Laser Hair Removal FAQ’s

 How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by emitting a concentrated beam of light that targets the pigment in hair follicles – the heat from the laser damages the follicle, inhibiting future hair growth.

Is laser hair removal safe?

Yes, laser hair removal is considered safe when performed by trained professionals using FDA-approved equipment. It’s essential to follow pre- and post-treatment care instructions to minimise potential risks.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Most people experience some discomfort during laser hair removal, often described as a sensation similar to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. Advances in technology, such as cooling systems, have made the process more tolerable.

How many sessions are needed for effective results?

The number of sessions varies based on factors like hair colour, skin type, hair thickness and the treatment area. On average, 6-8 sessions are recommended for optimal and long-lasting results. Clients with hormone disorders may need more sessions. 

Are there any side effects of laser hair removal?

Temporary side effects may include redness, swelling, and mild discomfort, but these usually subside within a few hours to days. Serious side effects are rare when the procedure is performed correctly.

Can laser hair removal be used on all skin types?

The Lumiere has made it possible to treat all skin tones.  It’s essential to consult with our skilled practitioner to determine the most suitable treatment for your skin type. Book a free consultation with one of our specialists today to start your journey

Are there any restrictions or precautions before getting laser hair removal?

Patients are generally advised to avoid sun exposure and certain skincare products before treatment. Additionally, individuals with specific medical conditions or taking certain medications may not be suitable candidates.

Does laser hair removal work on all hair colours?

Laser hair removal is most effective on dark, coarse hair because the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle. Lighter hair colours, such as grey or white, may not respond as well to treatment.

Can I undergo laser hair removal if I’m pregnant?

While there’s limited research on the effects of laser hair removal during pregnancy, many practitioners recommend postponing the procedure until after childbirth to avoid potential risks.

How long does a laser hair removal session take?

The duration of a session depends on the size of the treatment area. Smaller areas like the upper lip may take only a few minutes, while larger areas like the legs or back may take an hour or more.