At SILK Laser Clinics we ensure that all our clients are well informed about the treatment process before commencing their laser treatments. Many clients, especially those treating facial areas, will often ask why do we need to shave?

There are many reasons as to why we shave the area before treating:

  1. Shaving makes the treatment much more comfortable for the client.
  2. It ensures that all the energy from the laser is directed into the hair follicle and not scattered on the skins surface.
  3. Unlike waxing or tweezing, shaving does not remove the hair from the follicle, anytime the hair is waxed or tweezed it disrupts the growth cycles meaning more treatments will be needed.
  4. Gives better results.
  5. Prevents the hairs from being burnt onto the skins surface.

The next question is often, does shaving make the hairs courser and darker?

The quick answer to this is no, shaving the area once every 3-4 weeks will not have an effect on the hair density or colour, we would not ask our clients to do anything that would jeopardize their results in the long term. The main reason behind this is that we are shaving the area then treating straight away so the hairs that have been shaved will most often fall out within 1-2 weeks of treatment and a new hair cycle will come through ready for your next treatment, so we are not repeatedly shaving the same hairs.

SILK Laser Clinics is dedicated to you getting results; shaving is a vital part of the process and ensures that you get the best possible outcome.