No, unfortunately we cannot put our laser technology over the top of tattoos.
Because we use only the most advanced medical grade Candela Lasers for our laser hair removal treatments, we can treat medium to darker skin tones. We offer two different laser machines, the GentleLase Pro and GentleYag to achieve the safest, most effective results. Our laser technicians use the Fitzpatrick Classification Scale to determine your skin type at consultation, allowing for the most suitable machine to be selected for your hair removal treatment.
GentleLase Pro is best for skin types with a fair to medium skin tone. GentleYag is best for skin types with a medium to darker skin tone.
Your laser technician will assess your skin at each consultation and treat you using the most appropriate settings for your skin type and recent results. Your settings will change throughout the course of your laser hair removal treatments to ensure optimal results.
At Laser Clinics New Zealand, we recommend that Laser Hair Removal clients undergoing Laser Hair Removal treatments are 18 years or older. This ensures optimal treatment results. Prior to the age of 18 years, hair growth has not fully developed due to changing hormonal levels.
In certain instances, we can provide Laser Hair Removal treatments to clients 12 years and over. However, for clients 18 years and under, a parent or guardian is required at the clinic for your first treatment. Your parent or guardian is required to sign a consent form and be present in the consultation to ensure they understand the procedure and aftercare. Note, it is optional for parents and guardians to be in the treatment room for the first treatment.
There are some medications that make your skin photo-sensitive, these medications are but not limited to oral and topical vitamin A’s, Antibiotics, and some Anti-depressants. Its best to speak with your medical professional about this. Once medical clearance has been obtained, we are able to test patch you with the laser to determine it is safe to commence treatment.
Depending on your hair and skin type and the area being treated, you will usually require treatments at 4-6 week intervals.
Each part of the body has a different hair growing cycle, so the hair loss will vary depending on what phase your follicles are in at the time of treatment.
Before your appointment, we ask that you:
Epilepsy sufferers are recommended to consult their Doctor about having Laser Hair Removal. An individual will need to obtain medical clearance from their Doctor prior to starting treatment. At Laser Clinics New Zealand, we also offer various options of protective eyewear to ensure your safety at all time during treatment.
Unfortunately, topical numbing creams are not safe nor effective when doing Laser Hair Removal. The sensation you feel in treatment is not felt on the skin, but in the follicle of the hair. Unfortunately numbing cream cannot penetrate deep enough to minimise discomfort that may be felt at the follicle.
One of the benefits of laser hair removal is that the treatment is virtually painless, especially compared to waxing. Each pulse lasts less than second, producing a slight tingling feeling. In particularly sensitive areas, such as the upper lip, it may feel like a rubber band snap on the skin. Our advanced cooling machines used in all laser treatments cools your skin before, during and post treatment to minimise any discomfort.
There are no conclusive studies on laser being safe or unsafe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. If you have any concerns about proceeding with Laser Hair Removal please consult your doctor.