FAQ

FAQ

 

Laser Hair Removal

Q: When does laser not work?
A: Light is attracted to the pigment in the hair. Red, blond, grey and white hairs have no pigment so the treatment will not work.
Q: What can you expect during the treatment?
A: A layer of chilled gel is applied to the desired area to cool the skin and guide the light. The applicator is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The process is repeated over the whole area of skin until the desired site has been treated. The gel is removed and the area is washed and moisturised.
Q: What side effect may occur?
A: The appearance of the treated area immediately following treatment will vary from Client to Client, depending on the extent of the treatment and the skin type. You may experience slight redness, itching or local swelling on the treated area, which indicate that the follicles have responded to the treatment.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Each person reacts differently. Most people need around 8 to 12 sessions.
Q: How do I prepare for a laser session?
A:
  1. Shave area to be treated a day before or on the day of treatment.
  2. Remove make up prior to sessions.
  3. No direct sun exposure to area to be treated for at least 4 weeks before treatment.
  4. No tweezing or plucking 30 days before treatment.
  5. No waxing 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatment please!
Q: What do I do between treatments?
A: You can shave, trim or thread.
Q: How often do I come for treatments?
A: Between 4 to 6 weeks
Q: How long does a treatment session last?
A: 5 minutes for upper lip up to an hour for legs or back. Full bikini takes about 20 minutes in total.
Q: Is your laser safe for teenagers?
A: Definitely, yes!
Q: Does it hurt?
A: People react differently due to sensitivity levels. However, the treatment is completely PAINLESS!
Q: What post treatment care must I take?
A: a) Stay away from direct sun exposure
b) Use sunblock – SPF 30 or SPF 50 when out in the sun in between treatments
c) Avoid heat treatments such as saunas, steam rooms and jacuzzi’s
Q: What should I expect post treatment?
A:
  1. Mild redness may be noticed and may last from a few hours to a few days – this will disappear – do not interfere as it will go away!
  2. Do not expose the area to sunlight, heat, chemicals or alcohol for at least 48 hours after each treatment and use a good quality sun block.
  3. Avoid hot water on treatment area for a few hours after treatment
  4. Within 2-3 weeks, you should experience shedding of all treated hair. At first, hair will look like it’s growing back in, but it is just coming through the skin to shed. Shedding starts at about 2 weeks and can last until 4 weeks after treatment. Exfoliating and/or scrubbing gently can help speed up the process. After shedding finishes, you might experience little black “pepperspots” which will shed eventually.
    After shedding occurs, you should experience a hairfree period for a few weeks. Your next treatment should take place when the next set of hair that was dormant before starts to grow.
Q: Can men get their beard done?
A: Yes for sure. However, remember that laser hair removal is permanent so you need to be sure of the area being treated.
Q: What else do I need to disclose?
A: a) Are you pregnant
b) Are you using any skin lighteners or vitamin A creams eg Retina, Different, Retinol, Renova, Hydroquinone
c) Are you diabetic
b) Are you undergoing chemotherapy?
c) Are you epileptic?
Q: When does laser not work?
A: Light is attracted to the pigment in the hair. Red, blond, grey and white hairs have no pigment so the treatment will not work.
Q: Will the effect be long lasting?
A: Laser Hair removal is quite effective on hair that is in the active growth phase, but cannot prevent new hair from developing. We recommend that Clients first explore a possible underlying reason if they experience extreme hair growth, as treatments might seem ineffective if the body keeps developing new hair. It might seem like there is no reduction, when in fact your body is producing new hair. Talk to your doctor if you suspect you might have an underlying medical condition causing excessive hair growth before starting Laser hair removal treatments.

Laser Lipo

Q: What results can I expect?
A: Clients lose on average of 1 – 3 cm per session, but results may vary with different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medications, and changes in hormones. Proper diet and increased physical activity will certainly improve and help to maintain these astonishing results.
Q: How often can I have treatments?
A: Treatments can only be done every alternative day. Treat one area of concern at a time for best results.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Safety is very important and there have been extensive clinical trials to endorse the safety and effectiveness of the ultrasound cavitation treatment.
Q: How is this treatment done?
A: To start, on the day of your treatment, measurements are taken and recorded on your chart. Then the therapist will use the ultrasound heads on the area for up to 20 minutes.
Q: How does treatment work?
A: Gentle ultrasound waves can be heard ‘singing’ at a special frequency to remove fat cells permanently. Once removed, these cells will not regrow. When treating for fat volume reduction, ultrasound waves painlessly disrupt the walls of cells containing fat found below the skin within the subcutaneous fat layer, while other tissues such as blood vessels and nerves are unharmed. As fat cells are not able to multiply, once removed, they will not return, helping to maintain a long-term fat reduction. This is similar to removal of fat by surgical liposuction, but in this case 100% non-invasively.
Q: Will the effect be long-lasting?
A: The fat cells treated with ultrasound cavitation will not return or regrow, so that is a permanent effect. However, the length of time that the body shaping will last for is completely in your hands. How much you eat and how much exercise you take will also affect your long-term body shape.


