- No Heat treatments are permitted for 24/48 hrs (Sauna, steam room, hot showers & bathes, swimming)
- No make up application for 24hrs, with the exception of mineral make up., which can be applied immediately after & at our clinic.
- No application of perfumed products for 24/48 hrs after.
- SPF 20 is recommended for 4 weeks after on areas exposed to sunlight.
- Tanning the skin is not advised between treatments. The skin needs to be as pale as possible for optimum results. (Tanned skin cannot be treated, as the skin will absorb too much energy)
- Aloe Vera gel may be applied to sooth skin if necessary afterwards.
- No waxing or tweezing of the hairs is permitted between treatments, as a root must be present in the follicle in order for the laser to work.
- Shaving is permitted as often as you wish between treatments.
- For body areas, clients must arrive to the salon with the area to be treated shaved for the treatment, or else a charge of €50 will be incurred. It is more tedious for a therapist to clip/shave a client, as loose hairs present on a clients skin can risk their skin getting burnt, & can damage the laser hand piece.
- Facial hairs do not need to be clipped/shaved back, as this is a small zone & easy for the therapist to clip.
- In the unlikely/ rare event that a blister/burn should occur, you can open a vitamin E capsule & apply liberally to aid healing. Do not burst the blister as this may leave a mark on the skin. Apply 3 times daily. Do not expose the area to sunshine, as you may increase risk of pigmentation.
- Call the clinic if you have any concerns post op
An average guideline for results is:
An ideal candidate usually requires 6-8 treatments for body areas, to achieve between approximately 70-90% permanent hair reduction.
Facial areas are slower to respond, so can easily take 10-15 sessions.
Coarser, darker respond faster.
Medium & light brown hair, results will be slower & not as good.
It is estimate the amount of treatments a client needs for facial hair, because it is dependent on how coarse it is, how dark it is and whether there are enough hairs present in the first place.
Fine facial hairs have less pigment & therefore are not treatable with laser. Electrolysis is recommended instead.