Laser Hair Removal Advice

Consultation • Pre-Treatment Advice  Aftercare


A Free Consultation and sensitivity test must be completed before your first treatment you can book this online here
you will need to grow the hair (approx 2mm) in the area prior to this first appointment.

The following local contraindications will not always prevent treatment but your therapist will avoid the contraindicated area or modify treatment:

  • Cuts/Abrasions

  • Tatoo's (hair growing from tattooed areas cannot be removed)

  • Crowns, Bridges or Dental implants (cotton wool will be placed between gum and lip)

  • Metal Plates or Pins (cannot treat over area)

  • Varicose Veins

  • Botox or Fillers in area (must wait 1 month)

  • Micro pigmentaton or Microblading (cannot treat over area)

  • Chronic illness

  • Blood thinning medication

Please seek medical advice prior to booking a Laser Hair Removal treatment if you have any of the following. Medical permission in writing would need to be obtained:

  • Undiagnosed lumps and swellings

Please do not book for a Laser Hair Removal treatment or reschedule if you currently have any of the following:

  • Infectious skin diseases (Impetigo, Scabies, Chicken Pox or Mumps)

  • Acute Illness

  • Currently taking Roaccutane, St Johns Wort, Antibiotics, Cortisone or similar photosensitising medications

  • Pregnancy

  • Heart problems or cardiac pacemaker

  • Epilepsy

  • Fungal infectionon area

  • Active cold sore

  • Fake tan in area (must wait 2 weeks after fake tan application)

  • Recent sun exposure in area (wait 5 days after UV exposure)

  • Peeling from sunburn in area (must wait at least 4 weeks)

  • Used essential oils on area in last 48 hours

  • Chemotherapy within last 12 months

Pre-treatment Advice

  • The area to be treated must be clean and free from all topical solutions. Please shave the area 2-12 hours prior to treatment. Shaving immediately prior to treatment may cause extra sensitivity to the skin and we advise to allow plenty of time prior to appointment

  • Tanned skin can be treated provided the tan is not active. Therefore, avoid direct sun exposure to the area being treated for at least 3 days prior to treatment. Sensitive or sunburned skin wil not be treated

  • The use of tanning creams must be discontinued 2 weeks before treatment

  • You must avoid bleaching, plucking or waxing hair for 4 weeks prior to treatment and do not wax, epilate or pluck or remove hair by any other means than shaving during the course of the treatment

  • You must avoid the use of essential oils for 48 hours prior to treatment

  • Do not use Depilatory creams 1 week prior to treatment

  • If you have a history of cold sores you may take your usual medication 5 days before and 5 days after treatment

  • If you have been on antibiotics, we ask that you leave 2 weeks between finishing the course and having the Hair No More treatment

Aftercare Advice

  • In the unlikely event you experience any redness or swelling after your treatment, apply a soothing lotion such as aloe vera or cool pack at home if required

  • We advise that you do not shave or apply deodorants/perfumes to the treat area for 24-48 hours post treatment

  • We advise that you avoid very hot baths, sauna, hot tubs/jacuzzi, massage treatments or athletic activities for 2-3 days after treatment

  • If you experience (rarely) itching in the treated area, avoid scratching the skin. You can take an antihistamine e.g. Piriton to alleviate the irritation

  • We advise not using any skincare that contains AHA, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid or Retinoic Acid (e.g. Retin A) for 3-5 days following treatment

  • We recommend that you always maintain a good skincare routine with frequent hydration or moisturisation on a daily basis

  • If you have any concerns or seek further advice please contact us