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FAQ’s

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Laser Hair Removal

How much does laser hair removal cost?

Price varies depending on which area or areas you want treated. Please refer to treatment cost table.

How long will laser hair removal take?

Depends on which body part is being treated. Smaller areas such as upper lip, chin and underarms will take approx. 10 – 15 minutes. Larger areas such as legs or back can take from 45mins to 90mins. If you have any queries about the length of time it would take for a specific area please call the salon or send us an email.

Will laser hair removal hurt?

There shouldn’t be any pain experienced as we will work with each individual client to determine their own pain threshold. The majority of people describe it as a tingling sensation that has been likened to an elastic band hitting the skin.

Does laser hair removal work on fair hair?

Laser hair removal works best on individuals with dark hair and a pale complexion. This is because the light is absorbed by the pigment therefore the more pigment in the hair and the less in the skin the better the results should be. Fair hair has less pigment and will therefore absorb less of the light. Therefore individuals with fair hair do not see the best results with laser hair removal.

Can I sunbathe after laser hair removal ?

No, you cannot be exposed to UV light 30 days before and after treatment. Immediately after treatment the skin is particularily sensitive to UV light. It is recommended that you use sunscreen with SPF 30 on the area being treated (if exposed) throughout the course of treatments.

How long do I have to wait between treatments?

Ellipse only successfully treats hairs in the growing phase. Individual growth cycles can vary depending on a number of factors, however it is recommended that you have a minimum of 4-6 Ellipse treatments leaving intervals of 6 weeks for body hair and 4 weeks for facial hair between each treatment.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

The treatment offers permanent hair reduction. Laser hair removal removes the hairs allowing for reduction in hair density but it cannot remove the reason hairs grow therefore it is not 100% permanent hair removal. After the initial course of 6 treatments is complete you may need to occasionally return for a top up, any regrowth hairs tend to be much finer and less dark.

Is there any post or pre treatment care needed?

Prior to treatment you must have a patch test to ensure suitability for the treatment. You will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire and you will have a skin test (a couple of laser shots on the are you will be having treated). Eye protection goggles will be provided for both the technician and the client to wear when receiving and performing treatment. It is not advisable to use tanning or bleaching products, hair removal creams or have an active tan prior to treatment. Following the treatment we recommend the use of aloe vera gel to cool the skin if necessary and the use of SPF 30 for 30 days post treatment.

Are we regulated and certified?

Beauty Haven regulated by the RQIA Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority. It is a legal requirement in Northern Ireland to be registered with the RQIA if a laser service is provided. Our clinic is inspected on an annual basis to ensure that standards are met and the clinic is well managed. Further information van be obtained by visiting www.rqia.org.uk. All annual inspection reports are published and available for you to view.

Is the Ellipse IPL Light laser hair removal treatment safe?

Yes. It is completely safe. Ellipse is a 2nd generation Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system utilising a patented ‘dual mode filtering’ system, which removes all unnecessary and potentially harmful wavelengths. The Ellipse has pre-programmed treatment suggestions for different skin and hair types thus allowing the energy levels to be adjusted for the client’s individual needs.

Our Price Promise if you find a cheaper laser hair removal treatment elsewhere Beauty Haven will match that price …Guaranteed! Treatment being price matched must be comparable. Beauty Haven must be able to verify the offer with the competitor and the competitor must be based in Northern Ireland.

Waxing

How long does the hair need to be prior to a waxing treatment ?

Approx 3-4 weeks growth ( one quarter of an inch) is advisable.

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