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Laser Hair Removal – Arms and Legs

The more frequent treatment areas are the pubic area, underarms and the face, especially the upper lip; at City Laser Clinic we do receive requests and do perform laser hair removal treatments on nearly all parts of the body and increasingly we are receiving requests for treatment to arms and legs.

Treatment Alternatives and Limits.

The arms and legs represent a large area of our body and often treated by women at home using other treatments such as shaving with blade razor or electric shaver, Cream Depilatories, and Waxing. Laser is preferable to each of these and avoids the risk of “Shaving Bumps” and ingrown hairs associated with shaving, the possibility of chemical burns from Cream Depilatories and the inherent problems including pain from waxing.

Effectiveness of Laser Hair Removal

Skin type is important for Laser Hair Removal, as is hair colour. Laser Hair Removal treatment is more effective for light skinned people with thick dark hair than it is with thin light hair.  People with natural dark hair and dark skin can still be benefit from laser treatment for hair removal, however additional laser treatments are usually required to achieve satisfactory results.

Laser treatment for hair removal is generally not effective on naturally Grey, White, Red or Blonde hair.

For people with dark hair whether light or dark skinned, Laser Hair Removal is a safe and effective solution for Hair Removal on the Arms and Legs.  Whilst the initial cost may seem expensive it is cheaper than the long term cost of alternative solutions treated at home and preferable to other Salon treatments such as electrolysis. Electrolysis is directed at one hair at a time, and is time consuming, tedious and dependant on the therapist identifying each follicle.

Treatment Regime for Laser Hair Removal

Lasers hair removal treatment works by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the skin. This light is converted to heat and is absorbed by the cells being targeted, while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. City Laser Clinic uses CANDELA GentleLASE laser, the most trusted name in the industry that includes a patented skin-cooling device assuring more comfort and safety; and better results for you. Approximate time for treatments using Laser:

Approximate Time for Treatments
Upper Arm – 8-10 sessionsLess than 30 minutes
Lower Arm – 6-8 sessionsLess than 30 minutes
Upper Leg (Thigh) – 6-8 sessionsLess than 30 minutes
Lower Leg (Knee to Foot) – 6-8 sessionsLess than 30 minutes

Treating the Legs and Arms requires several treatments for coverage as well as follow up treatments to remove the hair not able to be destroyed during earlier visits.  Usually 6- 8 treatments , every 6 weeks. People with Asian background will archive results much quicker , around 4 – 6 treatments. This is due to the perfect combination of light skin and dark hair . Laser Hair Removal is effective on hairs in the growth (Anagen) phase; this represents more than 75% of the hair at any particular time.

The follow up sessions are to target the remaining hairs as they enter the growth (Anagen) phase. Every Laser Hair Removal treatment, like every person, is unique. Individual treatments will vary according to skin and hair colour, the lighter your skin and the darker your hair, the better the results achieved.


Laser Hair removal is non-invasive and a safer more effective solution for hair removal for most persons.  Other solutions, including electrolysis may be appropriate for persons with naturally Grey, Red or Blonde hair.

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