Are consultations free?

Consultations of Laser Hair Removal and Skin Treatments are completely free! We do however charge £25 for the patch test which is redeemable at your first Laser / IPL session.

Unfortunately, due to appointment demand, if you fail to give us 24hours’ notice or do not attend your consultation the £25 cost will be charged.

Herts Laser and Beauty Clinic
Herts Laser and Beauty Clinic