Laser Hair Removal in Glasgow


Laser hair removal treatments give you the opportunity to enjoy long term hair free skin without the need to wax or shave. When it comes to hair removal, laser is one of the most popular options, and for good reason. Using a laser is a safe, affordable, and effective option for hair reduction and permanent hair removal.

At our clinic in Glasgow, we are committed to bringing you the latest and most advanced IPL laser technology. Our highly trained team work hard to deliver silky smooth results that last through laser hair removal. What’s more, we aim to do it at affordable prices so you can fully appreciate the benefits of laser hair removal and get great value for money.

Right now, we are offering a free consultation and test patch on laser hair removal – a saving of £80. We are also offering 25% off the cost of all single session prices. This means you can enjoy the savings of a block booking but only pay for each laser hair removal treatment as you have it, helping you to spread the cost of your laser treatment.

We offer Laser Hair Removal from our clinic in Glasgow.


Laser Hair Removal: Long Term Solution to Unwanted Hair

Here are some of the questions you might want to ask when considering a laser hair removal treatment.

Am I suitable for a laser hair removal treatment?

The results of laser hair removal depend on your hair type. The best results are often achieved in people with pale skin and dark hair. Dark hair has more pigment, so it is easier to target. Lighter hair is more difficult to target. White hair has no pigment, so it is not possible to treat.

It is possible to treat patients who have darker skin tones, including olive coloured skin and Asian skin.

Is there anything I should or shouldn’t do before the treatment?

There are a number of steps you must follow before getting laser hair removal in order to ensure the best results with the lowest risks.

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Tanning

Before a laser hair removal treatment, it is important that you do not tan your skin for at least 4 weeks.

In the week before your treatment, it is also important that you do not use fake tan either.

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Hair Removal

It is important that for at least four weeks before your laser hair removal treatment you do not wax, pluck, or use hair removal creams.

If you need to control the hair growth during this period, shaving is the best method. You are required to shave the area 24 hours before your laser hair removal treatment session.

Skincare

Do not use any harsh skincare products on the treatment area (e.g. retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids, or physical exfoliants) for two weeks before you go for a laser hair removal session.

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Sunscreen

During the course of a laser hair removal treatment, and for four weeks after the treatment, make sure your skin is protected with at least SPF30 if you are going to be exposed to direct sunlight.

What happens during the laser hair removal procedure?

During the procedure, the laser or IPL device is held against the skin and the laser or light source is activated. The device is then moved along to the next patch.

If you are over waxing or shaving and want a permanent, fuss free solution that gets rid of unwanted body hair permanently, laser hair removal is the perfect option for your hair removal. Laser hair removal uses a laser to penetrate the hair follicles and hinder hair growth.

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Is the hair removal treatment painful?

Due to the heat reaction associated with the laser, there is some discomfort during the procedure.

This is often described as being similar to the flick of an elastic band. At your initial consultation you will be treated with a test patch. If you feel the pain of this to be more than you can cope with, we can apply a numbing cream to the skin before your proper treatment to make the experience as comfortable as possible for you.

How long does the laser hair removal treatment take?

The exact length of the laser hair removal treatment will vary depending on the size of the area being treated. It can last anywhere from 10 minutes to a full hour.

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How many hair removal treatments will I need?

At any given time, only a portion of hair follicles are actively growing.

The others are in the dormant or resting part of the growth cycle and so cannot be targeted. Generally, a course of 6-8 laser hair removal treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart is required to achieve optimal results.

Get in touch with us or book your laser hair removal in Glasgow through the forms at the bottom of this page.

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If you would like to know more about any of our treatments please feel free to call us on 0141 370 0509.

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