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Laser hair removal involves the use of a non-invasive laser device for the reduction of facial or body hair. This works on the hairs that are in the active stage of growth and thus, it does not work on dormant hairs. The procedure for this requires more than one session. Please take note as well that the hair removal session may vary per individual depending on the amount of hair, density, or color.
We recommend around 6-15 sessions. Laser hair removal is not completely permanent and revisits may be needed for maintenance.
Preparatory Care Procedures
Prior to undergoing treatment, one must avoid over-exposure to sunlight or using tanning treatments. Prepare this at least a month prior to the treatment date.
It is likewise necessary to have the area to be treated shaved a day or two prior the appointment date. If the area is not shaved we may shave the area with an additional fee.
Please do not wax, tweeze, or use hair-removing creams that can affect in greatly decreasing the efficacy of laser hair removal treatments.
It is recommended to check with us if the patient is taking any medications. There are those that can affect the skin's photosensitivity and therefore can be dangerous when undergoing any laser treatment.
Potential Risks and Expectations
The following are possible risks that patients may experience with the hair removal treatment:
Minor wounds. Laser hair removal treatment can result in blistering, flaking of the skin, or sometimes swelling on the surface of the treated skin areas. In such cases, it is recommended that the area should heal first prior to undergoing another treatment.
Discomfort. Patients may experience discomfort during the treatment. Please take note that this is a normal occurrence.
Pigment changes. There is the possibility that there might be a darkening or lightening of the color of the skin during the healing process. This is usually temporary but on rare occasions, it can be permanent.
Eye exposure. Exposure to the eye with lasers can lead to temporary or permanent eye damage. However, please take note that we will provide eye protection during the treatment period. Please keep the protection on during the treatment and do not remove it unless allowed by us.
Scar. Scarring might occur in rare instances, especially if the prior or post procedures are not complied with. Thus, it is important that the pre and post-procedural treatment guidelines are carefully followed.
Post Care Instructions
Avoid scratching, touching, or picking on your skin's treated area as this may get irritated or infected. Avoid any tanning lotion or being exposed under the sun for long periods within the first 3 days after treatment. This may cause hyper pigmentation on the treated area.
If skin does not look suitable for treatment despite answers to the contradiction list, the technician may refuse and rebook to ensure health and safety.