How to prepare
Before your hair removal treatment, your skin care specialist will examine your skin and let you know what to expect. Let them know if you have any skin conditions that might affect healing after your treatment.
Your skin care specialist may recommend that you avoid certain activities, medications, and other products for two weeks prior your treatment.
You should avoid
- direct sunlight
- tanning beds
- chemical peels
- collagen injections
- drugs that increase your bleeding risk, such as aspirin.
- creams or other products that contain vitamin A, such as RetinA, or glycolic acid
What to expect during the my hair removal treatment?
First, the treatment area(s) will be cleansed. Then a cooling gel will be applied onto your skin. Then, the treatment will start. During your treatment, you’ll need to wear laser/ IPL goggles or glasses to protect your eyes.
The pulses might sting your skin. Some people liken the feeling to being snapped with a rubber band.
Depending on which part of your body is being treated and how large the area is, the treatment should take 20 to 30 minutes.
To get the results you want, you may need to have six to eight treatments. Those treatments should be spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart to let your skin heal in between. Maintenance treatments might be required in 6 to 12 months time.
How well it works
It works better on thick, dark hair than on fine, light hair. You may need to have several treatments to achieve your desired result.
Most people experience mild redness or swelling after the procedure. This typically fades within a day or two.
In some rare cases, you may experience:
- change in skin colour
What to expect afterward
You should be able to go right back to your regular activities. The treated area of skin might get red and sensitive for a few hours, as if you got sunburned. Your skin may be slightly swollen too. Your skin will continue to be sensitive for a couple of days so you will need to avoid using hot water on it until your skin heals.
How do I book an appointment?
Discuss all of your options with our skin care specialist, including the benefits, risks, and costs, to decide whether this method or another will work best for you.
Please speak to one of our friendly staff on (03) 9043 1479.