Laser Hair Removal
Which is the Better Choice For You: Shaving, Waxing or Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair Removal has, thankfully, come a very long way since invented back in 1960! Innovations in technology have allowed this process to change from being very painful, very expensive and very long to now being affordable, quick and (with us) pain-free!

How does Laser Hair Removal compare to shaving and waxing?

What are differences in cost, time and comfort?
1. Guess which method costs, on average, around £23,000 in a Lifetime?
At first look Laser Hair Removal may look expensive, especially if compared to waxing or shaving. However, when you dive into the lifetime cost things look a little less hairy!

According to a recent survey in a popular beauty magazine, women spend an
average of £23,000 throughout their life getting unwanted hair waxed professionally,
while women who ‘do it themselves’ either waxing or shaving spend on
average £6,500 over the course of their lifetime.

Now compare that with getting your legs and bikini line done by our team at Reading Cosmetic Laser. 6 sessions, the average needed number of sessions, would only cost you £1,830.

Much cheaper, and less painful, than a lifetime of shaving or waxing!

1. Guess which method costs, on average, around £23,000 in a Lifetime?
At first look Laser Hair Removal may look expensive, especially if compared to waxing or shaving. However, when you dive into the lifetime cost things look a little less hairy!

According to a recent survey in a popular beauty magazine, women spend an average £23,000 over the course of their life getting unwanted hair waxed professionally.

Of course we know not every woman gets their waxing done professionally. The same article states that woman who ‘do it themselves’ either waxing or shaving spend on average £6,500 over the course of their lifetime.

Now compare that with getting your legs and bikini line done by our team at Reading Cosmetic Laser. 6 sessions, the average needed number of sessions, would only cost you £1,830.

Much cheaper, and less painful, than a lifetime of shaving or waxing!

2. Which Can Save You 72 Days of Your Life?
Yes! Shaving (and waxing) takes time… and if you add it up, it's a LOT of time… and you cannot buy time!
How much time does hair removal take?

How much time does hair removal take?
Surveys suggest that women spend a LONG 72 days of their life shaving their legs. That’s 1,723 hours in total, and doesn’t include the additional time spent on your underarms, bikini line or anywhere else.

Most people are always saying they want, and need, more time! They feel they don’t have enough time to do the things they really care about. Can you imagine saving yourself 72 days?

How long does Laser Hair Removal take?
The length of each laser hair removal appointment depends on the area being treated. Appointments can range from as little as 15 minutes up to 1 hour 45 minutes, and 6-8 sessions are usually all you need. So, maybe in less than 12 hours, your Laser Hair Removal will be complete and you can bin that razor once and for all!

3. Which is Completely Pain-Free?
At Reading Cosmetic Laser your Laser Hair Removal is completely pain-free.

Yes, we did say pain-free!

It is very important to understand that there is a wide range of laser hair removal machines and that their performance varies significantly. Most machines you see being advertised are NOT pain-free. Unfortunately, laser hair removal has developed a negative reputation as many treatments gave the recipient quite a lot of discomfort.

At Reading Cosmetic Laser we offer the very latest in laser hair removal that provides very effective and completely pain-free treatment.
How does it work?
We have the Motus AY, which is the first and, currently, only pain-free laser hair removal platform which delivers two gold-standard lasers. The Motus AY uses powerful Moveo Technology to introduce a revolutionary new approach to
Alexandrite laser hair removal treatment which simplifies the procedure for both client and technician.

The Moveo Technology removes the barriers previously set when using earlier traditional Alexandrite or 'Pain-Free 'diode lasers.

At 755nm, Alexandrite lasers operate at the optimum wavelength for melanin absorption (exactly what is needed for laser hair removal treatments).

The Alexandrite laser is widely considered as unsuitable for use on any skin of colour; until now. The Motus Alexandrite uses FDA approved Moveo Technology for faster, painless hair removal treatments on all skin types - something never been achieved before when using an Alexandrite laser.

When talking about Laser Hair Removal being pain-free we don’t just mean on your legs. Motus AY gives pain-free Laser Hair Removal on all the small and intimate areas too, like your face and bikini line. So, thanks to the Motus AY you can chill out, relax and enjoy the experience with your expert Reading Cosmetic Laser technician.
3. Which is Completely Pain-Free?
At Reading Cosmetic Laser your Laser Hair Removal is completely pain-free.

Yes, we did say pain-free!

It is very important to understand that there is a wide range of laser hair removal machines, and that their performance varies significantly. Most machines you see being advertised are NOT pain-free. Unfortunately laser hair removal developed a bad, painful name, as many treatments gave the recipient quite a lot of discomfort.

At Reading Cosmetic Laser we are in a great position to serve you. We offer the very latest in laser hair removal that provides very effective and completely pain-free treatment.
We have the Motus AY, which is the first and, currently, only pain-free laser hair removal platform which delivers two gold-standard lasers. The Motus AY uses powerful Moveo Technology to introduce a revolutionary new approach to Alexandrite laser hair removal treatment to simplify the procedure for both client and technician.

The Moveo Technology removes the barriers previously set when using earlier traditional Alexandrite or 'Pain-Free' diode lasers.

At 755nm, Alexandrite lasers operate at the optimum wavelength for melanin absorption (exactly what is needed for laser hair removal treatments). The Alexandrite laser is widely considered as unsuitable for use on any skin of colour; until now. The Motus Alexandrite uses FDA approved Moveo Technology for faster, painless hair removal treatments on all skin types - something never been achieved before when using an Alexandrite laser.

