(Last Updated On: 22nd October 2021)

Yes, laser hair removal is safe during COVID-19, but there have been many changes.

As a small business and laser hair clinic, we are guided by the Government and supported by the British Medical Laser Association.

Here are some changes:



The advice given is that all client patients should wear surgical masks (or similar) when in the clinic. Cloth face coverings, even homemade masks made of the correct material, are effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19 – for the wearer and those around them, according to Professor Melinda Mills, Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science at Oxford University.

To protect our staff and each other, we now ask clients to wear a mask on arrival if they can.

Is laser hair removal safe during COVID-19

One of our customers.

Here’s the lovely Harriet. She left us this review.

Wow! I’ve recently started laser hair removal on my legs with Lorna at Calveo, and my experience so far has been fantastic! The clinic is beautifully presented, clean and very professional – you know you’ve come to a 5* clinic as soon as you arrive! Straight off the bat, I was made to feel comfortable and in safe hands as Lorna explained the whole process of laser hair removal and the science behind it. The service is very friendly and attentive – the whole experience is something that cannot be replicated. If you’re looking for the right clinic to start laser hair removal, look no further! I travel an hour to come here and wouldn’t go anywhere else – simply the best! Also, Lorna and Calveo get bonus points for the COVID-19 process in place, I felt so safe, and the cleaning process between clients is outstanding! My mask even matched the eye protection goggles!!

Your feedback is very much appreciated, Harriet, and we are so glad you love the clinic!

To help get feedback from customers, we’ve implemented a customer feedback system. At the time of writing this blog, we haven’t scored lower than 5 out of 5!

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PPE for laser hair removal

All laser operators, such as myself, should wear a mask during treatments, preferably with face shields. The evidence for wearing face masks is clear.



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All equipment in the clinic and work surfaces should be decontaminated between procedures.

As an employer, we must protect people from harm. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect our workers and others from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Keeping our clinic clean and frequent hand washing reduces the potential for coronavirus to spread.

We use high-grade disinfectants and are introducing more frequent and thorough cleaning in our clinic. This is a critical part of making and keeping our business ‘COVID-secure’ for our clients.

Patients are encouraged to disinfect their hands with 60% to 70% isopropyl alcohol.



Adequate air ventilation should be used to clean the air between patients.

The reason for air ventilation is laser plume.

Much of the media attention has been correctly focused on the possibility of direct and indirect transmission via, for example, contaminated hands. Government public health messages focus on the importance of washing hands thoroughly and often, and greeting others without shaking hands.

There is less attention to aerosol transmission, but studies are underway to examine how aerosols could play a potential role in transmission. 

Aerosols are liquid and solid particles suspended in the air. Different lasers used in aesthetics, dental and medical, do differ and give off more smoke.

These include lasers used for warts, or high-power lasers (HPLs) used to perform soft tissue surgery and dental procedures, such as carie removal, root decontamination, and bone surgery.

These high-power lasers (HPLs) can give off smoke particles, which could include airborne contaminants, which is why air ventilation is used.

For hair removal, we use a Diode Laser, which targets specific chromosomes in the skin, usually melanin or blood. The lasers damage the chromophores by selectively heating them while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. This prevents hair from regrowing.

There is currently no data on the possible presence of the virus COVID‐19 on hair shafts. 

As a business, there are many more safety protocols and changes we have had to put in place. Still, we are pleased this hasn’t affected clients wanting to book in again.



Depending on the size of the hair removal clinic you choose or are already having treatment, laser treatment patients should be socially distancing at least 1 to 2 m apart from one another and the staff behind the reception desk. The only exception might be during your time receiving laser hair removal treatment with a physician or therapist.

We now operate a strict one-on-one policy at Calveo, with sanitisation between clients, full PPE and scrubs in place.

We do have a waiting room and share our facilities with our partners, Vysana (formally known as Rutland Aesthetics), who work in the building alongside us.

So, to help social distancing, we wouldn’t have more than one client in the waiting room.


