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Hair removal in London: things to know before you go

Hair removal is a prickly subject. We’ve all been there: five shaving cuts, 100 waxing strips down, and totally defeated. But there’s a less stressful solution. If you’re thinking about swapping your self-care ritual for professional hair removal in London, find out what to expect with this handy FAQ.

Which method of hair removal is best for the bikini line?

Many people find bikini waxes to be the best hair removal treatment for taming their bikini lines. That’s because it gets to the root of the issue, removing the hair follicle rather than just trimming off the top. Bikini waxing tends to feel more painful than a quick shave, but the results generally leave the body smoother and stubble-free for longer.

If you’re braving the at-home wax strips, be prepared for it to hurt more. It takes a lot of willpower to put yourself through a second strip. Experts recommend going down the professional route for a more pleasant experience (which requires less involvement from you) and a longer-lasting finish.

I have too much body hair. How can I remove it permanently?

If you’ve exhausted plucking, threading, waxing and all the lotions and potions found on the beauty aisle, there are two main long-lasting hair removal treatments to consider:

  • Laser Hair Removal involves a light in the form of a laser beam that goes deep into the skin, getting right to the base of the hair follicle. It’s highly efficient, meaning you’ll only need on average eight trips for permanent hair loss – with intermittent top-up treatments to follow if necessary.
  • Intense Pulsed Light (or simply IPL) gets rid of hair using a machine which sends out a range of follicle-blasting wavelengths. It’s generally cheaper than laser hair removal, but it can take longer, which means more repeat visits.

Does laser hair removal age the skin in the long term?

Although laser hair removal has been available for many years, it hasn’t been around long enough for a definitive answer with regards to how much it ages skin. The potential risks of laser hair removal are far and few between – and according to the NHS, aging isn’t one of them. If you have any concerns, talk to a beauty therapist before you book in for the treatment.

Can laser hair removal cause more hair growth?

In extreme rare cases, laser hair removal can cause more hair growth. However, this is usually down to a poor-quality treatment. More than 85% of patients experience absolutely zero regrowth in the months to follow. Your beauty therapist will choose the right laser and treatment for your skin and hair, assessing you before beginning each treatment session.