LASER HAIR REMOVAL
WHAT IS IPL HAIR REMOVAL?
IPL hair removal have been successfully used in cosmetic industry for several years providing satisfactory results. This simple treatment can totally replace the tedious task of having to shave, tweeze or wax unwanted hair on most parts of the body. IPL use light and electric pulses to heat the hair follicle and destroy its roots without damaging the surrounding tissue or skin. By targeting the follicle, IPL hair removal treatments inhibit any future hair growth.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:
Is laser hair removal painful?
How many treatments need?
Due to the staggered nature of the hair growth cycle, in which some hairs are actively growing while others are dormant, laser hair removal requires multiple treatments to catch each hair as it enters the “active” growth phase. The number of laser hair removal treatments necessary for complete hair removal varies from person to person. Mostly require between 4 to 6 treatments.
Does laser hair removal work on all skin types?
How do I prepare for my laser hair removal?
Contraindications for IPL hair removal
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 TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE:
After a session of laser hair removal (particularly on sensitive areas) it is normal to feel a sensation of warmth in the area, slightly similar to that of a very mild sunburn. The skin may also appear red in colour and the area around the follicle itself may become raised, these normal side effects usually disappear 24-48hrs after each session. You will notice that these side effects are more obvious after the first few sessions when hair in the area is thick and coarse. Over the course of your treatments hair will begin to thin out and become finer which will cause these side effects to become less noticeable after each session of laser.
24-48 hrs DIRECTLY AFTER your session
Wear loose cotton clothing
Avoid touching the skin in the treatment area
Apply 100% Aloe Vera ONLY to your treatment area
Avoid the gym, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming pool
When showering/bathing keep water tepid/lukewarm
Avoid doing all forms of physical exercise
Apply mineral makeup only after all facial laser hair removal treatments
Apply SPF50+ to all treatment areas that are exposed to UV light, cover areas where possible
WEEKS IN BETWEEN your sessions
When hair begins to regrow in between sessions, shaving and using hair removal creams are the only forms of hair removal that are allowed during your course of treatments
Avoid exposing your treatment area to sun or sunbeds throughout your course of treatment
Apply SFP 50+ sunscreen at all times if your treatment areas are exposed to UV light
Return for your next session within the time frame recommended by your laser therapist
**What you do after your laser session is just as important as the preparation before. It is vital that you follow all after care advice as this will prevent any adverse reactions from your laser hair removal treatments.