Laser Hair Removal provides an effective long-term solution to the common problem of unwanted or excess hair and is suitable for both men and women and most areas of the face and body. A course of treatments is usually required at four to eight weekly intervals to follow the hair growth cycle. The treatment will leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and free from both unsightly hairs and painful in-growing hairs.

At the Cadogan Clinic Hair Removal Clinic we boast a range of the best lasers in the industry- the Cynosure Elite Plus and the industry-leading Soprano Harmony XL. During an initial consultation with one of our experienced aesthetic practitioners, they will best advise which laser is suitable for you. With the use of Cynosure and Soprano laser machines at Cadogan Clinic we are able to treat most clients.

Often referred to as the gold standard in laser hair removal, the Elite Plus from award-winning Cynosure uses both Alexandrite and ND Yag wavelengths and can treat all skin types, including darker and Asian skin types. It is a powerful laser that has variety of spot sizes therefore it is a highly effective laser for hair removal on large areas such as full legs, the back or chest areas and laser hair removal for the full body. The Cynosure Elite Plus also gives fantastic results for smaller areas such as the face, upper lip, beard or bikini line.

With the Harmony XL hand piece, a large rectangular window emits broad-spectrum light and is applied to the surface of the skin. The energy travels harmlessly through the epidermis and dermis until it strikes the hair follicle, which contains a dense, melanin-rich hair shaft and bulb. The dark-coloured melanin absorbs the light and rises slowly in temperature, destroying the hair-producing cells surrounding the follicle. As the heat is not sustained, however, no damage occurs outside of the follicle area. Several visits will be required to catch the hairs at a time when they are most vulnerable, since follicles that are in their dormant phase and do not have a hair growing out cannot absorb the light effectively and therefore cannot be treated.

The Cadogan Clinic offers the most advanced long-lasting hair removal treatments in London. Whatever your personal requirements, we can provide the leading experts and techniques at our state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

At your initial consultation your aesthetic practitioner will check your melanin levels and advise you that you should not have a laser hair treatment if you have a suntan or have used fake tan.  This is for your own safety as it is possible to have a reaction to the laser if skin is more tanned than usual.  Laser hair removal is suitable for darker skin types.

Yes! As you progress with your laser hair removal course at Cadogan Clinic you will notice that some hair will still grow back in the area. This will lessen with the more treatments you have, but your Cadogan Clinic aesthetic practitioner will advise that it is best to shave in between treatments rather than bleach, wax or epilate the re-growth.

Laser hair removal works by damaging the hair follicles in order to stop new hairs from growing. Although the procedure is often sold as a “permanent”, it can only permanently reduces he number of unwanted hairs in a given area by 90%. Once an area has been treated, actively growing hair follicles should not re-grow, but some patients may like to come back for a top up treatment a couple of years following treatment .

The cost of laser hair removal will vary according to area of the body that needs treating and the amount of sessions needed to get a good result. They can start from as little as £70 and go up to £450 per area. Package pricing is available for those that require more than a few sessions. 

Prices will be confirmed following an initial assesment and test patch with an Aesthetician to see whether you are able to undergo a course of treatment. This initial assessment requires a non-refundable deposit of £25, redeemable against any cost of treatment going forward. 


Both laser and IPL produce energy to destroy the hair follicle but that is where the similarity ends. Soprano XL laser hair removal at Cadogan Cosmetics provides results which last much longer than IPL hair removal, can focus on a concentrated area and is a lot less painful. IPL is usually limited to lighter skin types whereas the Soprano XL can be used on Asian and Black skin also. The IPL machine at Cadogan Cosmetics is used for skin rejuvenation treatments for which is provides great results.

There is no downtime required with Soprano XL laser hair removal at Cadogan Clinic making it the perfect treatment to have in your lunch break. You may notice some redness, bumps and minor swelling in the area but your aesthetic practitioner will advise you on aftercare and it’s best to avoid sunlight before and after your treatment to ensure healing.

This will depend on the area which is being treated and your hair and skin type- it can be anywhere between 4-8 sessions for permanent hair reduction, every 6 to 8 weeks. This is because of the hair growth cycle, at any time 20% of the hair is dormant and the laser only destroys hair in the early growth phase.

At Cadogan Clinic laser hair removal for men is a popular treatment, especially for those with excess chest and back hair, or those who suffer from ingrown facial hairs.

Laser hair removal can be carried out on most facial and body areas such as:

  • Facial areas including upper lip, chin, beard and jaw line
  • Nose, neck and ears
  • Arms and underarms
  • Legs and bikini area
  • Back and shoulders
  • Chest and stomach

The great thing about Soprano XL laser hair removal at Cadogan Clinic is that it’s suitable for all skin types, including darker skins as unlike some lasers it differentiates between the skin and hair. Laser hair removal is highly effective for darker, coarser hairs but if you have any concerns one of our aesthetic practitioners can assess you in a free of charge initial consultation and all patients will have a test patch before commencing treatments.

If you’re looking for laser hair removal in London we have one of the best laser hair removal machines available, the Soprano XL at Cadogan Clinic. As well as saving money on razors and waxing, laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types, gets effective results in permanent hair reduction, combats troublesome ingrown hairs and is relatively quick and easy.

Light emitted from the laser is absorbed by the hair and destroys it at the root, which prevents re-growth. The laser light targets the pigmentation in the hair, which is why laser hair removal gets great results on darker hair.

Laser hair removal is completely safe and one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available for both men and women.

Soprano XL laser hair removal at Cadogan Cosmetics is virtually painless but any minor discomfort can be reduced by applying a numbing cream beforehand.

We use a variant of the general anaesthesia technique called TIVA (Total Intravenous Anaesthesia) that is delivered by our team of top anaesthetists. Intravenous delivery enables our anaesthetist team to monitor anaesthetic depth more closely via specialized computers to maintain an optimal level of anaesthesia. This means you will wake up feeling much better than with traditional alternatives and ready to go home shortly after.


We only work with the best. Our practioners are at the very peak of their professions. So you can feel confident you’re in safe and trusted hands.