Back Laser Hair Removal

Are you weary of grappling with undesired hair on your shoulders and back? The perpetual cycle of shaving or waxing can be both time-intensive and vexing. Moreover, the prospect of encountering ingrown hairs, nicks, and razor burns adds only frustration. If you can find yourself in this, perhaps it's time to seek a more effective solution.

 In this blog post, we will explore in detail the benefits and the process of back laser hair removal, a safe and effective solution for permanent hair reduction.

If you’re looking for a long-lasting solution to get rid of that unwanted back hair, back laser hair removal at Mayfair Aesthetics Laser & Skin Clinics is the answer.

Understanding Back Laser Hair Removal

Back laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure that uses concentrated laser energy to target and damage hair follicles, preventing future hair growth. Medical grade, laser hair removal systems emit carefully calibrated wavelengths of light that are absorbed by the melanin (pigment) within hair follicles. This process damages the follicles, inhibiting their ability to create new hair.

There are many benefits to back laser hair removal. First and foremost, it offers permanent hair reduction, so unlike temporary hair removal methods such as shaving or waxing, laser hair removal provides really long-lasting results. After a course of treatments you can relax without worrying about unwanted hair regrowth.

Additionally, back laser hair removal offers precision and effectiveness. The laser technician will carefully target specific areas of unwanted hair without damaging the surrounding skin. This is especially beneficial for the hard-to-reach areas on the back. Treatment time is relatively quick, with each session lasting around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area and skin tone.

Laser hair removal typically requires multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. The number of sessions varies depends on factors such as hair thickness, colour, hair density, skin tone, hormones, genetics and age. On average, most individuals require between 6 to 8 sessions, spaced every 6-8 weeks.

Preparing for Back Laser Hair removal

Before undergoing back laser hair removal, it is essential to consult and patch test with a professional laser hair removal provider such as Mayfair Aesthetics Laser & Skin Clinics.

During the initial appointment, the laser therapist will assess your hair growth, skin and medical history to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure and then explain the treatment in detail and answer any questions you may have.

In preparation for laser hair removal treatment, it is essential to thoroughly and smoothly shave the areas being treated, around 8 hours prior to the appointment. We offer back and shoulder shaving at Mayfair Aesthetics for those without someone to assist in this.

Shaving is essential to ensure that the laser energy is focused on the hair follicles and not wasted on the surface hair. If hair is not shaved prior to the appointment, the treatment will be ineffective, more painful and could potentially increase the risk of skin damage so no shaving means no treatment.

It’s important to note that plucking or waxing the hair should be avoided for a month prior to and throughout the entire course of laser hair removal. As these methods remove the hair follicle, which is necessary for laser hair removal to be effective. If the hair is not present in the skin, the laser has nothing to heat up and will be ineffective.

Additionally, it is advisable to avoid sun exposure and tanning for a week prior to the treatment with the Soprano Ice Platinum  in use at Mayfair Aesthetics (other laser systems may require a 6 week wait after sun exposure). Certain skincare products, such as retinol creams or chemical peels, should be avoided as they can make the skin more sensitive to the laser.

The Back Laser Hair Removal Process

During the treatment, the laser technician will use a handheld laser device to deliver the laser energy to the targeted areas on your back and shoulders. As the laser pulses, you will feel the area getting gradually warmer and warmer (we are aiming for the magic temperature of 45-50 celsius).

You may also experience a sensation like pins and needles on your back, which is when the laser is heating up thicker or darker hairs.

The tip of the handpiece itself is super cooled (this is where the “Ice” in the laser system originates), to ensure the surface of the skin is kept cool and comfortable while the laser energy itself damages the hair follicles to prevent further growth. Aloe vera gel is applied after treatment to help cool and soothe and also an aloe vera based sunscreen if skin will be exposed to daylight.

Post-Treatment Care and Maintenance

To ensure the best possible results and minimize any potential side effects, it is essential to follow the post-treatment care instructions which will be provided by your laser hair removal technician. At Mayfair Aesthetics these include:

Protecting the treated area from sun exposure: For a week after treatment, it is recommended to avoid exposing the treated area to prolonged direct sunlight and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF to prevent hyperpigmentation and other complications. You don’t have to live underground but being a little more careful is necessary. You should protect your skin with high factor sunscreen throughout and after a laser hair removal course.

