Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
It can treat the following areas:
Pubic Area and
2. Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Experts primarily consider skin tone and hair color in determining your suitability as a candidate. Grey and blonde hairs, unfortunately, do not respond well to laser hair removal because these hair follicles lack pigment. A consultation is the best way for us to personally assess your hair’s characteristics. We prioritize patient satisfaction, which is why we would not push you towards laser hair removal if we find that it won’t produce good results.
3. Is laser hair removal safe?
Yes. Proper techniques performed by a certified and experienced technician render safe and effective results (Lim and Lanigan, 2006). There are associated risks, but these are minimal especially if proper precaution is taken. At The Aesthetics Centre, we make sure that we first conduct a thorough assessment to point out any potential complications.
4. Does the treatment hurt?
The sensation is similar to that of a rubber band being snapped on your skin which is tolerable.
5. How long does a treatment take?
The time period of the procedure is case-by-case basis. Consultation is highly recommended.
6. How long will the results last?
The results of laser hair removal is long-lasting for all skin types.
7. How many treatments will I need?
This treatment targets hair that is in the anagen or development phase as this is the time when a follicle has the most melanin. Based on studies, any area contains almost 20-30% of anagen hairs at any single time and these follicles are the ones that respond best to treatment. During your consultation, we will advise you further about the number of sessions and type of treatment that fit your needs.
Since each client’s expectation of hair loss is different, some may already be happy with 50-60% hair loss, while others prefer an 80-95% maximum loss.
8. How much is laser hair removal?
The price varies depending on the size of the area of focus and the amount of hair to be removed. A price quotation can only be given only after you have been personally evaluated.
Lim, S. and Lanigan, S. (2006). A review of the adverse effects of laser hair removal. Lasers in Medical Science, 21(3), pp.121-125.
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