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Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a fast, relatively pain-free solution which gives longer-lasting results, compared to other methods.

  • Minimal downtime
  • Minimally invasive
  • Tailored treatment plan

Hair removal laser at PHI Clinic

Hair in unwanted places can not only be a nuisance physically, but it can knock your self-esteem. Hair removal is a common part of many people’s beauty regimes, but traditional methods available in the UK, such as creams, waxing and shaving are not only temporary fixes, but can also be quite painful, laborious and foul-smelling.


At PHI Clinic we appreciate a need for safe treatment, for that reason we are proud to announce that while other laser hair removal machines may provide the same result over time; the machines we have at PHI Clinic can deliver results much faster and in a safer manner.

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At PHI Clinic we only use the latest in gold standard devices. Our laser hair removal device has advanced technologies, specifically designed to target stubborn, unwanted hair, while ensuring the patient experience is as comfortable as possible.


Every hair on the body has a follicle, a tube-shaped sac also called a bulb or root. When laser hair removal is performed, we target the hair within the follicle with highly concentrated flashes of light energy; this light is absorbed by the pigment in hair and converts into heat energy, which in turn damages the follicle to stop or delay the growth of new hair. Over time, with continued treatments, many patients see a great reduction in hair growth in the treated area. 

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How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal is a popular method for long-term hair reduction or removal. It works by using a concentrated beam of light, known as a laser, to target and damage the hair follicles. The heat generated by the laser is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, which damages their ability to grow new hair. 


  1. Preparation: Before the treatment, the area to be treated is usually cleaned and shaved. This ensures that the laser energy is focused on the hair follicles rather than the hair above the skin.
  2.  Adjustment of laser settings: The laser technician adjusts the laser equipment according to your hair colour, thickness, and the area being treated. Different laser systems may have specific settings for optimal results.
  3. Protection of surrounding skin: Our PHI Clinic therapist may apply a cooling gel or use a specialised cooling device to protect the outer layer of the skin and minimise discomfort during the treatment.
  4. Laser treatment: The laser device emits a concentrated beam of light that passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicles. The laser energy transforms into heat, damaging the follicles while leaving the surrounding skin relatively unharmed.
  5. Cooling and discomfort management: Some laser systems have built-in cooling mechanisms to cool the skin during and after each laser pulse, reducing any potential discomfort. You may also be provided with ice packs or cooling creams to alleviate any temporary skin sensitivity.
  6. Multiple sessions: Since hair growth occurs in cycles and the laser can only target actively growing hairs, multiple sessions are usually required to treat all the hair in a particular area. The number of sessions needed varies depending on factors like hair colour, skin type, and the treatment area.


It's worth noting that laser hair removal is generally more effective for people with dark hair and light skin since the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicles. Lighter hair colours, such as grey or white, may not respond as effectively to laser treatment.

After the treatment, you might experience some redness, swelling, or mild discomfort in the treated area, but these side effects are usually temporary. It's important to follow the post-treatment instructions provided by your technician, such as avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen on the treated area.

How often and how many sessions are needed for laser hair treatment?

As a guideline, we suggest patients have 10 sessions in total but may be advised otherwise upon consultation. It is advisable that patients come to the clinic every 4-6 weeks. Not only will consistent treatments provide better results in the long term, it will also allow for the hairs to be treated in the best stage of growth.

Safe and effective treatment

Your safety is our top priority and making our patients feel welcomed and reassured when entering PHI Clinic. To ensure maximum standard of patient care, all of our treatments are only ever carried out by our experienced and highly qualified team, who receive regular in-house and external training from industry experts.


At PHI Clinic we do not offer same day treatment as initial consultation to ensure patients have time to reflect on their bespoke treatment plan before choosing to proceed.

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PHI Clinic
102 Harley Street,
W1G 7JB,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 7883 317963

Opening Hours

Monday & Tuesday - 9:30am to 6:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday - 9:30am to 8:00pm
Friday - 9:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

Opening times can change, if your appointment is outside of these times please contact the clinic for confirmation.