LASER HAIR REMOVAL (SHR) FAQs
How does the Skin Geek Super Hair Removal work?
It’s a safe and pain free way of treating unwanted hair. The area is worked over approx. 6 to 10 times with a flashing hand piece using low energy but with high frequency. This technique is referred to as the “in motion” method, because the hand piece is moved over the area in sliding movements.
The skin is heated gently through the melanin and the stem cells at 45 degrees. In this way even lighter and finer hair can be treated (although more sessions will be needed for lighter hair).
With Super Hair Removal, the hair pigment uses only 50% of the energy from the machine. The remaining 50% is absorbed into the stem cells, which are responsible for hair production…..and so systematically destroyed. Its 3 times faster and twice as accurate as other hair removal machines..
Is it painful?
No, you will feel it…. But it shouldn’t be painful. Low level impulses of light build up a gentle heat in the area being treated. More sensitive areas will have the cooling function increased and most clients report no pain, just heat.
How often will I need a treatment?
Its different on each area being treated. Your appointments will range from every 3 weeks to every 6 weeks as hair on different parts of the body have different growth rates. The “average” is 8 sessions.
What is the consultation for?
This is to check whether you are suitable for the treatment and determine the skin type.
A patch test will be carried out to check there are no adverse effects when the full treatment is being carried out.
You need to have at least 1mm of hair present at this time.
Can I shave between treatments?
Absolutely! You can shave frequently between sessions. In fact, i need you to be freshly shaved for each session.
I have a tan, can I still have a treatment?
Yes, unlike other hair removal machines, the Super Hair Removal machine is safe to have with a tan, BUT to get best results its best not to have a tan. An artificial fake tan can NOT be on the skin, as it coats the skin and makes the treatment less effective.
How long does each treatment take?
Each treatment time would vary depending on the area you are having treated. However, a standard guide would be that it takes the same time to treat an area with Super Hair Removal as it would take for you to get the area waxed meaning it is very quick and handy to get done on your lunch break or after work.
Does hair grow back once it has been removed?
As for all methods of permanent hair removal, it works by killing the hair growth from an individual follicle. However, certain hormonal changes, medication or disorders can stimulate hair growth, but this would be from a new follicle showing new hair growth.
Will I need maintenance sessions?
Yes. As hair growth can be stimulated by hormonal changes, medication etc. it is always possible for new hair follicles to be stimulated resulting in new hair growth. How many sessions will vary from person to person depending on the factors affecting their hair growth, but its not unusual to expect to need anything from a couple of maintenance sessions per year to every 2 years.
How quickly do you see results?
Hair reduction will begin immediately after your first treatment, but become noticeable after your third treatment. Hair follicles that have been destroyed by the machine will not regrow, however a few hairs whose growth cycle did not match your treatment sessions may reappear and these are easily treated in short single sessions…. If again, you are lucky enough to catch them at the correct stage.
Why multiple treatments?
Hair growth occurs in 4 stages: Early Anagen (early hair growth), Anagen (active hair growth), Catagen (regression) and Telogen (resting, not growing). Hair removal only affects the Anagen stage (actively growing hair). Approximately 20% of hair is removed with each treatment. A few treatments are therefore required for the treatment area to be hair free.
What do I need to do for my hair removal treatment?
You need to have shaved the entire area to be treated 48 hours before (24 if you have a very fast hair growth. You need to have no visible hair on the skin.
Its recommended that you stop waxing, threading or plucking for at least 6 weeks before your first Super Hair Removal treatment. There needs to hair to be in a certain growth stage for effective treatment and this is why this is very important. If you wax or pluck a hair, the hair is completely removed from the follicle and disrupts the hair growth system we need for effective permanent hair removal. i advise you to wait 6 to 8 weeks after waxing or plucking before having Super Hair Removal. Shaving is perfectly fine between treatments.
Be free from artificial fake tan.
Avoid the sun for 72 hours before a treatment to avoid too much heat in the area as the treatment would not be possible if there was any sunburn present.
If anything changes in your consultation form (e.g medication) between the initial consultation or between each appointment then please let me know.
What is your cancellation policy?
At Peaches we have a 24hour cancellation policy should you need to cancel or change your appointment.
Booked in Salon/Over the phone: Where a deposit has been paid – if you cannot give 24 hours notice to cancel or change the appointment, then the deposit previously paid will no longer be valid towards a future appointment.
Booked Online/App: If you cannot give 24hours notice to cancel or change your appointment – the card the booking was made with will be charged at the total cost of the treatment you were booked in for.
In a first instance, as a one-off gesture (pending the charge goes through successfully and providing you show for next appointment) your next appointment will be free of charge. Our booking system will only allow us to honour this one time, so please do let us know in advance of 24hours where you can if you are unable to make your original appointment.
See full details here: https://peacheswaxbar.com/cancellation-policy/