Why Laser Hair Removal is Best for Sensitive Skin

by Laser Clinics Team on March 20, 2024

Why Laser Hair Removal is Best for Sensitive Skin

Hair removal can be particularly challenging for those with sensitive skin. The search for a hair removal method that does not cause irritation, redness or itchiness often feels endless, leading many to cycle through the mildest soaps and hypoallergenic skincare products in hope of finding relief. 

Traditional hair removal methods like waxing and shaving frequently worsen these issues, leaving you in search of a gentler solution. This is where Laser Hair Removal comes into the picture, offering a less irritating alternative that’s fit for those with sensitive skin.

Here, we explore why Laser Hair Removal is the preferred choice for those seeking effective, yet gentle hair removal solutions.


Gentler and more precise

Unlike waxing or shaving which mechanically remove hair and often lead to cuts, burns, rashes, or ingrown hair, Laser Hair Removal directly targets the hair follicles with focused light energy. 

This method minimises direct contact with the skin’s surface and reduces the risk of abrasion and allergic reactions. Additionally, the precision of laser technology  ensures that only the hair follicle is affected, leaving the surrounding skin untouched and irritation-free. All of these make Laser Hair Removal less invasive on sensitive skin.


Safe and effective 

If your skin is sensitive, using razors across the skin and pulling hot wax to remove the hair can cause a lot of pain and irritation. In comparison, our Laser Hair Removal technology is designed with sensitive skin in our mind. It is safe enough to be used on any part of the body and is suitable for different skin types while ensuring maximum results. All of our lasers feature a unique dynamic cooling device that helps calm, soothe and protect the skin.

No harsh chemicals involved

Opting for laser hair removal means skipping the harsh chemicals often found in depilatory creams and certain wax formulations. These products often contain ingredients that can disrupt the skin’s natural pH balance or cause allergies. 

Meanwhile, Laser Hair Removal relies on light energy, eliminating the need for chemical applications. This method can reduce the risk of chemical burns, irritation, or allergic dermatitis while maintaining the skin’s natural protective barrier.


Another standout benefit of Laser Hair Removal for those with sensitive skin is its customisability. Laser Hair Removal treatments can be personalised to suit individual needs.

Laser Hair Removal technology can be adjusted based on several factors, including skin type, hair colour, and hair density. This quality allows the treatment to minimise discomfort and maximise results. The doctor selects the optimal laser settings so that the device targets the hair follicle without affecting the surrounding skin.

Treatment areas can also be adjusted. Whether targeting larger areas like the legs or more delicate regions such as the bikini line or face, laser settings can be fine-tuned to address the unique challenges of each area. 


Permanent hair removal

Hair regrowth takes 2 to 3 weeks after waxing and only 1 to 2 days after shaving. It means you need frequent hair removal that can lead to skin redness or scabbing.  

Unlike other hair removal options, our Laser Hair Removal service is fast, convenient, cost-effective, and permanent. 

Our experienced team uses market-leading technology, medical-grade Candela GentleLase Pro and GentleYag Pro, to effectively and permanently reduce hair growth without skin irritation and pain.


Promote smoother skin

The precision of the laser avoids the physical trauma that razors or wax often inflict on the skin’s surface (nicks, cuts, and irritation). Skin texture and appearance are more uniform, as a result of Laser Hair Removal.

Additionally, the skin experiences less of the abrasion associated with shaving and waxing. This decrease in mechanical irritation allows the skin to maintain its natural smoothness and structure. Laser treatments also stimulate collagen and elastin production, improving texture and elasticity.

Reduce ingrown hairs 

Waxing often results in having ingrown hairs, while shaving gives a dark shadow underneath the skin.  On the other hand, our Laser Hair Removal works by directing concentrated light to target the hair follicle at the root - reducing ingrown hairs. The laser inhibits the hair’s ability to grow without disrupting or damaging the skin’s surface, so even those with the most sensitive skin can be treated.

If you’re looking for the best hair removal for sensitive skin, going to a reliable Laser Hair Removal clinic is the best solution for you.  At Laser Clinics Australia, we offer medical-grade Laser Hair Removal treatments tailored for both men and women. Our experienced Therapists will take your skin and hair type into account before creating a Tailored Treatment Plan. 

Begin your journey to confidence with smooth and silky skin all year round. Book a Laser Hair Removal treatment today.