Hair removal methods like using a razor or waxing every month are both time-consuming and costly in the long run. On the other hand, laser hair removal treatments carried out by qualified professionals offer effective results that are well worth your time.
At Derma Cosmetika, we perform permanent hair reduction from top to toe with one of the most effective non-invasive, energy-based aesthetic treatments from Candela.
Top Considerations For Hair Removal
Your search for ‘laser clinics near me’ or ‘options for permanent hair removal near me’ will yield many results. However, choosing one among the many available for optimal results can be daunting.
Ask these vital questions before you invest in any permanent hair removal treatment.
- Provide a highly recognised brand that will deliver a safe and effective treatment.
- Real results and well-earned trust.
- Deliver outstanding results on face and body areas.
Who Can Undergo a Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
Laser hair removal is recommended for everyone above the age of 18, or above the age of 12 in certain cases. Since the hair growth is not very prominent before the age of 16 in most cases, anyone above 18 years is an ideal candidate. However, in cases where individuals below 18 years are undergoing a hair removal treatment at our clinic, it is essential that a guardian be present during consultation and sign the consent form.
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 to 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 hair removal treatment?
First, the treatment area(s) will be cleansed. Then a cooling gel will be applied onto your skin. Once the gel is applied, the intense pulsed light, or IPL treatment will begin. During your treatment, you’ll need to wear laser/ IPL goggles or glasses to protect your eyes. The entire treatment is almost painless when compared to waxing. Every pulse during the procedure lasts for less than a single second and might sting your skin. Some people liken the feeling of 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 anywhere from 5 minutes to 45 minutes20 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.
Another thing to avoid after your treatment is exfoliating your skin, activities that cause you to sweat excessively, clothing that is extremely tight or restrictive, and direct sunlight. We will also help you with a list of things to do and avoid to ensure long lasting results.
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.
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