Laser Hair Removal FAQ’s

We know you may have many questions about Laser Hair Removal so we have put together a FAQ’s to help you.

What can I expect during laser hair removal treatment?

Treatments take place in our salon in Tulse Hill. Your therapist will use a small hand piece to deliver an intense but gentle burst of energy onto targeted areas of the skin. Therapeutic heat removes unwanted hair.

Can Hair Removal be done on darker skin tones?

Yes! Many laser hair removal treatments don’t cater to all skin types, but there’s a Gentle Hair Removal treatment that’s right for you, no matter what your skin tone. You can discuss with your therapist what treatment is suitable for you.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Some patients may feel slight discomfort, which has been compared to snapping a rubber band against the skin. This discomfort resolves quickly and is minimized by our patented Dynamic Cooling Device. Be sure and talk this over with your therapist.

How long does a laser hair removal treatment take?

A treatment can take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the treatment area and the condition being treated. Both legs can often be treated in as few as 15 minutes, as can an average-sized man’s back.

How many treatments will I need?

Multiple treatments are required to achieve the full hair removal effect. The hairs on your body are not always at the same stage, so you’ll need to undergo a few treatments, an average of six to eight weeks apart, to catch them all in the growth stage.

What can I expect after treatment?

A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for additional comfort after your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve in a few hours.

How do I prepare for a Laser Hair Removal treatment?

For about six weeks prior to treatment, you should avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing. On the day of your treatment, skin should be clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed of any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products. Weeks prior your treatment please ensure you are using (SPF 30 or above) . Do not expose the treatment area to sunlight or tanning booth light prior to or immediately after treatment. If you have a history of herpes simplex virus, a prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed.

What precautions should I take after treatment?

After your laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Your practitioner may advise additional precautions.

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