Lasers safely remove unwanted facial and body hair by selectively targeting melanin (pigment) inside the hair follicle, generating energy in the form of heat at the root of the hair, and destroying the hair without damaging the skin.
Laser hair removal treatments are extremely safe and our technicians are qualified laser clinicians who also possess Laser Safety Certificates. The laser light emitted penetrates the skin and then enters the hair follicle. By doing so, the laser light succeeds in damaging the hair follicle, thus making it impossible to grow hair again.
No. In fact, the less hair there is on the surface the better. We want as much of the laser’s energy as possible to go down to the follicle where it is needed instead of just frying what hair is visible on the surface. You should arrive to your appointment with the area to be treated clean shaved. Having the area clean shaved will make the treatment less painful and more effective. It is very important that you do not tweeze, wax, use depilatory creams such as Nair or Veet, or use bleaching creams at least 4 weeks prior to your first appointment.
Most people generally need 6-8 treatments per area treated. . Some people might need more than the initial 6 treatments to achieve their desired results. Some sites, especially the facial area, tend to require more due to hormonal factors, hair depth and density. It is important to be well aware that everyone’s bodies are different and may respond differently, and different sites on the same person can even respond differently.
Because the Laser is only effective during the growth phase of the hair’s cycle, careful timing is important. To maximise your results, we recommend a period of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. This gives the hair follicles time to cycle back to their active growth stage.
Your skin has just experienced trauma from the laser. For most people there will be some erythema (redness) and edema (small raised welt like bumps). Your skin may also be a little swollen. Areas that have very thick, dark dense hair will be more prone to this. It may feel similar to the sensation of sunburn. This usually resolves 15-45 minutes after treatment, however it can persist for a day or two in some clients. Use of a topical 1% hydrocortisone and cold packs post treatment can help ease this reaction. A soothing cooling gel will always be applied to your skin by the therapist immediately after treatment. It is recommended you continue moisturising at home after and in between treatments. Mineral makeup will also be applied upon request when facial laser hair removal has been performed.
All areas can be treated on both men and women including:
Beard with Throat
Feet & Toes
Hands & Fingers
No. The laser would pull some of the pigment out of the tattoo and the intense heat from going over the pigment would burn and blister the skin. We will carefully work around any tattoos in the area to be treated. This is good to keep in mind BEFORE getting a tattoo if an area has unwanted hair and requires laser hair removal.
Avoid strong sunlight, and apply a high level SPF (50+) on the treatment area throughout your program to avoid excess melanin accumulating in your skin.
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