Laser Hair Removal – FAQ’s

Q. Can I still remove hair between treatments?

You may shave or use a depilatory cream or trim hairs. However, you should not use waxing, electrolysis or plucking or any method that removes the hair from the follicles.

Q. Are there any side effects?

Several minutes after treatment, localised slight swelling and redness may be present in the treated area for up to 8 hours. The treatment area may feel tender or warm, similar to mild sunburn. Side effects can be minimised by avoiding sun exposure for 4 weeks prior to and during treatment.

Q. What does it feel like?

The feel of the laser on the skin has been described in many different ways. Some say it feels like a pinch on the skin, others say it feels like a mild rubber band snap or it feels cool.

Q. How many treatments will I need?

Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time. They actually go through three distinct phases: growing, resting and dying off. The laser treatment works by disabling hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment.

On average, most clients are happy with 6 treatments, however since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all hair follicles in a given area. Treatments are usually given at intervals of 6-12 weeks, depending on the particular area of the body being treated and the density of the hair in that area. Our staff will work with you to develop the best treatment program during your consultation.

Q. Who will perform my treatment?

All treatments at Pure Aesthetics are performed by registered nurses, with additional treatment specific training in the form of a BTEC Award in Laser and Intense Light Hair Removal.

Q. Am I suitable for laser hair removal treatment?

Most people, male and female, are suitable candidates for laser hair removal, although we are unable to treat women during pregnancy or people under 18 years old. You can submit a suitability test to our staff at Pure Aesthetics online, who will promptly reply to your query