7 awkward questions to ask about Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal can be awkward on your first go. But remember, something is only embarrassing if you let it embarrass you! However, if you are worried, it does become easier once you become familiar with the treatment and the therapist herself. 

Once you begin to see results, your confidence will show and you’ll be booking your next appointment straight away! If you have purchased a package of 6-8 treatments, you will the majority of the time get the same practitioner when possible for each session; if you prefer to stick with the same please ask. YOU are the customer and your preference will always come first. 

  1. What should I expect for my first time getting a Bikini/Brazilian?

So you’ve booked your first appointment, congratulations! Now you’re probably wondering what happens next. All you need to do is shave the area being treated prior to the appointment. Make sure it’s free of any products; oils, creams, deodorant moisturiser and you’re good to go. If you are worried about your intimate areas being on the show, please wear lighter coloured underwear. If it’s the pain you’re worried about, most people say it feels like an elastic band snapping against the skin. A Cryo hose (cool air) is also blasted onto the skin at the same time which helps. In the future, once the strength of the laser increases, afterwards it may feel like a mild sunburn as the heat increases. 

  1. What is the difference between a bikini and Hollywood?

We treat 3 types of bikinis. There is the choice of standard bikini – this includes the bikini line and along the top of the bikini. Brazilian you would leave a strip or triangle of hair and our most popular treatment Hollywood. This removes all the hair and also treats up the back area (peri-anal). Prices may vary between these treatments so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us 

  1. Can women get hair removal done on their back?

First things first; it is completely normal for women to have hair on their back and especially with common beauty standards making women feel uncomfortable for this, the desirable question is: can women get hair removal on their back? OF COURSE! If men can do it, women can too. We are in the 21st century and getting laser hair removal on any part of the body shouldn’t sound anything out of the ordinary. 

  1. I have sensitive skin. Can I still get laser hair removal?

People with sensitive skin often experience irritation while shaving or waxing. This is because those products are not just aiming for the hair, they are also affecting the skin in the process. However, laser hair removal focuses on just the hair being removed which minimises interactions with the skin and causes minimal irritation.

  1.  Why do I need so many sessions to remove all of the hair?

First of all, everybody’s body is different. Therefore biological differences in each individual person will play a factor in hair growth. There are 3 stages of the hair growth cycle. Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. The aim is to target the hair when in the Anagen (active) stage. Which is why we always recommend a course. The facial treatments take place every 4 weeks whereas for body treatments it’s every 6 weeks.

You can expect to see up to an 80% reduction from your first 6 sessions. The more treatments you have, you will notice the speed of growth your hair takes and will get more of an understanding of how many more sessions you will need to achieve your desired look. However, please note a full course of laser hair removal can be anywhere between 8- 12 sessions

  1. I’m pregnant, can i still get laser hair removal?

We would not recommend the use of laser hair removal treatments during pregnancy. This is because during pregnancy, the skin’s pigmentation can change due to the change of hormones in your body; the main thing about laser hair removal is affecting the pigmentation of those unwanted hairs!

  1. Will the hair eventually grow back?

Laser hair removal is not guaranteed to be 100% permanent. You will see permanent hair reduction not removal. As everyone’s skin and hair follicles are different and different lifestyle factors also play a part. You can expect the hair in the area that was treated to disappear for a minimum of 2 months once the procedure is complete, and the outcome can last for up to 2 years or more, therefore, top-up sessions may be required.

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