Some patients find laser hair removal uncomfortable, but not ‘painful’. The lasers we use at VIDA Clinic are among the latest and best in the industry. Following your treatment your skin may be a little red, like a mild sunburn, but this should pass quickly. Your laser technician will advise you on the best ways to reduce this.
Patients report that compared to the pain of waxing, laser’s a breeze… with the added bonus of effective results!
Shave – Shave the treatment area the night before your appointment.
No Wax – Do not wax in the 4 weeks leading up to your appointment as pigment is required in the hair follicle for the laser to identify the hair and treatment to be effective
Preparation – Avoid direct sunlight and avoid exposing the area to direct sunlight for minimum 2-4 weeks prior to your treatment and always protect the skin with sunscreen.
Post Care – There may be some mild heat and redness in areas that have been treated. Soothe any redness and sensitivity with institut Laser Aid. This can be applied liberally for 3-5 days or until the skin has returned to its pre-treatment state.
Things To Avoid – For 24 hours post-treatment, avoid shaving, waxing, or plucking hair, exfoliation, excessive sweating, swimming or saunas, very hot showers, and tight restrictive clothing. Avoid exposing the area to direct sunlight for minimum 2-4 weeks after your treatment and always use the Age Defence 50+ sunscreen to protect the skin and maintain results.
Skincare – institut Glycolic Scrub 14% is recommended to use 5 days post-treatment to ensure the hair is encouraged to shed from the follicle and aid in the treatment of ingrown hairs.