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What does the laser hair removal procedure actually involve?

There are now a number of laser hair removal procedures available in the UK. Although each involves slightly different techniques, they all follow the same general principles.

Hair removal procedures will begin with the application of an anaesthetic cream or cooling gel to the treatment area. This helps alleviate any discomfort that might be experienced.

Your surgeon or practitioner will then direct a laser beam on to the individual hair follicles using a special hand-held laser instrument. The intense heat from the laser effectively destroys the hair follicles, and therefore inhibits hair growth. Patients may feel a minor stinging sensation but the procedure is generally pain free.

Laser procedures can take as little as ten minutes or well over an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. However, you will be allowed to return home almost immediately after the procedure is complete.

After treatment you may experience a little redness and irritation in the area of treatment. But in most cases, such side effects subside after a day or two. Many procedures will require several laser sessions to fully eradicate unwanted hair.

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