Laser hair removal is a life-changing treatment for many and offers a lasting reduction in unwanted hair. Despite the many positive aspects of this treatment, there are things to consider before starting laser hair removal. Your consultation and patch test are vitally important to the success of your treatment course. It’s essential that your hair is checked to ensure it is suitable for treatment. If you have any underlying health or hormonal issues these need to be talked through also. Hormone conditions can affect treatment outcome so you need to be made aware of this. If you are taking any medications these will need to be checked also. Some medications cause the skin to become sensitive to light so are contraindicated.
Results need to be monitored closely during a course of treatment. Mini-assessments should be done and any concerns you have addressed. This way if adjustments need to be made to your settings this can be done quickly. Laser is different for everyone, one size doesn’t fit all. Each individual set of circumstances needs to be taken into consideration. We are always honest in our recommendations. If we feel you are not suitable for treatment we will not advise you to start. We think it’s only right that you are told the truth from the start. When you are fully informed you know what to expect. If we think laser will take a little longer for you we will tell you. Likewise, if we feel you will need more top-ups to maintain your results this will be explained. We want to give you realist expectations from the start.
Before you start your course chat through the following with your preferred clinic. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, lots of them. The more informed you are the better.