(Last Updated On: 1st February 2022)

For many people, hair removal is a chore and struggle—something that must be done, but isn’t necessarily pleasant. While you have a range of options—creams, shaving, waxing, lasers—not all these are created equal.                  

Some procedures are quick and inexpensive, while others are painful, and still, others are long-lasting.

Laser hair removal may appear like an undertaking at first blush, but the service is as simple as scheduling a facial. It is also relatively painless. And can be completed over a lunch break.

Read on to find out three surprising benefits of this procedure.



Laser hair-removal reduce hair regrowth

Meanwhile, you need to go through six to eight treatments before you start noticing longer-lasting results. Laser hair removal has been proven to reduce regrowth greatly. In a 2015 study published in the Annals of Dermatology, researchers noted that hair clearance after three treatment sessions had decreased in their study population. They also noted that three sessions of laser hair removal produced significantly better results than Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal. You can expect a 70-100 per cent hair reduction, depending on your skin type.



Ingrown hairs on leg

If you shave, you’re familiar with ingrown hair. These are hairs that curl into the skin’s surface, which cause tiny, often painful bumps. Sometimes the ingrown hair can get infected, which can lead to itching and pus.

When you have laser hair removal, your hair follicles shrink. This makes the hair finer and lighter. It also prevents the hair from finding space for curling in. As such, laser hair removal also helps deal with discolouration. This is due to ingrown hair, leaving you with a smoother, clearer complexion.



Laser removal stimulates collagen

There is a persistent myth that lasers for hair removal promote ageing. However, the opposite is true. According to Sarah Vennix, a nurse at the Centre for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids, laser removal stimulates collagen. Collagen is a protein that gives your skin structure. It also keeps it strong and elastic. This is what gives skin a smooth, youthful appearance. Using lasers will not decrease collagen production. But note that the body naturally produces less of it with age.

Apart from these three benefits, laser hair removal has been proven to hurt less than waxing and electrolysis. These two are the most similar to laser removal in terms of coverage and time of regrowth. To see these results, you also need to enlist the services of qualified practitioners trained in using the appropriate laser technology. The right practitioners can schedule you for treatments that are customised for your needs. They will be the best people to advise you on the aftercare and follow-up sessions you might need.



LightSheer Laser Hair removal machine


Here at CALVEO, we use a hybrid form of laser hair removal called LightSheer®. It incorporates a high-speed vacuum with laser removal. It helps the laser get absorbed into the follicles while covering a greater area. Which is said to be more effective than targeted treatment. We use a proprietary integrated cooling system. This numbs the skin, prepares it for treatment, and reduces the pain afterwards.

Learn more about how laser hair removal works.


If you’re looking for a laser hair removal service in Rutland, Oakham, Melton, Peterborough, Corby, Leicester, Stamford or Grantham, get in touch with us for a free consultation.