Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal in  Swansea is a fast, relatively pain-free solution for unwanted hair, offering long lasting results and other benefits such as improved skin quality and eradication of i growing hairs.

A treatment that for a multitude of reasons can be life changing for our patients. Unwanted hair can not only be irritating physically, but it knock your self-esteem.

Laser hair removal is still the most requested medical aesthetic treatment in UK clinics. We heavily invest in the most advanced equipment and training in order to bring the best quality and safest treatments to The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic in Swansea. 

We are very proud to be registered with The Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW), as a private hospital providing laser treatments to patients from the age of 12 years and up.

To ensure maximum standard of patient care, our laser treatments are only ever carried out by our experienced and highly qualified team who receive extensive training from industry experts. Our lead laser practitioner Chloe being one of the most highly trained and experience in Wales.

Laser Hair Removal Introduction

Tired of the hassle of waxing, shaving, or plucking? Laser hair removal offers a medically proven solution for reducing unwanted hair permanently, a safe and very effective treatment. At The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic we utilise the latest gold standard laser technology from market leaders to ensure optimal results for our patients while ensuring the patient experience is as comfort as possible and treatment speed optimal.

Additionally, we are registered and inspected by the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW), as required by law in Wales for any facility offering laser or IPL hair removal. Ensuring the highest standards of safety and care for our patients,we are one of the very few clinics able to treat under 18’s due to accolade and experience of our practitioners.

Laser hair removal works by using a laser machine that emits a concentrated beam of light absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, damaging its base and preventing regrowth.

Our Lumenis splendour X is unlike any other hair removal system in the world. It is the first Nd:YAG and Alexandrite laser system to be powered by BLENDX technology for unprecedented power, speed, versatility and coverage rate.

Laser Hair Removal Treatments

At The Grove Skin & Laser Clinic, we can remove unwanted hair from most parts of the body, including:

  • Legs (Upper & Lower)
  • Underarm
  • Bikini (inc. Hollywood)
  • Neck
  • Cheeks
  • Lip & Chin
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Shoulders
  • Beard
  • Tummy
  • Chest
  • Toes

*This list is not extensive please see the price list further down.

Laser Hair Removal Process

Before commencing on your laser hair removal journey you need a compulsory consultation and patch test. This is a legal requirement and forms part of our registration with HIW. During this appointment a full medical history will be taken and discussed to ensure there are no reasons why you can’t proceed with your laser hair removal. 

Discussing what laser is, how it works, how we perform the treatment on area/s, overall expectations, results, safety, aftercare and risks, pricing, what to expect after treatment and maintenance sessions. Giving advice on holidays tanning and shaving,and possible treatment intervals.

Once your laser specialist is happy you are suitable for treatment and you fully understand the process a few shots of the laser will be done in the area you wish to have treated.

You will be booked in after 48 hours for your first full treatment.

At your first full session a quick recap of consultation is given.

Specialised eyewear will be given and  ice or cooling used on some patients depending on colouring of area and pain management. This is based on the laser expert Micheal Murphy Method.

Pre-cooling, during and post cooling is most commonly used on the Bikini and face. Skin types two and above, as these skin types are more prone to natural skin discolouration. The ice will reduce the heat felt by the patient whilst staying at the regular setting achieving a more consistent overall result.

The full session is then performed. 

After the session Aloe Vera is applied and a recap of at home aftercare along with booking in your next session. 

Laser Hair Removal Video

Laser Hair Removal Before And After

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( Q )
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Laser hair removal is described as a little elastic band flick, however due to the laser machine we use it is a much milder sensation and one of the least painful devices available.

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How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Due to the growth stages that all hair goes through, you will require a number of treatments. You will be advised on how many treatments are likely to be needed but on average we say 6-8 sessions, 4-8 weeks apart. All hair growth cycles are slightly different and some women, at a mature stage in their life, will sometimes find that some small hairs will appear gradually over time due to increased hormone activity.

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How Do I Prepare For My First Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

We ask all patients to shave the day before treatment and we will clean the area before treating you.

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How Long Does Each Session Last?

It will be dependent on which body area you are having hair removed from.  For example, underarm hair will take approximately 5 minutes, full leg 30 minutes.

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Will I See Immediate Results From My First Session?

Yes, and the hairs treated will fall out naturally over a period of between 7 and 21 days.  A course of treatments will be required in order to achieve long term/ permanent hair removal as your body hair has a natural growth cycle.

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What Should I Expect After My First Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Slight pinky colouring to the skin afterwards for 1-24 hours

Possibly feeling warm for 1-24 hours

Between 4 days to 2 weeks malting phase may occur, where the hair fall out leaving the area with bald patches or reduced growth

All patients are different and the above can be slightly different or times shortened or extended, also depending on settings treated at and the indication. For example darker skin colouring can not show up as much as lighter.

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What Isn’t Normal?

If any after effect occurs from the list below, please inform the clinic.  Extreme pain or pain getting worse not easing. Bleeding unless caused by shaving. Bruising. Blisters or burns. Bad Rash after treatment.

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When Is The Best Time To Book Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal cannot be done whilst you are actively tanning. Therefore we recommend that you begin the course of treatments during the winter months. However, if the area you are having treated is not exposed to the sun then there is no harm in having the treatment anytime of the year.

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How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

Prices start from £30 per session depending on the area of the body that you are having treated. Please see our full price list for future information. A 10% discount is applied when purchasing 3 sessions or more and 25% when a course of 6 or more are purchased. Payment plans are also available.

You can download our full Laser Hair Removal Price List here.