Laser Hair Removal FAQs
Laser Hair Removal Frequently Asked Questions
What is laser therapy and how does it work?
Laser therapy is a safe, effective and commonly used treatment, providing optimal results in the removal of unwanted hair. Lasers work by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair (melanin) which is converted to heat effectively destroying the hair shaft, while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. Our Candela laser features a patented skin-cooling device for even greater patient comfort and safety - and better results.
Are laser treatments safe?
Yes, laser treatments have been used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. Candela, the most trusted name in the industry, has pioneered the development of some of the safest and most effective technologies and products available on the market today.
What will my treatment be like?
You and your therapist will wear safety glasses to protect your eyes during the procedure. The therapist will use a small handpiece that touches your skin to deliver the light. You will feel a light spray of coolant on your skin before each laser pulse.
What areas can I get treated?
Treatments are suitable for men and women. We use only the highest standard of medical grade lasers which are completely safe and highly effective for use on both the face and all parts of the body.
How long will my treatment take and how many treatments will I need?
Every treatment, like every client is unique. Consult your therapist to decide what is best for you based on your needs and expectations. A minimum of 6 treatments is generally recommended depending on the area to be treated.
What precautions should I take before or after my treatment?
In general, avoid sun exposure for 2-4 weeks before treatment, and again after treatment until your therapist allows it. Care should be taken in the first few days following your treatments so avoid scrubbing or rinsing the treated area with abrasive skin cleanser. Consult your therapist for specific precautions that relate to your individualised treatment plan.
Are there any adverse side-effects to laser treatments?
In general, most procedures have a low risk of adverse side effects. Some patients experience pigment changes in the skin colour. If this occurs, the skin will typically return to normal pigmentation over time. All treatment results are individual.
Is my laser treatment covered by my medical insurance?
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for this type of procedure, however you should consult your insurance company for more information.
What is the next step?
The first step is to book in for a FREE detailed consultation with one of our highly trained therapists and to get a patch test to ensure you are compatible to laser treatments. We will also discuss costs and the various easy payment plans that we have available to suit you.
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