How Does the Laser Hair Removal Process Work?

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If you’re tired of constantly shaving or waxing unwanted body hair, laser hair removal can be a game-changer. In this blog post, we will walk you through the laser hair removal process. So, let’s dive in and discover how this advanced technology can help you achieve smooth and hair-free skin.

Understanding Laser Hair Removal:

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective method of reducing unwanted hair. It works by using laser technology to target and destroy hair follicles, inhibiting future hair growth. The laser hair removal process is precise, providing long-lasting results and minimal discomfort.

The Laser Hair Removal Process:

  1. Consultation:
    The first step in the laser hair removal process is a consultation with one of our experienced technicians. During this time, you can discuss your hair removal goals, medical history, and any concerns you may have. This allows the technician to assess your suitability for the treatment and create a personalised plan.
  2. Preparation:
    Prior to your laser hair removal treatment, it’s essential to prepare your skin appropriately. This typically involves avoiding sun exposure and tanning beds, as well as discontinuing the use of any skincare products that contain harsh chemicals or irritants. Shaving the treatment area is also necessary to ensure the laser energy is focused on the hair follicles rather than the hair on the surface.
  3. The Treatment:
    Once you are ready, you will be given protective eyewear, and a cooling gel may be applied to the treatment area to help soothe the skin and enhance the effectiveness of the laser. The technician will then use a handheld device that emits controlled pulses of laser light onto the targeted area. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, damaging them and inhibiting further growth.
  4. Sensations and Comfort:
    During the treatment, you may experience a warm sensation or mild discomfort, often described as the feeling of a rubber band snap. However, modern laser systems incorporate cooling technology to minimise any discomfort and protect the surrounding skin. The duration of the treatment depends on the size of the area being treated, with smaller areas typically taking just a few minutes.
  5. Post-Treatment Care:
    Following the laser hair removal session, you may experience temporary redness or slight swelling in the treated area, but these side effects usually subside within a few hours. It’s important to avoid sun exposure and heat, such as hot showers or saunas, for a couple of days to allow your skin to recover fully. Applying a soothing gel or aloe vera can help alleviate any discomfort.
  6. Multiple Sessions:
    Laser hair removal is most effective when performed in a series of sessions. This is because hair grows in different phases, and the laser can only target hair follicles in their active growth phase. Typically, multiple treatments are needed, spaced a few weeks apart, to capture and treat the hair in all stages of growth.
  7. Long-Term Results:
    As you progress through the laser hair removal process, you will notice a gradual reduction in hair growth. With each session, the hair becomes finer and sparser until eventually, only minimal touch-up treatments may be required. This long-term reduction in hair growth is one of the key benefits of laser hair removal.


Laser hair removal offers a safe and effective solution for achieving smooth, hair-free skin. By following the laser hair removal process outlined above, you can experience the benefits of this advanced treatment at Ruma Southampton Medispa. Say goodbye to the hassle of constant shaving or waxing and embrace the freedom of long-lasting results with laser hair removal. Book a consultation with our experienced technicians today and discover how laser hair removal can help you unveil your natural beauty.

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Are you tired of constantly shaving or waxing to remove unwanted hair on your body? Laser hair removal might be the solution

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