Laser Hair Removal - Frequently asked questions
How does laser remove the hair?
Laser hair removal #tuliplaserclinic works by targeting and breaking down the melanin (the pigment that gives hair its color) in a hair follicle, which makes that hair fall out. Therefore, the process works best to remove coarse and dark hair. It may not work or won’t work at all to remove red, blond, gray, or white hair.
Go for a consultation.
A consultation with your practitioner before your first treatment will allow the clinic to assess your health. They will also administer a patch test to determine whether you are a good candidate for the treatment, and which process will work best based on your skin and hair type. Laser hair removal works poor for women with polycystic ovaries disease or other hormonal problems. If you are taking any medications, especially new ones or a course of antibiotics, talk to your practitioner before undergoing laser hair removal. Some medications can cause photosensitivity, which could lead to a bad burn from the treatment.
What should I expect during a hair removal consultation?
You will need to shave the area prior to the visit. Once you are in the treatment room, your Laser practitioner will explain everything to you about the laser and what to expect during the treatments. A photo of the area will be taken (if this is Brazilian, only the thigh will be in the shot and cleared by you to be filed). Please discuss with your Laser Technician, if you have more questions or unique situations in your consultation session
Does laser hair removal work on all skin types?
A consultation is necessary to determine the specifications required to meet your hair removal needs. The settings on the laser machine can be adjusted depending on your hair and skin color. Tulip Laser Clinic offers the latest hair removal technology, so limitations are minimal
*Note: if you have blonde or red hair, laser will not be as effective as darker hairs, because the laser picks up the contrast between the hair follicle and the skin pigment. With blonde and red hair, the contrast between the hair and skin pigmentation is very few.
Is laser hair removal painful?
During laser hair removal, patients report a snapping feeling. For the most part, the ice that comes out while the laser is on will cover the laser sensation. A small number of patients report minor itching, redness or swelling in the treatment area that subsides within a few days.
How does the laser target the hair for removal?
Lasers use light pulses to heat the hair follicle and destroy its roots without damaging the surrounding tissue or skin. By targeting the follicle, laser hair removal treatments inhibit any future hair growth. The goal of laser hair removal is significant permanent reduction in the number of hairs in the treatment area. You should be aware, however, that while laser hair removal slows down the rate of re-growth, it does not immediately remove all of the hair; and you should not expect all the hair to be immediately "burned off" or removed. Some temporary hair growth may occur after the treatments. This hair may fall out after several weeks, and less hair will grow back after each treatment. Typically, the re-growth is less coarse and lighter in color. Shaving or trimming can be used to remove hair that grows back. There have been rare cases, mostly with patients who have a darker skin color, of laser hair removal devices growing more hair. As a reminder - blonde, gray, white, red or fine hair do not respond to the laser. While permanent hair removal is not guaranteed, most patients achieve significant reduction following completion of a series of regularly-spaced laser treatments (on average, 70% less hair).
Not so long ago, laser hair removal was limited to women. It wasn’t really for men, unless it was needed like athletes, body-builder, competitive swimmer, etc. In most cases, male body hair remained intact, perhaps because of the masculine aspect. For the most part, men don't want to be totally hairless – but they definitely want some thinning out. This is particularly true with the back and chest. However, there are also men interested in laser hair removal for the eyebrow area, around the ears. What’s important for people no matter men or women is to seek out a professional skin care clinic that uses the most advanced technology available, and offers clinicians who are skilled and proficient in their work. #tuliplaserclinic, laser hair removal is both safe and reliable – six- eight treatments are recommended, and noticeable results can be seen after 2 or 3 treatments. While results differ with every individual, based on skin color and hair color, the overall results are long lasting.
How many treatments do I need?
Hair follicles have different stages in hair growth cycle it means in a given time, some hairs are actively growing while others are dormant. Laser hair removal requires multiple treatments to catch each hair as it enters the “active” growth phase. The number of laser hair removal treatments necessary for complete hair removal varies from person to person, and is best determined during consultation. Most patients require 6-8 hair removal treatments, spread out between 4-6 week intervals.
In what areas can I do Laser?
Basically everywhere, except eyebrows. We prefer not to get too close to the eyes. Be sure to come in for our painless eyebrow treading or waxing instead!
How long after waxing can I get the Laser Hair Removal done?
You need to wait at least 6 weeks after your last wax. DO NOT TWEEZE.
Is there any down time for laser hair removal?
After your treatment you should be ready to go back to work or go on with your day. In terms of hair removal, you will notice some hairs falling out during or directly after the treatment. This trend will continue for about 21 days – just when it is about time for you to reschedule your next appointment. Rare after effects include: redness in the area that was treated. If you were exposed to the sun without sunscreen, you may also notice a skin discoloration.
When exactly should I shave before my laser treatment?
Shaving properly before each session is important. Shave within 24 hours of your laser appointment. Your Laser Technician will not be able to do laser treatment on the areas that hair are present on the skin. the reason is that the hairs increases the risk of burning the skin underneath and further hyper-pigmentation may occur. Should you miss areas while shaving or not shave within 24 hours of a laser,#Tuliplaserclinic will either need to avoid doing laser and reschedule the session or your Laser Technician can shave them for a fee. Please note that even if only a small patch was missed, there will still be $ charge.
What should I know following my laser hair removal treatment?
Immediately following your treatment, and for two weeks after your session, you should avoid unprotected sun exposure. If you have to go out into the sun, then you will need to apply sunscreen with Zinc, 30 SPF, or higher. Clients obtaining laser hair removal treatments need to avoid from waxing and/or tweezing as a hair removal option. While receiving laser treatments, please shave to remove remaining hair in between laser sessions.
Can I get laser hair removal treatments while I’m pregnant?
The answer is NO. It is not recommended. Breast feeding mother are allowed to do Laser treatments for all body area except than breast while they are breast feeding.
Do you offer laser hair removal packages at a discount rate?
Yes! #tuliplaserclinic Buy a package of five and get one for free.