Hello everyone, we're getting a lot of questions from you about your ongoing Laser hair removal treatments, so I just wanted to put your minds at rest and clarify a few points as simply as possible
UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES The success of Laser hair removal depends on several things:
1. Spaced/regular treatments - usually 4, 6 or 8 weeks apart depending on hair growth and which area is being treated. For example, facial hair tends to be treated every 4-6 weeks, whereas body hair removal is usually 6-8 weeks between treatments
2. Targeting the hair when it's in the active growth cycle - not all the hair present during each treatment will be in the active growth phase. This means that we will be targeting anything from around 20% - 80% of active hair each time you have a treatment. Every body is different, and each person's hair growth patterns are unique to them, therefore success rates vary widely
3. Non removal of hair during your course by waxing, plucking, epilating or threading. We need the follicles to be actively producing hair - if the hair ( or more accurately, the hair bulb) is pulled out, the follicle is 'empty' and the Laser is not effective
QUESTIONS WE ARE BEING ASKED
I've only just started my Laser course, how will the interruption affect my results?
If you have only received one or two treatments from your course, we have decided to ignore these and simply start your course again from the beginning as soon as we are able. You won't be charged for this.
I'm half way through my course, how will stopping now affect my results?
If you have had 3 or more treatments, you may already be seeing signs of a slow-down or reduction of growth. As each person is different, I will assess you individually, and make any adjustments with extra treatments if needed.
You have told me I can't pluck or wax/epilate but I have some hair growth that is bothering me. What should I do?
Because we are in such unusual circumstances, I give you permission to pluck or wax! We think that we might be able to reopen the clinic in around 4 weeks" time, but this is very much dependent on Government and Health Protection England guidelines. Please keep checking back on our website and here on the blog, as I will be updating proposed reopening dates as we receive information.
Please also check our social media sites for news and updates, including our Instagram and Facebook pages. You'll find links to these on this website. I will of course contact you all personally to reschedule appointments as we get a clearer picture of the situation.
I would like to personally thank all of you for your kind messages of support and understanding. I wish you and your loved ones good health, and I will see you all again soon.