Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for Your Face?

by Laser Clinics Group on September 11, 2023

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for Your Face?

When it comes to achieving smooth, hair-free skin, laser hair removal has become a popular choice for many individuals. However, the question of safety, particularly when it comes to the delicate skin of the face, often arises. 

In this blog, Laser Clinics United Kingdom will explore the safety of laser hair removal for facial hair.

Laser Hair Removal on the Face

Laser hair removal on the face is generally considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner. However, safety can vary depending on factors such as your skin type, hair colour, and the quality of the equipment used. It's essential to choose a reputable clinic and follow their recommendations for pre-and post-procedure care to minimise any potential risks. 

At Laser Clinics United Kingdom, we use a medical-grade technology, the Candela GentleLase Pro and GentleYag Pro. These lasers are the world’s most efficient hair reduction system that works for clients with dark hair and lighter skin, and on darker skin tone, respectively. 

How does laser hair removal on the face work?

Laser hair removal on the face works by using concentrated beams of light to target the melanin (pigment) in hair follicles. When the laser energy is absorbed by the melanin, it gets converted into heat, which damages the follicle, inhibiting further hair growth. 

Does Laser Hair Removal hurt on the face?

While sensitivity varies from person to person, many find the discomfort tolerable. Laser hair removal is virtually painless as compared to waxing.  The feeling is often described as a brief stinging or snapping sensation, similar to a rubber band flicking the skin, particularly on sensitive areas, such as the upper lip. 

At Laser Clinics United Kingdom, we use an advanced cooling machine to reduce the heat sensation and minimise any discomfort. 

Preparing for laser hair removal on the face

Prior to your session, avoid sun exposure and tanning, as tanned skin can be more prone to side effects. Shave the treatment area a day or two before your appointment, as longer hair can lead to discomfort during the procedure. Follow any specific instructions provided by your Therapist, which may include avoiding certain skincare products or makeup on the day of the treatment to maximise safety and effectiveness.

Targeted areas for treatment

Laser hair removal can target various areas on the face, including the upper lip, chin, cheeks, nose, and beard. Our trusted team of Therapists can help you identify your specific concerns and tailor a treatment plan to address your individual needs. 

If you want to start your journey towards smooth, hair-free skin on the face and your body, you can book a complimentary consultation with us today!