Before Treatment | 10 July 2017

Laser Hair Removal – Your pre-booking checklist

Laser Hair Removal is a life changing treatment for many and offers a lasting reduction in unwanted body hair for many people who undertake this amazing treatment. Despite the many positive aspects to this amazing treatment there are a few things that you should be aware of before you opt into a course of treatments with any clinic.

Initial Laser Consultation

Are you getting an in depth consultation with an experienced consultant or a pushy sales person? It is important that your consultation is not about the sale for the clinic but about you and your suitability for laser treatment. Your results depend on this consultation. Always resist ‘pay on the day of your consultation’ deals. Take time to make the right choice for you.

Hygiene

Ensure that your clinic is hygienic in all their laser treatments. Don’t be afraid to have a look at the hand piece of the machine to be used to ensure that it is clean before your treatment.

Medical Grade Lasers – (Not IPL)

It is important that you should always ask for a medical grade laser such as the Soprano XL (Diode) or the Cynosure Elite (Alexanderite) as these are the only lasers that will give lasting results from your treatments.

Pain Free Laser Hair Removal – For Sensitive Areas

Laser Hair Removal should not be a painful process and the Soprano XL delivers pain free hair removal. This is also one of the main reasons why treatment times should not be reduced as the safety of the client is put at risk due to a higher risk of burning.

Different Types of Lasers

The best clinics have many different types of lasers for removing hair. The 3 main types are Diode (treats all skin types), Alexanderite (treats pale skin types) and ND Yag (treats darker skin types). It is important that your clinic has different lasers to ensure that you get the best results possible from your treatments.

Staff

Are all staff that are using lasers at the clinic highly trained and supervised. Do they have over 3 years experience in Laser Hair Removal and do they know how to safely get you the best results from your treatments?

Clinic’s Reputation

The best source of information to research any laser clinic, is to go to forums such as boards.ie, beaut.ie or any of the review websites like yelp.ie etc. Search for postings on the clinic. These forums are heavily moderated and commercial postings are not allowed by the clinics.

Dedicated Hair Removal Clinic

Ensure that you clinic specialises in laser hair removal ensuring that you have the best lasers, best treatments and best results.

Laser Hair Removal – Is it Permanent?

Laser Hair Removal is a permanent solution to unwanted body hair in the majority of cases. Most people will experience well over 80% hair reduction in their treated areas. The results will need to be maintained with follow up treatments a couple of times a year. The cost for these treatments is on an individual basis and can be discussed on your consultation.

Aftercare and Followup

It is important that if you’re not 100% satisfied with any of your laser treatments, that your clinic has a strong aftercare and followup procedure. These aftercare and followup consultations should always be with the same consultant you initially spoke with if possible.

If you have any further questions regarding laser hair removal, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our dedicated team of hair removal specialists are on hand to answer any of your questions.