FAQ Laser Hair Removal
How does laser hair removal work?
The laser emits gentle pulses of energy that pass through the skin to the hair follicle. This energy is then absorbed
into the hair follicle to destroy it so that hair can never grow there again.
Am I a viable candidate for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal can be applied to all areas of the body and on all types of skin. The thickness and colour
of your skin, and the colour of the hair to be removed, will determine which lasers can be used and how successful
the treatment may be. Laser therapy for laser hair removal works best for people with dark hair.
People with FAIR HAIR CANNOT BE TREATED
Does laser hair removal hurt?
The treatment causes only minimal discomfort. Patients often say it feels similar to the snap of a rubber band. Slight redness or localized swelling can occasionally occur, but this usually subsides within the first 24 hours after treatment.
What happens during the procedure?
Depending on the area of the body to be treated, the procedure may take anywhere from several minutes to two hours. In most cases, no anesthetic is necessary. During treatment a focused laser beam passes through the skin
and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. A percentage of those follicles are instantaneously and permanently disabled with each treatment.
How many treatments are required?
Patients typically see results in four to six treatments, though this will vary based upon skin tone, hair colour
and other factors. Your consultant will talk to you about variables that may affect your individual results . In some areas, such as the legs, faster results will be achieved. The results will of course vary from person
to person based on age, gender, punctuality with appointments, hair colour etc.
How do I prepare for hair removal?
As the hair shaft is the treatment target,
it is important to stop all waxing, sugaring or plucking, or using hair minimizing creams/deodorants for approximately eight weeks prior to your laser treatment. Removing the hair shafts prior to treatment means there will be no target
for the laser. YOU CAN SHAVE THE HAIR, HAIR NEEDS TO BE SHAVED BEFORE TREATMENT
Is shaving as effective as laser hair removal?
Traditional methods of hair removal only remove the part of a hair shaft that grows above skin. For complete removal of hair, laser treatment is best. Despite urban legends, shaving does not make hair grow back in faster, darker
How soon do I expect to see results? How do I know it is working for me?
You will see results starting with your VERY FIRST session. The hair growth will be less
and the hairs finer and weaker, your skin will become smoother and the hair pores on your skin will become less visible after each session. The results will become more impressive with each following session.
I have ingrown on my face, legs, bikini area and back. Would laser help?
Absolutely. Even after one treatment you will notice that most of your ingrown will be terminated.
Within few weeks, the area will be smooth and the colour of your skin will return to your original skin colour.
How long do I wait between each session? How do I know when to come for my next treatment?
I like to do the first 3-4 treatments within specific intervals (4-6 weeks depending on what area it is) because I like
to catch the majority of your hair in its growth cycle and kill it. After you lose more than half your hair, it is wiser
to go by observation of new hair growth, when you start to see new stubble (new hair growth), you can make
an appointment within two weeks and this time frame will vary from person to person as well as from area to area.