IPL, Laser, Hair Removal, Hair Reduction And Photo Facials
A test patch will be required 24 hours before the treatment
Who can have treatment?
A general rule is that if your hair is darker than your skin. then you could be a candidate; but in some cases we can also treat hair that is not as dark as the skin, provided there is some colour in the hair. We can advise on this at a consultation.
What areas are suitable for hair removal?
You can have any area of the face or body treated, where there is unwanted hair. For practical reasons it is not possible to access some areas such as into the inner nasal area (although we can treat around the base).
How does the treatment feel?
The sensation has frequently been described as being like an elastic band flicking against the skin (although most of our clients think it is more comfortable than that). It depends on the sensitivity of the area being treated and the coarseness and density of the hair. Due to the front window size of the machine the treatment is more comfortable than traditional Laser hair removal as it covers larger spaces of skin therefore saving your time whilst knowing you’re getting your money’s worth of treatment unlike many other laser treatments which take small targeted shots so by the time your treatment time is over the therapist may have not been able to cover the area.
In order to protect the skin and lessen any redness, we avoid going over the same spot and return back to it.
How many treatments will I need?
On average we recommend between six and eight treatments. However some people may need more than this, which can be due to chemical imbalances in the body, or some hairs being in remission when the area was treated. This can be discussed in depth with us. Thereafter occasional maintenance treatments are advised.
How long do I have to wait in between treatments?
This depends on the area being treated. Generally we recommend 4-6 weeks in between treatments.
What do I need to do in between treatments?
In between treatments you should refrain from plucking, waxing or threading the hairs in the area to be treated. Avoid using fake tan on the area 10 days prior to treatments; although you can use it 24 hours after the treatment.
You can shave the area or use depilatory creams to remove the hair in between treatments. You must not use sunbeds or gain an ‘active’ tan throughout the course of treatments. You can only be treated 4 weeks before your sun based holiday and 4 weeks after or until the tan has subsided.