Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal Offers a Long Term Solution to Unwanted Hair.
Here are some of the questions you might want to ask when considering this sort of treatment.
Before treatment it is important that you do not tan your skin for at least 4 weeks.
In the week before your treatment, it is also important that you do not use fake tan either.
It is important that for at least four weeks before treatment you do not wax, pluck or use hair removal creams.
If you need to control the hair growth during this period, shaving is the best method. You are required to shave the area 24 hours before your treatment session.nt that you do not use fake tan either.
Do not use any harsh skincare on the treatment area (eg retinoids, alpha hydroxyacids or physical exfoliants) for two weeks before treatment.
What happens during the procedure?
During the procedure the laser or IPL device is held against the skin, the laser or light source is activated and then the device is moved along to the next patch.
Is the treatment painful?
Due to the heat reaction associated with the laser, there is some discomfort during the procedure.
This is often described as being similar to the flick of an elastic band. At your initial consultation you will be treated with a test patch. If you feel the pain of this to be more than you can cope with, we can apply a numbing cream to the skin before your proper treatment to make the experience as comfortable as possible for you.
How long does the treatment take?
The exact length of the treatment will vary depending on the size of the area being treated. It can last anywhere from 10 minutes to a full hour.
How many treatments will I need?
At any given time, only a portion of hair follicles are actively growing.
The others are in the dormant or resting part of the growth cycle and so cannot be targeted. Generally, a course of 6-8 treatments spaced 4 – 8 weeks apart is required to achieve optimal results.
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