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FAQ

  • Once you start puberty.
  • However there is a strong possibility that there might be hair regrowth if any hormonal changes do occur.
  • Younger individuals hormones fluctuate during puberty however adults too.
  • Any form of hormonal imbalances can influence Laser Hair Removal.
Yes you can. However we do require written permission from your parent(s) or guardian(s).
Yes! However PCOS/Endometriosis conditions are known as hormonal imbalances.
  • Should you NOT be treating such conditions with necessary medication advised by your family doctor.
  • Bare in mind that Laser Hair Removal can take much longer to experience progress especially on the face as it is a hormonal part of the body!
  • Every individuals body chemistry reacts different to Laser Hair Removal.
  • Some respond faster than others and some respond slower!
Hormones come out to play during the time of:
  • Trying to conceive.
  • Taking in supplements in preparation for baby
  • During the time of pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding.
  • All the above causes HAIR TO GROW!
In overall conclusion it is not recommended to consider Laser Hair Removal.
It all depends how far you got into your Laser Hair Removal Journey.
  • Should you have gone far - Close to the end of your Laser Journey, the hair growth won't be the same as what it was before.
  • Should you have just started - Unfortunately the hair will grow back as there was not enough time to continue your Laser Journey.
  • Should you have stretched out sessions in between your Laser Journey (which is not ideal) - That may affect the Laser not to be so effective even if you had done a lot of sessions then the hair can grow back most definitely.
  • Hormonal Imbalances can still occur during pregnancy hence it is unpredictable as to how your individual hormonal body chemistry may react to hair regrowth.
Every Individuals Hormonal Body Chemistry is different:
  • You can not compare a sibling to another siblings progress.
  • Each and every individuals progress with Laser Hair Removal is quite unpredictable to predict in advance of how many sessions they may need.
  • Only time and patience will tell as to how Laser Hair Removal will react to ones body chemistry.
Should you have Hormonal Imbalances such as PCOS, Endometriosis, Thyroid problems, etc.  Ensure to take in the necessary medication prescribed from your medical practitioner to assist with your Laser Hair Removal treatments however take note that Laser treatments can take longer due to the Hormonal imbalances.
It is not recommended. If you currently have cancer and/or have a previous history of cancer. It is required to get a written approval from your oncologist should you want to proceed.
Yes! However the Laser won't be able to pick up the white, blonde and grey hair. Very fine hair may take longer. Coarse and Dark hair has a quicker response rate.
Yes! The Painless Laser Hair Removal caters to all skin types with the latest updated technology Laser Lux Pro 3 Wave Diode Laser.

Hair Growth Cycle

Hair on the scalp grows about .3 to .4 mm/day. Unlike other mammals, human hair growth and shedding is random and not seasonal or repeated. At any given time, a random number of hairs will be in one of three stages of growth and shedding: anagen, catagen, and telogen.
  • AnagenAnagen is the active phase of the hair. The cells in the root of the hair are dividing rapidly. A new hair is formed and pushes the club hair (a hair that has stopped growing or is no longer in the anagen phase) up the follicle and eventually out. During this phase the hair grows about 1 cm every 28 days. Scalp hair stays in this active phase of growth for two to six years. Some people have difficulty growing their hair beyond a certain length because they have a short active phase of growth. On the other hand, people with very long hair have a long active phase of growth. The hair on the arms, legs, eyelashes, and eyebrows have a very short active growth phase of about 30 to 45 days, explaining why they are so much shorter than scalp hair.
  • CatagenThe catagen phase is a transitional stage and about 3% of all hairs are in this phase at any time. This phase lasts for about two to three weeks. Growth stops and the outer root sheath shrinks and attaches to the root of the hair. This is the formation of what is known as a club hair.
  • TelogenTelogen is the resting phase and usually accounts for 6% to 8% of all hairs. This phase lasts for about 100 days for hairs on the scalp and longer for hairs on the eyebrows, eyelash's, arms, and legs. During this phase, the hair follicle is completely at rest and the club hair is completely formed. Pulling out a hair in this phase will reveal a solid, hard, dry, white material at the root. About 25 to 100 telogen hairs are shed normally each day.
The Anagen phase is the active growth phase.
  • This is the only phase where laser hair removal is effective. Only 20% of hair is actively growing during one Anagen growth phase, hence why multiple treatments are necessary for laser hair removal to be effective for long-term results.
Each follicle is independent and goes through the growth cycle at different times so you don’t lose patches of hair all at once and only shed 50-100 hairs each day.
No! There will be a waiting period of 6 months after the completion of your Accutane treatment and a written consent from your family doctor in order to proceed with the procedure.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) examines, tests and approves a wide range of items for medical use, including drugs and medical appliances. In the simplest terms, "FDA approval" means that the FDA has decided that the benefits of the approved item outweigh the potential risk for the item's planned use.

