If you are reading this and wondering, ‘should I go for laser hair removal…?’ I could save you time on even getting to the end of my review > just do it!
I have been a leg and under arm waxer for years, occassionally trying out epilators and shaving with a razor in an emergency and regretting later when the spikey hairs grew back. I had always thought of laser hair removal as too painful and too expensive, having tried it a long time ago for my bikini line. Lasers have improved a lot since then, hurt less and do a better job.
I was asked to review the laser hair removal treament at the Transform Clinic in Cavendish Square, I have now had 5 sessions, and can absolutely see the results that make me very glad I finally went back to trying out that litte red light. I am having my lower leg and under arms lasered, just not brave enough for the bikini line, although after seeing the results I wish I was, maybe one day.
Transform is a well established clinic, it has been around for 35 years and they are the most experienced cosmetic surgery specialists in the UK, which clinics all over the country. The team at Transform in Cavendish Square are lovely, very friendly, efficient and helpful. When I am in the clinic it actually gives me much more confidence about trying the other treatments and proceedures they do there, like the thread vein removal. My therapist talked through everything very clearly and listens when I wince a bit and say stop, sometimes you do need a little break.
My first session lasted about 45 mins, and really wasn’t as painful as I was expecting at all, fronts of legs by the bone are just a bit more sensitive, but it’s over so quickly you can put up with the pain. My under arms just didn’t hurt at all, waxing was far more painful, so that was a real shock. There are different settings for the laser that your therapist will tell you about and you can decide how much your pain threshold can stand.
You cannot wax inbetween, you have to shave with a razor, but even from the first appointment I noticed my hair growth had already slowed down. Now after 5 sessions, with approx 6-8 weeks inbetween my legs are smooth, with barely any hair on them, what bliss. You cannot expect a total blitz of all your hair folicles, there will be the odd stray hair that may appear. But the joy of not worrying about shaving my legs or booking wax apointments and waiting for the hair to be the right length to wax is just so, so good!
I really wished I had done this years ago, I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who spends a lot of time grooming, the money you spend in one year will be the only outlay for the rest of your life. If you look at the price with that in mind, I think it’s well worth the investment.
Here are some FAQ’s from Transform:
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal works by destroying the base of the hair follicle and source of new hair growth using pulses of light. After a treatment session, the hairs will fall out.
Transform’s hair removal lasers
At Transform we only use advanced FDA-approved lasers to safely and gently remove unwanted hair from most areas of the body including legs, face, back, underarms and bikini-line.
Laser hair removal sessions
Sessions can take anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour depending on the area being treated.
The number of sessions needed depends on factors relating to your hair and skin type. A customised treatment programme will be designed for you with sessions 4-6 weeks apart for the best results.
Laser hair removal practitioners
Your treatment will only be carried out by specially trained Practitioners who have completed a rigorous internal training program that is externally verified.
Laser hair removal results
Our advanced technology has been proven to permanently reduce the number of re-growing hairs following each treatment session.
A top-up session is sometimes required every 6-12 months to keep the area smooth and hair free.
Laser hair removal costs
You can expect the cost of laser hair removal to vary depending on the area you want treated and the number of sessions you book.
You can find out more at the Transform website
This is a sponsored post: I was given free treatments to review in my own words.