FAQs 2019-02-18T14:49:13+00:00

FAQs

Why do I need a consultation?
A consultation gives you the opportunity of making sure the treatment is right for you. All the details & facts are fully explained  before any treatment takes place. A written information guide is also included.

Why do I need a patch test for IPL & laser treatments?
A patch test will enable us to choose the right treatment/settings for your individual skin type. It will also give you an indication of what to expect from your treatment.

How does hair removal work?

  • IPL treatments permanently reduces hair from all parts of the face and body
  • There are three phases of the hair growth cycle: active growth, transition and resting
  • Intense pulse light acts by destroying the hair follicles that are in the active growth phase
  • Further treatments are necessary to destroy the hair that is not in the active phase
    • Treatment sensation varies from area to area and from client to client. This is kept to a minimum with the application of a cooling gel prior to treatment which protects the skin from the heat of the light
    • The applicator is then pressed onto the skin and the light energy is absorbed into the hair causing a heat reaction to destroy the follicle
    • Immediately following the treatment the area may appear a little red or swollen
    • About 7 days after your treatment hair will start to shed. During this period it will appear that the hairs are growing as the epidermis is pushing them out

Do I need to pay for consultation & patch test?
A £20 charge is redeemable against the cost of your full treatment.

Is IPL hair removal painful?
Using the latest technology + a very effective cooler system this treatment is virtually pain free for most clients.

How many treatments do I need for hair removal?
A minimum of 6 treatments would always be recommended for hair removal at 4 week intervals. However individuals will vary due to colour, density, hormonal changes, & stages of hair growth. This will be discussed at consultation.

What happens if I need more IPL treatments?
Future top up treatments may be required After 6 treatments you will be put onto our maintenance programme with a 20% discount for either a single treatment or another course. 

Is IPL skin rejuvenation painful?
Using the latest technology + a very effective cooler system this treatment is virtually pain free for most clients. For Acne & pigmentation treatments, deeper wavelengths are used, therefore a different sensation may be experienced.

How many treatments do I need for IPL skin rejuvenation?
A minimum of 6 treatments at 4 week intervals, would be recommended to stimulate the collagen production However depending on the area & your individual concerns this can be discussed at consultation. For Rosacea, Acne & pigmentation the number of treatments needed will also vary.

How many carbon laser treatments do I need?
A single treatment has the immediate effect of a gentle laser peel, which is great if you are attending a special event.
A series of treatments can help with new collagen formation & is enhanced by the second stage of treatment to regenerate the collagen & elastin fibres, thus leading to reduction in the appearance of fine lines. 

How does Advanced electrolysis work?
For the dissipation of thread veins the blood vessels are cauterised by using advanced electrolysis techniques.  Skin tags are also cauterised in a similar way. which will then harden & will fall off in a few days.  More than one treatment may be needed.

How many treatments would I need for tattoo removal?
Multiple treatments would be necessary to achieve desired results. This would depend on many factors such as  Size of tattoo  Amount & type of ink used Colour of tattoo.

What tattoo colours can be removed?
When the ink absorbs the light from our Q switched laser, it breaks up the ink particles so your body can remove them naturally and safely.  The lighter the tattoo colour the less light particles it can absorb. Therefore, white, yellow, light green & turquoise cannot be fully removed. Black, grey, dark blue, red, orange & pink colours can be treated. However this will depend on the type of inks previously used, as tattoos are meant to be permanent.

* Disclaimer: Results and patient experience may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as age, medical history and lifestyle.