There are few things more frustrating than having to shave or pluck every day. Laser hair removal can be a great option for people who want to remove unwanted hair, but it’s important to understand the process before you get started. To help you out, I’ve outlined everything you need to know about laser hair removal—from how it works, who it’s good for, and what happens during each treatment. You’ll also learn about the cost of laser hair removal treatments and what happens after your first visit.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Laser hair removal is a permanent hair removal treatment that uses laser light to target your hair follicles and destroy them without damaging the surrounding skin. This process can be used on any part of the body, including areas like underarms, legs, chest and back.

Laser hair removal isn’t painful–it stings slightly when it’s applied to your skin–but it can cause some redness or swelling after treatment. That’s why most doctors recommend taking ibuprofen before going in for your appointment (and drinking lots of water afterward).

To minimize discomfort during treatment sessions: avoid caffeine before coming in; wear loose clothing so there’s no pulling on sensitive areas; don’t wear makeup or nail polish; avoid tanning beds prior to starting laser treatments because they may interfere with results.*

Who Is It For?

Laser hair removal is a good option for people who don’t want to shave, wax or pluck their hair. It’s also safe for most skin types and hair colours–even those with darker skin tones. However, laser technology won’t work on everyone; if you’re interested in getting laser treatment but are concerned about your specific situation, consult your dermatologist before jumping into treatment.

What Happens During a Treatment?

Laser hair removal is a procedure that uses laser energy to target and destroy the melanin found in your hair follicles. The laser works by targeting this pigment, which is present in both dark and light skin tones. The process typically takes between five and ten minutes per treatment area, although it can take longer if you have very thick or coarse hair (or more than one area being treated).

During this time, you’ll be lying on your back as an aesthetician holds up each leg or arm for treatment; there’s no need to worry about how much it will hurt–the process is painless! Some people might feel slight tingling sensations, while others experience no discomfort at all.


Laser hair removal is a great way to get rid of unwanted hair, and it can be done in the comfort of your own home! The best part about this treatment is that it doesn’t require any messy creams or lotions. All you need is some time and patience before your appointment–and maybe some new clothes if they’re not too dirty!