Is Laser Hair Removal Safe For Teens?

Laser hair removal has been around for more than 20 years now, and is widely used across the country to remove unwanted hair. At Spa Nala, we have been using laser hair removal since 2013, and our certified laser technicians are highly skilled.

That’s why we believe laser hair removal is safe for nearly all people. Let’s dive a bit deeper into the specifics, and how to utilize laser hair removal safely. When you’re ready, make an appointment for a consultation!

When Is It Safe To Start Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal can be done on anyone, male or female, who has started puberty, though young women need to have started their menstrual cycle.

When considering when to start laser hair removal, especially as a teenager, it’s important to know body hair grows in four distinct stages, and lasers can only target hair which is in a single stage – the actively growing stage. This means that in a single session, we can only target ¼ or less of the hair you have on your body. So if an important event in your life is coming up, it can take a number of sessions before you will be completely hair free. At Spa Nala, we offer a package of seven treatments, with free maintenance for one year after completion of your seventh treatment.

Before you come in for laser hair removal, you’ll need to have stopped waxing and plucking for about six weeks to allow the hair to grow. Within 24 hours of your appointment, you’ll need to shave the areas you will be using laser hair removal on so the laser can penetrate to the shaft easier.

One session usually takes less than one hour to complete. Depending on the size of the area, it could take as few as five minutes. Usually you will need multiple sessions before most of the hair in your treatment area will be removed.

Cutera excel HR™ laser

At Spa Nala, we use the Cutera excel HR™ laser, a high-performance dual-wavelength laser system which is the most comfortable laser available commercially. This laser utilizes sapphire contact cooling to keep your skin cool and comfortable throughout the session, so only the hair shaft under your skin is heated.

The Cutera excel HR™ is safe to use on all skin types, no matter how dark your skin or light your hair.


If you have questions which aren’t answered here, please give us a call and we would be happy to answer. No question is a silly question!

When you’re ready to look your best with laser hair removal, schedule a consultation or please contact us today!