Laser Hair Removal – FAQ's

Laser Hair Removal – FAQ's

With prices from just €29, laser therapy is a safe, effective and commonly used treatment, providing optimal results in the removal of unwanted hair.  Lasers work by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair (melanin) which is converted to heat effectively destroying the hair shaft while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected.

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Treatments are available for both men and women


Did it work for me? Yes, it did! Will it work for everyone? Possibly. Will it be gone forever? Possibly not. It is recommended you get a top up once or twice a year to ensure the hair stays completely gone which if you think about it, is very affordable in the long run to maintain. One laser session a year versus how many trips to get waxed? – AJ Fitzsimons

Beauty Blogger AJ Fitzsimons (aka AJ Makeup), has been sharing her experiences of having Laser Hair Removal at our Redmond Square Beauty Salon on Snapchat.  If you missed her Snaps you can read about her experiences on her website here.
Below we’ve also answered some of the most frequently asked questions about Laser Hair Removal, but your therapist will be happy to answer all of your queries at your free laser hair removal consultation.
Are laser treatments safe?
Yes, laser treatments have been used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures.  Candela, (the laser used in Sam McCauley Beauty Salons) is the most trusted name in the industry and has pioneered the development of some of the safest and most effective technologies and products available on the market today.
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What will my treatment be like?
You and your therapist will wear safety glasses to protect your eyes during the procedure.  The therapist will use a small handpiece that touches your skin to deliver the light.  You will feel a light spray of coolant on your skin before each laser pulse.
How long will my treatment take and how many treatments will I need?
Every treatment, like every client is unique.  Your therapist will help you to decide what is best for you based on your needs and expectations.  A minimum of 6 treatments is generally recommended depending on the area to be treated.
What precautions should I take before or after my treatment?
In general, avoid sun exposure for 2-4 weeks before treatment, and again after treatment until your therapist allows it.  Care should be taken in the first few days following your treatments so avoid scrubbing or rinsing the treated area with abrasive skin cleanser.  Your consultant will advise of specific precautions that relate to your individualized treatment plan.
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Are there any adverse side-effects to laser treatments?
In general most procedures have a low risk of adverse side effects.  Some clients may experience pigment changes in the skin colour.  If this occurs, the skin will typically return to normal pigmentation over time.
Laser Hair Removal is available in our Douglas, Redmond Square and Fairgreen Beauty Salons, with prices starting at just €29.
You can book your free consultation online here or by calling your nearest salon:

  • Redmond Square, Wexford:  0539122422
  • Fairgreen S.C., Carlow:  0599182082
  • Douglas Court S.C., Cork 0214897777



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