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Laser hair removal

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If you want to permanently reduce areas of body hair, then laser hair removal could be the ideal solution 

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Most of your body can be treated, whether it be jawline and chin, bikini and underarm, or chest and back, so you can enjoy silky-smooth skin without the continued hassle of waxing and shaving. We offer two types of hair removal treatment at Transform: Intense Pulsed Light technology (IPL) and laser. 

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During your course of treatment, the hairs on the area being treated will become increasingly sparse – leaving you with smooth, hair-free skin. The amazing results achieved by this treatment are often permanent.  

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Depending on which area of the body you’re having treated, you’ll visit the clinic every 4-8 weeks for a minimum of 8 sessions. By the end, you’ll enjoy a permanent 60-70% decrease in hair growth, meaning you could be swimsuit-ready whenever the sun shines!  

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As with all medical aesthetic treatments, it’s important to weigh up the risks involved against the benefits that the treatment can bring. Your medical aesthetic practitioner will talk you through any risks and complications of the treatment. 

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Laser hair removal is a very low-risk treatment, but there is the possibility of redness and swelling following the procedure

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You may find that shaving the unwanted hairs on your body leaves you with an itchy rash, or that the skin feels dry and bumpy afterwards. Waxing regularly may have become too painful and can be costly long-term, so you could be looking for a solution that will help you banish the hairs for good.  

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Our medical aesthetic practitioners will advise you on whether you’re a suitable candidate for laser hair removal. You tend to get the best results if you have dark hair – we don’t usually recommend this treatment for anyone with blonde, grey or red hair.  

It’s also worth noting that having laser hair removal in the winter is more beneficial than in the summer, as you’ll need to let your natural tan fade before having the treatment. By starting in the winter months, you’ll be beach ready by the time summer arrives. 

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As a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery and medical aesthetics, we understand that each patient’s requirements are different, and so treatment will be tailored specifically to you. Because of this, we place a great deal of importance on our free, face-to-face, no- obligation consultations. Following our consultation process, your practitioner will provide a detailed pricing overview for laser hair removal. Please view our pricing and finance page to read more about the flexible credit options available via our partnerships with specialist financial providers.  

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And if you join our membership programme, Transform Me, you’ll have access to exclusive discounts and offers which you can use on your treatments with us.  

