Both men and women can undergo hair removal procedures for aesthetic reasons, and one popular option is laser hair removal. Unlike waxing, shaving or depilatory creams, this process requires the steady hands of a professional. However, their presence doesn't mean you should go into your appointment without any prior knowledge—especially as this process is designed to provide permanent results.

How laser hair removal works

Laser hair removal involves the use of light to target the pigment in individual hairs. The heat from the laser light destroys the hair follicle, meaning hair can no longer grow from it.

However, hair grows in cycles, with resting, shedding and growing periods. There may be some hair in the resting phase present and not visible to the naked eye during your first procedure. For this reason, many people require numerous laser treatments until hair is permanently removed.

Unlike waxing, shaving or depilatory creams, this process requires the steady hands of a professional.