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FAQs Laser & IPL Therapy

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Buoy introduces Laser to our award-winning Spa. We are ready to take your skin to the next level with Laser Genesis, Skin Therapy Rejuvenation (IPL) and Permanent Hair Reduction available in our Spa.

When you book your first appointment please ensure you add a complimentary Laser Consultation to your Laser and IPL Therapy appointment

SAVE 25% on a course of treatments. Buy 3 treatments and get the 4th FREE. Must be of the same value and same area treated. Not transferable or exchangeable or exchangeable. All courses expire 1 year from the date of purchase.

 LaserGenesis model

What are the MUST DO's for all Laser & IPL Appointments?

  • A 30 minute full consultation must be booked 48-72 hours prior to every clients Laser or IPL Therapy appointment.
  • A patch test will be performed at the initial 30-minute consultation. This patch test will ensure your safety and the effectiveness of the treatment.

Do I Need to Shave Before my Permanent Hair Reduction Appointment?

  • Client must shave the morning or the night prior to their treatment appointment and leave a 20c coin-sized patch test before each Laser and IPL appointment.

Can I Wax or Tan Before my Permanent Hair Reduction Appointments?

You must wait 3-4 weeks after you perform any of the following:

  • Sun exposure
  • Spray tan
  • Self tan Fake Tan & Bronzer
  • Waxing or Hair removal

For the Best Results, How Long Do I Wait Before Each Appointment?

You need to book every 8 to 10 weeks for the lower body (bikini and legs) and every 4 to 6 weeks for the upper body (face and underarms). Our Laser Technician and The Front Desk team can prebook to suit your schedule.

Do I Need to Prepare My Skin in Any Way?

Yes,  when you are coming in for IPL Treatments for Pigmentation issues you must use a pigment blocker 2 weeks before your initial treatment. Your Skin Technician will give you all the information you need at your initial consultation. Our Spa highly recommends Ultraceuticals Brightening Serum, available from our Sp.

Do I Need to Complete Consent Forms?

Yes, we have consent forms for all our services. Your Skin Laser Technician will present you with the relevant consent forms before proceeding with any Laser or IPL Therapy.

Understanding Your Hair Growth Cycle

It’s very important to understand the hair growth cycle in order to recognise and understand many of the problems you can encounter with your hair. The hair growth cycle consists of three distinct stages – Anagen, Catagen and Telogen.

hair growth cycle

SAVE 25% on a course of treatments. Buy 3 treatments and get the 4th FREE. Must be of the same value and same area treated. Not transferable or exchangeable or exchangeable. All courses expire 1 year from the date of purchase.

 

Understanding your Fitzpatrick skin type

Those with Fitzpatrick skin type level 4 and above will 15 minutes added to their appointment time and are potentially at a higher risk to treat. Your Skin Therapist will assess your skin at your initial 30-minute consultation. 

Our Laser and IPL Therapy works on all skin types.

Start your journey towards your best skin possible by booking your complimentary Laser Consultation today.

Your Skin Laser Technician will present you with the relevant consent forms before proceeding with any Laser & IPL Therapy.