Laser Hair Removal FAQ

Welcome to our Laser Hair Removal FAQ page.

This is a common concern. Traditional laser hair removal methods might feel like a snap of an elastic band, but the Motus AY has virtually pain-free and traditional modes.

Most people are suitable for treatment. You will achieve the best results with fair skin and dark hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a higher concentration of melanin; however, fair hair contains less melanin and is harder to treat. Grey/white hair has no melanin, so it is unsuitable for treatment.

Melanin in the hair absorbs the laser light and turns it into heat. This heat damages the active growth stage of hair follicles (Anagen), inhibiting hair regrowth.

The Best Laser for hair removal will depend on your Hair and Skin colour. Traditionally Alexandrite lasers are considered the gold standard as they have the best energy absorption by melanin, and Nd:YAG is best for dark hair on darker skin tones. A diode laser lies somewhere in between.

With next-generation hair removal machines, this has now changed:  

  • The Motus AY uses MOVEO technology so that an Alexandrite laser can be safely used on all skin tones.
  • Faster treatment time.
  • Moveo mode makes treatments more comfortable. 
  • The Motus AY has both Alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers.

The number of treatments needed varies, depending on your hair colour, skin colour, hormones, lifestyle etc. You will need a minimum of 6-9 sessions on the body and 12 or more on the face & neck areas for optimum results. Occasional maintenance treatments may be required after a course of treatment.

Laser Hair Removal treatments damage hair follicles in such a way as to inhibit hair regrowth. This helps to reduce the occurrence of ingrowing hair.

When looking for the best Laser Hair Removal, it is best to consider the following:  

Laser Quality

For example, we use the MOTUS AY, supplied by Lynton Lasers, a powerful machine that uses Alexandrite and Nd: YAG lasers to target your hair and skin colour. The Motus AY is used in the NHS and highly rated aesthetic clinics.


For example, our MOTUS AY uses "Moveo technology" to reduce discomfort, known as the "Pain-Free Laser". We also use a Cryo Cooler machine, which calms your skin for a more comfortable experience.

Training And Experience

Look for an experienced practitioner who has obtained the Level 4 CIBTAC in Laser Hair Removal or an equivalent.

Laser Maintenance

For Example, Lynton Lasers conducts a regular maintenance programme of our MOTUS AY by a skilled Laser engineer.


Look for a safe, comfortable environment, possibly with air conditioning and an air filtration system.