Innovative Laser Hair Removal in Glasgow | Tech Review

Hair removal is the bane of many women’s lives all over the world. Unfortunately, thanks to Hollywood, a hairless woman (except from her head) is believed the pinnacle of beauty which is extremely inconvenient as humans naturally have hair on various parts of their body. Some women are blessed with light, spare hair and other’s genes have burdened them with dark or coarse hair. The very unlucky ones have certain skin conditions or allergies that make hair removal extremely painful and difficult. Thankfully in Glasgow there are many clinics offering the most innovative hair removal technology. Dr Darren McKeown is just one of the aesthetic clinics implementing hair removal in Glasgow.

Dr Darren McKeown

This clinician is a leading figure in the field of facial aesthetics who studied and trained in plastic surgery. With a history of working in the NHS and experience with a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr McKeown is passionate about management of the ageing face and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. Due to his strong academic background, his broad publication in medical literature and his compassion and energy for helping his patient’s feel better about themselves, Dr McKeown is a highly revered plastic surgeon, not only in Glasgow but throughout the UK. Some of his most popular treatments are lip fillers, skin peels and laser hair removal.

Before and after Laser hair removal in Glasgow's Dr McKeown's clinic

Laser Hair Removal Glasgow

Laser hair removal offers a long term solution to unwanted hair. The best results are achieved in people with pale skin and dark hair. The laser targets more pigmented areas such as dark hair. Before treatment it is important that you do not tan your skin for at least four weeks. You also cannot wear fake tan on the area being treated. The most important part is you cannot wax, pluck or use hair removal creams for four weeks before the treatment, however you can shave. 24 hours before your treatment you must shave the area being treated.

Details of the Laser Hair Removal Procedure

The laser is held against the skin and lights are activated which project onto the treated area. The laser is then moved to the next section of the treated area and so on until the whole area has been covered. There is discomfort throughout the treatment which has been described as being similar to the flick of an elastic band. The treatment time varies from person to person depending on the size of the area being treated. Several courses of this treatment are required to see results. This is because at any given time only a portion of the hair follicles are actively growing. The others are in the dormant part of the growth cycle and so cannot be targeted. Generally a course of six or eight treatments are required spaced four weeks apart.

Female before and after photos of laser hair removal in Glasgow


You should start to see results after three treatments however not everyone reacts well to the laser hair removal so you must have a patch test done first. Not every hair is guaranteed to never grow back ever again. However for most patients there is a vast amount of permanent hair reduction. Some hairs will never grow back and those that do will take a long time to do so. The hairs that do return are usually always much finer and lighter than before, making managing hair removal in future much easier.