Laser and IPL Hair Removal Treatment Information

 

About the treatment

Nobody likes to feel like a porcupine…..So throw away the razors, the sticky wax strips and say goodbye to unwanted hair with laser and IPL hair removal.

Laser and IPL Hair Removal are quick, effective and affordable long-term solutions for unwanted hair. We can target hair of any colour, except for grey, pale red, white and white blonde and treat any skin tone from dark to fair.

How it works – Laser works by using a beam of light to pass through the skin which is then absorbed by the pigment or blood supply within the hair follicle, thus stunting the hair growth. IPL uses a range of wavelengths to emit light waves that scatter within the skin. This light is then absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair.

Both of these technologies target the hair effectively and efficiently. Treatments are only effective when the hair is in its growth phase therefore multiple treatments are required for optimum results. With our advanced technology you will need approximately 6-12 sessions to obtain lasting results. Maintenance treatments are also recommended to treat any new hair growth following your initial course of treatment.

 

 

Important facts:



  • Sun exposure, sun bed, fake tan within the last 2 weeks
  • Melanotan injections within the last 6 months
  • Photo-sensitising medication
  • Isotretinoin within the last 6 months
  • Topical Retinol within the last 2 weeks
  • Metal pins / plates (in the treatment area)
  • Eczema or Psoriasis (in the treatment area)
  • Bacterial / Viral Infection (in the treatment area)
  • Birthmarks / Moles / Raised Lesions (in the treatment area)
  • Depilatory cream within the last 1 week (in the treatment area)
  • Laser or IPL Hair reduction, plucking or waxing within the last 2 – 4 weeks (in the treatment area)
  • Non-shaven areas
  • Pregnant, breast-feeding, IVF treatment or trying to conceive
  • Auto-Immune Disease, Epilepsy, Diabetes, Vitiligo
  • History of abnormal or keloid scarring
  • Chemical or Radiation therapy
  • Use of numbing cream (in the treatment area)

You must advise your technician if you have ever used Isotretinoin

  • A consultation will be required to discuss the treatment, check for suitability and advise the optimum treatment plan
  • Avoid use of Retinol (topical vitamin A) on the treatment area 3 days prior to treatment
  • Avoid prescription strength Tretinoin for 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Sun exposure must be avoided for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • We cannot treat if you have any sunburn, any type of tan (including natural or fake tan) on the area to be treated
  • We cannot treat if you have just exercised prior to treatment
  • The hair must not be plucked, waxed, bleached or depilatory cream applied for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • The hair must be shaved prior to your appointment or a charge is applicable
  • All medications must be discussed with your technician to ensure they do not have a photo-sensitising effect on the skin
  • Soothe any redness and sensitivity in the treated area using Laser Aid which should be applied liberally, 3 times a day for the next 5 days. The use of cold packs is also recommended to soothe the area
  • Loose clothing is suggested to keep the area cool and avoid skin irritation following treatment
  • Avoid shaving, exercise, hot showers and activities which increase body temperature for 48 hours
  • Avoid sun exposure for a minimum of 2 week post treatment. The treated area will have an increased risk of sunburn and pigmentation change. It is vital to apply Age Defence SPF50+ sunscreen throughout the day for at least 2 week post treatment
  • We also recommend to gently exfoliate using Glycolic scrub 5 days post treatment
  • Glycolic Scrub, Laser Aid & Age Defence SPF50+ are the recommended products for Laser Hair Removal treatment