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Laser Hair Removal FAQs

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Top Questions for Laser Hair Removal


Here we’ve answered the top Laser Hair Removal FAQs our practitioners are asked about Laser Hair Removal. For more information, you can visit our Laser Hair Removal page or contact us for a consultation at our Norwich laser hair removal clinic.

Also, please feel free to view our Laser Hair Removal guide for first time patients here.

Here at The Doctors Laser Clinic, we use the Soprano Titanium for Laser Hair Removal treatments, you can find out more about the manufacturer Alma, here.

Laser Hair Removal FAQs


Is laser hair removal permanent?

After enough sessions laser hair removal is permanent. As hair grows in cycles (only a third of the hair is growing at any time) you will never remove all of your hair with one or 2 sessions. As more sessions are taken less hair will grow back. This is why 6-8 sessions are recommended. 


Does laser hair removal hurt?

The laser hair removal machines we use at The Doctors Laser Clinic are classed as ‘virtually pain-free’ some patients describe mild discomfort rather than pain during their session.


Does laser hair removal work? 

Yes, laser hair removal works, again, provided you have enough sessions at the correctly spaced intervals.


How many sessions are needed for laser hair removal?

We recommend 6-8 sessions


How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by emitting light that is taken up by the hair’s melanin. The light heats the hair follicle and damages it. This action inhibits subsequent hair growth.


How long does laser hair removal last?

For individual hair follicles, laser hair removal will last forever. Provided enough sessions are performed, all hair follicles will be damaged and you will not need further sessions.


What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is the procedure of pointing certain wavelengths of light at the hair follicles in order to stop the regrowth of laser in that area.


Can you get laser hair removal while pregnant?

Due to the fact that studies are never carried out on women who are expecting, it is difficult to say if it is safe or not. It most probably is safe as there is reason to say that laser hair removal would harm a baby. There is the question of pregnancy hormones however. Most practitioners will say it is best to err on the side of caution and wait until after the pregnancy.


How long between laser hair removal sessions?

This depends on the site of the hairs to be removed. Hairs from different areas have different growth cycles and the length of time between sessions will need to take this into account. A  general rule is 4-8 weeks between sessions.


How can I speed up the shedding of the hair between hair removal sessions?

The shedding will appear around 1-2 weeks so you can help the process with gentle exfoliation around this time. 


What is Hollywood laser hair removal?

Hollywood hair removal is the process of removing all the hair from the pubic region. From the front and back.


What is Brazilian laser hair removal?

Brazilian hair removal is the same as Hollywood hair removal except for a small strip at the front.


Can you shave after laser hair removal?

Yes, you can shave after laser hair removal but please wait a few days before you do. This will allow any irritation you may have experienced to subside


Can you wax before laser hair removal?

Please do not wax prior to laser hair removal, including between sessions. Any form of hair removal except shaving will hamper your results.


Is laser hair removal dangerous?

There are no reasons why laser hair removal would be dangerous, as long as it is performed by a fully trained operator, using the correct safety equipment, such as eye protection.


What to do before laser hair removal?

You can help with the process of your laser hair removal by following the guidelines your laser hair removal specialist will have given you. This will include shaving the day before, not taking certain medications, not performing any other types of hair removal, and staying out of the sun and tanning salons.


Does laser hair removal remove 100% of hair?

It is mostly not possible to remove 100% of hair for all patients. This is due to the fact that hair grows in stages. With the correct number of sessions, the vast majority of patients are very happy with their results.


Does hair grow back thicker after laser hair removal? 

This has been known to happen in areas close to the areas being treated but it is extremely rare.


Is there any downtime with laser hair removal?

Some patients may temporarily experience irritation and mild swelling in the treated area. If this is experienced it will tend to subside after a day or two.


If you have any more Laser Hair Removal FAQs, feel free to contact us.


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