How many treatments do I need?
For best results, we recommend at least 8 treatments, with each treatment performed around 5-6 weeks apart.
You should start to see results after your second or third treatment – but it's important to note that the way the human body has been designed means it's impossible to remove 100% of unwanted hair.
In some cases, we can remove up to 98% of hair, and the average person can expect at least up to an 80% removal. However, this is dependent on age, hair type, hormone levels, any existing medical conditions and other factors.
Does it hurt?
Most people describe the treatment as uncomfortable more than painful. The Diode laser has a cooling tip, making the treatment more comfortable. The level of discomfort varies between individuals and also depends on the area being treated - but at Caci we pride ourselves on performing the treatments quickly and safely, so it's over in no time!
Who is it suitable for?
The laser works by targeting colour in the hair shaft and follicle – so we see the best results with darker hair. For that reason, blonde, red and grey hairs cannot be removed.
Some underlying medical conditions and medications may exclude you from the treatment, as they make the results harder to predict. We recommend coming in for a consultation where we can assess your suitability.
How much does it cost?
Our membership has been designed to work with the natural hair growth cycle to ensure you get the best possible long lasting results. A long term solution to unwanted hair - enjoy silky smooth skin all year around! The price varies based on the area you are looking to treat, for a full price list, visit our pricing page, or visit your nearest Caci clinic for a free consultation to give you the most accurate price.
What to do before your treatment:
- If you’re having VPL treatments: Trim 1-2 days before your treatment – 2mm of visible hair is enough to treat.
- If you’re having Diode treatments: Shave the area before your treatment.
- Remember to stay out of the sun and avoid tanning and fake tanning products before your treatment as it may mean you will need to reschedule your treatment.
- Do not pluck or wax during your laser hair removal treatments as this will disrupt the hair growth cycle and you may not receive the best results from your treatment.
What happens after my treatment?
There’s no downtime after your treatment, although your skin may be pink or even red in the treated area. This is quite normal. Redness may last from a few minutes up to 24 hours and it may feel a little like mild sunburn or windburn. You can apply a cold compress if required. Apply SPF30 sunscreen daily. Take the day off from the gym, pool, spa for at least 24/48hours to avoid heat or excessive sweating. See our post-treatment advice below for more information.