Frequently asked questions
How can I reduce or prevent excess hair growth?
There are a number of at-home hair removal solutions – shaving, waxing, creams and hair removal devices. They will often only deliver temporary results and could be painful, messy or time-consuming. Laser hair removal at sk:n is the most effective option, as it minimises the risk of folliculitis, rashes and can reduce hair growth permanently.
Can I get rid of excess hair permanently?
There is no way to completely remove all unwanted hair permanently due to hair growth cycles, hair type and changes in hormones, but there are methods which permanently reduce hair. Even when the hair follicle is damaged or destroyed via laser or electrolysis, hormonal changes can cause new follicles to develop, meaning hair will grow in that area. Laser Hair Removal is one of the most effective and long-lasting solutions for hair removal.
Can men have laser hair removal for excessive hair growth?
Yes. Men can have laser hair removal for unwanted hair, or excessive hair growth caused by a condition called hypertrichosis. This can affect males and females, but is very rare. Laser hair removal works equally well across the entire body and the face. From unwanted cheek hair, to an entire back, chest or stomach, laser hair removal gives long lasting and effective results.
Can I remove any hair with laser hair removal?
Yes – as long as the hair has enough pigment (i.e. dark enough) to attract the laser. It works best on those with darker brown or black hair, and because blonde, grey or white hair does not have enough pigment, people with those hair colours will not see great results. We can also treat all over the body and face if the hair is not too fine, such as the very fine vellus hairs on the face.
What results will I get with laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is approved to deliver permanent hair reduction of up to 90%. You can expect to see your best results after a course of 8-12, after which the hair will have reduced dramatically and the skin is silky-smooth. Some clients, however, may need top ups depending on their hormonal changes over time.
How long will laser hair results last?
In most cases, the results will be permanent and some may never have to shave again – but this is very much dependent on the individual.
Treatment for excess hair
Laser hair removal
sk:n offers the safest and most effective laser hair removal, with the longest-lasting and best outcomes.
Laser hair removal works by targeting the targeting the pigment in the hair to destroy or damage the root in the correct phase of the hair growth cycle. After a few days, hairs targeted in the right phase will fall out. It works particularly well on coarse, dark hair, and is suitable for all skin types.
Our laser hair specialists have industry-leading medically-supervised training to ensure the highest standards of safety and care.
Find out more about laser hair removal.
At sk:n we offer a range of services to remove unwanted hair.
Our laser specialists will recommend your best course of treatment.
Request a callback
One of our friendly sk:n advisors will call you to book your consultation.
- More than 450 consultants, doctors, nurses and medical practitioners
- Regulated by the Care Quality Commission, Health Inspectorate Wales and Health Improvement Scotland
- Partner of the NHS
- Rated excellent by our clients on Trustpilot
- Strict safety and care protocols