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Frequently Asked Questions
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Is Laser Hair Treatment Removal Painful?
How Many Laser Treatments Are Required?
In between these treatments some of the hair will regrow as, hairs that may have been dormant during your previous laser hair removal session may now be in the growth phase.
This is where the need for multiple treatment sessions arise and ensures all the hairs are subjected to the treatment, these hairs may be shaved by the patient between sessions as desired.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
If treatments are done regularly, 6 – 10 treatments 4-6 weeks apart, usually 80 to 90% of the hair will be removed. This also depends on the colour of the hair.The darker the pigment of the hair, the better the result.
Laser hair removal treatment will not work on light blonde, red, white or grey hair as the hair contains minimal or no black/brown melanin pigment and as the laser requires these pigments to be effective, results would be unsatisfactory.
Hormonal activity such as menopause, polycystic ovarian syndrome, puberty and pregnancy can decrease the effectiveness of laser hair removal.
What Should I Expect Before And After Treatments?
Within several minutes after your treatment,the area may become slightly red and puffy. This reaction subsides quickly and the treated areas return to normal. Clients often describe the sensation of mild sunburn for the first few hours. Applying lotion or Aloe Vera to your skin will help soothe the treated area.
You should start to see hair shedding between 2-4 weeks. As the hair is shed it may look as if it’s growing back but it’s just being pushed up through the skin to be shed. You can exfoliate or use a loofa to acclerate the shedding process.
Once the shedding is complete you should have a hair-free period. As the other hairs start in their growth phase, you will see hair coming back in the treated area. This is normal as all hair grows at different times and can only be treated during the growth cycle. Your treatments will usually occur every 4-6 weeks.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Laser Hair Removal?
However, Laser treatment will not work on light blonde, red, white or grey hair as the hair contains minimal or no black/brown melanin pigment and as the laser requires these pigments to be effective, results would be unsatisfactory.
Can Dark Skinned People Have Laser Hair Removal?
The Alexandrite laser is designed to treat fair skin types such as Irish, English and Scottish. The ND YAG Laser is designed to treat dark skin types such as Indian, African, Middle Eastern and people who have olive skin tones.
What Special Instructions Are Necessary After Treatment?
You can use makeup after the treatment, just make sure you have a moisturiser on under your makeup. In fact moisturiser will help exfoliate the dead hair from the follicle so use moisturiser regularly and use exfoliating gloves two to three times a week.
Avoid sun exposure for a few days after the treatment to reduce the chance of any light or dark spots appearing.Although these marks are only superficial they may take up to 6 months to disappear .Use SPF 30 or more throughout the course of treatment.
Do not use any methods of hair removal other than shaving and depilatories during the course of your laser treatments.This includes tweezing and waxing as it will prevent you from having your best results.
Avoid anything that will make the treatment area hot directly after your treatment.This includes hots baths, sun and excessive exercise.
Avoid the use of any retinoids, glycolic acid or any astringents directly before and after your treatment.
Can You Tell Me More About The Medical Grade Cynosure Elite Laser System?
The Cynosure Elite laser is essentially two lasers in one. It has a 755nm wavelength laser (also known as the Alexandrite laser which is used on fair skin types) and a 1064nm wavelength laser (also known as the Nd: YAG laser which is used on darker skin types). Each wavelength is suited to a particular hair/skin type combination. This maximises the skin and hair types that can be treated with this laser, and enhances the safety and efficacy by which it can remove hair.
The Cynosure laser is used in conjunction with a skin cooling machine called a Zimmer cooler. It cools the surface layer of the skin, allowing the laser to penetrate through the cooled skin to the hair follicle thus minimising the chance of any injury/damage to the skin.
Does Laser Pigmentation Removal Hurt?
Our laser machines include cooling devices to alleviate discomfort, but if you are very sensitive to the pain and find it intolerable, we can apply topical anaesthetics before continuing the treatment.
How Many Treatments Of Laser Pigmentation Removal Will I Need?
How Long Do The Laser Pigmentation Removal Treatments Take?
Is Laser Pigmentation Removal Permanent?
Is This The Best Way To Remove Pigmentation, Laser?
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