Laser Hair Removal in Nairobi

Laser hair removal in nairobi

The Best Laser Hair Removal

Thrive Aesthetics offers the leading laser hair removal in Nairobi, Kenya through a cosmetic procedure that uses concentrated beams of light to remove unwanted body hair and offers a permanent solution for hair reduction. This non-invasive procedure doesn’t break your skin and gives a long-lasting solution for hair reduction. Moreover, it provides several benefits for individuals seeking a more convenient hair removal method as it delays future hair growth. The most common areas for the laser hair removal treatment process are the face, underarms, bikini area (areas that grow pubic hair), dorsum (back), and legs.


How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The treatment uses a process called selective photothermolysis which uses heat from a laser that destroys cells that have a lot of pigment (color). Since dark hair has a lot of pigment, it absorbs the most heat. A professional uses a handheld laser device to direct short pulses of energy to hair which transfers heat to the hair follicles and destroys them so hair can’t grow. A hair follicle has to be in its anagen, or growth, stage for the procedure to work correctly. However, follicles are in different stages at different times thus most people need multiple sessions to experience significant and long-lasting hair reduction.

Who Can Get The Treatment?

Anyone with extra body hair can have laser hair removal in Nairobi as it’s usually a cosmetic procedure. It may improve your appearance or self-image, especially for people who prefer not to shave regularly. Sometimes, laser hair removal treats excess hair growth caused by: Hirsutism (when women grow dark or coarse hair in areas where men usually have hair) and Hypertrichosis (when men or women grow excess hair anywhere on their bodies). Some of the factors that may contribute to These conditions might be the result:

  • Certain medications – these include anabolic steroids and birth control pills.
  • Hormone imbalances – especially increased testosterone or androgen levels leading to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women.
  • Inherited disorders – a genetic condition passed from parents to children.
  • Tumors – produce hormones that affect the body.

This is most effective for people who have thick-dark hair and a lighter skin complexion compared to their hair. The contrast between skin color and hair color makes it easier for the hair to absorb heat. It might not work as well for people with dark skin or hair that’s blonde, gray, white, or red.

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

In the weeks leading up to your procedure, avoid tanning beds and stay out of the sun as much as possible. Naturally or artificially tanned skin can make laser hair removal less effective and lead to side effects. Shave the area that will be treated two to three days before treatment as the laser hair removal treatment won’t work on areas where the hair is longer than a grain of rice. After treatment begins, avoid waxing, tweezing, and plucking hair in the treated areas.

What Happens During the Process?

The laser hair removal involves several steps which you’ll be informed of by your healthcare provider. The professional will ultimately do the following:

  1. Clean the area where the procedure should take place.
  2. Give you protective glasses or eye protection goggles during the procedure to safeguard you from the light. The healthcare provider will also wear protective eyewear.
  3. Finally, they will treat your skin with a laser which might feel like a series of stings. Some of our clients have described it as a rubber band snapping against their skin.

Your procedure might take a few minutes or up to an hour depending on the size of the area that is being treated. Moreover, you might smell smoke and burning hair which is perfectly normal as it is the hair burning away from the laser’s heat.

What are The Benefits of The Treatment?

The benefit of this therapy is that it leads to a 10% to 25% reduction in hair growth after the first treatment and last longer than shaving, waxing, tweezing, and plucking. Some people prefer electrolysis to laser hair removal because electrolysis uses a thin wire to destroy hair follicles with an electric current. However, the benefits of laser hair removal outweigh those of electrolysis as it involves:

  • Fewer treatments.
  • Less pain during treatment.
  • Reduced risk of ingrown hairs.

Some hair will eventually grow back, but it’s usually lighter and thinner than before the procedure.

Temporary Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal

The skin might be red, swollen, and a little painful after laser hair removal because of the laser’s heat. To reduce the effects, you can use a cold compress on the treated area. Lastly, don’t expose the treated area to natural or artificial sunlight as it will tamper with healing. You should be able to go back to normal activities right away since it’s a temporary procedure. Additional side effects can include:

  • Blisters, burns, infections, scars, and herpes outbreaks.
  • Hyperpigmentation – areas of skin that are darker than the surrounding skin.
  • Hypopigmentation – areas of skin that are lighter than the surrounding skin.
Recovery and Outlook

An individual will likely need up to eight laser hair removal treatments that are about four to six weeks apart. This timing helps capture more hairs in different growth phases.

Who Shouldn’t Undertake the Procedure

Talk to your healthcare provider before having laser hair removal. One may need to avoid the procedure if:

  • You are an expectant mother.
  • You are taking certain medications, such as acne treatments.
  • An individual has genital herpes (HSV-2) or is prone to cold sores.
  • The patient has keloid scars (raised scars).
  • The client has or has had skin cancer.


Whatever your circumstances or hair growth stage, our aim and priority is to meet your individual expectations in achieving your desired look. Thrive Aesthetics continues to be the best clinic for laser hair removal in Nairobi, Kenya. We are perfectionists and very experienced, having received international reviews praising our technique in permanently getting rid of hair. We treat every treatment as a unique artwork. It is passion, skill, and experience that produce the best results every time. Restoring confidence and freedom to our clients is life-changing and our honor!

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