Laser Hair Removal on the Face

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive treatment for facial hair.  Having laser hair removal on the face is more common than you think. Many men and women want a solution to the their facial hair, having tried waxing, plucking, threading and hair removal creams. The next step towards achieving a permanent reduction in hair is laser hair removal. Laser hair removal can be used on all parts of the body. The face as we all know can be sensitive however do not worry laser hair removal is completely safe for the use on the face.

Is laser safe on the face?

Yes, laser is perfectly safe on the face.

The Consultation:

You will be required to come into one of our laser hair removal clinics within Birmingham, London or Manchester for a consultation. The consultation process asks about medical history, skin typing questionnaire and for the therapist to explain more information about the required number of sessions. Normally 6-12 sessions minimum is required for you to see a great reduction in hair. A patch test will be performed and also a visual assessment of the hair.

Your appointments will be spaced out between 4-6 weekly intervals.

Read also: How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?


We recommend that you use factor 30 plus for the area you are treated with laser. There are many sun protection factors on the market which are designed specially for the face. A facial SPF will be gentle to the skin. Some brands now offer an SPF clear spray that can be worn on top of makeup which doesn’t impact make-up application and can be re applied during the day as and when necessary.

Hair removal during Laser 

Please avoid plucking, waxing, threading and epilating whilst on your course of laser hair removal. The hair follicle needs to be in the skin with the hair root as this is what the laser machine targets. For optimum results, we suggest that you shave the area 24 hours before your treatment as this will allow the skin to settle down before your treatment. As the face is sensitive sometimes shaving can increase this sensitivity for a short amount of time. Shaving 24 hours before treatment will reduce any sensitivity in the area.

Worried about shaving

Shaving will not impact the hair growth or hair density whilst on your course of laser hair removal. Shaving the face can be daunting however to give you the best treatment results we suggest that you shave prior to your treatment. Hair removal creams can cause an adverse reaction to the skin due to the chemical components that are within the cream.

Treatment Progression – What to expect

As your treatments progress you can expect over time for the hairs to become finer, less visible and a decrease in hair density. Each session your therapist will ask about the progress so that we can track progress and give you the best results.


Maintenance packages are available after your initial course. These will be at a special price for your loyalty at Envie Clinics.

Put your trust in us and we will give you the most bespoke service catered to your needs. We are here for you throughout your journey at Envie Clinics.