IPL Laser Hair Removal by Smooth Operator

If you have had enough of temporary hair removal methods such as shaving or waxing you should consider laser hair removal. Intense Pulsed Light - IPL laser hair removal is one of the most effective and long lasting ways to remove unwanted hair.

Through a series of relatively pain free treatment sessions at our Smooth Operator clinics we can remove excess or unwanted hair from almost anywhere on your body.

IPL laser hair removal is a revolutionary treatment and the most effective treatment available to remove unwanted hair. The treatment is a rapid, yet gentle way of removing unwanted hair and is medically proven to give you permanent hair reduction.

You will be left with silky smooth skin and never have to pick up another razor or wax strip again.

As well as hair removal for both men and women we offer a range of skin care treatments:

  • Clear Skin - stop that acne in its tracks
  • Remove the Red - thread and spider vein removal

We have lots of satisfied clients that can be contacted for feedback and all our prices are up to 45% more competitive than other salons in Sussex, Kent and Surrey.

We operate out of various locations around the South East of England including:



Turners Hill



How does IPL laser hair removal work?

Lasers use specific wavelengths to provide energy to target areas (in this case the target is the melanin in hair) which produces heat and destroys the target. IPL laser hair removal works by using pulsed light to target the part of the hair follicle responsible for hair regeneration which disables the process of hair re-growth forever. The laser zaps the melanin in the bulge area of the hair follicle and stops it from being able to provide oxygen and nutrients to other areas of the hair. It works on any location including legs, chest, back, underarms, face and bikini line and is a non-invasive treatment.

When Does Hair Fall Out?

You can expect the hair to fall out within 10 - 14 days. I use a mild sugar scrub in the shower on the 10th day, which helps to exfoliate the skin and remove the hair.

How many treatments will I need?

Lasers and pulsed light target an area of follicles at once, so you can treat large areas of skin. While it would take years to perform electrolysis on the back or legs, a typical IPL laser hair removal session on both legs usually takes under two hours.

Complete hair removal differs between clients, you could need up to 8 treatments and for extra thick hair it might be necessary to have 10 sessions.

Most clients see a vast improvement (frequently by more than 50%) within the first 4 treatments. Several treatments with a laser hair remover are needed because there are 3 stages of hair growth and lasers only affect hair that is in the active, “Anagen” growth phase.

Anything other than shaving or creaming tampers with the growth of the root, so it is essential you do not wax, pluck, or use electrolysis in between treatments. This is necessary as each growth cycle has to be completed before we start to treat the next cycle. The dead hair will push its way up until it falls out. We then get to work on the next cycle.

IPL is an extremely effective method of hair removal, but you need to be dedicated to the treatment to see the full results! It is essential that you leave the recommended time between treatments.

Your laser hair professional at Smooth Operator will recommend the optimal treatment plan for you.

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

You will be advised by your technician, but in general terms you need a little growth to being with, so shave no less than three to four days prior to treatment.

What's the pain factor?

The pulsed light in IPL laser hair removal feels like a rubber band popping against your skin, although some machines perform differently. Not every zap will hurt and I've found some areas (lower legs) hurt more than others (thighs). I normally advise taking a couple of ibuprofen an hour before your session.

What about in-grown hairs?

Because lasers kill the follicle, hair won't grow back causing the in-grown hairs you get with waxing. Waxing damages the follicle, it doesn't always kill it and hair can grow in on itself.

You Can Be Hair Free...

Permanent removal of all unwanted body hair can be achieved thanks to IPL Laser.

Once the hair has been killed, it WILL NOT grow back, it's a little like going bald, when it's gone it's gone!

Why is laser hair removal better than shaving or waxing?

3 Reasons I Dislike Shaving

Reason 1: The smooth results last only an hour. I have sandpaper leg hair, which means within a few hours of shaving, my legs turn into a fine grain. A couple days later and the fine grain has grown coarse.

Reason 2: Wintertime shaving. There's nothing worse than when goosebumps develop in mid-stroke (I have sworn for years that you can FEEL the hair grow when you get goosebumps). Or you shiver in the shower and slice the tops off!

Reason 3: The rashes and the nicks. It's a rare occasion that I have a rash free and nickless shaving experience. In fact I'm certain it's never happened.

After years of shaving I discovered waxing. There were many things about waxing I loved. The results leave you smooth as a baby's bottom. But here I offer...

3 Reasons I Will Never Wax Again

Reason 1: The pain. Want to know what waxing feels like? Take a 15 centimeter length of packing tape and apply it to your forearm. Pat it down so every hair is firmly attached. Hold on to one end, take a deep breath and RIIIIPPPPP!!!!

Reason 2: The growing out period between waxes. For waxing to work, you need longish hair for strips to adhere to. This means if you want to wear skirts outside the house in summer and you're at the point where you're just about ready for Waxing, you have to endure sandpaper legs.

Reason 3: It's not permanent, so there is a continual ongoing cost.

Where to find us

  • 9th July The Therapy Lodge Crowhurst Park Battle
  • 28th June The Beauty Room Turners Hill nr. Gatwick
  • 23rd June Dawn Bennet Therapies Findon nr. Worthing
  • 16th June The Beauty Room Turners Hill nr. Gatwick
  • 10th June Sunbeams Tanning & Beauty Shire Parade Crawley
  • 21st May The Therapy Lodge Crowhurst Park Battle
  • 3rd May The Beauty Room Turners Hill nr. Gatwick
  • Daily clinics in Uckfield

We understand that when looking into IPL laser hair removal, it can be daunting trying to choose the right company.

Jo and her staff want to make sure you’re completely happy, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or just want to chat about what we do.

Smooth Operator, 3 Lashbrooks Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 2AY, United Kingdon

07525 642361