The Intake Appointment
Prior to starting your treatment trajectory with Laser or IPL, we would like to invite you for an intake appointment. This appointment will take approximately one hour and includes a free test. The intake appointment costs 35 euros, which will be refunded during your first appointment should you decide to begin the treatment trajectory.
Appointment by telephone
After you have made an appointment by telephone for an individual intake appointment, we will send you general information and a health questionnaire. Please complete this questionnaire and bring it with you to the intake appointment, since these medical questions will be discussed.
Personally tailored advice
We will answer all your queries and give you general information about the hair removal procedures. We will give you honest advice about the results you can expect and the possible risks involved. Thereafter, we will chart out the areas that you wish to have treated. Please be as candid as you can, this is our daily business. We end the session with a test.
Together we will choose a representative area for testing. A good area for testing is on the front of your body on one side, so that you can see and compare the result afterwards. It is best to choose an inconspicuous spot like the armpit, since it usually has not been exposed to sunlight. You can also choose another area on the body, however, we will never test on your face. The test area will inform us on how your skin is likely to react to later treatment and it will give you an idea of how it will feel. Hopefully, you will be able to notice the effect after 3 weeks. We advise against treatment without prior testing. However, if you are medically fit and if you insist, we could proceed without testing.
We will provide you with a cost estimate based upon the size of the area you wish to have treated and your frame. We will also provide you with the following documents:
- Leaflet with information about possible side-effects.
- Letter of informed consent (to be signed later).
- Guidelines to ensure an optimal course of treatment for you.
Time to reflect and after-care
After the redness on the skin has disappeared, you are will most probably not notice an immediate change in hair growth. One person may experience a quick reduction or even stagnation of hair growth while another may find that the hair continues to grow at first and will start falling out after 2 to 4 weeks.
After 3 to 4 weeks, it is best to stop shaving in order to observe the difference in hair growth between the area we did test and the area we did not test. We will contact you 3 weeks after the intake appointment to evaluate the situation and, if you wish, schedule an
appointment for treatment. If the effect of the test is not clear to you or if you or in doubt and wish to see the cumulative effect of the treatment, you may come back for a second test.
Treatment without prior testing
If you do not have time to wait for the test results and wish to start treatment immediately, then this is possible under the conditions that you’re completely healthy,and the treatment area is not on your face. We do, however, prefer to do a test so that we can adjust the equipment correctly. You will run the risk of us having to work too mildly because we do not know how your skin will react to higher settings. Skin types vary greatly after all. Working too mildly can result in less effective treatment which could be a waste of money for you.
If you have been treated with the ELOS or Sheer Light Diode laser elsewhere, then please provide us with the settings that were used during the last treatment you received.
We also advice not to treat too many body parts simultaneously, but to start with one area on the body. This will prevent disappointment. In some cases, the technique may not produce sufficient results because the body still produces a lot of new hair growth.