Laser Technology

A Laser Lux Pro 3 Wave Diode Laser Hair Removal - 755nm, 808nm and 1064nm. Caters to ALL Skin Types.
This specific laser machine specialises in all hair and skin types which is most effective at removing hair from deep down the hair follicle. The light from the laser penetrates deeper into the hair and it has a more concentrated light which is more effective in removing the pigment of the hair.
It is the wavelength measured in nanometers, this Diode 755nm, 808nm, 1064nm Laser Hair Removal machine makes it possible to work on light, medium and dark skin tones.
No it isn’t. IPL only specialises in light to medium colour skin and dark hair whereas the 755nm, 808nm, 1064nm Diode Laser Lux penetrates light to fully remove the hair from the root. IPL is an intense pulsating light which is less effective as it only reduces the hair superficially and not removing the hair effectively on a deeper level.

Hygiene

  • Upon arrival each client should arrive with their own personal face mask.  
  • It is required to sanitise their hands upon arrival.
  • Equipment will be disinfected before and after each client. We will always ensure a fresh untouched disposable bed roll cover for each client and fresh clean towels.
  • Equipment will be sanitised in front of each client, before the machine comes into contact with your skin, giving you peace of mind.  
  • Disposable underwear will be provided (if necessary depending on the treatment).  
  • A pair of gloves and protective glasses will be provided to protect your eyes throughout the session.  The therapist will also be wearing PPE (Personal protective equipment) and protective glasses.
  • It would be highly advised to have only the client pop in for their treatment, and no additional friends nor family attending the treatment as a safety precaution for safety regulations and public discretion.

Treatment Experience

No it doesn't hurt, however the closest to sensation is a warm sensation to a tingling sensation which is painless. Most people have this perception that Laser Hair Removal is painful and unbearable, which are the old traditional Lasers that was once used. The Laser Lux Pro 3 Wave allows it to be quick, easy and painless.
Slight tingles, subtle pins and needles effect. A sensation of a little heat but bearable. The therapist will ensure to ask you how comfortable you are during the treatment. A sapphire cooling system will be felt from time to time, providing a cooling sensation which soothes and comforts the skin.
Laser is most effective and helpful to remove ingrown hairs or even shaving bumps, strawberry legs they like to call it (should your skin come out with a rash after shaving). What the Laser does is, it destroys hair follicles at the root of the hair itself and doesn't get a chance to form an ingrown hair again however it can take time.   However within time the hairs become thinner and lighter; slowly but surely stopping it from happening again. It is important to note that laser is not an overnight solution to this condition but within time it can reduce ingrown hairs and prevent them from forming.  Consistency and Patience is key.
Every individual is one of a kind; therefore it may vary between 8-10 sessions or even longer.  Statistics wise this is an average according to the beauty industry standards.  This doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed clearance, you might need more than 10 sessions if need be. Here is a rough guideline to certain parts of the body: 
  • Face/Neck:  3-4 weeks; 6 to 10+ sessions 
  • Brazilian/Hollywood/Buttocks:  3-4 weeks; 6 to 10+ sessions 
  • Chest/Tummy/Back:  4-6 weeks; 6 to 10+ sessions 
  • Arms/Hands/Legs/Feet : 4-6 weeks; 6 to 10+ sessions 
Yes! It is extremely important that recurring treatments be done on:
    • Small Areas:  3-4 weeks
    • Big Areas: 4-6 weeks
In order to see progress on unwanted hair - Interval sessions are advised to be booked in advance; to ensure availability and progress.
  • Changes in medication that cause hormone imbalances, or missed scheduled appointments can cause new hair growth.
  • For women and men, the face may take longer due to hormonal changes as previously mentioned.
  • Hormonal drugs can affect hormone secretion, endocrine system disorders, it will affect hair growth, melanin activity will be affected by hormones. Successful treatments may take longer.
  • It is advised that hormonal condition(s) has been addressed with your doctor and that you are receiving prescribed hormonal medical treatment, if not it can influence the treatment to take even longer to see progress. Hence that is why it may vary between 8-10 sessions or even longer. It applies to the men as well, high testosterone levels can affect it to be a longer process.

