THE LOW DOWN ON LASER AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
STAY OUT OF THE SUN
Immediately following your treatment and for several weeks afterwards you should avoid unprotected sun exposure as otherwise you risk the chance of pigment problems in the treatment areas and other adverse effects.
After the treatment , you are more prone to sunburn so you need to be extra careful – shirts and cover-up’s are key for this.
Listen sunscreen should be your BFF in general , but definitely use it after your treatment!! Your skin will be sensitive even if it doesn’t feel like it is and you really need to protect it as much as possible.
Even fake tan should not be worn on the days before treatment and if like myself and you are a white tornado and feel the need of help from the bottle (tan bottle that is) ensure all evidence is completely gone on the day of your treatment, as the light energy being used can not tell if the pigment on the skin is real or fake and a burn is possible.
DO NOT THINK YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH THIS, EITHER!
EMBRACE THE INDOORS FOR A WHILE
YOU MUST SHAVE THE AREA YOU ARE GETTING TREATED
Please do not proceed to come in with your hairy self, this isn’t like waxing and you don’t need to grow your unwanted hair out before hand.
On that note, you can not come in for IPL hair removal if you have had a wax recently as the hairs have been removed from the root and remember the IPL targets the PIGMENT of the hair therefore the hair follicle actually has to be there in order for this to work.
The best thing you can do is shave a day before your appointment.
MUST NOT WAX OR PLUCK AFTER YOUR TREATMENT
Shaving is completely fine as shaving just cuts the hair so that the hair follicle is not being tampered with.
Please put down those tweezers , pulling hair from the roots after your treatment hinders the process and stimulates regrowth.
DOES IT HURT?
I will be real with you the treatment itself is not particularly relaxing. Every time the IPL hand applicator is applied and fired up it feels like someone is snapping you with a rubber band. Sounds super right?? Believe me the long term results should be worth the half hour of pain.
CAN I HAVE THE TREATMENT IF PREGRANT?
Your belly is getting bigger and you can barely see your legs, let alone shave them!
Yet unfortunately any Laser/IPL hair removal treatments can not be carried out if you are pregnant as there are no studies that evaluate the safety of IPL hair removal during the pregnancy due to the lack of information about the effect on the fetus.
COST – IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BREAK THE BANK
Laser/IPL hair removal treatments do not have to break the bank you will find the prices vary from city to city, region to region. I would highly recommend though you find a provider that is good and reputable and don’t skimp on price because that is when you hear about problems and complications – no one wants any issues.
In most cases the smaller the surface area to be treated, the lower the treatment cost.
Examples of individual treatment cost
Upper lip – £35
Bikini line – £65
Full legs – £250
These prices are based on single treatments and a course is recommended. You do find a course is better value and can be paid in installments.
IMPORTANT QUESTION IS IT WORTH IT?
A thousand times YES , in my humble opinion.
Laser/IPL does not guarantee to remove 100% of your unwanted hair but the few stragglers that do grow back are pretty much unnoticeable.
Basically I feel enduring IPL hair removal equals freedom from the STUBBLE STRUGGLE!
Any further question do not hesitate to contact the staff at Beauty Haven 02890 66 6628