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What We Want from Hair Removal

laser hair removal researchWhen it comes to hair removal, there are a number of methods that can be used to get rid of unwanted body and facial hair.

To work out which is the best, you could start by thinking what you want from hair removal. Here’s our list (in no particular order) of what’s important in choosing the right way forward; and how shaving vs laser hair removal would stack up.

Shaving vs Laser Hair Removal

  1. Fast
    Wanting to spend as little time as possible in the bathroom or salon is high on the list in choosing how to handle unwanted hair. Shaving is relatively quick, but can become a chore, with many women shaving daily in the summer months. A session of laser hair removal will take longer, but will last longer between treatments and once the course is done, will deliver hair-free skin for a long time
  2. Efficient
    Shaving can be efficient, but equally it’s easy to ‘miss a bit’, especially if your eyesight isn’t perfect in the shower! Professional laser hair removal carried out by a trained expert is designed to get maximum coverage of the treatment area and it’s always easier to do it to someone else, as you get better visibility
  3. Pain-free
    Shaving doesn’t tend to hurt unless you knick the skin, in which case it can be agony!  Laser hair removal used to have a reputation of being painful, but this related more to cheaper IPL technology or older machines. The latest high quality laser hair removal systems are designed for comfort as well as results.
  4. Long-lasting
    Shaving can be a pretty short term solution. It cuts the hair off at the skin’s surface, but does nothing to stop the hair from growing, so by the end of the day, stubble can be coming through for some people.  Laser hair removal works by damaging the hair at its root, stopping it from regrowing. Not having to repeat treatment on a regular basis is a big benefit of laser hair removal.
  5. Easy to do
    At first sight, shaving wins here, as it’s a DIY treatment. However, for those with imperfect eyesight or limited mobility, it may not be as easy as it sounds.  Professional laser hair removal requires nothing more than booking in, allowing a trained professional to take over and following any aftercare advice
  6. Safe
    Nothing is without risk. Shaving can lead to nasty cuts while laser hair removal has been reported to give some patients nasty burns. Choosing the right provider with high standards of equipment and training is key to managing this risk. Modern systems in the right hands are very safe.

Buyers Guide to Laser Hair Removal

For more information on laser hair removal Quinn Clinics’ exclusive Buyers’ Guide to Laser Hair Removal covers:

The Guide also includes a very helpful 10-point comparison of the advantages of laser vs IPL.


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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