After Treatment

  • It takes approximately between 2-3 weeks to see the hair shed by itself after one treatment. This is where you don’t get involved in the process, allow the hair to naturally fall out on its own.
  • Complete your Laser Hair Removal Sessions on time to see progress:
    • Once sessions are stretched out for way too long; expected hair growth can occur!
    • We know that life happens, however the hair doesn't wait for when you are ready for your next session.
    • Hair grows fast on small areas from 3-4 weeks and big areas grow from 4-6 weeks.
    • REMINDER: Laser Hair Removal works on the Growth Stage of the hair cycle (known as the Anagen phase).
  • Stay strictly Loyal by surrendering your hair to Safyre Smooth.
  • If possible give the treated area(s) a break for at least 48 HRS, from the shaving after the laser session.
  • Treated area(s) may feel irritated due to:
    • Just recently recovering from being sick.
    • Feeling highly stressed, dehydrated and not sleeping well lately.
    • Feeling extra sensitive; close to your menstruation cycle which is normal - This one is for the Ladies!
  • Expected regrowth can occur as there is three stages of hair growth in the human body!
  • For best results we recommend that you follow our recommended guidelines to keep up the momentum with your Personal Laser Hair Removal Journey.
Avoid steam rooms, saunas, heated rooms, exercising and avoid very hot water for at least 48 HRS. As laser treatments make use of heat to destroy hair follicles, thus it can increase skin irritation and possible skin infection.
  • No other hair removal methods may be used on the treated area(s):
    • The hair must remain in the hair follicle.
    • No waxing, plucking, epilating, threading and depilatory agents after treatment in between laser sessions as it will disturb the progress.
    • The only exception would be shaving or trimming as it removes the hair superficially from the surface of the skin.
    • Avoid scratching and picking on the area(s) treated.
  • Avoid fragranced creams, lotions, deodorant and make-up for at least 24 HRS to avoid skin irritation.
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun after treatment as much as possible.
  • Apply an SPF 50 at least 20 minutes prior to going out in the sun.
  • Ensure you travel with an SPF to your convenience, pop one in the bag and in the car as a back up.
  • This is to avoid dark or light spots to appear on the area treated with the Laser.
  • To limit the damage to the skin, take extra special care on the area(s) treated.
  • Ensure to use an SPF 50 everyday on all area(s) treated with the Laser - 2 to 3 times a day if need be.
  • Skin that is exposed to smartphones, computer/television screens and tablets on a regular basis, blue light screens causes UV damage, age spots, dark spots and reduces skin elasticity.
  • Ensure to lower the brightness levels on an electronic device that your skin is exposed to.
Yes!  As long as you make use of a fresh make-up sponge before applying foundation as a used sponge can contaminate the skin. Ensure to apply a moisturiser to hydrate your skin effectively which will help with discomfort and use a good SPF 30+ or SPF50 is ideal to protect the skin from Hyper-Pigmentation.
Yes, definitely! There is no downtime which means that there is no need to let that area relax for a while up until you continue the rest of your day. You can go back to your day as normal, it's that comfortable.
  • You may have a shower, however ensure that you gently wash with a mild soap and in luke-warm water.  Avoid very hot water.
  • Preferably pat dry the skin and do not rub it.
  • Please advise if your underarms were treated, take special care by not applying any deodorant for at least 24 hours after the treatment as it can  cause skin irritation.  Rather make use of a powder, aloe vera or our recommended medi gel mask by the microskin care range to reduce the skin irritation.
Shaving… AND Trimming/Clipping hair may be done during the course of Laser Hair Removal Treatments. NOTE:  To rather shave your body BUT not your face.  Preferably trim/clip the facial hairs!
That is perfectly normal for that to occur. Should the skin be irritated, you may use ice or anything soothing such as 100% aloe vera or the recommended Medi gel mask from the MicroSkin care range which assists in comforting the skin from skin irritation. It is highly advised that you apply a post lotion twice a day for 3 days to ensure skin is well nourished and moisturised.
Yes.  You might experience the following:
  • Skin redness and irritation - redness and skin irritation are very common in laser hair removal. It is even more common if you are getting it done on a relatively sensitive area of your body.
  • Changes in skin pigmentation - you might also notice changes in your skin tone after the treatment. If you have a light coloured skin tone, you might notice dark spots on your skin. If you have a dark complexion, you might notice lighter spots on your skin. These changes are usually temporary.
  • Flare of acne.
  • Swelling around the follicle - this is a normal reaction.
Yes. It all depends on your individual body due to hormonal changes that might occur, examples such as hormonal medication, pregnancy, menopause, puberty. Further questions, check out the Home Care page which entails everything you need to know.

Cancellation & Reschedule Policy

  • Should there be any sudden changes closer to the time, appointment wise.  Please do let me know in order to make further speedy arrangements possible to reschedule your appointment, to achieve the expected results we both want out of your personal journey.
  • As a courtesy, please remember to call Safyre Smooth within 24 hours notice if you are unable to make your scheduled appointment and we’d be happy to rebook your treatment.
  • If you miss an appointment or fail to give us 24 hours notice you will be required to pay a cancellation fee of 50%. We reserve the right to charge for any appointments that are missed without notice.
  • If you can’t make your appointment; please feel free to pop a message via WhatsApp - 0795851868 or via email info@safyresmooth.com after hours to cancel and/ or reschedule.
  • You do not have to wait until the salon is open, this gives other people a chance to book in their treatment sessions. Thank you for your understanding.
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