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Laser Hair Removal

How does laser hair removal work?

A laser is a concentrated beam of light that we use to target your unwanted hair.

The light is converted to heat when it’s absorbed by the pigment in each hair, and this causes damage to the follicles where the hairs grow. This damage reduces future hair growth. You will be given eye protection while the treatment is being carried out.

Can you treat all skin types with laser hair removal?

Yes, all skin types are treatable at Thérapie Clinic as we only use medical-grade lasers with the most advanced technologies that allow us to do this safely and effectively.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

While laser hair removal can delay or inhibit the hairs from growing, it’s not always a permanent solution to unwanted hair – unless the follicle is completely destroyed. You’ll usually undergo between 6 and 10 sessions to notice a significant reduction, as well as maintenance treatments.

Does Therapie use an IPL machine or medial grade laser?

Therapie Clinic only use the most advanced leading Medical Grade Lasers, not IPL machines.

I have blonde hair. Can I still have laser?

Unfortunately, blonde, grey/white and red hair do not respond to laser hair removal treatment. The laser is attracted to the pigment in the hair and these hair colours do not produce any pigment so will not be effective.

How often can I have my treatments?

We recommend you leave a minimum of 4-8 weeks between your treatment times initially; this depends on the area you are treating and your hair cycle. As the number of growing hairs begin to reduce, we space out your treatments further to ensure we always catch the hair in the correct stage of growth, the anagen stage.

How many treatments do I need?

We recommend starting with a course of 8-10 treatments.

The number of treatments you will need is dependent on many factors: the area being treated, the type of hair being treated, systemic factors such as medications, medical conditions, stress & hormonal influences such as PCOS for example.

You will need at least 6-10 treatments to achieve optimum results.

Once you achieve the maximum reduction of 80-90%, you will require maintenance treatments. A minimum of 3 maintenance treatments a year is recommended, but this can vary per client.

Why do I need more than just one treatment?

Your hair has three different growth stages. For laser to work, we need the hair to be in the anagen stage which is the active stage of hair growth. However, only 1-30% of your hairs at any given time could be in the anagen stage. Every time you visit for your laser treatment, we are killing off a certain %, i.e. the hairs which are in the anagen stage.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Some people relate to it as a sensation of an elastic band flicking on the skin. We have a cooling system built into the machine which cools the area as the laser works, making it very comfortable for clients.

Do I need a consultation/patch test for laser hair removal?

There is no patch test or consultation required prior to this appointment. However, if you are attending one of our clinics in Northern Ireland, under government guidelines, you are required to have a patch test carried out prior to your first treatment.

Do I need to shave for my consultation?

You are not required to shave for your consultation appointment. We advise having some hair growth in the area so your hair suitability can be assessed.

Can I wear false tan while having laser?

You can wear false tan in between your Laser treatments. All false tan must be removed from the skin 3 days prior to treatment. After your Laser treatment has been carried out, you should allow 3 days before re-applying false tan.

How long before my holidays can I have laser? How long after my holidays must I wait before having laser again?

You can have Laser hair removal carried out 5 days before you go on a holiday.
After sun exposure, we cannot treat the skin for 4-12 weeks. This timeframe is case dependant for everyone. You must be at your natural skin tone to have your treatment carried out again.

What areas does ‘Full body’ Include?

The ‘Full body’ includes areas from the collar bones down to the toes.
We also have a combination package for the ‘ Full body including full face’ and this includes the entire body.

What is the difference between ‘Any Bikini and Bikini’?

Any bikini includes a Hollywood or Brazilian bikini. The bikini line covers the bikini line area only.

Can I have laser while pregnant or breastfeeding?

It is not recommended to have Laser Hair Removal treatments while pregnant or breastfeeding; however you can purchase any of our Special Offers and commence your treatments whenever you are ready.

Are there possible side effects to laser hair removal?

You may experience some redness and an itching sensation can be experienced from 1-5days after the treatment this is a natural histamine reaction.

Can I have laser hair removal if I have tattoos?

We cannot treat over tattoos. If you have tattoos in the area of treatment, these will be covered.

Is there a timeframe I must use my laser hair removal course in?

Pre-paid treatments are valid for specific time periods based on the number of courses purchased:

  • Per session – 3 months
  • Course of 3 – 18 months
  • Course of 6 – 18 months
  • Course of 10 – 18 months
If I am taking medication, will this affect my laser hair removal treatment?

Some medications are contraindicated to Laser Hair removal. Please contact us directly if you are currently taking any medication and we will advise you further.

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