Before going for any sort of laser treatment it is important to be educated on the risks and benefits associated with the treatment. The first thing you should do when going for a consultation is to jot down any names of medication you are taking, as these can cause skin sensitivity which might react to the laser. Your Dermal Therapist or General Practitioner will check your medical history to check that it is safe for you to go ahead with the treatment.
One of the main ways to reduce the pain of laser waxing treatment is through preparation. Shave using a new razor and shaving foam 24 hours before your treatment. Don’t under any circumstances pluck or wax the area, as this will nullify any effect the laser treatment will have. Avoid any sort of tanning, real or fake, at least a week before your appointment. On the day it is best to try to avoid using any form of deodorant, as the laser works best when the skin is clean and bare.
Many celebrities are well known to have treatment around the Christmas holidays. As they spend less time out in public and so it becomes the perfect opportunity for them to have treatment without anybody knowing.
Women will be happy to know that make up can generally be applied to the treated area just one hour after the treatment.
One of the clear main advantages of having a laser treatment over plastic surgery is that there is no downtime. If you want to walk out of the practise an hour after your treatment and go back to work, you can do. The pain from laser treatments varies depending on the strength of the laser used. Some treatments don’t even require anaesthesia and have been likened to a “pricking” sensation. Laser hair removal is in fact much less painful than waxing. It has been likened 8-12 pen pokes on each armpit.
Some lasers come with a cryogenic spray that cools the area after it has been hit by the laser. Nearly all laser treatments, whether it be for face rejuvenation or laser hair removal have a “cooling off period” of around 24-48 hours where the skin will be resemble being sunburnt. Like sunburn, the redness will gradually reduce over a two week period.
With facial laser treatment after two to three weeks the new generation skin generally beings to come through and you should start to notice differences in your skins complexion and feel. With laser waxing you should notice a 15% reduction in hairs after just one treatment, but some hairs will grow back.
If you want to see the best results Eden Laser Clinics in Sydney are advising between three to five treatments to begin with, within three to four week intervals. After completion of that your fresh new skin should last around two years before further treatment is required. The cost of a treatment varies between the amount you have done, and how many treatments you have, and even, what gender you are. Treatments start from under $10 and range upwards to around the $800 mark for a full five sessions of full treatment.
Risks of infections or scarring from laser treatments are very rare. You should ask your dermal therapist for proof they have completed a nationally accredited dermal therapy qualification for laser treatment. Such a qualification should also be on display in the clinic or salon. After laser treatment to the face you are advised to stay out of any direct sunlight to avoid pigmentation of the new skin. You should also make sure you apply at least factor 30 sunscreen when in an outside location for around three months after the lasre treatment is completed. Laser hair removal takes around ten sessions to completely remove hair.