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What Is Laser Hair Removal and How Does It Work?

Laser hair removal is a non-surgical, non-invasive method of removing unwanted hair. A laser beam travels through the skin and is attracted to the pigment in the hair. The energy then flows to the hair follicle growth cells to inhibit further hair growth.

How Permanent Is Laser hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is permanent when the hair follicle is destroyed. When the hair follicle is only damaged, the hair will eventually regrow. Most people can expect some hair regrowth within a few months. Once this happens, they can opt for more removal treatments.

How Long Does The Treatment Take?

The treatment could take only 4 minutes, or more than an hour, depending on the size of the area. For example, the treatment of an upper lip or chin will be faster than a back.

Can I Have Laser Hair Removal If I Am Pregnant/Breastfeeding?

There are no conclusive studies on laser being safe or unsafe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. If you have any concerns about proceeding with Laser Hair Removal please consult your doctor.

Can I have Laser Hair Removal On Top Of Tattoos?

No, unfortunately we cannot put our laser technology over the top of tattoos.

How Many Sessions Of Laser Hair Removal Do You Need?

You will see results after your first appointment , but it will take several treatments to permanently remove hair. For your initial course of laser hair removal treatment, we recommend approximately 10 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Everyone is slightly different so book in a complimentary consultation with one of our Laser Therapists.

What Equipment Do We Use?

For the best results in hair removal, Wax in the City use the advanced Candela Gentle LASE PRO, hair removal technologies. Candela lasers are recognised as one of the most efficient and effective laser systems available today.

The Candela Gentle LASE deliver unmatched performance and results in hair removal and with the added advantage of the patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) to provide consistent epidermal cooling, Candela Gentle LASE provides a safe, fast, and comfortable hair removal treatments for most skin types. At Wax in the City, all Laser Hair treatments will be performed on the Candela Gentle LASE Laser by an experienced and Laser Safety Certified technician. These are Medical Grade 4 Lasers one of the most effective and advanced machines available.

What Are The Benefits:

- Permanent hair reduction

- Reduce ingrown hairs

- Safe and effective technology

- Convenient and cost-effective

- With every treatment, hair grows back thinner and lighter

Before Your Laser Hair Removal:

-We ask you to shave 12-24 hours before your treatment.

-Exfoliate to remove any dead skin build up.

-Ensure no fake tan is present on the area being treated.

-Avoid sun exposure on the area being treatment two weeks prior.

-Avoid using topical creams/moisturisers, perfumes to the area being treated before appointment.

-Do not wax or pluck hairs four weeks prior to laser treatment.

After Laser Hair Removal:

There may be some mild heat and redness in areas that have been treated. Soothe any redness and sensitivity with Aloe vera, this will continue to draw heat out of the skin and keep the area cool and hydrated. Aloe vera can be applied liberally for 3-5 days or until the skin has returned to its pre-treatment state.

For 24 hours post-treatment, avoid shaving, waxing or plucking hair, exfoliation, excessive sweating, swimming or saunas, very hot showers and tight restrictive clothing.

Avoid exposing the area to direct sunlight for 2 weeks after your treatment and always use SPF to protect the skin and maintain results.