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Your skin type will be assessed by the technician and a full consultation and patch test will be carried out before any treatment can begin.

The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair but only while your hair is in its active phase of growth. Only 30% or less of your hair may be in the active phase at any one time which is why a series of treatments is required to achieve long term results. Prior to treatment please follow these instructions:

  • Any type of medication should be stated.
  • Use SPF 30 sun block on areas to be treated and avoid tanning lotion for 4 weeks before treatment.
  • Shave area only within 24 hours of treatment.
  • Apply topical anaesthetic if directed.
  • Do not wax or tweeze for 4 weeks prior to treatment. (We need to target the root of the hair).
  • Do not use any hair removal lotions or bleach for 4 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Do not use anti-ageing preparations, glycolic or any Retin A products for at least 3 days prior to treatment.
  • Patients should avoid rigorous exercise and swimming right before and after treatment.
  • Avoid makeup including mineral makeup right before your treatment session.

 

Laser Hair Removal – Post Treatment Information

 

Hair Loss will be most evident 10-14 days after treatment. Straight after the treatment it is normal to feel a mild sunburn sensation which should only last 2-3 hours. Any redness or swelling should not last longer than a day. After your treatment please follow these instructions:

  • Apply SPF 30 sun block on treated areas and limit exposure to the sun for at least 1 week.
  • Cold compresses can be applied to reduce redness or swelling but no ICE.
  • Call us at the first sign of persistent pain or blistering.
  • Shaving or clipping are the only acceptable form of hair removal between treatments.
  • Gently wash treated area twice a day with tepid water and mild soap.
  • Do not use anti-ageing preparations for 5 days after treatment.
  • Do not use strongly scented creams on the area for 48 hours or until the skin has returned to normal.
  • Do not use glycolic or any Retin A products for 5 days post-treatment.
  • Patients should avoid rigorous exercise and swimming right before and after treatment.
  • Avoid hot baths, showers, steam rooms and saunas at least 24 hours after treatment.
  • Make-up maybe applied the same day of treatment once the skin has returned to normal.