Frequently Asked Questions
Bare laser hair removal is for everyone. It’s safe for all skin types, hair types and hair colours. We’re all busy removing hair we don’t like – if you have hair where you wish you didn’t, Bare laser hair removal is for you. The body hair-reduction process can be permanent, is predictable and virtually pain free.
Our clients seek hair removal treatments for almost any part of the body, from facial or bikini line treatments to leg, arm, neck or back hair removal. Women mostly have their bikini, underarms, facial, legs and arms treated while men usually have their backs, chests, shave lines, back and front of neck area lasered.
You can expect results from a series of relatively short sessions – the actual time depends mainly on the size of the area being treated. Each treatment is performed by a qualified laser technician and you will be able to return to normal activities immediately after a treatment.
Because of Bare Laser Hair Removal’s unique technology, treatment sessions can be virtually pain-free. Other benefits include:
- Complete coverage, no missed areas
- Fast treatment time with very few side effects
- Return to normal activities immediately – no recovery period or “down time”
The treatment works by using pulses of infrared diode laser energy to heat the hair follicles in the sub-dermal layer of the skin until they can no longer produce new hair. Using unique technology and the cooling treatment tip, the surface of your skin stays cool and comfortable. The sweeping motion also eliminates any skipped or missed areas common to other types of laser hair removal.
Any medical laser procedure can be a bit intimidating at first but our qualified laser technicians will give you all the information that you need at a complimentary consultation. In addition, our technicians will give you a complimentary test patch so that you know exactly what you are in for.
For example, an individual with coarse, dark, thick hair will see a better result than someone with fair, thin, light hair. In our experience we have noticed that generally our clients have needed an average of 8-12 treatments to permanently reduce the number of regrowth by more than 80%, six months after the last treatment. Depending on skin type up to 15 treatments or more may be necessary for a permanent result.
There are three stages in the hair growth cycle: Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. Laser hair removal can only target hair in the Anagen stage of growth; this is the “growing” stage in the cycle. Treatments performed on hairs not in the Anagen stage can be less effective as the hairs may not be fully pigmented yet, or may not be currently growing as they would in the Anagen stage. For this reason, treatments are spaced out and monitored to ensure maximum coverage in the right phases. Please always come to your treatments as booked so that we can ensure best results at all times.
If you usually wax, pluck, thread or mechanically remove hair from the root, you will need stop at least two weeks prior to your consultation. This is because laser treatment works on pigmented hair. If you remove the hair from the root, you remove the pigment and you will not get ultimate results. Between treatments we advise our clients to shave or trim. The advantage is that one doesn’t need to grow the hair as you do for waxing. If you have facial hair, we advise you use a facial trimmer or facial scissor. These are widely available at most beauty stores and are relatively inexpensive.
There is no issue with the laser and pregnancy with regards to safety, but as we do not know how your hormones are fluctuating and/or which medications or supplements you are taking during pregnancy, we require your own doctor’s assurance that the laser treatment may be carried out so that the best hair removal results can be achieved.