Laser hair removal has become increasingly popular over the years, with people wanting a long-term solution to unwanted body hair and this is true for both men and women.

A common misconception is that the best time to have laser hair treatment is in the summer months but this really isn’t true at all. The recommended time to undergo laser hair removal is actually after the summer, so this time of year (autumn onwards) is ideal, as you absolutely must stay out of the sun and not expose yourself to any skin damage.

So what’s involved? Essentially, the treatment works by destroying the base of the hair follicle so that new hair can’t grow. Either an IPL or laser machine would be used, with each treatment taking from 15 minutes to an hour. Importantly, all of Transform’s aestheticians are highly qualified on assessing and treating different skin types and hair, so you’re in very the best hands.

It does require a level of commitment from the patient, as hair will initially grow back after 4 to 6 weeks (dependent on the hair type) and require repeat appointments. Furthermore, sunbathing and bleaching should be avoided after treatments in order to give the skin time to recover and prevent any damage or irritation.

It’s fantastic for most people and regrowth is reduced with each session to the point whereby the majority of patients would then only really need one top-up every 12 months.

Who do we treat? We actually treat men and women, ranging in ages and skin types and use advanced technology to treat darker skin. During an initial consultation we would use the Fitzpatrick Scale, which is a classification system for human skin colour, to identify the patient’s skin type and the best course of treatment.

It’s a very popular treatment for women in particular, for areas such as the upper lip and lower legs. However, we are seeing an ever-increasing number of men coming in for consultations. Male hair removal is primarily about excessive hair on the back and chest; more and more men want that smooth finish and are more conscious of their bodies than ever before.

We assess each person on an individual basis to ensure that the best possible results are achieved. I get the utmost satisfaction from seeing how happy my patients are with their results and hearing about the difference it’s made to them. I also receive a great deal of referrals from my patients; in fact, this is the busiest time of year for laser hair removal. Transform offers very competitive pricing plans for the treatment; for those who are concerned about laser hair removal costs, we’re currently offering a great discount of 50% off, which runs until November.

I’ve actually undergone laser hair removal on my legs, bikini line and under arms and I too, am delighted with the results. I absolutely wouldn’t recommend any form of treatment that I haven’t actually tried myself and with this, I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has unwanted hair concerns.