What does laser hair removal involve?
During your consultation, we will discuss the treatment areas and whether you will be a suitable candidate for treatment. You’ll have a patch test two weeks before your treatment to determine how your skin reacts to the laser.
We will assign a select number of laser hair removal sessions to your treatment programme, accurately scheduled, as your hair falls out in cycles. The first laser treatment session will be the most uncomfortable, but our device has a cooling effect which helps counteract the heat. You will be asked to shave before treatment and ensure that your skin is entirely tan free.
Before the treatment, we will outline (with a white erasable pencil) the treated areas. You’ll be advised to put on some protective goggles. If you’re treating your bikini area, you’ll be asked to remove your trousers and provided with a pair of specially designed underwear that will cover your modesty while we treat you. Some patients prefer to wear a skirt or a dress (with or without tights) so that it’s easier to change. If we’re treating your underarm area, you may be required to remove your top.
During the treatment, the device will move over the skin but doesn’t physically touch the surface. At a few millimetres away, the laser ‘zaps’ across the skin. If you think of the area as a grid, the laser will treat one box at a time.
Following the treatment, you should protect treated areas from the sun with use of SPF50.