Yes, you can but there should be no active or fake tan in the area to be treated. Use of sun beds or prolonged exposure to sunlight is not allowed in the month prior to treatment and before your treatment the laser therapist will check your skin with a melanin counter to ensure they can treat you. We take the safety of our patients very seriously so please don’t be upset you are rejected if the melanin count is too high for a treatment, but understand that this is to ensure you are not hurt by the laser.
Absolutely, often our patients will report that most of their ingrown hairs are gone after their first treatment, though we recommend a course to ensure they are completely gone
We advise patients that they may feel some discomfort during their treatment. The sensation is often likened to snapping an elastic band against the skin. However, many patients report the treatment to be much more comfortable than they had expected and those who have waxed previously often say the pain level is more tolerable
There is very little if any recovery time, though you may have some redness following a treatment, this may last between one and eight hours. To help cool skin some patients require ice packs and we also recommend applying a soothing aloe vera lotion or aftersun to the skin following a treatment session.
For 48 hours after your treatment you should avoid heat treatments, saunas and direct sun exposure, we recommend using sun block on exposed areas. You should allow around 14-20 days for the hairs to fall out following your treatments, you can aid this process by exfoliating one week after your laser treatment.
In between Laser Hair Removal treatments, you are free to shave the area, in fact we request you shave the treatment area the night before your appointment. We do advise against waxing as this can disrupt the hair growth cycle and make subsequent treatments less effective. Gradually you will notice the hair start to shed in the treated area, it will continue to grow as you progress through your course though this will noticeably reduce the more treatments you have.
A small number of people may experience side effects such as pink skin, redness, swelling around the treatment are or the follicles.
Shave the area to be treated the night before your laser treatment. This ensures that the laser goes directly to the hair root and avoids hair burning on the surface
Yes, the laser reacts with the hair, so the surrounding skin will not be affected.
We recommend treatments every 4 weeks to remove facial hair, and every 6-8 weeks to remove body hair, with most people requiring a minimum of 6 – 12 treatments on the body and a minimum of 10-14 on the face this is always depend of the person grow hair.
Where there is normally a scattering of broken capillaries it is generally found that the skin is fairly sensitive and will flush easily. The treatment consists of a minute pre-packaged sterilised disposable needle that is applied lightly to the surface of the capillary. The low current employed in this treatment is that used in electrical epilation. This current produces a heating effect and when applied to the capillary the structure and its contents coagulate (dries up). The skin then needs to heal allowing the dead skin cells that where involved in this process to push up to the surface of the skin and flake off, (similar to the healing of a small abrasion (the size of a pin prick). The treatment of warts, skin coloured moles, skin tags, milia (whiteheads) and birthmarks follows the same pattern as that for red veins. Only smaller birthmarks can be treated, anything extensive would need to be referred to a dermatologist.
Electrolysis clients generally describe the treatment as mildly uncomfortable, with a warm stinging sensation which they find to be easily tolerable.
Clients often ask what the down time is for the procedure. This does depend on the blemish you are having treated. Generally allow two weeks after the treatment for swelling, redness and scabs/crusts to disappear, with results being more easily visible up to a month later. This can be discussed in detail at your consultation.
DO NOT PICK OFF ANY SCABS
Special Care must be taken not to upset the area and to avoid infection.
Apply a small amount of antiseptic cream to the area morning AND night.
No Make-up must be used until scabs have formed.
Many factors influence hair growth, so you will need to return for several electrolysis visits. The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. Most clients return once a week or every other week as needed. But the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments is complete. Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes and one hour.
Immediately following treatment, there may be a slight redness and/or swelling which usually disappears within a few hours. Occasionally, small whiteheads or tiny scabs may occur.
It is important to remember that scabs are a part of the normal healing process in some people. If scabbing does occur, the patient is advised to not pick them off, otherwise they run the risk of scarring the area.
Applying an antiseptic cream after treatment and Aloe Vera gel during one week. Not exposing yourself to the sun without applying a high factor sunblock to the treated area and not apply make up for the next 48 hours after the treatment.