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 treatment there are things to consider before you start a course of laser hair removal with your preferred clinic.
Your Initial Laser Consultation
This will probably be the most important appointment of your course of treatment. This should be informative, educational and honest, during this appointment your skin and hair should be assessed to make sure you are suitable and a treatment plan put in place to make sure you are fully aware of what is going to happen next. Your consultation should be in depth with an experienced consultant who knows about laser and not 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 so make sure you are fully informed.
Is The Clinic Dedicated to Laser Hair Removal?
Because we focus solely on hair removal our specialists only perform laser hair removal treatments, they are experts in what they do and are confident in all aspects of treatment. From your initial consultation to your course of treatment and treatment reviews along the way we monitor things closely for you to ensure you get the best results in the safest way possible.
Do They Use Medical Grade Lasers ? – (We do not use IPL)
We only use medical grade lasers in our clinics, we invest heavily into making sure all of our lasers are serviced and working at an optimum level to ensure you get the best results from each and every one of your sessions. We have been using Cynosure lasers for 10+ years and are experienced in treating all skin types safely. We do not use IPL or Diode lasers in our clinics, we only use Alexandrite and ND Yag for all of our laser hair removal treatments.
Are Different Types Of Lasers Used For Different Skin Types?
Different skin types need different wavelengths of laser. We use Alexandrite (for pale – medium skin types) and ND Yag (for darker skin types). It is important that your skin tone be treated with the correct wavelength and setting in order to keep your skin safe throughout your course of treatments. We safely treat both dark and light skin tones.
Can You Be Assured Treatments Are Going To Be Comfortable?
Laser Hair Removal should not be a painful process, at the start of your course of treatment when your hair is at it’s thickest treatments may feel a little pinch but as you progress through and your hair begins to become finer and lighter this goes away. Our lasers use a cooling system which jets ice cold air onto your skin as we are passing the laser over during treatment, this really helps to minimize any sensation you may feel. Because we only do laser hair removal we have different techniques and methods to ensure a comfortable treatment, so relax your in safe hands.
Do They Have Fully Qualified And Trained Staff
In order to get the best results in the safest way it is essential that the therapist using our lasers are fully trained and confident when performing treatments. It is crucial that the therapist using the laser is trained to a very high standard to allow them to use the full range of settings that the laser will allow. Our therapists are both externally and internally trained, we have been performing laser treatments for the last 10 years and have developed different techniques to ensure they deliver the best treatments possible. We also allow our therapists ample time to do each one of your sessions, we do not rush your treatments as this can impact on your results.
What Is Their Hygiene Policy?
We take hygiene very seriously, it’s super important given the amount of laser treatments that we perform especially on the intimate areas of the body. Our therapists use a fresh pair of disposable gloves for each treatment, the laser hand piece is sanitized after each session with hospital grade solution and a fresh razor is used for each client if any areas need to be shaved before or during treatment. Please don’t be afraid to have a look at our lasers and the hand piece on our laser machines before or during your treatment, we keep them extremely clean.
Check Out The Clinic’s Reputation Online
The best source of information to research any laser clinic is to go to online to see reviews left by actual clients, Google, Yelp, Whatclinic, boards.ie are just a few. These forums are heavily moderated and commercial postings are not allowed by clinics so you will get honest feedback from clients. We would always recommend researching the laser machines and cooling techniques each clinic uses as this can impact on the level of results you will achieve and also how comfortable your treatments will be.
Laser Does Not Remove 100% Of Your Hair Permanently After 6 Sessions?
Laser Hair Removal offers a permanent reduction in unwanted body hair, laser will not remove 100% of your hair forever, you will top up sessions to treat finer, lighter hairs that may be left. Most people will experience well over 80% hair reduction in their treated areas after 8-10 treatments and their results may need to be maintained with follow up treatments a couple of times a year. 6 sessions in the majority of cases is not enough to remove hair, we have been performing laser treatments for 10 years and know that it takes more sessions that this in order to achieve long lasting results. We believe in being up front and honest with you from the start so you know what results you can expect.
What Are Their Aftercare And Followup Procedures?
It is important that should you be 100% satisfied with the outcome of your course of laser treatments, we monitor your results every step of the way to make sure your happy. Sometimes laser can take longer than expected especially if their is a reason why for example if you have an underlying hormonal issue. You are free to book review treatments whenever you wish throughout your course of treatments with us, these appointments are free of charge and it’s always good to know you can voice any concerns you have as they arise.
There are a number of things to consider if you are thinking about laser hair removal and the above are to just a few, laser can be a lengthy process so it’s important that you are happy with all aspects of your treatment for the duration of your course. If you would have concerns and would like to talk to one of our experienced laser consultants please get in touch. All of our consultations are free of charge and take approx 30 minutes, contact us here today.
Paula is a hair removal specialist, she has been using lasers for over ten years and is certified in IPL, Diode, Alexandrite and Nd:Yag lasers . She is CIBTAC qualified and has been trained in the UK and Ireland, she has been using Cynosure lasers for over 10 years. She founded Urbana in 2001 and has built up a specialised team of dedicated laser hair removal specialists who love what they do.