FAQ – Laser Treatment

How Does the treatment work?

  • The unique system carefully filters this light in two ways to ensure that the only light with the correct wavelengths is allowed to reach your skin.
  • Hair contains pigment melanin that absorbs the light and converts into to heat.
  • The hair transmits this heat into the hair, which is then destroyed and unable to produce a new hair.
  • A thin layer of gel is applied to the skin before treatment ,to ensure optimal light transmission.
  • The operator guides the light from the laser to the treatment area.

Does it hurt?

  • Tolerance of pain is very individual
  • Most people would describe it as a warm heat sensation on the skin or similar to a rubber band snapping onto the skin.
  • No anaesthetics are required.
  • There are very little side effects other than a mild redness.

Can all the hairs be treated?

  • As the hair relies on the absorption of light the hair pigment (melanin), the most suitable treatment is seen with dark hair.
  • Unfortunately it is not suitable on blond or red hair.
  • The most suitable skin type is pale skin making the treatment easier.
  • However our advanced system has pre-programmed settings for different hair and skin colours to adjust the energy output accordingly.

How long does a treatment take?

  • A typical treatment on the facial area or bikini area can take between 10-20 minutes.
  • A larger area such as both legs or back for men can take between 60-120mins.
  • A large number of hairs can be targeted in just one flash.
  • It may take anything from 10-14 days for you to get clearance on the area.

How many sessions do I need?

  • Hair growth cycle goes through resting and growing phase
  • It is only the follicles in the growth phase that contain hair and are destroyed by heat.
  • This is why it is necessary to repeat treatment at intervals until all the hair follicles have been through the growth phase.
  • To clear any area you will need to undergo a course of treatments with a minimum of 8 weeks in between, this period will increase in between later treatments.
  • Facial treatments sometimes require more treatments than body areas.
  • Treatments needed can be between 4-8 treatments.

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

  • It is important not to remove hair by plucking or waxing or use of creams four weeks before treatment to get optimal results.
  • This ensures that as many hair follicles as possible contain a hair
  • It is important to avoid tanning before and during the treatment period.
  • Otherwise your tanned skin will absorb more light, which makes treatment less effective.
  • Generally, no post treatment is necessary.
  • The treated area may be slightly red for 1-2 hours afterwards
  • People with very sensitive skin may benefit from using a soothing cream after treatment.
  • Ensure to limit sun exposure and to use sunscreen (min 30) during and a few weeks following treatment.