Step 1. Preparation
Your journey to hair-free skin begins with a free consultation with a trained and experienced practitioner. During the consultation, one of our specialists will assess your skin and hair type, discuss your goals, and create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs. They may ask you some questions regarding your health and lifestyle to see if laser hair removal would suit you. We may ask you about any previous treatments, current medications, allergies and if you have any pigment issues.
We will conduct a patch test on a small section of your skin to verify that our laser technology does not elicit any adverse reactions. Assuming the patch test yields positive results, we will schedule your appointment at a time and date that suits your convenience, provided it is at least 48 hours later.
For more information on how to prepare for laser hair removal, please refer to our guide here.
Step 2. Treatment
Following is an outline of what to anticipate during your laser hair removal session with one of our skilled practitioners:
- Begin by thoroughly cleansing your skin using an appropriate cleanser.
- The areas to be treated will be marked with a white pencil to ensure comprehensive coverage.
- A cooling device will be employed alongside the laser to maintain the treated area’s coolness during the procedure.
- Both you and the practitioner will wear protective eyewear throughout the session.
- Once the laser equipment is prepared, it will be meticulously guided over the specified skin area and activated.
- The duration of the treatment session can vary, ranging from 15 to 90 minutes. This time frame depends on factors such as the size of the treatment area, your gender, and the extent of hair removal desired.
Step 3. Aftercare
Following the procedure, it is typical to observe erythema (redness) and slight swelling around each treated hair follicle in the targeted region. This redness typically persists for about 2–3 days, and the treated area may have a sensation similar to sunburn for a few hours after the treatment.
To alleviate any discomfort, we have soothing aloe vera gel available for purchase. This cooling gel not only delivers a soothing sensation to the treated area but also aids in preserving skin moisture and supporting the healing process.
What Should I Avoid After Laser Hair Removal?
It is crucial to adhere to the post-treatment care instructions provided by your doctor to ensure the best results. Here is what you should avoid after your treatment:
- Do not pluck or wax any hair on the area that was treated.
- Avoid hot baths or showers for at least 48 hours after your appointment.
- Avoid direct contact with sunlight for at least 2 to 4 weeks to avoid sun damage.
- Do not scratch the treatment area, as this could break the skin.
- Avoid excessive scrubbing or applying pressure to the skin for 4–5 days.
- Avoid heat treatments such as spas, saunas etc. for 7 days.