Laser Hair Removal for Darker Skin

Laser hair removal for darker skin

For smoother skin for longer, all over, without the irritation that comes with shaving or waxing, book laser hair removal with the UK’s leading laser clinics. Now save up to 60%plus receive a free Enerpeel chemical peel worth up to £190 on our most popular packages.

Laser hair removal pricing

Consultations free*

sk:n is the UK’s leading laser, dermatology and aesthetic group, and pride ourselves on excellence. We have industry-leading training, safety and care protocols, and we’re regulated by the Care Quality Commission and General Medical Councils, so you can trust you’re in the best and safest hands.

For the best results, we recommend a course of 8 treatments, but this can vary slightly depending on the client. To help you soothe your skin after treatment and protect it from sun exposure, we offer free post-treatment products worth £45: Avène Thermal Water Spray 150ml, sk:n Aloe Vera Gel 100ml, sk:n Sunscreen SPF30 100ml.

You can buy online, or you can book laser hair removal at every sk:n clinic, including:

London, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Chester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leamington Spa, Leeds, Liverpool, Maidenhead, Newcastle, Nottingham, Reading, Sevenoaks, Sheffield, Portsmouth.

Find your nearest clinic here.

To secure an appointment, your credit or debit card details will be secured against your booking. For free consultations, this is £25 with a practitioner or £50 for acne or injectables consultations. For all other chargeable consultations, appointments, test patches and reviews, please refer to our payment protection and cancellation policies for more information.

Treatment Single
Treatment From
Course of 8
Price per Treatment From
Under arms £55.00
Bikini £83.00
Chest £110.00
Half face £110.00
Back £138.00
Full face £138.00
Arms £110.00
Legs £248.00
Women's full body £500.00
Men's full body £500.00

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


Is laser hair removal right for me?

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If you’re looking to remove hair from all over or certain areas of your body and your hair is dark enough, yes. Laser hair removal is safe for all skin types and colours, so it’s suitable for most people looking for more permanent, smooth results. As the laser is attracted to the pigment of the hair follicle, the only consideration is whether your unwanted hair has enough pigment to be treated. Most of our clients see permanent hair reduction of up to 90%, but these results are dependent on hair type and colour. Your practitioner will discuss this with you during your free consultation.

What is the best laser for dark skin?

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As a rule, Nd:YAG lasers tend to be the best for hair removal treatment in darker skin, which is what we mainly use at sk:n. This is because they have a longer wavelength than some other types of laser, so can be adjusted to accommodate different skin tones, and were developed specifically for this purpose. Diodes can also be suitable for darker skin tones as they leave the skin with more time to cool, but they will not always be suitable for everyone. Our laser experts will be able to select the best laser for your skin type during your free consultation.

Is it better to wax or have laser hair removal on your full body?

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Waxing regularly and over long periods of time can be temporarily effective, but can cause damage such as darkening and lightening of the skin (hyper and hypo pigmentation) and ingrown hairs which can lead to scarring. As full body laser hair removal permanently reduces the thickness and growth of the hairs and isn’t abrasive to the skin, it doesn’t have any detrimental effects to the skin’s tone and texture. Plus, after a course of treatment, the hair is reduced in thickness, darkness and amount, and therefore the need to regularly remove the hair is massively reduced.

What is the Fitzpatrick scale?

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The Fitzpatrick scale is a tool our practitioners use to identify your skin type in relation to the skin tone and how easily it burns or tans during sun exposure. We will select the correct type of laser for your skin by using this scale:

  • Type 1: Always burns, never tans (pale, freckles).
  • Type 2: Usually burns, minimal tanning.
  • Type 3: Sometimes burns mildly, tans uniformly.
  • Type 4: Burns minimally, always tans well (moderate brown).
  • Type 5: Very rarely burns, tans very easily (dark brown).
  • Type 6: Never burns (deeply pigmented dark brown to darkest brown).

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