The UK’s leading laser hair removal clinics
Client care at the heart for over 30 years
Unrivalled safety, laser and treatment standards
Delivered only by highly qualified, medically trained laser specialists
Regulated by the Care Quality Commission
The sk:n promise
Our mission to deliver confidence through better skin is at the heart of everything we do. Our promise to you:
- Award-winning, unrivalled medical expertise. No one has more consultants, doctors and clinical expertise than sk:n, so no other dermatology provider comes close.
- Outstanding approach to client care for over 30 years. We’ve consistently delivered unrivalled, personalised client care, that’s always right for our clients. If you have a concern, you can trust us to solve it.
- Standards you can trust. Our market-leading medical, safety and training protocols and strict industry regulation means you can trust that your safety and care is our priority.
- We are the UK’s leading skin clinics. We’ve treated millions of clients, improving their self-confidence for the better – with some life-changing results.
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- 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
Free Product Pack (worth £45)
At sk:n we care about aftercare and have created a product pack which has been specifically designed for skin that has undergone laser hair removal to ensure your skin is properly cared for at home during your treatments. The products are extra gentle and soothing to help calm any irritation after your treatments and to protect your skin from sun exposure. The pack comes free with every course of 6 or 8 laser hair removal treatments and includes: Avène Thermal Water Spray 150ml, sk:n Aloe Vera Gel 100ml, sk:n Sunscreen SPF30 100ml.
Frequently asked questions
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a process which works to permanently reduce hair growth in targeted areas. Our specialists carry out the treatment, targeting unwanted hair with lasers to damage or destroy the hair follicles, which ultimately prevents regrowth.
How does laser hair removal work?
The laser works by permanently damaging and destroying targeted hair follicles, preventing regrowth. The laser emits light energy which is absorbed by the melanin in the hair. This targets the hair roots beneath the skin at specific stages of their growth cycles, damaging the bulb and preventing regrowth, a process called photothermolysis. This is why we recommend at least 8 sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, to ensure all follicles are targeted at the right time.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal is described as feeling like the flick of an elastic band, or it can be a little painful for some. However, as more of the hair follicles are destroyed, the treatment will become less painful. The level of pain experienced will vary depending on the areas being targeted and your individual sensitivity. Our specialists will ensure you are comfortable and your treatment is always safe.
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 many sessions of laser hair removal will I need to see results?
We recommend having at least 8 sessions per area to see permanent results. Depending on your hair type and goals, you may wish to have more or less. Our specialists will be able to advise you on how many sessions will be needed.
How often should I have laser hair removal?
We generally recommend spacing sessions between 4 and 6 weeks apart, depending on the area and hair growth, but your specialist will advise on the frequency of your treatments to obtain optimum results. This is to ensure the hair follicles are targeted at the correct stage of their growth cycle.
Why do I need a course of treatment?
Hair grows in four phases: the anagen phase, the catagen phase, the telogen phase and the exogen phase. To prevent re-growth, the hair follicle must be targeted during the anagen phase, which is the only part of the growth cycle that the hair follicle is attached to the bulb. Individual hairs will most likely be in different parts of the hair growth cycle at any one time, that’s why a course of treatment is required. Your specialist will discuss this with you during your initial consultation, but as a guide we usually recommend around 8 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart (depending on the area to be treated).
Why choose sk:n for laser hair removal?
Choosing sk:n to carry out your laser hair removal treatment means you can be certain you are receiving the highest level of care and expertise. Our unrivalled training, treatment and safety protocols mean you can trust the specialists to be the safest and most effective place to have treatment. We won’t rush you, we will take the time to listen and understand your hair removal goals during your consultation, recommending the right treatment plan for you.
What areas do you treat with laser hair removal?
Our specialists carry out laser hair removal on all areas of the body and face. Wherever you have unwanted hair, we can safely treat any area with our class 4 medical lasers. From your legs to your cheeks, laser hair removal is possible. We treat all skin tones, as long as the hair is dark enough.
Which laser hair removal machines do you use?
At sk:n all of our lasers are class 4 medical, which is the highest standard of laser. We use Alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers and a range of leading brands including Candela.
Can I have laser hair removal if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
As patient safety is at the forefront of everything we do, we do not treat pregnant or breastfeeding women for any condition.
Can I have laser hair removal over tattooed areas?
No, it is not safe to get laser hair removal over a tattoo as it can potentially lead to burns, blisters or skin damage.
What skin and hair types can have laser hair removal?
At sk:n clinics our specialists are able to safely treat all skin types with our medical grade lasers leaving you with great results. Our lasers can be adjusted to work with any hair and skin combination, provided that there is enough pigment in the hair. Clients with brown or black hair will get the best results, but anyone with blonde, grey, red or white hair will not see good results.
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.
How do I prepare for laser hair removal?
There are several things you should do to prepare for laser hair removal:
- Avoid tanning including sunbathing, sunbeds and fake tan. If you are tanned you must leave at least 2 weeks before treatment.
- Avoid waxing or plucking before treatment as this can change the hair growth cycle. Instead, shave using non-perfumed products 24 hours before your appointment, not on the same day.
What happens before laser hair treatment?
We recommend you shave 24 hours before treatment. Before your treatment at sk:n, we will thoroughly clean the area to be treated and ensure any stray or missed hairs are shaved.
What aftercare is needed after laser hair removal treatment?
Laser hair removal leaves the surrounding skin unharmed, however there are a few things you should do to prevent irritation and increase comfort:
- Apply aloe vera gel for 2-3 days post treatment
- Avoid sunlight or sun beds
- Avoid hot baths, showers or saunas
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Prices vary depending on the size of the area covered and number of sessions booked. We recommend completing at least 8 sessions of treatment on an area to see permanent results. We also offer top up packages of 3, in case you need a few more treatments.
*Laser hair removal courses of 8 from £36.35 per month when you split the cost over 12 months. Click here to learn more about interest free credit at sk:n.
The quality of treatment and care at sk:n is reflected in our pricing.