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Burning Questions… Laser Hair Removal

question markRisks to Skin

One of the questions that people sometimes have about laser hair removal is regarding the safety aspect of the treatment.

Certainly there are occasions where people have sustained injuries or burns to the skin. Thankfully quite rare.

Laser hair removal is completely safe when it is conducted by a fully trained therapist, with suitable laser equipment which has been adjusted to the optimal settings for the customer’s skin and hair coloration.

Equipment Safety

It is important to understand that the quality, specification, type and standard of equipment does vary. Cases of damage to the skin tend to be more associated with cheaper systems or alternative technologies.

What to do: Ensure that you are very comfortable with the specification of equipment being used. Read our information on laser vs IPL technology. Don’t be afraid to ask what machine is being used, how old it is, when it was last serviced etc. If you’re unsure, then don’t proceed. Shop around for another provider where you feel more confident and reassured.

Practitioner Skill

Equally, the skill and experience of the laser hair removal practitioner is a very important factor. There are no minimum qualification standards for carrying out laser hair removal, literally anybody can do it.

What to do: Ask what qualifications your laser hair removal practitioner has.

Client Responsibilities

Firstly, it is important to provide full disclosure of any medical history including medications and previous treatments. It is also important for clients to follow all recommended protocols regarding before and aftercare, such as when to shave the hair prior to appointment or limiting the skin’s exposure to the sun before and after treatment.


Quinn Clinics’ laser hair removal centre in Clifton offers a choice of 2 state of the art laser hair removal machines depending on each patient’s unique requirements:

  • Candela elōs Plus with Motif
  • Lumenis Lightsheer

Staff are fully trained and as Quinn Clinics is a doctor owned and led business, clinical standards are very high.


While many competitors charge for the initial consultation, at Quinn Clinics there is a free consultation and skin more without any pressure.

68, Oakfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2BG.
Telephone: +44 (0) 117 924 4592

Email: info@quinnclinics.co.uk



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