Avoiding additional heat for 2 days: Try to keep your body temperature normal for a couple of days after treatment, avoid sauna, steam rooms, sunbathing, vigorous exercise and hot showers or baths. (A warm shower or bath is fine).

Regular moisturizing: Applying aloe vera gel (we sell an excellent organic version) to the treated area regularly. This helps soothe and hydrate skin during the treatment course.

Safety and Side Effects

Back laser hair removal is generally considered a safe procedure when performed by a fully qualified and experienced professional. It is important to choose a reputable clinic or technician with extensive experience in laser hair removal.

Side effects with Soprano laser are extremely rare and mild. These include temporary redness, mild swelling, itching and minor skin irritation in the treated area. These side effects usually subside within a few hours to a couple of days after the treatment.

Serious complications from back laser hair removal are extremely rare when performed correctly. However, it’s important to discuss any pre-existing medical conditions or medications you are taking with your technician to ensure the treatment is safe for you.


Back laser hair removal offers a safe and effective solution for permanent hair reduction.

If you’re tired of the constant battle with unwanted back hair, consider scheduling a consultation with a reputable clinic or technician to discuss your options. With back laser hair removal, you can finally say goodbye to the hassle of shaving and waxing, and embrace the confidence that comes with having a smooth and hair-free back.

Back laser Hair Removal Prices

Number Of Treatments 1 6 8
Half Back £42 (was £110) £252 (was £330) £336 (was £440)
Full Back £70 (was £190) £420 (was £570) £560 (was £760)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is back laser hair removal painful?

While everyone’s pain tolerance may vary, most people describe the sensation during laser hair removal at Mayfair Aesthetics as virtually pain free. Soprano lasers are some of the best on the market and far less painful than many traditional shots based laser systems.

How long does a back laser hair removal session take?

The duration of a session depends on the size of the treatment area and skin tone. On average, a back laser hair removal session can take between 30 minutes to an hour.

How many sessions are needed to see results?

Achieving optimal results usually requires multiple sessions. The exact number of sessions varies depending on individual factors, but most individuals typically require around 6 to 8 sessions, spaced several weeks apart, to achieve desired results.

Are the results of back laser hair removal permanent?

Back laser hair removal offers permanent hair reduction rather than complete hair removal. While the majority of treated hair follicles will be destroyed, it’s possible for new follicles to develop due to hormonal changes or other factors. However, any regrowth tends to be lighter, finer, and less noticeable.

Are there any side effects of back laser hair removal?

Common side effects may include temporary redness, mild swelling, or minor skin irritation in the treated back area. These effects typically subside within a few hours to a few days. Serious complications are extremely rare but can include burns, blistering, or changes in skin pigmentation.

Can anyone undergo back laser hair removal?

Back laser hair removal is generally safe for most individuals. However, it is important to consult with a qualified professional to determine if you are a suitable candidate. Certain factors such as skin tone, hair color, and medical history may affect the treatment’s effectiveness or safety. Skin conditions such as lupus, keloid scarring and skin cancer will prevent treatment and some medications also present a barrier to treatment.

How should I prepare for a back laser hair removal session?


Preparations for a back laser hair removal session include shaving the treatment area around 8 hours prior to the session, avoiding sun exposure and tanning, avoiding waxing for 4 weeks prior and refraining from using certain skincare products that could sensitize the skin.

Can I undergo back laser hair removal if I have darker skin?

With advancements in technology, laser hair removal is now suitable for all skin tones. The Soprano Platinum and Titanium systems in use at Mayfair Aesthetics are widely regarded as the best and safest laser hair removal systems for darker skin tones.

Remember, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified professional and have a personalized assessment to address any specific concerns or questions you may have before undergoing back laser hair removal. That is why we offer a free patch test & consultation.


Managing Director

Mayfair Aesthetics Laser & Skin Clinics

London 17/7/23

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