[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] So, you’re considering laser hair removal and want to know everything about it before you take the plunge. We don’t blame you so we have gathered the 20 ten questions (with answers) patients ask us when considering laser hair removal.  [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Will It Hurt?” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%238224e3″ google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text] Laser Hair Removal works by beaming the light of a laser through the pigment of the hair. The light causes a ‘heating’ effect, which damages the hair follicle and the hair bulb. This heating rarely causes any kind of pain. It is nothing compared to the pain that comes from waxing, so if you are used to that then this will be a breeze! [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How Long Will It Take?” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%238224e3″ google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text] It does take time. Long term or permeant results do not happen overnight. It can take maybe two or three weeks to start seeing the difference. Because follicles are at different stages of growth, full results are reached between 6-8 treatments. [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Does It Work On All Kinds Of Hair And Skin Types?” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%238224e3″ google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text] Laser hair removal does work on all skin types, but not all hair colors. The light from the laser has to be used on hair dark enough for the laser to effect (‘damage’) it. Unfortunately, grey or very blonde hair would not see the benefits of laser hair removal. So don’t wait until your hair starts to turn grey. [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Does It Work On All Kinds Of Hair And Skin Types?” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%238224e3″ google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text] Laser hair removal does work on all skin types, but not all hair colors. The light from the laser has to be used on hair dark enough for the laser to effect (‘damage’) it. Unfortunately, grey or very blonde hair would not see the benefits of laser hair removal. So don’t wait until your hair starts to turn grey. [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How Long Does It Take?” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%238224e3″ google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text] Depending upon the size of the area you are having lasered, most appointments are pretty quick, about 20 minutes. [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”What Restrictions Will I Have After An Appointment?” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%238224e3″ google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text] The ‘heat’ from the laser stays in your skin for around 24 hours so there are a few things that need to be avoided after a procedure. Anything that exposes your skin to further heat (not just light) is not recommended. These include hot baths, hot showers, gyms, saunas etc. One of the main reasons for this is to prevent creating a beautifully warm environment for bacteria to do nasty things, like give you spots. [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Do I Need To Do Anything To Prepare For A Treatment” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%238224e3″ google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text] As strange as it might sound to those that don’t know much about laser hair removal, you will need to shave or trim before your procedure. This will allows the laser to get right to the root and avoid that smell of burning hair. Remember, Laser Hair Removal does not really remove hair, it prevents it from growing back. [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Ditch The Tans” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%238224e3″ google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text] Because of how Laser Hair Removal works (and it does work) you can’t jump straight into a tan after this, in fact, you can’t even have it done while you have a tan. If you’ve already got a tan, unless it’s out of a bottle, then most likely your skin has already had enough. The last thing you should think about is blasting it anymore. And now we will mention for the 752,000, 000 time – tanning beds – bad, sunburns – bad, suntans – bad, fake tans – yes, these are okay so stick with them!   [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Will Laser Hair Removal cause breakouts or other skin conditions?” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%238224e3″ google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text] No breakouts and laser hair removal actually helps with ingrown hairs and certain skin conditions. Not only will you benefit from significantly less hair, but you will enjoy smoother and clearer skin. [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Skincare After You Are Bare” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%238224e3″ google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text] Certain skincare treatments and regimes might need a tweak after treatment. Scrubs, retinol creams and glycolic acid should be avoided for a couple of days. In addition to this chemical peels and even fake tan are best avoided for 1 to 2 weeks after treatment. Our medical esthetician will go over this with you.   [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Just One More Thing You Need To Know” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%238224e3″ google_fonts=”font_family:Cinzel%3Aregular%2C700%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]   Waxing, plucking and dying (inc bleaching) mess up the process and affect the overall results of laser hair removal. If you are wanting to have smooth skin throughout the process please just stick to shaving. Yes, we know Laser Hair Removal is about not shaving, but during the treatment/sessions stick to it. The difference will be huge and if you’re opting for Laser Hair Removal there is a reason, so help yourself out with this one. It’ll be well worth the short wait!   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] If you would like to book a free consultation and patch test (if suitable) then contact us today to get booked in. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]