When talking about Laser Hair Removal being pain-free we don’t just mean on your legs. Motus AY gives pain-free Laser Hair Removal on all the small and intimate areas too, like your face and bikini line. So, thanks to the Motus AY you can chill out, relax and enjoy the experience with your expert Reading Cosmetic Laser technician.

4. Allows You To Be Hair Free All Year Round?
In order to shave, or wax, you need hair there to get rid of, which means letting that hair grow. As you know, for effective waxing, your hair needs to be over 5mm long.
Usually, your beauty therapist would turn you away with anything shorter!

For many that may mean avoiding the dresses & skirts that we love wearing for something that will cover us up.

We simply never have this issue with laser hair removal.

You can arrive completely hairless and still receive your treatment. So, depending on the gap between your appointments, maybe a quick shave is all you need to keep up appearances.
Laser Hair Removal Can Save You Money, Time and Years of Discomfort
As you can see Laser Hair Removal has evolved along with the new technology. It was not too long ago when Laser Hair Removal would have cost you a small fortune. It would also have been a painful experience.

Now the Motus AY has been developed and pain-free Laser Hair Removal is a reality for you. So please contact us at Reading Cosmetic Laser if you want to bin your old razor and save time in the process.
ALEXANDRITE IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE LASER FOR HAIR REMOVAL IN THE WORLD
Recent research has demonstrated that the Alexandrite laser is approximately 6% more effective per visit than IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). Long term the Alexandrite laser removes 22.5% more hair as the follicles recover more quickly with IPL. 22.5% is a massive difference in hair removal rate. This shows us just how the top of the line the Motus AY really is!

Our customers at Reading Cosmetic Clinic rave about the success of our treatments.
Not Only 22.5% More Effective But Also Works on ALL Skin Types
As we have already discussed, NOT all lasers are created equal. It was the case, until quite recently, that Laser Hair Removal was not effective on darker skin tones at all. At the very best the treatment would not work. At worst people may end up with blistering, burning or scarring on their skin.

Many lasers being used are still ineffective on darker skin tones and can be dangerous, so please do your due diligence before booking with anyone to make sure that you will be okay. After all, your health and well-being should be essential!

Our Alexandrite Laser on the Motus AY gives pain-free hair removal on ALL skin types without burning, blistering or scarring! It doesn’t matter if you are light-skinned, or dark-skinned, our Laser Hair Removal with this state-of-the-art machine will work for you.
Your Painless Hair Removal Starts With a Simple Patch Test...
Unfortunately, Laser Hair Removal isn’t for everyone. Your health and safety is our number one concern. This is why at Reading Cosmetic Laser we ensure everyone who wants laser hair removal has an initial consultation and patch test.

The Patch test is used to determine the safest and most effective setting of the laser for your hair and skin type. It is also used to ensure there is no adverse reaction to the laser.

The patch test is done on a small section of your skin. In the rare occurrence of an adverse reaction, any problems will be minimal. Your skin patch test is usually completed a few days before your first planned treatment. This allows us time to observe any reactions and your treatment plan can be adjusted by our team if necessary.

Be very cautious of any centre that does not insist on this procedure. We do not want you to suffer any permanent damage from a company who does not test your skin first.
How Do I Prepare For My Patch Test?
Awesome, so you gave Reading Cosmetic Laser a call and have your patch test booked – Great News! Preparing for your patch test is extremely simple. Just ensure there is hair visible for our specialists to assess, that’s all you need to do.

You do need to ensure that the test will be performed on an area that is NOT waxed, plucked or epilated as the root of the hair is needed for the laser to do its job.

Your patch test is the perfect time for you to ask the laser technician any questions. It is very important to our team that all your questions are answered. We aim to make your journey into your pain-free, hair-free life as seamless, easy and pleasant as possible.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Feel?
Clients are usually unsure about the process being pain-free as Laser Hair Removal does have that reputation for being very painful and extremely uncomfortable. However, opinion can change fast, and usually by the end of their first treatment, they simply cannot believe how easy it was!

“It felt like a soft ice cube gliding over my skin, so it was actually quite nice!”

“I thought the whole mention of pain-free was a gimmick to get people through the door… but it actually was pain-free! I could just relax!”

Our Review of Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal is a superb method of managing your body hair. It is very effective, more affordable, and safer (for all skin types) than it ever has been.
  • Professional waxing can set you back on average £23,000 over your lifetime. This is greater than ten times the cost of Laser Hair Removal.
  • ​Shaving and home-waxing can set you back on average £6,500 in your lifetime, numerous times the cost of Laser Hair Removal
  • ​Shaving your legs alone can help you waste 72 days of your life! With Laser Hair Removal you could have permanently smooth skin after only 4-6 sessions.
  • ​For a successful wax you need at least a quarter of an inch of hair, which means you need to let it grow out. That may mean no dresses, no skirts and no getting the legs out in public. With Laser Hair Removal you can stay clean shaven as it’s only the root we are interested in.
  • ​Our Motus AY laser is 22.5% more effective than IPL as shown in the latest research for long-term hair removal. This 22.5% is a huge difference in effectiveness when you bear in mind the similarities on cost.
Ready To Start?
If you’re ready to start your pain-free, hair-free journey then give us a call at Reading Cosmetic Laser a call on 0118 907 1999 and book in for your Consultation & Patch Test.
Or book online using the button below.
(We're located inside Reflex Spinal Health)
17 Church Road
Caversham, Reading
Berkshire RG4 7AA
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