What is laser hair removal?
Laser Hair Removal is suitable for both men and women. More than 70% of males and 85% of females now use laser hair removal with a success rate of 80-90% permanent hair reduction after just 6 to 10 treatments. The Candela technology exposes your hair follicles to pulses of laser light destroying their ability to regrow, and significantly removing your unwanted hair.
Am I suitable for laser hair removal?
This will depend on your hair as laser hair removal is only limited by hair colour. The technology uses the hair pigment to transfer heat into the hair follicles beneath the skin. Treatments are proven to be effective on any hair with at least some pigment. This includes a wide range of hair colours, from light, medium and dark brown / dark black hair. Unfortunately, the effective treatment of white and light blond hairs is limited due to their lack of pigment.
How often do I need treatments?
Depending on your hair, skin type and the area being treated, you will usually require treatments 4-6 weeks apart. Each part of the body has a different hair growing cycle, so the hair loss will vary depending on what phase your follicles are in at the time of treatment.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
One of the benefits of laser hair removal is that the treatment is virtually painless, especially compared to waxing. You may feel a short burst of heat as the condensed light reaches your hair follicles, which can be described as a tingling or a slight pinching sensation.
What do I need to do to prepare for my laser treatment?
Before your treatment please ensure the following is followed;
If you bleach your hair, you will need to allow the normal colour to regrow before proceeding with laser.
Shave the area 12-24 hours before your appointment
Ensure no residue of fake tan is on the skin
Do not wax or tweeze hairs 3-4 weeks before your appointment
Avoid excessive sun exposure on the area being treated two weeks prior (including solariums or tanning drugs.)
Can I do laser while pregnant or breastfeeding?
There are no conclusive studies on laser being safe or unsafe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. However, we ask you to consult with your doctor prior to having laser done to eliminate any concerns.