LASER HAIR REMOVAL

IPL Hair removal is available at both our practices, in Green Point & Somerset West. We make use of one of the best IPL devices available from around the world, the Venus Versa. 

Do I need to shave or wax before the treatment?

No waxing, else the treatment wont work. You can shave about 3 days prior your treatment.

Can I wax after the treatment?

No, the treatment will not be effective if you wax

Will I immediately see a difference in the amount of hair?

No, it will take about a week, for the hair to fall out.

Is this permanent?

No, it is only hair reduction. You will have to do maintenance sessions every few months

Can I work out after the treatment?

No, we advise to wait 24 hours post treatment

Does this burn the skin?

There is always a risk of a blister forming, however very unlikely.

How does it feel?

It is similar sensation to the flicking of an elastic band on your skin

Can I have this done while pregnant?

No

How will my skin look and feel afterwards?

Slightly redness with a bit of a heat sensation.

How long does the treatment take?

Anything form 30min to 45 min

Why do I need a patch test?

This is to ensure that the therapist can get the correct treatment settings for you as well as to check if you do not get any reaction.

PRE-TREATMENT GUIDELINES

One week before your treatment:

  • Shave a 3 – 5 days prior your treatment (we need to see the hair)
  • Do not wax or tweeze – through the entire course of treatments
  • Avoid sun exposure, can’t perform the treatment on excessively tanned skin
  • Start using a SPF daily even if you stay indoors
  • Don’t use any scrubs or exfoliators on the treated area
  • Stop using the following products: Retinols (Retinoic acid Retin A/ Retinol/ Retinoic Acetate), Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic & Lactic acid) and Salicylic acid on the treated area
  • If your skin is prone to sensitivity (e.g eczema, psoriasis, rosacea or stinging sensation or reaction from products) we advise to first come in for a consult that we can give you guidelines on how to prep your skin’s barrier so that you can tolerate the treatment better.
  • Should you be prone to cold sores or herpes infection please let us know – you may require two days of an oral anti-viral medication prior to your procedure in order to prevent a herpes break-out
  • Tanning beds or tanning creams within two weeks prior your treatment

POST-TREATMENT GUIDELINES

You might experience the following:

  • Swelling and redness around the follicles of the hair
  • Itching sensations in treated area
  • Slight warmth
  • Discomfort is mild

After your treatment:

  • Avoid hot baths, Jacuzzis, Pools for 48hours
  • Avoid applying ice or cooling compresses to the treated area
  • Moisturiser can be applied 24 hours after each treatment
  • Make up – directly after treatment – do not sleep with makeup on the treated areas. Unless it is Lycogel – a medical grade concealer
  • Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, artificial sunless tanning lotions
  • May shave after your treatment
  • Normal not to see any hair reduction straight after the treatment – the hair will fall out naturally with time

OUR OPENING HOURS ARE

Monday to Friday from 9:00 – 17:00 as well as twice a month on a Saturday from 09:00 – 14:00.

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