Some Shines & Shimmers clients describe �pins and needles� sensation, others a sensation of a �thin rubber band flick�. Usually treatments are comfortable and only mildly unpleasant and there are strategies to make them even more comfortable.

Yes! We do have a few tricks up our sleeve! Please discuss with you Shines & Shimmers IPL therapist if you have any concerns or had a previous unpleasant experience.

Treatments are very fast and are often done during coffee or lunch breaks or before/after work. Times required for each session would vary depending on the actual area being treated. Here is an approximate guide so you can plan your day better:

  • Face or underarms = treatment time: 10 min
  • Bikini or Brazilian = treatment time: 15 min
  • 1/2 leg (both) or full back/chest = treatment time: 45-60 min.

Please note: Laser hair removal treatments, acne treatments, vascular treatments, skin pigmentation treatments can all be performed using this amazing light-based technology. However different parameters are used for each treatment, for every patient.

The end result of your hair removal treatment plan will depend on many factors including the skill of your laser hair removal therapist, the kind of equipment your skin clinic uses as well as you hair and skin type.