The Science behind Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is one of the safest and most effective solutions for those who want to permanently rid themselves of unwanted hair. Even as a highly sought-after procedure, it is still one of the most widely misunderstood. While many people know it is effective, most do not understand how it works to get them that smooth, supple and hair-free skin.

The Basics of Hair Growth
When hairs are in their active state of growth, lasers are the most effective. This is because your hair grows in three phases:

  • Anagen – The growing phase
  • Catagen – The resting phase
  • Telogen – The shedding phase
  • Hairs do not grow simultaneously. You could have some in their third phase, while others are just starting to grow. That is why laser hair removal requires multiple treatments to catch all of the hairs in their growing phase.

    Benefits of Laser

    How Laser Hair Removal Works
    When lasers are used to remove the hairs, the pigments in the hair follicles absorb the laser’s energy. This destroys and prevents the hair from regenerating. To do this, the follicle must have the pigment needed to absorb the laser. White and grey hairs are non-responsive, while darker hairs absorb the most light.

    Is It Safe?
    Laser hair removal when done by a trained professional in Belfast, is very safe. It is the most effective, gentle way to destroy the hair follicles from within without damaging your epidermis. However, in order to get the most effective treatments, you need to work with a clinic that uses the most advanced and effective lasers.


    Thérapie Clinic uses the Soprano ICE Laser. While other clinics use the IPL (which is not a laser designed for hair removal), we only use the FDA approved laser to ensure maximum removal and safety. The Soprano has a built-in cooling feature, which makes removing unwanted hair virtually painless and provides you with smooth, supple skin you will want to touch over and over again.

    If you are ready to get rid of unwanted body hair, contact Thérapie Clinic for a free consultation. Call us on 0800 511 8554 or find a clinic near you.