FAQ - Laser Hair Removal
How long does each treatment session take?
It depends on where you're getting the treatment - an upper lip will be much faster than both legs.
What does the treatment feel like?
Once the treatment starts, you'll feel some heat in the area, but this will last only a short while, thanks to the real-time cooling system that kicks in right away to help minimize discomfort. If your technician is using PULSE mode, it will feel like a snap of an elastic band against your skin. If they're using SLIDE mode, it will feel like a series of light snaps as the technician glides the applicator continuously across the treatment area.
Can I do it during my lunch break?
Yes! Venus Epileve treatments are fast, even on larger areas like the back or two full legs. It's also ideal for treating multiple areas, like the bikini and underarms.
How many sessions will I need to see results?
Most patients receive 4-6 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person's skin type, hair colour and texture, and the area being treated.
How often/far apart should the treatments be?
Treatments are done 4-8 weeks apart.
Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?
Make sure your skin is clean and shaved. Do not apply creams or makeup (if you're getting treatment on your face) before your session. Stop using any products that might irritate your skid 2-3 days before starting your treatment. They will also ask about your medical history, so it helps to have that information ready.
How long will the results last and are they permanent?
It depends on how your hair grows. Some people may see longer-lasting hair removal, while others who see sporadic hair growth in the area may need a touch-up treatment to maintain the results.
Am I a good candidate for the treatment? Will the treatment work for me?
Laser hair removal is for individuals who want to permanently reduce the unwanted hair on their face or body through laser treatments because they are tired of the conventional methods that only yield temporary results.
For sfety reasons, you may not be able to get this treatment if you have/are:
-Previous problems with laser therapy
-A history of Keloid scarring
-Active infection or history of herpes simplex in the treatment area
-Use of depilatories or other hair removal treatments, such as waxing, plucking or electrolysis, within 6 weeks prior to treatment.
-Hypersensitivity to hydroquinone or other bleaching agents
-Use of Oral Accutane within 6 weeks prior to treatment.
I have darker skin - Can I still get this treatment done?
Venus Epileve hair removal treatments can be done on darker skin tones, even tanned skin, by using different settings as there is a higher risk of discolouration (since darker skin has more pigment in it) The technician will perform a test spot and wait 15 minutes up to 48 hours, depending on your skin tone to assess your reaction to the laser. He/she would know best what treatment parameters are most appropriate to use for your skin type.