FAQ (Frequently asked questions about laser hair removal)
We understand that you may have some questions about laser hair removal, so we’ve done our best to answer some of the most common ones.
If your question is not listed here, feel free to get in touch, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.
Is the treatment right for me?
Laser hair surgery is suitable for most people with dark hair of medium or thick density.
Other factors will determine your suitability for the procedure, such as the usage of some medication and your skin type. Before booking in for laser hair removal, we can offer a consultation over the phone to learn more about you and advise on your suitability.
Do I need to prepare for the treatment?
Before we can start removing those pesky hairs, you will need to make sure you’ve done a few things.
You must cleanly shave the area within 24hours before the laser treatment. We’d recommend manual razors over electric as they will cut the hair shorter. Do not wax, pluck or tweeze the area beforehand - leave it to the laser to do the follicle removal work!
The surface of the skin must also be free from makeup, fake tanning products, lotion, suncream and deodorant. This is because the laser is a heat source and targets pigment; we don’t want you getting burnt.
We’d also strongly suggest not letting the target area be exposed to heavy sun four weeks prior to treatment.
How does the procedure work?
The laser targets hair at a specific stage of the growth cycle and sends light (heat) through the pigment to destroy the follicle and root of the hair. The marvels of modern technology, hey? What a time to be alive!
We would have consulted with you beforehand, and we will adjust the strength of the laser before we start to match your skin type and complexion. Whilst the treatment is being carried out, we keep an eye on how your skin is reacting and can apply cooling gel in sensitive areas.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
We use a state of the art smart diode machine which gives our clients a totally pain-free experience. There is only a feeling of warmth on the affected area when the procedure is being carried out.
How does it feel after the treatment?
After the treatment, you shouldn’t experience any pain or discomfort, but we would recommend staying away from the gym, saunas and very hot showers immediately after. This is because the heat stays in your skin for 24 hours, and anything that will raise your temperature further can promote an environment for bacteria and spots to form.
Does the hair need to be long before I can have laser hair removal?
The hair needs to be shaved so that it still exists below the skin's surface. This way, the laser can target it and zap it away.
Where can laser hair removal be done?
Laser hair removal can be done anywhere on the body - even the sensitive parts.
Common areas for treatment are:
- Bikini line
- Chin & jawline
What sort of results can I expect from laser hair removal?
One session can give a hair reduction of up to 20%, but due to the hairs in the area being in different stages of the hair growth cycle, we would recommend at least 6-8 to get that coveted 90% reduction rate.
Can men get laser hair removal?
Absolutely! If you have hair, we can remove it.