How often can I have Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a safe, painless and highly effective way of removing unwanted body hair that can permanently reduce the amount of growth in treated areas.

How often laser hair removal treatments are required will depend on the area of your body that is being dealt with and the rate at which your body hair grows. Typically, hair on the face will be treated in sessions taking place every four weeks or so. Hair on other parts of the body may only need to be treated once every six to eight weeks.

If you are having treatments on several different parts of your body, there is nothing to stop you having more regular treatments, rotating the area that is dealt with each time.

There is no need to wait until you see hair growing before having your next session - follicles remain active beneath the surface of the skin long before the hair actually shows through. At this stage, the follicles will still respond to treatment, preventing the hair from ever making an appearance.

Laser hair removal sessions can sometimes leave a temporary rash on the skin that looks a little like sunburn. In the vast majority of cases, this rash will fade away within 24 hours and leave no lasting effects. If too many treatments are carried out in too short a space of time, a longer-lasting rash could result. In either case, it is important to protect the skin from exposure to the sun immediately after laser hair removal treatment by applying sun block.