What Are the Long-Term Effects of Laser Hair Removal?


Laser hair removal treatments offer long-lasting and often permanent hair reduction. It’s a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that harnesses the power of ultra-precise lasers to target and destroy hair from the follicle to prevent continuous growth.

The most common areas treated for laser hair removal are the legs, chest, arms, underarms, face and bikini line. This beauty treatment is popular among people who want to achieve smooth, hair free skin.

Desired results cannot be achieved in a single sitting, which is why laser hair removal sessions are sold as a course of treatments over a longer period of time. This is because hair growth is cyclical. In order to effectively remove the hair and reduce its growth rate you must catch it in its Anagen Phase, which is the active growth phase. 

Laser hair removal sessions are typically performed every 4-6 weeks in order to ensure your hairs are caught consistently throughout the growth cycle.

Find out more about laser hair removal and the hair growth cycle.

What to Consider Before Getting Laser Hair Removal?

Although laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure, often undertaken for aesthetic reasons, there are no long-term health risks associated with the treatment.

However, some people may experience very minor side effects or symptoms of irritation after a laser hair removal session. To combat this, we recommend speaking to your aesthetic practitioner about your concerns, sensitivities and skin conditions in a full consultation prior to treatment.

All laser hair removal services require a patch test administered by a qualified practitioner at least 24-hours prior to treatment.

What Are the Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal can come with rare but minor side effects, including tender skin and redness. Be wary that your skin will be sensitive after treatment and therefore more susceptible to irritation and sunburn.

It’s best to avoid exposure to the sun and refrain use of tanning beds. We recommend using a minimum of SPF30 on all treated areas for at least 4-weeks after treatment.

Laser Hair Removal in Southampton

At Ruma Medispa we offer expert laser hair removal treatments, available as a single session or the recommended course of treatments. Our aesthetic practitioners are specialists in providing effective laser hair removal treatments that see beautiful results.

Using the most advanced device in laser hair removal equipment, our Soprano Ice Laser treatment combines unique heating and cooling technologies to ensure a less painful, faster and safer treatment.

Contact us to book your course of laser hair removal, or view our services page for more information on pricing and treatable areas.

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