Laser Hair Removal
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Frequently asked questions
What are Candela's Laser Hair Removal treatments?
Are laser hair removal treatments painful?
Candela's Laser Hair Removal treatments uses A cool air sytem that blows cold air before,
during and after the treatment which helps ensure that the treatments are as comfortable as
they are effective. Most patients find waxing more painful then laser and the sensation feels
like a very fast prick in each hair follicles that subsides within a fraction of a second. If you
are worried about pain then what we say is try before you buy. A patch test is a perfect
opportunity to try the laser in the area you are thinking to treat so you know what to expect.
What precautions should I take throughout this process?
Avoid sun exposure at least 2-4 weeks before treatment. Wait for tanned skin to fade before beginning treatment. A sun factor of no less then 50 is recomended on exposed areas. You must make your therapist aware of any planned holidays so that we can best plan your treatment intervals.
How long do laser Hair Removal treatments take, and how many treatments will I require?
Treatment times may vary between 10-40 mins depending on the area being treated. Hair growth is reduced after each treatment and the number of treatments required will be based on your skin tone, hair colour /type and body area being treated which is usually 6 sessions , the face area usually will need more than 6 treatments as the hairs are finer and hormones tends to play a big part in facial hair production.
Men who wish to just reduce the level of hair in areas such as beard, chest and arms can aim for up to 4 treatments.
Are laser Hair Removal treatments safe, and are there any side effects?
Laser and light-based treatments have been safely used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. There are no known side effects, occasional redness after treatment is nornmal and temporary.
When can I expect to see results?
Hair growth is reduced after each treatment and most people start to see results after
the even the first treatment.
What areas can be treated?
All areas of the body can be treated except under the eyebrows so it is totally safe to
treat full legs, full face, under arms, bikini (including hollywood and brazilian), full arms,
back, shoulders, torso, nipples, bottoms, and beards.
Is Laser Hair removal permanent?
Why do I have to have a patch test?
Do I have to have a patch test if i have been treated elsewhere or on a different laser?
Yes, each laser and IPl is very different and we would definetly require a patch test on our laser. Each area treated can also be very different and we would need to patch test in a new area if this is the case. Also the skin can react differently over time for sometimes no apparent reason and we take safety precautions very seriously. Although this may be an inconvenience, you should never settle for anything less.
Is a Patch test a good test for hair removal results?
A patch test is mainly used to give the practitoner or operator a guide as to your skin sensitivity, and your reaction to the settings that they have used. It is very difficult to make an assessment of how well the treatment will work for you after only one application. This is because Laser works on a gradual reduction/removal basis. You will need to have a minimum course of treatments - usually at least 5-6 - to get a reasonable result.
What's involved in a consultation?
- an indebth explanation of how the laser will work and which laser best suits the skin shade.
- explanation of how to manage hair growth inbetween treatments.
- an opportunity for the practitioner to analyse your hair growth area and give you realistic expectations of potential results.
- discuss any medical conditions and medication that could affect treatment.
- answer any questions and address concerns.
- work out a price quote.
- opportunity to have a patch test.
What laser best suits my skin shade?
2 - Alexandrite Laser used for caucasian skin types I to III.
What happens to the hairs after the treatment?
Before you come in for your laser treatment, you need to shave the area to be treated,
the laser beam heats up the hair and it surrounding elements. When you leave after
your treatment, the hair is still in its shaft, it does not vapourise, or just dissapear. The
hair follicle shrinks and the hair takes it natural course and start to fall out after 7-10
days. To you this may appear as hairs growing but they are infact falling out.
Approximately 2-3 weeks post treatment, the area should be clear of all hairs. 4/5 weeks
post treatments the next set of hairs will be ready for treatment.