What to Expect at Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment 

Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic procedure that offers a long-term solution to unwanted hair. For those considering this treatment, understanding what to expect during your visit can help prepare you for a smooth and effective experience.

Here’s a detailed guide from the perspective of our experienced aestheticians. 


Before Treatment 

Prior to your first laser hair removal session with our experts at Ambra Aesthetic Clinic, you will have a consultation with your aesthetician. This is an essential step where your skin type, hair color, and the area to be treated are assessed.

The aesthetician will also inquire about your medical history to ensure the treatment is suitable for you. A patch test will be performed during this consultation to check for any adverse reactions to the laser. 


It’s crucial to avoid waxing, plucking, or electrolysis for six weeks before your treatment, as the laser targets the roots of the hair, which are temporarily removed by these methods. 


During Treatment 

On the day of your treatment, the area to be treated will be cleaned, and a cooling gel might be applied to protect the skin and improve the laser’s efficacy.

At Ambra Aesthetic Clinic, we use the Candela GentleMax Pro, the leading laser hair removal system in the world. The aesthetician will adjust the laser settings based on your specific skin and hair type. 


Laser hair removal at Ambra Aesthetic Clinic in Finchley involves a series of pulses that feel like tiny hot snaps on your skin.

A session can last from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. For sensitive areas, your aesthetician might offer options to numb the skin to make the process more comfortable. 


After Treatment 

Post-treatment, you might notice redness and swelling similar to sunburn; this typically subsides within a few hours to a few days.

Applying ice packs can help reduce any discomfort. It’s important to follow the aftercare advice given by your clinic, which usually includes avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen on the treated area. 


Over the next month, treated hair will fall out. It’s essential to avoid waxing or plucking between sessions. Most people require several sessions to achieve optimal results, as the laser is most effective when hairs are in an active growth phase. 


Laser hair removal in North London is a safe and effective way to reduce unwanted hair, provided it’s performed by a qualified and experienced professional.

Knowing what to expect at each stage of the process can help you feel more comfortable and ensure that you are well-prepared for each appointment.  

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