CALVEO waiting room



Like many businesses, you might be visiting at present, such as your local pub or eatery. Even during the Brilliant Eat Out to Help Out campaign, we all became familiar with leaving out our contact details. 

To properly trace customers in case of suspicion, anyone who enters the clinic should leave their full contact details. Staff must verify their full address and phone details to ensure that details are updated and appropriate.

It is also recommended for those with laser sessions to show up in person and avoid bringing any companions. 

Like most laser hair removal clinics, we operate a booking system, which includes contact details of all our customers, past and present.



After months of lockdown and limitations, we are all adapting to the ‘new normal’.

The ‘new normal’, of social distancing, mask-wearing, and restrictions – both in a personal environment with family & friends, places we usually go, and in the workplace.

Here at Calveo, we are open again after a prolonged period of closing.

Due to Government restrictions on small beauty, businesses like ours, where we must be in proximity with our clients, in particular, their faces have had even longer time closed, unlike many other businesses.

It’s now October, and two months have passed since we opened the doors again.

Our hygiene standards have always been high with all appointments made prior to booking. By looking at other clinics, they generally now all insist everyone needs an appointment to come into their clinics.

It’s a significant effort, and the feedback from our clients is that they feel safe and relaxed coming in for treatment.

There is an overwhelming sense that our clients have been eager to feel normal again and regain control over their beauty regimes.

We’re busy!

Clients who had started one of their eight-hair reduction treatments were the first on the call list to be rebooked.

Most of them called us as soon as the announcement that we could open again.

And now the word is out about Calveo.

We’re gaining new clients every week. I think lockdown has created stress and anxiety for many. Subsequently, clients are telling us how eager they are to be hair-free for 2021, and hopefully catch some sun on holiday.

Let’s hope so!

You deserve it.

Am I right?

Well, it’s not just been us that has seen a massive increase in new customers.

The beauty industry has shown a massive surge in demand for all treatments. Including laser hair removal, permanent cosmetics like microblading, aesthetic clinics, hair salons are back in business again, beauty salons, nail bars and tattoo studios.

Millie Kendall MBE, British Beauty Council, said:

The decision to broaden the scope of available hair and beauty services will allow many more beauty professionals to get back to work. It will also enable customers to benefit from a range of beauty treatments that can be carried out safely for both clients and practitioners. It’s a positive step, but we are still only part of the way there. We will continue to work closely with governing bodies and support everyone in beauty until we can achieve the fully reinvigorated beauty industry we all want.



As a laser hair clinic owner, being shut for four months and having constant uncertainty, managing client demand has posed a new raft of challenges. Not just for me, but for many other small business owners.

During the lockdown, we wondered how clients might feel about coming out of lockdown?

Will clients feel safe? And would they feel worried and anxious? Or decide, after months of going without any hair removal, that they can no longer feel the need to remove hair?

We opened again in July, after months of being closed, YIPPEE…

But unfortunately, it didn’t last long, and the British Government made a new announcement.

In early August, the Government announced that all facial treatments were to be further postponed until at least the 15th of August.

This directly affected us. Unfortunately, we need to delay all facial lasers for the next two weeks.

Thankfully, we have lovely clients who understand, and we thank them for their patience in those trying times. 😀😷



Laser hair removal on chin

It quickly became evident after the Government announced the beauty industry could finally reopen, and that we needn’t have worried!

Clients have come back and been keener than ever to feel good and rid themselves of unwanted hair.

Lockdown appears to have focused people’s minds and enabled them to take the time to research and consider more permanent forms of hair removal. Removing hair, yourself at home, isn’t the same as having hair removed professionally. While laser hair removal initially may sound like a huge investment.

Laser hair removal works out, saving you money in the long run. Laser hair removal costs explained.

An average full bikini wax costs around £40, which equates to £480 a year based on one monthly wax.

A course of six laser hair removal treatments for a full bikini also costs £480, so within 12 months it’s paid for itself!

And it keeps getting better, because laser offers permanent hair reduction, smoother skin and no more painful waxing.


