Laser Hair Removal
Frequently Asked Questions
What is laser hair removal best for ?
Laser hair removal is most commonly used to eliminate any unwanted hair all over the body.
Laser hair removal has become very effective over the past several years. It has now become the most effective, safe and preferred method for permanent hair reduction over traditional procedures such as waxing, tweezing, shaving, and electrolysis for the the right candidates with the best combination of skin and hair colour.
How does laser hair removal work ?
The laser machines light beam is converted to heat. The light is attracted to the colour(melanin) in your hair. Darker pigment in hair absorbs the light better and converts it to heat. The heat then affects the hair follicles by destroying the hair at the 'Bulb'.
over time, when this treatment is repeated once every 4-6 weeks for 6-12 months, eventually your hair will reduce dramatically, as your hair has been destroyed from the 'bulb' (located in the dermis) or hair may come back super light & super fine, this is when we know the LHR is working its job.
Why do I need a series of treatments?
At any given time, a certain percentage of hairs are in one of three growth cycle stages. Lasers are only effective in the final growth stage, when the melanin is at its fullest potential. Therefore, it takes an average of six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart to eliminate hair production in a given area.
Do treatments hurt? How long does a treatment take?
One of the benefits of laser hair removal is that the treatment is virtually painless, especially compared to waxing. Each pulse lasts less than a second, producing a slight tingling feeling. In particularly sensitive areas, such as the upper lip, it may feel like a rubber band snap on the skin. Our advanced cooling machine used in all laser treatments cools your skin before, during and post treatment to minimise any discomfort. Treatment times will vary from just a few minutes to an hour depending on the treatment area size.
How many treatments will I need?
After three to six treatments initially, most clients report that their expectations have been met and the hair growth pattern is much, much improved. In some areas, in addition to the decrease in the number of hairs, any remaining hairs are very fine and light in colour. No clinic should claim that all the hairs will be permanently eradicated. Expect to need more treatments if you have any history of irregular periods, polycystic disease, grey or white hairs, or a family history of excessive hair. About 5% of clients are resistant to any type of hair removal laser treatments. It is important to have realistic expectations regarding individual results for hair removal. No hair removal system anywhere is “permanent”.
Do I need to do anything special before treatments?
Below is a list of pre-visit instructions that should be strictly adhered to prior to each treatment.
1. Do not tan. Tanning of any type affects the absorption of light and is the most common cause of blistering or skin burning after laser hair removal. Do not use any type of self-tanners two weeks prior to treatments.
2. No waxing, tweezing, electrolysis, bleaching, or depilatories. These should be performed at least 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. The hair must be present under the skin; hair should be in its state of natural colour for best efficiency.
3. Shaving is fine 24 hours prior to treatment
4. Remove all lotions or make-up prior to your visit.
5. If any antibiotics or new medications have been started, inform your clinician.
6. If treating bikini line, wear light coloured panties because the laser light is absorbed by dark colours. If not, we do provide disposable G-strings before commencing the treatment.
When is laser hair removal more difficult?
1. If you have hormonal abnormalities like irregular periods or polycystic ovaries
2. If your hair is Blonde, Red, Grey or White
3. If you continue to expose yourself to tanning, tanning beds or self-tanners.
Can i laser over my tattooed areas?
No, we do not laser over tattooed areas. If we were to do so, the colour of the ink that has stained your skin, would be removed and could severely burn your skin, but could also damage your tattoo all together.
Can i still get laser if i am Pregnant/Breastfeeding?
There are no conclusive studies on laser being safe or unsafe for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Though here at Le Laque Beauty, we choose not to perform any Laser hair removal treatments on Pregnant women.
What is included in Female Brazilian LHR?
A Female Brazilian treatment includes the removal of all hair from the entire pubic area, excluding the anus.
What is included in a Full Body LHR Treatment
The Full Body Laser Hair Removal Treatment covers every area of the body, excluding the top of the head.
What Laser Hair Removal Machine do you use?
We use the medical grade Candela GentleMax Pro which is the most advanced technology to achieve the most advanced results. Our advanced cooling machine used in all laser treatments cools your skin before, during and post treatment to minimise any discomfort
Please be aware that we do not offer any shaving services prior to your laser hair removal treatment, all shaving must be done at home 24 hours or just before your laser session.
I Am Black/African/Tanned, Is my skin too dark for Laser Hair Removal ?
In the past, it was ideal for LHR candidates to have light skin tone & dark hair. Fortunately now as technology has advanced, we as laser Practitioners are capable of providing laser hair removal to all skin types. We use only the most advanced medical grade Syneron Candela Lasers (Gentle MAX PRO - Alexandrite/Nd-YAG) for our laser hair removal treatments, we can treat medium to darker skin tones without damaging or burning the outer layer of your skin whilst still giving you thorough & effective results.