Laser hair removal offers you the luxury of silky-smooth and ready-for-anything skin all year round. Treatments are fast, effective and affordable!
Before your first treatment you will have a quick, 15-minute consultation with your laser technician to assess your hair and skin type, suitability for treatment and to advise you on how to best prepare your skin for laser hair removal.
If you would like to have your first treatment immediately following this consultation (pending availability), please follow the Pre-Treatment guidelines.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal has fast become one of the most effective options for permanent hair reduction. No laser clinic can claim 100% hair removal, as some hair will always strive to grow back. Re-growth can be affected by hormones and other biological factors which can vary from person to person.
Will laser hair removal get rid of ingrown hairs?
Laser can decrease the chance of experiencing ingrown hairs. When there is no hair in the follicle, there is less chance of an ingrown hair occurring.
Can all hair colours be treated with laser hair removal?
Using our medical grade equipment, our fully trained laser technicians can target most hair colours, with the exception of grey, pale red, white and white blonde.
12 HOURS PRIOR
No numbing cream to be applied to the treatment area
Hair must be shaved
Avoid applying moisturizer or deodorant products to the area
No cosmetic injectables to the area
3 DAYS PRIOR
Stop using cosmeceutical retinol and AHA/BHA
2 WEEKS PRIOR
Topical prescription retinol / whitening/ steroidal creams must be stopped two weeks prior
Must not have an active cold sore
No fake tan
No recent sun exposure and sunbeds
For 2-4 weeks no waxing, laser, threading, tweezing, electrolysis or IPL in the area
We cannot treat if you are:
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Taking medication that contains Isotretinoin. If you have taken Accutane, or any other acne drug, laser should be avoided for six months after use has ceased
We cannot treat over metal plates or pins in the treatment area
IMMEDIATELY POST TREATMENT
Apply the recommended Balense Recovery Cream as required
Use Balense UV Defiance SPF 50+
12 HOURS POST
Do not pick the skin as this could lead to hyper/hypopigmentation or scarring
24 HOURS POST
Keep hydrated, increase water intake to 8 glasses per day
Avoid steam, saunas and spa pools
Avoid exercise and swimming
Avoid any activities that would cause excessive perspiration
1-5 DAYS POST
Use Balense Hydrating Gentle Cleanser, Recovery Cream and UV Deﬁance SPF 50+
5 DAYS POST
Post treatment resume with personalised prescription of Balense homecare
Gently exfoliate using Balense Jojoba Exfoliating Cleanser or use the Balense Enzymatic Sleep Masque
7 DAYS POST
Do not apply any topical prescription creams to the treated area for 7 days
No cosmetic injectable treatments for 4 weeks post treatment
Avoid sun exposure and sunbeds
Only shave between treatments