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Permanent Laser Hair Removal – FAQ

Permanent Laser Hair Removal – FAQ

Can I have Laser treatments if I am on medication or under Doctors care for any reason?
Some medications are contra-indicated to Laser but we will be able to go through this in further detail during a consultation. If at any time during a course of treatments you start taking a new medication (herbal, anti-biotic etc) it is EXTREMELY important that you let the technician know before she begins the treatment. Also if you are under doctors supervision for any reason we will need to be made aware of this.
How many sessions of Laser will I need to have?
With our courses we offer 6 sessions on the face & 6 sessions on the body, followed by 1 annual maintenance session. Client commitment is very important you will need to come every 4-8 weeks depending on the area to be treated. However growth reduction is dependent on stress, hormonal changes, medication, regularity of treatments and colour of skin & hair. Poly Cystic Ovary syndrome also slows the results of treatments on the face and maintenance may be necessary.
Do I need to have a patch test before having Laser?
Yes! We offer a FREE consultation and patch test. You are under no obligation to book a course with us by having a consultation but it will give us an opportunity to explain all about our Laser, how it works, and whether or not you are suitable to have it done. The patch test will also give you an insight into how well the Candela GentleLase PRO works!
Patch tests must be left 1 week before a treatment is carried out as it can take this long for a reaction to occur.
What should I expect after having my Laser treatment?
You will not have any new hair growth for at least 4 weeks. Anywhere from 5-14 days after the treatment, shedding of the surface hair may occur and this appears as new hair growth. This is NOT new hair growth. You can clean and remove the hair by washing or wiping the area with a wet cloth or loofah sponge.
How should I prepare my skin before having a Laser treatment?
The day before you are due to have your treatment shave the area. Shaving the same day as your treatment will leave the skin sensitive, irritated and more prone to reaction. Our technicians cannot be responsible for shaving this is up to the client. We cannot do the treatment on the day if the area hasn’t been prepared. Also flashback from the hair can affect the laser. Also refrain from using any perfumes, body lotions, moisturisers, and deodorants on the areas to be treated for that day.
How will the area look after I have a Laser treatment?
Immediately after the Laser procedure the area can be slightly pink to very red which is completely normal. This may last up to 24 hours (or 2-3 days which is rare).
Does it hurt to have Laser treatment?
Laser is something we would call uncomfortable but by no means painful! It is a very quick treatment taking no longer than the time allowed to have the area waxed.
Can I use a Sunbed or go on a Sun Holiday while I am having a course of Laser treatments?
Avoid the Sun or Sunbeds for 4-6 weeks before and after Laser treatment Tanned skin CANNOT be treated. If treated white spots will appear which may not clear for 2-3 months.
Do I have to grow my hair to have Laser done?
NO! The best part of having Laser done is that once you finally decide to take that step you never have to look at that unsightly hair again! You must avoid bleaching, plucking, or waxing hair for 6 weeks prior to treatment. The only thing allowed is shaving or cutting. You can also shave in between treatments and this will not affect the Laser or make the hair any stronger.

If there are any questions you have that we have not covered here, please do not hesitate to contact one of our Laser Technicians at the Salon we are here to help!!

Call and Book a FREE consultation and patch test on (091) 799392.

Please contact the salon if you would like to discuss the treatments further or if you have any questions.