The laser emits a gentle light beam through the skin to the hair follicle. The energy transforms itself into heat, which destroys the hair follicle, leaving the surrounding skin unaffected thanks to a cooling device in the laser machine.
Is laser hair reduction permanent?
It depends on the quality and type of the laser used. CosmeSurge® offers the highest standards of treatment under the supervision of specialized doctors. All our machines are FDA approved for “permanent hair reduction”.
How many sessions are required?
It varies from patient to patient, depending on the skin color as well as the thickness and density of the hair. On average 5 – 7 sessions at 4 – 6 week intervals are necessary. Generally speaking, the thicker and darker the hair, the faster the result.
Do I need to take any precautionary measures before and after the laser treatment?
Yes, this is of utmost importance and the reason why a consultation is required before proceeding with the treatment. Direct sun exposure, self-tanning lotions and tanning booths must be avoided one month before and after the treatment.
A good medical sunblock with SPF (Sun Protection Factor) 30 or higher must be used daily for at least one month before and after the procedure to reduce the risk of pigment changes and to protect the skin from harmful UV rays.
Waxing, threading and plucking are not recommended for minimum one month before the treatment. Patients undergoing laser hair reduction are advised to shave the day before the laser procedure.
Use of active creams such as Retin-A or AHA (glycolic acid) should be discontinued at least four days before the treatment. Any laser procedures are not recommended during pregnancy or while taking a drug called Roaccutane.
A thorough consultation will be offered before proceeding to explain fully the protocol and assess suitability for the treatment. A patch test may be performed to ascertain parameters most suitable for your individual case.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Our prices vary depending on the concerned areas and are normally discussed during the initial consultation.
At CosmeSurge® our goal is to offer you the best quality of service at affordable prices. We kindly request you to adhere to our strict cancellation policy. We require 24 hour notice if you wish to cancel or re-schedule your appointment. A deposit will be needed to secure appointments of an hour or longer duration – this money will be forfeited for failure to show up and the treatment time may be reduced for late comers.
Treatments can last from a few minutes to a couple of hours depending on the size of the areas being treated.
Is it painful?
The laser can cause some discomfort, depending on personal tolerance, but this sensation can be minimized by a topical anesthesia cream applied up to one hour before the session.
During your consultation you will be prescribed the necessary creams
Can all hair colors and parts of the body be treated?
We use different lasers depending on your skin and hair color, hair texture and its location on the body. Our advanced lasers can remove all hair colors apart from blonde, grey and white from all parts of the body provided the hair is thick enough. Very fine hair cannot be removed, but it can be temporarily bleached with the laser.
What conditions apart from unwanted hair does the laser treat?
We have a wide range of lasers to remove spider veins, tattoos, age spots, freckles and rejuvenate the skin.
Hair removal or reduction in men:
A popular request is for men to have hair reduction in the neck area which is very uncomfortable to shave and or produces skin lesions after each shaving (folliculitis barbae).
Why CosmeSurge for Laser Hair Removal
At CosmeSurge®, we have at least one dedicated full time specialist per center, hence our outstanding results and track record of safety and patient satisfaction.