Frequently Asked Questions

From the age of 18 you can opt for laser hair removal. It is also possible under the age of 18. However, permission is required from a parent or guardian. For this it is important that a parent or guardian is present at the intake interview and signs an agreement on the informed consent.

Laser hair removal is suitable for both men and women.

Yes you can with home hair removal lasers, but it is not nearly as effective and the hairs will certainly not stay away. The strength of these lasers for home use cannot be compared with the lasers in the practices.

No, because these hairs contain little or no pigment. White, red or gray hair can be treated with electric epilation. For this you can also go to one of the locations of

Laser hair removal is not painless, but the treatment is tolerable. The feeling is sometimes described as a pinprick or rubber band that shoots against the skin. Heat can also be experienced in the skin.

No, no 'permanent hair removal' method is completely definitive. New hair can always grow back, so maintenance treatment once every 6-12 months is recommended.

Laser and IPL both use light that is converted into heat. The light from the laser has one specific color and therefore one wavelength. Because of this, the light that the laser emits is very specific and only grabs the chromophore of this particular light. With laser hair removal, for example, the laser only picks up the dark color of the pigment in the hair root. Because the laser uses a long wavelength, it is able to get deep into the hair root. IPL uses multiple short wavelengths and is therefore less specific than a laser. Due to the short wavelengths, the IPL remains more superficial and in the case of laser hair removal it can cause more damage in surrounding tissue. IPL is also not suitable for people with a tinted skin type. Our lasers are suitable for treating all skin types

On average, six to twelve treatments are required. However, this strongly depends on various factors such as the treatment area, the hair phases of the hair, the number of hairs, the thickness and color of the hair. The skin therapist can tell you more about this.

On average there are 4 to 8 weeks between each treatment. This depends on the treatment area, how quickly the hair grows back and how many treatments you have already had. The skin therapist can tell you more about this.

If you suffer from your skin which manifests itself in heat and / or a burning sensation, it is important to cool the skin properly, this is allowed immediately after the treatment and is also effective on the same day and the day after if this complaint still occurs. present. Never do this with a frozen cold pack, as this can cause burns. Do this with a (refrigerator) cold cold pack or aloe vera gel. If the heat does not decrease and the skin feels uncomfortable as a result, always contact your skin therapist. She can give you extra tips or ask you to come for a check up just in case.
If you experience itching after the laser treatment, you can take a histamine inhibitor (if you are not allergic to it). These are anti-allergy tablets that you can buy at the drugstore or your pharmacy. These are the active substances loratadine or cetirizine. Be well advised about this by the drugstore or pharmacist before you want to use this.
If you develop dark (pigment) spots or blisters, contact your skin therapist immediately. She can give you tips and advice or ask to come by for a check-up.

Laser light makes the skin sensitive to pigmentation. When your skin comes into contact with UV radiation (sun and tanning bed), the skin can produce extra pigment, which is expressed in pigmentation spots. Therefore, make sure that you protect your skin every time you go outside (also in winter and in cloudy weather) with at least a factor of 30. If you are outside for more than 2 hours or are (again) outside 2 hours after application, it is important that you protect the skin again by at least a factor of 30.
6 weeks before and after the laser treatments, it is not recommended to come into contact with UV radiation and to protect your skin at all times with at least SPF factor 30 during this period.

If you have been (a lot) in contact with the sun / tanning bed during your holiday and are tanned as a result, laser treatments cannot yet be started. When the skin is brown, the laser beam sees this too and will not only destroy the hair but also take the pigment with it. Treatment can be started or resumed 6 weeks after your holiday.

It is not recommended to exercise or go to the sauna after the laser treatment. The laser treatment has caused heat to enter the skin. The skin needs time to get rid of this heat. By exercising, going to the sauna, taking a (steam) bath or even taking a (long) hot shower, the blood flow is stimulated, so that even more heat enters the skin. This can cause too much heat to enter the skin and cause the skin to react to this.

It is important that the skin can first get rid of the heat that has been created by the treatment. After the treatment you have been given aloe vera gel on the skin. At home it is best to cool the skin well and apply aloe vera gel again to the treated area. When you no longer feel heat in the skin, you can use your body lotion or day cream again. Be careful with very oily creams, these close the skin so that the skin retains its heat in the skin.

Shaving is allowed! just don't do this until 2/3 days before the next treatment so that hair is visible on the skin. Waxing and epilation is NOT allowed in the time between treatments. This makes the hair incl. hair root taken from the skin. When you come back for the treatment, there are fewer or no hairs present, making the treatment less effective.

Yes this can be correct. Hair treated with the laser is scorched and will fall out for about 2 weeks after the treatment.

Depilation is only reimbursed for the face by some health insurers. Consult your policy for this or contact your health insurer. We also need a referral from your attending physician or general practitioner. After each treatment you pay us for the treatment. You will receive the invoice from us and you can submit it to your health insurance. You will therefore receive your money back from the insurer afterwards.

For this you can consult your policy or contact your health insurer.

Yes, if something changes in your medication use, it is always important to state this. Report this at the start of the treatment and not after the treatment has been carried out. Antibiotics and various types of medication can make the skin hypersensitive to UV radiation (sun and tanning beds). As a result, the treatments may be (temporarily) discontinued. This is in the interest of your own health.
Treatment for laser hair removal may be resumed four weeks after completing a course of antibiotics.

Whether even more results can be achieved depends on the number of treatments you have already undergone. If you have undergone less than 10 treatments, results can certainly still be achieved. When you make another appointment with the skin therapist, make sure that hairs are visible and that they are no longer than 3 millimeters. In addition, it is important that if there has been a medication change, you report this to the skin therapist. Cures of antibiotics are also included. This may affect the resumption of laser treatments.
When you have had more than 10 treatments, chances are that the most result has already been achieved. However, laser hair removal is never permanent and will always require maintenance. This means that a laser treatment can be done 1 or 2 times every 6 months to maintain the achieved result and / or recurring hair.
The resumption of laser treatments does depend on the season. When it is just before summer or summer, we recommend resuming laser treatments from the end of September to the beginning of October. This is because the treated skin should not be exposed to the sun, which can be very difficult in the summer. If it is a treatment area that never comes into contact with sunlight, treatments can continue during the summer months.

The costs of laser hair removal depend on the area being treated and therefore differ in price. Bee '' rates and fees '' provides an overview of the costs per treatment area.

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