There's plenty of things you can do after treatment to ensure the best possible results. We can chat through any questions you have during treatment but here we've collected thousands of treatments worth of experience and distilled it into this simple guide.
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.
When we initially perform a patch test we do this on the most sensitive part of the area to give you a true reflection of what you will be feeling. We adjust settings in accordance with how sensitive you are and what you can manage personally. As with most treatments it depends on the person and on the area being treated but we will always ensure you are comfortable.
The lasers we use all have additional cooling devices to decrease any sensitivity you may feel throughout your treatment. The vast majority of people say it’s the anticipation and thought of it which is the worst part, the actual treatment itself is fine. For the first few pulses the energy can feel a little sharp but over the duration of a session it does get easier to manage.
Hair grows in repeating cycles, and only in the actively growing phase does the hair contain enough pigment to absorb sufficient energy to disable the hair follicle. When hair is in the dormant phase, it has little or no pigment, and it cannot absorb the laser light. When you come into LaserKool for your treatment, we disable all of the hair follicles with actively growing hair in the treatment area. A few weeks later, some of your dormant hairs will have moved into the actively growing stage, and you will come in for a treatment to disable those. As this cycle gets repeated, you experience increasing reduction of hair..
You will likely see the results immediately after treatment. The results vary from patient to patient. The color and thickness of your hair, area treated, type of laser used, and color of your skin all affect the results. You can expect a 70% to 90% reduction in hair after the first treatment.
To remove the hair, most patients need 6 to 8 laser treatments. After finishing the treatments, most patients do not see any hair on the treated skin for several months or even years. When the hair regrows, there tends to be less of it. The hairs also tend to be finer and lighter in color.
You should not perform any form of strenuous exercise after laser hair removal treatment for at least 24 hours. As laser works on the principle of using heat to destroy the hair follicles deep beneath the skin’s surface, an increase in the body’s natural temperature by exercising combined with sweat will cause an increase in irritation on the treatment area. This also applies to swimming where the chlorine in the water can cause irritation on the skin during the 24 hours after treatment.
A number of factors determine the length of time for a treatment. At LaserKool, we plan for adequate time to go as slowly or as fast as is comfortable and appropriate for each client. The size and “topography” of the area treated factors into the time required, as does the amount of preparation. As a general rule, legs and backs take an hour to an hour and a half, while an upper lip or the tops of ears may require eight to 10 minutes. The front of the neck or underarms can take as little as 20 minutes.
The most common side effects are minor and last 1 to 3 days. These side effects include:
Other possible side effects are rare when laser hair removal is performed by a therapist or under the therapist’s direct supervision. Other possible side effects include:
Herpes simplex (cold sores) outbreaks
Skin lightening or darkening
In time, skin color tends to return to normal. Some changes to skin color, however, are permanent. This is why seeing a medical doctor who is skilled in laser treatments and has in-depth knowledge of the skin is so important.
It is also important to follow your therapist's instructions. Following both the before-treatment instructions and after-treatment instructions will greatly reduce your risk of side effects.
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective method of removing unwanted body and facial hair, with long-lasting results. The side effects of laser hair removal are usually mild and temporary. Most people will experience some redness and irritation after treatment, which usually dissipates after a couple of days at the most. This can be treated with a soothing aloe vera-based gel or moisturiser.
At skin, our highly trained laser hair removal practitioners are experts in helping clients who want to remove unwanted hair, and we have delivered many treatments. All of our laser hair removal treatments are delivered to strict medical protocols, and we only use medical grade lasers for the best results.
Hair removal lasers emit a light at a specific wavelength that is known to be absorbed by the pigment (color) in the hair follicle — without damaging the surrounding skin. The light is converted to heat energy, which in turns disables the hair follicle so that it will not produce another hair.
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Some medical conditions and associated medication are not compatible with laser.
To achieve the best results with no surprises, we have a consultation first. We’ll assess your skin and hair to ensure you are suitable, review your medical history to ensure it’s safe and we’ll make a plan with you that will deliver the best results. We’ll also answer any questions you may have about the process.
Medical grade lasers operated by qualified and experienced professionals at our clinics.
Every member of the treatment team at Urbana is fully qualified and experienced, they are trained and certified to operate our medical grade lasers. As a team, we carry out 100’s of laser hair removal treatments every week. And, because our sole focus is laser hair removal you can rest assured your in safe hands.
If you have any questions about the laser hair removal treatments we offer, please ask – our friendly and professional team will put you at ease as soon as you meet them.