I’ve covered a few common questions here, but do feel free to drop me a message if you have any questions

 

Hair Removal

How should I prepare for my treatment?

The laser targets the pigment below the surface of the skin, so there needs to be something there to target. For at least a week leading up to your treatment, no waxing, tweezing or epilating/plucking. This will allow the hair to get into a growth cycle and the treatment will be more effective.

You can shave the area, and you will need to shave 24 hours before your appointment.

For the duration of your treatment, shaving should be the only form of hair removal.

Does it hurt?

No. I set up the machine, based on your skin type and start at low power until we find a level that is comfortable for you. A water-based gel is applied to the skin, and the handle than delivers the IPL is water-cooled, so there is no over-heating of the skin. Some areas are more sensitive than others, and the light can feel more intense, but it is not a painful procedure.

Can I go in the sun before/after my treatment?

It is best to avoid exposure to the sun for a minimum of 2 weeks on either side of your treatment. An ideal gap between sun exposure and treatment is 4 weeks.

You can still have your treatment, but we will need to revisit your original skin-typing forms and adjust your treatment settings accordingly. If you have been in the sun, or plan to, then I recommend wearing SPF 50. I will not treat sunburnt skin.

How many sessions will I need?

Everybody responds differently – It depends on your skin and hair type. You will notice a reduction in hair growth after a few sessions, but you’ll need an average of 8-12 sessions to stop the regrowth.

Am I a suitable candidate?

Before proceeding with any treatment, you will need to fill out 3 forms, one of which is a medical history form. Certain medications and conditions mean that IPL treatment is not a suitable option. In these cases, I recommend that you speak to your GP. They will provide me with a letter of approval if they feel that it is safe for you to have the treatment.

Tattoo Removal

How should I prepare for my treatment?

Just make sure the area is clean and free from hair, with no sore areas/open wounds.

Does it hurt?

It feels like being flicked with an elastic band. Point blank. But if you can sit through getting a tattoo in the first place, then this will be no problem at all.

I also use cold presses that are applied periodically throughout the treatment to stop the skin from getting too hot.

Can I go in the sun before/after my treatment?

It is best to avoid exposure to the sun for a minimum of 2 weeks on either side of your treatment. An ideal gap between sun exposure and treatment is 4 weeks.

You can still have your treatment, but we will need to revisit your original skin-typing forms and adjust your treatment settings accordingly.

If you have been in the sun, or plan to, then I recommend wearing SPF 50. I will not treat sunburnt skin.

How many sessions will I need?

There are a lot of variables, like the colours of the ink, you’re overall health and how well you look after the treatment area. There is no blanket rule or average – each case is different.

Am I a suitable candidate?

Before proceeding with any treatment, you will need to fill out 3 forms, one of which is a medical history form. Certain medications and conditions mean that the treatment is not a suitable option.

In these cases, I recommend that you speak to your GP. They will provide me with a letter of approval if they feel that it is safe for you to have the treatment.

Carbon Facials

How should I prepare for my treatment?

Just make sure the area is makeup-free and clean-shaven (men), with no sore areas/open wounds.

Does it hurt?

No, the carbon is a gentle, cleansing gel which is applied avoiding eyes and mouth. The flashing of the Nd YAG laser feels warm but is not uncomfortable. Overall it is a pleasant treatment with no discomfort.

Can I go in the sun before/after my treatment?

It is best to avoid exposure to the sun for a minimum of 2 weeks on either side of your treatment. An ideal gap between sun exposure and treatment is 4 weeks. You can still have your treatment, but we will need to revisit your original skin-typing forms and adjust your treatment settings accordingly.

If you have been in the sun, or plan to, then I recommend wearing SPF 50. I will not treat sunburnt skin.

How many sessions will I need?

This is completely up to you. Carbon facials can be a stand-alone treatment to help clear up blemishes and uneven skin, or you can have a series of sessions which will help with collagen reproduction and will have a deeper, more visible effect.

Am I a suitable candidate?

Before proceeding with any treatment, you will need to fill out 3 forms, one of which is a medical history form. Certain medications and conditions mean that the treatment is not a suitable option. In these cases, I recommend that you speak to your GP. They will provide me with a letter of approval if they feel that it is safe for you to have the treatment.