Face Laser Hair Removal

Face Laser Hair Removal Treatment Overview

At Harbour Lily Bristol Clinic, we use the Soprano ICE laser for face laser hair removal. Laser hair removal treatment works by incorporating multiple laser wavelengths and technologies. Soprano’s advanced hair removal platform is one of the safest and the most complete effective laser hair removal treatment available on the market today.

Unlike many other laser hair removal devices, Soprano ICE Laser is suitable for all patients and hair types all year round. Laser hair removal can be performed on hair anywhere on the body and face. Face laser hair removal is a great treatment for anyone fed up of waxing, in-grown hairs, painful plucking or bleaching. And also for those who suffer from sensitive skin after shaving and waxing.

For more information see our Laser Hair Removal Blog.

Treatment Level

Moderate to significant results are achieved following the laser hair removal treatment.

End Result

End result is a long-term permanent hair reduction.


No sun exposure for 14 days pre- and post-procedure. No heat induced treatments or exercise up to 48 hours post procedure.

Treatment Price

Starting from £45

Face Laser Hair Removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses a powerful laser to remove unwanted hair. This light source heats and destroys hair follicles in the skin, which disrupts hair growth. Common areas to treat are the face, legs, arms, underarms and bikini line.

The skin is first prepared with a thick protective gel, after which the laser light will be passed back and forth over the area until the entire area has been covered more than once.
The laser safely passes through skin and seeks out the hair root by identifying the pigment. The unique heating and energy delivery method effectively damages the hair follicle, preventing further hair growth, whilst not causing any injury and pain to the surrounding tissue.

Before your first treatment, you will need to book in for a patch test (at least 24 hours before the procedure).  Integrated sapphire tip cools the skin surface, preventing superficial burns and pain.  A sensation of mild discomfort may occur (likened to a mild pinprick) when the laser penetrates the hair follicle.
Clients will notice a reduction in hair after the first session.

The laser only works during the growing phase of the hair growth cycle, so complete arrestment of hair growth typically takes a course of 6-8 treatments.
Treatments will normally be spaced at 4-8 weekly intervals. Dormant hair follicles can become active years later, so maintenance is recommended beyond your full course of treatment.

Following body laser hair removal, you may experience some immediate redness of the area treated for up to 24 hours.  Harbour Lily recommends that you wear a 30+ broad spectrum sunscreen and avoid direct sunlight.

Please also limit exposure to very hot showers, saunas, Jacuzzis and swimming pools in order to avoid infection. Shedding of treated hair may occur up to 14 days after the treatment.

Our state of the art, patented laser hair removal treatment is suitable for all skin tones and hair types. This treatment offers effective hair removal for both men and women.

The IN-Motion technique delivers pulses of infrared diode laser technology to gradually heat and destroy your active hair follicles, and a Sapphire Cooling treatment tip keeps your skin cool. Delivering superior results, and virtually pain free, this treatment is effective for hair removal from anywhere on the face and body.

Laser hair removal works by sending the light of a laser through the pigment in the hair follicle. This light turns into heat, which damages the hair follicle and hair bulb. It is a really quick, sharp sensation, which is really well tolerated.

Soprano ICE laser has a sapphire cooling tip, which cools skin down at the same time as laser shoots. It can be slightly more sensitive on thinner skin near the nose, chin and temples.  Laser hair removal cooling mechanism does really help to reduce the discomfort.

It takes two or three weeks after your first treatment to see a difference, and 8 -12 treatments to get the full result. Harbour Lily Clinic clients normally started seeing real results after 2 treatments or 8 weeks.  You have to be really regular with your appointments because your hair follicles are all at different phases of their growth. Therefore you want to make sure each hair has a chance to get treated by laser. How fast is the laser hair removal treatment?

The length of the laser hair removal treatment depends on the treated area. For example a full-face appointment takes around 20 minutes. Full leg and bikini will take around an hour. Underarms area takes around 10 minutes. Time flies really quick when you are having laser treatment.

The heat from the laser hair removal treatment stays in your skin for 24 hours so no gym, saunas, hot showers, excess physical activities. 

It’s because you run the risk of creating an environment for bacteria to multiply and give you spots or discomfort in a treated area.

You will need to avoid sunbathing and sun exposure as much as possible before and after your laser treatment. Also if you have a tan you will need to wait until it fades before you can start your treatment, at least two weeks post actively tanning.

Again, your aesthetic therapist will discuss with you about planned holidays. This is to make sure you don’t have a holiday coming up which might affect the timing of your next appointment. We recommend applying SPF broad-spectrum sun protection on the treated area if exposed to sun.

We recommend avoiding glycolic acid and retinol creams for 2 days before and after treatment.  It’s recommended that for a 2-week period before and after you laser hair removal treatment, you avoid chemical peels and using fake tan.

Laser hair removal treatments can help with folliculitis, ingrown hair, resulting in smoother skin and permanent hair reduction. Soprano ICE treatment encourages hair to grow straight rather than in spiral pattern, which reduces the possibility of ingrown hair.

Plucking, waxing will invalidate the process of laser hair removal. If you want to be hairless throughout the process, shaving is the only option available during your hair removal course. 

Majority of Harbour Lily’s clients’ notice 90 percent permanent hair reduction in hair growth but due to different stages of hair growth as well as some external factors, maintenance treatments might be required to keep hair free.

We offer a complimentary consultation and patch test at our Bristol Clinic.

Are you unsure of which treatment would be the most appropriate for YOUR skin? Your aesthetic therapist will be delighted to help you decide on the day of your consultation as all treatments are bespoke. Treatments are designed specifically for you and the results you want to achieve.

Most treatments at our laser skin clinic are designed to be taken as a course of 6. However our clients will notice visible results almost straight away (subject to a specific treatment).

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*Treatment results are individual and may vary. Treatment photographs are for illustration purposes only.


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