Am I suitable for Laser Hair Removal?
The majority of people are suitable for Laser Hair Removal Treatments. Laser light is attracted to dark hair follicles and therefore the darker the hair follicle, the more likely it is to reduce unwanted hair. Treatment will not work on blonde, red or white hair.
Can you have laser whilst you are pregnant or breastfeeding?
There is no conclusive evidence to determine whether laser is safe or unsafe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Please seek advise from your doctor first.
Do I need a consultation?
Definitely! Everyone’s skin and hair is different that’s why it’s important our clinical therapists assess your hair during a consultation, and do worry it’s free! During your consultation, it’s also an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns, medications you are taking along with what to expect during the treatment and how to take care of your skin after.
How do I prepare for treatment?
Avoid tanning, spray tans or gradual tanning creams.
Shave the area the night before and avoid using deodorants and other skin products on the area on the day of your treatment.
Will the medication/antibiotics I’m taking effect the treatment?
It’s important you let your therapist know what medications you are currently taking. The use of Roaccutane and other types of medication that treat eczema, dermatitis and a number of other conditions may prevent treatment on that day. Please seek advice from your doctor first.
Does Laser Hair Removal hurt?
You may feel a short burst of heat as the condensed light reaches your hair follicles, some people describe the sensation as a tingling or a slight pinching sensation. All our lasers are accompanied by a cooling system that makes the treatment comfortable and pain-free!
Are there any after effects or risks?
After effects are minimal. Slight swelling and pinkness can occur, which usually fades in a few minutes. However, it is still important to avoid tanning before and after. Follow before and aftercare advice stringently and please inform us of any contradictions and deviations you have made to your aftercare plan.
When will I see the results of the treatment?
The results of Laser Hair Removal are instantaneous. After a few weeks, you will notice re-grow but hairs will be fewer, finer and weaker than before treatment, you will notice further improvement with every treatment.
I had my treatment yesterday and the areas are still red?
This is very normal and it’s important to follow the aftercare advice given to you by your therapist. Applying your Active Recovery Gel or Aloe Vera gel will help to soothe and cool the treated areas.