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LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Smooth, hair-free skin without having to shave or wax!

Sick of shaving, plucking, or waxing? Here at ADL Aesthetics we provide IPL laser hair removal that can reduce unwanted hair permanently.

IPL hair removal systems offer clinically-proven, safe, and effective, long-term hair removal on areas such as the face, armpits, legs, bikini line, chest, and the back.

Laser hair removal utilises technology to deliberately remove hair from the body. As hair grows all over the body, some hairs are hardly noticeable, and there are areas where hair grows more quickly and more prominently. People often have hair in unwanted places, which is too excessive for them.

Using laser hair removal is the best possible solution for the reduction of hair. Our treatment works by targeting hair follicles; its energy damages the area then goes on to destroy the follicles. This then stops the follicle from producing further hair in the future. The laser creates an intense beam of light, which is then absorbed by the follicles; however, the surrounding tissues remain unaffected.

It is important to understand that laser hair removal is not electrolysis. Electrolysis works by directing an electric current into each individual hair follicle, which is painful and time-consuming. IPL, on the other hand, can target a large number of hairs in one go, in a much less painful manner.

PRE-CARE

Avoid direct sun exposure for four to six weeks prior to treatment.

Do not apply self-tanners or spray tans for four weeks prior to treatment.

Please arrive with no makeup, including eyeliner, mascara, or lipstick.

If the skin is irritated from the use of exfoliants like Tretinoin, discontinue use one week prior to treatment.

Depending on your skin type, a bleaching regimen may be started two to six weeks before treatment.

You must notify the technician if you have had any cosmetic tattooing on or near the area to be treated.

You must notify your doctor if you are on aspirin, ibuprofen, iron supplementation, anticoagulants, vitamin E, or herbal supplements such as gingko, garlic, or ginseng. We recommend avoiding these products for two weeks prior to your procedure unless your primary care physician has placed you on them for a medical condition.

Photosensitizing medications including doxycycline and tetracycline should be discontinued three days prior to treatment

AFTERCARE

Generally, a “sunburned” feeling on treatment area is experienced for up to 24-48 hours.

To minimize swelling, apply cold compresses to the treatment area for 10 minutes of every hour on the day of the treatment.

Sleep on your back with your head elevated on the first night post-treatment.

The gradual darkening of pigmentation will occur. Patients are advised not to rub the treatment area or try to scrub the area away. This is part of the healing process and should start to slough off in three to four days.

In extreme cases, blistering, burns, or bleeding may occur; Please call your physician if this occurs.

STRICT adherence to sun protection/sunscreen. Direct sunlight should be avoided for four weeks post-treatment.

Resume a regular skin regimen once the treatment area is back to “normal.”

IPL should be scheduled every four to six weeks (depending on treatment reaction) and can be done for a series of six treatments.

BENEFITS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL

  • Reduction of ingrown hairs
  • Smoother skin
  • No more shaving or waxing
  • Minimal irritation to the skin
  • Permanent hair reduction
  • Reduces excessive hair growth
  • Smaller pores and easy, stress-free body care.
laser hair removal aftercare

WHAT TO EXPECT

Is Laser Hair Removal painful?

This treatment does not hurt, however some people will experience a "sunburnt" appearance in the treated areas.

How many treatments are required?

Depending on the area being treated it can take between 5-10 treatments. Areas of coarser darker hair, like the lower legs, bikini and underarms usually require fewer treatments.

What happens after?

After treatment, the dead hair needs to come through the skin; it pushes through and then sheds after around three weeks. During this period of time, the hairs will seem to grow as they are pushed out by the new skin.

When the second treatment is completed, depending on your skin type and hair type, the area can become patchy as some follicles can stop producing hairs. During this treatment, the skin may become red and the hair follicles will be raised, however, this usually calms down after a few hours but sometimes can take up to 48 hours to reduce.

It is very rare but some clients do find the skin becomes itchy a few days later when the hairs are pushing through.

As the laser only targets the hair that is actively growing, multiple treatments are necessary to treat the hair. Different hair follicles will be at different growth stages at any one time, which is why you will need a number of treatments to remove all the hairs. This can vary from person to person.

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