Does laser hair removal hurt?

This is a common question that many clients have before they begin their laser hair removal treatment. In fact, it’s often the first question that is asked when someone first considered this treatment. More traditional laser hair removal methods might cause a stinging sensation but here in Southampton, we offer a solution to the pain.

How does laser hair removal work?

Using the exclusive Motus AX Alexandrite Laser System an FDA approved machine, this handheld device will provide concentrated bursts of light energy to the hairs in the treatment area. Those that are in their growth stage absorb the energy as heat which travels down the pigment of the hair to the follicle. The heat destroys the follicle and helps lessen their ability to grow back. After several treatments, some follicles may never produce another hair again and ensure you a step further in your goal.

What does laser hair removal feel like?

Although we’d like to say that there are completely no side effects and this treatment is pain free, each individual is indeed unique and will react in their own way. The Moveo laser hair removal handpiece has a build in skin cooling system, which enables the sapphire tip to be cooled to 15 degrees Celsius for maximum patient comfort. As the tip passes over small areas of the skin it causes gradual heating of the vital parts of the hair leading to its destruction. Even though this can sound painful, this actually is totally painless, fast and does not cause any burning or discolouration of the skin.

How many treatments does it take?

Laser hair removal typically requires around 6 – 12 treatment sessions to secure long lasting and effective results as only hair that is actively growing is targeted and not all of the hairs in your treatment area will be growing at the same pace. After you have finished your course of treatment, you may only require one or two top up appointments on a yearly basis to treat the hairs that managed to resist the laser energy. 

Laser hair removal in Southampton

For more information about pain free laser hair removal then please do not hesitate to contact us today and book your initial consultation.