Our clients tell us that after years of waxing and plucking in growing hairs, Lockdown became the catalyst for them to research online for permanent hair removal solutions and take the time to find the best laser hair removal clinics near them.



We were lucky enough to get a 360 virtual tour of the clinic at the start of the year. Although we have been closed over the summer, people visiting our website can take a virtual tour of the clinic and see for themselves what a beautiful laser hair removal clinic we have at the King Centre, in Barleythorpe, near Oakham.

Here at Calveo, we have worked exceptionally hard to instigate safe COVID-19 protocols with many weeks of clinic preparation before reopening our doors.

Our primary focus is to keep everyone safe.

Subsequently, many changes needed to be implemented to create a safe working environment for everyone.

Let’s stay safe together!



Many of our existing clients who were forced to postpone their laser hair removal courses following lockdown have asked if the gap left between treatments will affect their results.

The good news is no. Even if you’ve only had one or two sessions, the excellent work of our top-of-the-range, medical-grade Lumenis hair lasers has NOT been wasted.

Time over Lockdown without laser treatment. Doesn’t affect the results or require the need for any more sessions.

For reassurance, we spoke to laser manufacturer Lumenis, and their official statement stated:

“Treatment intervals provided in our guidelines have minimum waiting times and there is no maximum threshold. On the contrary, it has been proven that the more one waits for Laser Hair Removal, the better the long-term outcomes. Hair growth cycles per area can already be very long. The denatured cells in the bulge and bulb levels that would have been affected in the previous session remain denatured.”

COVID coronavirus and lockdown have caused us all to take a break from regular laser hair removal treatments. Still, there may be other times in life when you need to pause sessions – clients that get pregnant, for example. But you can re-start your hair reduction sessions after the baby is born, and continue with your hair reduction treatment.




At the clinic, we encounter overwhelming demand for bikini laser hair removal.

Many chose not to travel abroad this year, and clients opted to start a bikini laser to be bikini ready in 2021.

Autumn and winter are a fantastic time to start laser hair removal, as sun exposure is far less risky. So, by Spring 2021, you will have achieved 90-95% permanent hair reduction.

A course of 6 – 8 sessions is recommended for the bikini area, resulting in a smooth bikini with no stubble, in growing hairs or irritation.

Great news for bikini holidays, sports, swimming and general wellbeing!

Another treatment we have witnessed a surge in subsequent lockdown easing is facial laser hair removal.

One in every two clients strolling through Calveo’s doors come in for a facial hair laser on the top lip, chin and neck areas.

The Lumenis Light Sheer laser we use in the clinic achieves superb results. It has an inbuilt cooling tip, which keeps facial treatments comfortable, and the treatment is quick. With many of our clients suffering from PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), unwanted facial hair is an unwelcome visitor.

To help with matters, we offer bespoke treatment plans for PCOS clients.

Also, a 20% discount as for some clients, as maintenance treatments are an ongoing need to keep on top of PCOS hair growth.



More than ever, we have all been reminded that no one can see what is around the corner and how vital self-care is during these testing and turbulent times.

We’ve implemented all the guidelines asked of us, which, in turn, is to keep us all safe from this deadly virus.

So, is laser hair removals safe during COVID-19? Yes, because your local clinic should take all the advice given to them to put in place safety protocols, not only to keep themselves safe, but also to their clients.

We would advise you to call your clinic if you are unsure and gain reassurance from them. If you don’t feel safe, maybe that laser clinic isn’t one of the best ones. It’s not just your skin you will want them to look after…

What we have learnt is that investing in yourself and making yourself happy is not an indulgence or selfishness, but indeed a step towards wellbeing and a positive mental attitude.

We’re not in lockdown anymore, and it’s time to be optimistic.

And whilst laser hair removal may not be the most crucial thing in the world, it’s a great place to start!


CALVEO is a hair removal treatment specialist based in Rutland, UK. We have clients who are happy to travel over 1 hour because they trust us with their skin. Clients can arrange a free consultation and speak to me. We offer full-body treatments for both men and women, and we can tailor our plans to fit your needs. Book a laser treatment with us today to see the CALVEO difference.