Updated: Feb 21, 2020
These hair colours respond perfectly to Laser Treatment
These hair colours are more suited to Waxing
These hair colours don't respond as well to laser treatment. this includes grey/white hair. We provide waxing for the bikini area only.
Some medical conditions and associated medication are not compatible with laser.To achieve the best results with no surprises, we have a consultation first. We assess your skin and hair to ensure you are suitable, review your medical history to ensure it’s safe and we’ll make a plan with you that will deliver the best results. We’ll also answer any questions you may have about the process.
Please email us to start your consultation process: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can Laser Hair Removal Work On Light Hair?
Laser hair removal will work on light hairs that contain dark pigment, laser has no effect on light hairs that are too blonde, red, grey or white in colour as they don’t contain enough pigment for the laser to absorb into.
Do I need to do anything before my first laser treatment?
If you are thinking about laser and wax or use an epilator regularly we would recommended you stop waxing/epilating 4-6 weeks before your first session to ensure your follicles are full and you have enough hair to treat. *Ensure the treatment area is free from tan - real or otherwise and lightly exfoliate approx 5 days before your first session. *Do not apply any moisturiser, cream, oil or lotion to the treatment area, Aloe Vera is the only thing we would recommend if skin is irritated from shaving. *Close shave the area the night before and not the day of treatment, because when you shave you slightly exfoliate and irritate the area so allow the extra time overnight for the skin to regenerate and make treatment more comfortable. Shaving the day of your treatment will cause your skin to feel more sensitive throughout the treatment and may limit the amount of energy we can use due to skin sensitivity.
How many laser hair removal sessions will I need?
This is all down to the individual. Below is an average amount of sessions of someone who has pale skin, dark hair that is dense, has no underlying medical issues and attends for their sessions and top up sessions at the time frame given to them. * Face 6-12 Sessions (Most difficult areas to treat, due to hair being finer and more follicles being present) *Bikini and Underarm: 6-10 (Labia is one of the most difficult areas here, due to skin colour being darker) *Large areas, legs/arms etc 6-10 (Knees, Upper thighs due to thick skin on knees or finer hairs on thighs) *Mans Back/Chest 12-15 sessions due to hair being very strong, coarse and resilient to laser. After these sessions have been completed maintenance sessions are required, most people will need an average of 2-3 maintenance sessions a year.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
The reduction you receive is permanent, but it is impossible to achieve 100% removal of every single follicle in a given area. Over the course of treatment your hair and the amount of it that you have will change dramatically - and we mean dramatically. What starts off as rough, coarse and thick hair will eventually become soft, thin and light hair. You will have areas where the hair has completely disappeared and some areas with sporadic light hairs remain. These hairs will be picked up on your subsequent top up treatments. Top up treatments are recommended to keep these finer hairs away and are typically needed once or twice a year.
What factors will influence my laser hair removal results?
For the vast majority of people laser hair removal is an amazing and sometimes life changing treatment. Because genetically we are all so different this has a huge impact on the effectiveness of your treatment, there are a number of different factors that are listed below that will determine the level of final result you will receive and how many treatments it will take to get that result.
*Colour of your Skin *Colour and diameter of your Hair *Optimum Fluences (Energy levels) *Optimum Treatment Intervals (Time between treatments) *Underlying problems. All of these areas are fully explained when having a consultation with our laser specialists.
Can I shave in-between my laser hair removal sessions?
Absolutely, you can shave as much as you like while having laser treatment. We recommend shaving the treatment area the night before treatment, not the day of because when you shave you slightly exfoliate and irritate the area so allow the extra time overnight for the skin to regenerate and make treatment more comfortable. Shaving the day of your treatment will cause your skin to feel more sensitive throughout the treatment and may limit the amount of energy we can use due to skin sensitivity.
Can I wax during my laser hair removal treatment?
No, shaving is the only method of hair removal recommended while having laser. Waxing in between your sessions will affect hair growth patterns and affect results.
Why can’t I wax or pluck in-between my laser hair removal sessions?
When you wax or pluck, the hair is completely removed from the follicle in order for the laser to be effective hair follicles must have hair present so that they can be targeted. If you have waxed or plucked the treatment area you would have to wait 6-8 weeks for follicles to produce a new hair.
Can I tan while having laser hair removal treatment?
Tanning is not recommended while having laser hair removal. Tanning does have an impact on the amount of sessions needed and will impact on your results. This is more prevalent when you begin your treatments as it is important to have at least 6-8 treatments with a 6-8 week gap in-between.
When you tan and stimulate the melanin within the skin cells. Long gaps in-between sessions can see an increase in density and growth in the hair. And because we are missing growth cycles due to the gap in treatments you may see growth cycles of hair coming through at the same time. This is normal and will be the reason why potentially more sessions may be needed.
Can I use fake tan while having laser hair removal treatment?
Yes, you can apply Fake Tan approximately 4-5 days after your session and use it in between each session. It is extremely important that you don’t use any tan for a week before your treatment and ensure that you are exfoliating your skin daily to remove any residue. If there is any residue on the skin we cannot perform your treatment until all tan is removed.