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Laser hair removal FAQs

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How much does laser hair removal cost?
The cost of your laser hair removal treatment will depend on the amount of hair being removed, and the size and number of the areas being treated. Your surgeon assistant can give you a detailed breakdown of the cost involved and show you our flexible finance plans.
What is IPL hair removal and how does it differ from laser hair removal?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology is not a laser treatment, as it uses a broad spectrum of light to heat and destroy the hair follicle at the root, preventing it from regrowing. Laser hair removal uses a powerful laser that emits precisely controlled pulses of energy, which heat and destroy the follicles in the skin.
Can you treat my skin type?
Laser hair removal is most effective on hair that is a darker pigment than the skin. Your medical aesthetic practitioner will advise you at your consultation as to whether you’re a suitable candidate for the treatment.
How many sessions will I need?
Most people require six to eight sessions of laser hair removal to get the results they want, and annual top up treatments may be required to maintain the results. Typically, with laser hair removal the interval between treatments is between 4-6 weeks, as it’s best at removing hair which is in the active growth stage and not all hair is in that phase at the same time. You’ll notice that the regrowth becomes more sparse each time.
Are there different types of hair removal?
Yes, there are. Here at Transform, we offer two different types of hair removal – laser hair removal and IPL technology. They work in a similar way, using pulses of light to heat up and destroy hair follicles. Typically, both types of laser hair removal take between six and eight sessions to get the area completely free of hair. But there’s one important difference – laser hair removal is more intense as it has a denser light which focuses all the energy. The ideal candidate for laser hair removal is anyone with hair that’s darker than their skin, whereas IPL technology is usually only suitable for those with naturally dark-blond, brown and black hair. If you’re unsure whether IPL or laser hair removal will be right for you, get in touch with our experts today who’ll be happy to help you find your most suitable method.
How many sessions of laser hair removal will I need?
Most people require six to eight sessions of laser hair removal to get the results they want, but your practitioner will be able to advise exactly how many are right for you. Typically, with laser hair removal the interval between treatments is between four and six weeks, as it’s best at removing hair which is in the active growth stage and not all hair in in that phase at the same time. You’ll notice that less and less hair grows back after each treatment.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Yes, laser hair removal is a safe treatment, but may sometimes cause side effects such as redness, bruising, pain and swelling, although this is quite rare. Here at Transform, all our practitioners are CTC-registered and receive ongoing training in the very latest techniques. Using our experience and expertise, we have helped thousands of people through their hair removal journeys, so you can book your treatment with complete confidence and know that you’re in capable hands. We also use the highest quality equipment such as Lightsheer, Quantum, Soprano, Lumenis One and Harmony machines in our Care Quality Commission-registered clinics to ensure your treatment is effective.
Will the hair grow back after my treatment?
You'll notice that your hair grows back finer with each laser hair removal session, reducing by approximately 10-15% with each treatment until it disappears entirely. We recommend a top-up treatment once a year to maintain the smooth results.
Can I shave between my hair removal treatments?
Yes, shaving is fine. In fact, we’ll ask you to shave between each laser hair removal session as it makes it easier to perform the treatment, but you shouldn’t wax or pluck as this removes the hair from the follicle, so there’s nothing for the lasers to target.
When should I plan my laser hair removal course?
Winter is the best time to have laser treatment for hair removal because it’s easier to avoid direct sunlight, which can damage sensitised skin. However, you can have laser or IPL treatment at any time of year, as long as you don’t have a tan. Because it takes several months to fully complete a laser hair removal course, it’s important to plan ahead. For instance, if you want hair-free skin in time for your summer holiday, you probably need to book your first session for January or February.
Do I need to avoid sunlight after having laser hair removal?
Yes, you’ll need to keep the treated area out of the sun for approximately two weeks before and after your laser hair removal course, depending on your skin type. Your practitioner will advise you on any precautions you’ll need to take and for how long. For darker skin types, you may need to avoid sunlight for six weeks before and after your treatment to avoid marks appearing on your skin.
Can I have hair removal treatment if I use fake tan?
No, your skin needs to be totally free of tanning products. This is because the lasers can’t tell the difference between natural melanin in the skin or stimulated melanin from the tanning products, so they’ll heat up both structures to the same temperature. This can damage the skin and cause blisters, darkening or pigmentation.
How long do I have to wait after waxing or plucking before I can have treatment?
You’ll need to wait for approximately six weeks so that the hair has time to grow back in the follicle.
Do I need to prepare before having hair removal treatment?
For your first consultation and patch test, you should leave hair unshaven so that the practitioner can properly assess the hair and take accurate before photos. After that, we advise that you shave before each treatment session.
How do IPL and laser hair removal work?
Understandably, many patients are keen to understand how IPL and laser hair removal work. While both lasers and IPL use light to heat hair follicles and prevent hair regrowth, the technology used for each is not the same, because different light sources are used. Laser hair removal treatment involves using a powerful laser that emits precisely controlled pulses of energy, which heat and destroy the root of the hair in the skin. By damaging the hair at its source, future hair growth is stopped or delayed safely without affecting the surrounding tissue. IPL technology, in contrast, is not a laser treatment because it uses a broad spectrum of light rather than the single spectrum light used in laser hair removal.
How long does laser hair removal take?
How long your laser hair removal, or your IPL treatment, takes will depend on the size of the area you’re having treated and the amount of hair you have. As a guide, sessions can last anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours. For example, laser hair removal of the underarms may take 30 minutes or less, whereas treatment of the upper and lower leg may take up to 90 minutes.
Are there any laser hair removal side effects?
If you’re thinking about having this treatment, it’s important to get a good understanding of the potential laser and IPL hair removal side effects. Please know that both IPL and laser treatments are safe and will be carried out by CTC-registered practitioners with the relevant knowledge and expertise. However, there are some potential laser hair removal risks which may include tender or painful skin, bruising, blistering, swelling, scarring or burns. The IPL and laser hair removal side effects are rare, and your advisor will discuss all risks with you during your consultation. We’re here to help you along your hair removal journey, so please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have.
How effective is laser hair removal?
IPL and laser hair removal are very effective, but results will vary depending on your complexion and hair. You’ll notice that your hair grows back finer with each laser hair removal session, reducing by approximately 10-15% with each treatment until it disappears entirely. We recommend a top-up treatment once a year to maintain the smooth results.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Technically, laser and IPL aren’t permanent hair removal techniques, but they will have long-lasting results. Laser hair removal works by heating and destroying the hair follicle to reduce future hair growth. While this is not a guaranteed permanent hair removal method, most patients will find that the hair will grow back finer with each session until it stops growing. Typically, we advise patients to have a laser hair removal treatment once per year after their initial course to maintain the result.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Many of our patients ask us if laser hair removal is painful. The treatment shouldn’t hurt, but as the practitioner glides the laser device across the surface of your skin, you’ll experience a pulsing sensation. Some patients say this feels like stinging, a hot pinprick or an elastic band flicking the skin.
Is there a laser hair removal aftercare programme to follow?
After laser hair removal sessions, you should be able to leave the clinic and go about your normal daily life. However, it’s important to avoid any strenuous activities or applying products that may irritate the treated area. Your skin will be much more sensitive to sunlight after laser hair removal so you should stay out of the sun for several weeks and apply regular SPF protection. Your patient advisor can provide more information on laser hair removal aftercare during your consultation. Rest assured that we’re committed to providing the highest standard of aftercare for all our patients, which is why we have a 24/7 helpline that you can contact if you need any assistance or advice post treatment.

