What should I do prior to my laser patch test?
Please ensure that you have no false tan for 1 week prior to your patch test or any laser treatment, and no natural tan for 6 weeks before.
What type of hair does laser treat?
Only dark hairs, blonde hairs and light hairs have no pigment so laser will be ineffective. As there is no melanin in the hair for the laser to be attracted to.
Does laser treatment hurt?
Laser treatment doesn’t usually hurt; it can feel like a ‘snap of an elastic band on the skin’ or ‘a flick of heat’ it is generally quite tolerable when properly performed.
How often should I have it done?
We usually recommend having your laser treatment done every 4-6 weeks
Can I shave, wax, pluck, epilate or use hair removal creams?
You may use hair removal creams and you may shave, but you must not epilate, pluck or wax as there must be a hair in the follicle for the laser to work.
How many laser treatments will I need?
Usually between 6/8, usually 6 treatments on the body and 8 treatments on the face.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal disables the hair follicle and usually hair growth is stopped for up to 9 months, we cannot guarantee that laser hair removal is permanent, but hair is usually finer and more manageable after treatment, you may also have touch ups to keep you hair free.
How long after my patch test can I have my treatment done?
We usually recommend at least 1 week although 48 hours is enough if they are pushed for time.
I’m using Retin A on my face – Can I have laser?
You must wait 10 days after you have used product on your skin, you must also wait at least 5 days after treatment before you resume your treatment.
How long should I leave in between laser treatments and other facial treatments?
We recommend that you leave two weeks between treatments on your face