Radio Frequency

Q: How often can I have treatments?
A: It is recommended that treatments take place every 14 days. Multiple areas can be treated simultaneously.
Q: Is it safe?
A: The radio frequency face lift was approved by the FDA as a non-surgical treatment for wrinkles and facial skin imperfections.
Q: How is this treatment done?
A: A layer of gel is applied to the treatment area. Heat generated by RF waves then shrinks the bundle of collagen under the skin.
Q: What results can I expect?
A:
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines, and softens deeper frown lines
  • Noticeably improves skin tone and texture
  • Stimulates new collagen formation and plumps the skin
Q: Will the effect be long-lasting?
A: Energy absorbed by the targeted area stimulates your skin to activate collagen production. Together collagen and elastin reinforce the skin’s firmness and contours. These protein fibers continue to strengthen after your treatment and you will see improved results over the months ahead.

Teeth Whitening

Q: Does not work on:
A:
a) False Teeth
b) Crowns
c) Veneers
d) Implants
e) Porcelain veneers
Q: Braces
A: Wait for 1 month after braces removed before treatment.
Q: After Treatment:
A: Teeth darken naturally over time and is accelerated when teeth are exposed to staining agents including Coffee, Tea, Tobacco, Red Wine and Sodas
Q: Pregnant women and children all ages:
A: Completely safe to use
Q: How long does it last?
A: 4 to 6 months if teeth are not exposed to staining agents.
3 to 4 months if teeth are exposed to staining agents.

Intense Pulse light

Q: Before we start…
A:
Prior to any treatment we will provide a full consultation. The consultation identifies your expectations and provides a complete explanation of the treatment.
A medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment and if you wish to proceed a written informed consent is obtained and a test patch is performed to confirm there are no adverse skin reactions to the light Filters in the handpiece change the wavelength range allowing it to be optimized for different applications and skin types.The light penetrates the tissue and absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions damaging them. The body’s natural processes then remove the injured tissue giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance. The treatment regimen typically consists of 6 – 10 treatments administered at 2 week intervals. Clients should start seeing results within a very short time
Q: How is the treatment carried out?
A: You will be asked to put on goggles to protect your eyes. A layer of chilled gel is applied to the area to cool the skin and guide the light. The light applicator is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the whole area is treated. The chilled gel is removed and the area is moisturised
Q: Am I suitable to have treatments?
A: Almost everyone can be treated, excluding tanned individuals, pregnant women or people taking the acne treatment Roaccutane. However, not all pigmented lesions can be treated. Large, dark moles should not be treated, nor should lesions covering a large part of the body. The pigmented marks that respond the best are superficial lesions such as those caused by sun damage (sun spots) and freckles .
Q: How does the treatment feel?
A: The light energy is absorbed by the skin, and heats it up very quickly, creating a sharp, short-lived pinprick sensation. No anaesthesia is required, other than cooling the skin with icepacks. Most Clients describe the discomfort as moderate and acceptable. You might experience a sunburn-like sensation that lasts 2 to 5 hours which is often associated with mild to moderate redness. The treated area is generally sensitive to heat for 2 days following treatment.
Q: What should I expect after the treatment?
A: Redness and a slight warming sensation are normal after treatment. The lesions will darken after treatment and may appear more obvious at first, but gradually the marks will ‘flake’ away. Continued sun exposure may result in recurrence of the original mark and sunscreen should be used to prevent this happening. It will be necessary to avoid sun exposure or use a high protection sunscreen for 2 weeks after the treatment. After treatment of pigmented lesions the lesion will go darker sometimes almost black, then will fall off within 7 to 28 days (depending on the area of the body) or it will just gradually fade. After treatment of vascular lesions they will either disappear immediately or appear grey or purplish in colour. Diffuse redness immediately appears more red, then gradually lightens within 2-3 weeks. Vascular treatments generally require 3-4 weekly treatments for best results.
Q: How long does each treatment take?
A: A typical treatment session will take 30 minutes.
Q: How many treatments are necessary?
A: The number of treatments necessary varies from person to person, but typically 6 – 10 treatments will result in significant improvement, depending on the severity of the condition. IPL treatments should take place fortnightly.