It’s that time of year again and we all want to be hair-free for summer. For those who are still wondering whether or not to ditch the razor the Nirvana Beauty Babes have put together some of their most frequently asked questions about laser hair removal.
Q: How does laser hair removal work?
A: Candela Laser hair removal technology works by focusing a concentrated light beam that generates heat and travels down the hair shaft and into the hair follicle. This light is absorbed by the melanin in your hair and inhibits the ability for the hair to grow back without causing damage to the skin’s surface, leaving your skin silky and smooth. Our lasers use a wide beam which allows the removal of multiple hair follicles at the same time and all of our lasers feature a unique dynamic cooling device that helps to calm, soothe and protect the skin.
Q: What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
A: Unlike waxing and shaving, laser hair removal will keep your hair free and silky smooth all year round! It is a safe, non-invasive and pain-free procedure and is suitable for both men and women alike. Our staff are certified and experienced and the medical grade laser technology can be used for both light and dark skin tones. Laser hair removal is cost effective, efficient and requires no downtime. With 85 to 99% permanent hair reduction in as little as 6 to 10 treatments it is no wonder it is so popular and favoured over all other forms of hair removal treatments.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Only the hair that is in the Anagen phase (the growing phase of a hair follicle) can be targeted and since everyone’s hair growth cycle is different multiple sessions are required to achieve desired results. Generally, 8 to 10 treatments will significantly reduce hair re-growth.
Q: How do I prepare for a treatment?
A: It is important to avoid excess exposure to sunlight before your treatment. You should also let your therapist know if you have experienced resent sun burn or tan (real or fake), or if you are taking any medication before your treatment. Please make sure you shave the area you are having treated prior to your appointment so that the treatment is as effective as possible. Shaving is not included as part of the treatment and we do not provide shaving equipment in the clinics.
Q: What should I do after a laser hair removal treatment?
A: After your treatment it is important to avoid hot showers, spas, or saunas for 24 hours. It is also important to avoid excess sun exposure for 2-4 weeks after your treatment. If you exercise regularly it is a good idea to refrain from strenuous or high-intensity work-outs for the first 24 hours to avoid excessive body heat and sweating. Laser Rescue is necessary for post-treatment care to reduce heat and inflammation on the treated area. In addition to the Laser Rescue, AHA Scrub is needed to exfoliate ingrown hairs and keep the skin smooth and silky. Your therapist will explain the after-care instructions in more detail during your initial consultation.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: At Nirvana Beauty Laser Clinics we use the very best medical grade technology available to effectively remove your unwanted hair. The cost of Candela laser hair removal varies depending on the area and size that you want treated. As a general rule, the smaller the target area, the lower the cost of the individual sessions. We also offer Treatment Packages that have been designed to save you money on laser hair removal treatments. Book in for a complimentary consultation and ask our qualified staff for a quote tailored to your unique treatment needs. If you happen to find a more competitive price elsewhere we also price match which is added piece of mind that you will never pay more than you have to!