Frequently Asked Questions
- Does it hurt?
- How long does a treatment last?
- How many treatments would I need to have?
- Are there any side-effects to treatments?
The glass filter in contact with your skin is pre-cooled, which minimises discomfort.
However, there is some discomfort experienced during each flash of the Laser/IPL likened to the sensation of an elastic band being snapped against the skin.
This sensation is brief, and the treated skin is immediately cooled, which removes any feelings of discomfort.
It is a heat treatment, so the procedure does feel hot!
An average treatment would take 10-15 minutes to complete. Larger areas i.e. leg veins may take longer.
Usually 3-4 treatments are necessary to get good results. There should be an improvement after each treatment, so you can stop when you are happy. Some clients continue with maintenance treatments a couple of times a year.
In the correct hands, Laser and IPL treatments are very safe. These are essentially light, converted to heat treatments so if there are any problems they are heat related. It would be normal to see temporary reddening and sometimes a small amount of swelling in the treated areas. There is no prolonged downtime. It is important that you are not sun tanned for the treatment.