FAQs - Laser hair removal
What are the possible side effects?
Most common side effects of laser hair removal include skin irritation, temporary discomfort, redness and swelling. Any signs and symptoms typically disappear within several hours.
How many treatments are needed?
Facial/body hair is treated once every 4-6 weeks. We recommend a course of 8-12 treatments but it could be more as this varies from person to person, until you see a satisfactory result. You will need maintenance sessions once or twice annually. Individual results vary and this will be discussed on your consultation appointment.
Is laser hair removal uncomfortable or even painful?
You may experience a small but manageable sensation that we describe as a pinch or a zap when we pulse the laser. Most of our clients who previously received waxing report that the discomfort is less when using laser hair removal treatments. We have cooling devices to cool the skin to help reduce discomfort.
Can laser hair removal reduce ingrown hairs?
It certainly can! Ingrown hair commonly shows up in areas of the body that have been shaved or waxed. They’re caused when the hair is broken off unevenly with a sharp tip. With laser hair removal, clients have less of a chance of getting ingrown hair because they are not shaving or waxing. The change in hair texture reduces the chance of having ingrown hairs even more.
Does laser hair removal work on all hair?
Laser hair removal works on both facial and body hair, including large areas like the legs & back. The laser targets the dark pigment present in some hairs but is not effective on blonde, white, grey or extremely fine hair.
Is laser hair removal considered permanent?
Laser hair removal is permanent hair reduction . Laser hair removal provided by the Nd:Yag laser system is considered the optimum treatment for hair removal. Laser hair removal is the most effective way to have long term hair reduction and is permanent as it gets.
Usually if there is no regrowth, this is considered a permanent result. However, nothing is ever a complete guarantee. You should achieve about 75% - 95% or more of hair reduction. If something changes hormonally or medically, this may alter the results of your laser hair removal.
How should i prepare?
Avoid lengthy direct sun/UV exposure up to 2 weeks before your treatment
Remove any fake or spray tan on the area 24 hours before the treatment.
Shave the area 48 hours before and ensure the area is clean
Do not wax or pluck before your treatment
Notify us of any medical changes and update us on progress regularly for optimum results