How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal works by destroying the hair bulb where hair grows from.
How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?
Depending on the area that is treated, you will need between 4 and 8 treatments.
Why are more than one laser hair removal treatment necessary?
Hair grows in cycles. At the time of a specific treatment session only a certain percentage of the hair follicles will be producing hair. Only hair follicles containing hair can be destroyed by the laser. Multiple treatments, spaced 6-8 weeks apart, are therefore needed to “catch” all the hair follicles in the phase where they have hair in them.
What does laser hair removal cost?
It depends on the size of the area being treated.
The following table can be used as a guideline. Prices are quoted in South African Rand (ZAR).
|Full beard||1000 – 1450|
|Chin||300 – 400|
|Cheek or side of face (cost is per cheek)||450 – 600|
|“Sideburns” (cost is for 2 sideburns)||450|
|Shoulder||400 – 600|
|Neck||450 – 650|
|Under arms (cost is for 2 under arms)||400 – 600|
|Chest||1000 – 1800|
|Stomach||400 – 850|
|Belly button area||350 – 550|
|Full Bikini (“Brazilian”)||950 – 1250|
|Bikini lines||400 – 800|
|Upper arms||800 – 1200|
|Forearms||800 – 1200|
|Upper legs||1800 – 2500|
|Lower legs||1500 – 2500|
|Upper back||1650 – 2000|
|Lower back||1200 – 1650|
The above pricelist can be used as a guideline. The final cost will vary slightly up or down depending on the specific size of the area treated.
Will the hair come back?
Laser hair removal will remove +-80% of pigmented hair. The remaining hair will be finer and lighter. Generally the overall effect should be a 80-90% improvement.
Does laser hair removal have any side-effects?
In experienced hands side effects are extremely rare, but blistering and pigmentation changes are possible. These will resolve over weeks to months.
Is laser hair removal treatment painful?
The pain sensation depends on a few factors. Firstly, is the type of equipment that is used. Treatment with older, so called first generation IPL machines, is sore because the machines emits a wavelength of light that heats water. Second generation machines do not heat water and do therefore not need any pain control. The area that is treated also influence the pain sensation. Genital areas are more sore than the legs. The pain threshold individuals also vary. In general if you can tolerate waxing in the bikini area, then laser hair removal with us should be very easy to handle.
Who does the laser hair removal procedure?
Sister Jessica Spence, does the majority of laser hair removal procedures.