Next steps

Treatment consultation

Now’s the time to talk to your medical aesthetician, with absolutely no obligation to go ahead. You can discuss your expectations and find out if you’re a suitable candidate for laser hair removal treatment, as well as chatting through benefits and risks. They’ll guide you through your options to ensure you get the best results from the procedure. Our medical aesthetic practitioners and nurses are extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions you may have. If you feel ready to proceed, we can carry out a laser patch test and book your first treatment in for a date and time that suits you.

The treatment

On the day of your treatment, you’ll be able to go through any last-minute questions with your practitioner or nurse. The length of time that the treatment takes will depend on the size of the area(s) being treated. As a guide, an underarm would take around 30 minutes, whereas a full leg can take up to 90 minutes.

Your practitioner will section the areas being treated with a white pencil on your skin, and begin treating with a hand-held laser or IPL machine. You and your practitioner will need to wear protective goggles during the treatment, and these will be provided at your visit. The laser resembles the feeling of an elastic band pinging off your skin, but this will stop as soon as the treatment is finished.


You’ll be able to leave the clinic on the same day as the treatment. It’s normal to experience mild pain and swelling afterwards, but this will subside within the following days. If your skin feels warm, we recommend wearing loose clothing.


High quality aftercare is at the heart of what we do, so we’re here to support you. If you have any questions or concerns at all, you can contact our 24/7 helpline.

You’ll be safe to continue with your regular activities after the treatment. We’ll give you an aftercare leaflet with all the information you need following your treatment, but as a guide, your hair must not be waxed when it starts to regrow, as this will remove the follicles that need to be lasered at your next appointment. We recommend shaving to manage the hair growth between treatments. You should also stay out of the sun as you will have increased sensitivity after the procedure, and if your skin becomes tanned, we will have to conduct another patch test.

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