An intense beam of light is aimed at unwanted hair. The light of the laser is absorbed by the pigment, which damages the hair follicle and stops future hair growth.
Most people are suitable for treatment. Best results are often achieved with clients who have fair skin and dark hair. Dark hair is more easily treated as it has a high concentration of melanin. Fair hair, however, contains less melanin and is harder to treat. We recommend a consultation with your clinician to ascertain if the treatment will be successful for you. Grey/white hair has no melanin so is not suitable for treatment.
In order to prepare for laser hair removal, therapists recommend to stop waxing or plucking the unwanted hair four weeks before treatment. It is also advisable to shave the treatment area at least 24 hours before your appointment to ensure minimal discomfort and to prevent the hair from burning by the laser.
The treatment time depends on the size of the area being treated and also the skin and hair type. Smaller areas such as the chin, upper lip and underarms only take a few minutes, whereas full arms and legs can take anywhere between 1 – 3 hours.
The pain varies person from person and also depends on how sensitive they are as well as the area being treated. Some people experience a tingling sensation or compare the pain to the feeling of having a rubber band snapped against the skin, but most people find the pain tolerable.
Laser is a safe and clinically tested and proven treatment. The only side effects may be reddening of the skin and irritation, which only lasts a day or so. Our staff are highly trained and fully certified to administer laser treatments.
You may see some redness or irritation, but this usually goes away within a day or so. It is recommended to avoid sun exposure, hot bath/shower and sauna for a few days after the treatment. Sun block should be used when going out.
Hair grows in cycles and treatment is only effective when it attacks the hair at the growth period. Therefore, for best possible results, it is essential to have repeated treatments spread out over a number of weeks.
It depends on the skin and hair type, we recommend between six – eight treatments for best possible results. However, thick and coarse hair may require more treatments. Your therapist will be able to guide you on the number of treatments required for your skin and hair type at your free consultation.
It depends on the rate of your hair regrowth. Your therapist will usually recommend you to have consecutive treatments at equal intervals of four to six weeks.