Personal Hair Removal Laser Reviews
Enjoy beautifully smooth skin with the Rio Go Laser
Go Laser hair removal works by sending a laser beam to the hair follicle with enough energy to permanently disable the root without affecting the surrounding area. The result is permanent hair reduction. Simple to use, Go Laser hair removal is suitable for face or body hair. Just plug in and go.
What you should expect to feel
You may feel individual hairs being treated, which is like a mild pinprick, and a slight warming of the area being treated. However, most people don't feel anything.
Suitable skin types
Laser hair removal is not suitable for Afro-Caribbean, black skin complexions or for grey hair. The table below shows which skin types are suitable and if so, which power levels should be used.
Go Laser has two different hair removal treatment modes:
- Scan mode - for larger areas of hair removal
- Single hair mode - ideal for individual problem hairs
When is laser hair removal most effective?
There are three phases in the hair growth cycle. Laser treatment is most effective when the hair is in the active growth phase. In a single treatment not all of the hair follicles will be in the active growth phase. To catch all hairs in the active growth phase a number of treatments are required.
How should I prepare my skin?
Laser hair removal does not require any special skin preparations, although you should always ensure your skin is clean. Laser hair removal is most effective on pale skin so we recommend avoiding sunbathing, sun beds and fake tanning if possible.
How should I prepare the hairs?
Shave the areas to be treated. This ensures the laser goes directly to the hair root and avoids hair burning on the surface.
What areas can I treat?
Most body hair can be treated using laser hair removal - the most common areas are the face, underarms, legs, chest, back and bikini line. We do not recommend using the Go Laser on eyebrows.
Can I use laser hair removal on sensitive skin?
Yes, the laser reacts with the hair, so the surrounding skin will not be affected.
How will my skin appear after the treatment?
Generally no perceptible changes will be apparent. A slight redness after treatment may occur but will normally fade over 24 hours. Any localised redness after treatment is caused by the destruction of the hair follicles and is quite normal. However, if any redness remains after 24 hours this would indicate you have selected too high a power level for your skin type. Please refer to the Patch Test information. Also note, any longer lasting redness will also disappear.
After laser hair removal is there anything to avoid?
Sun exposure or deep tanning should be avoided for at least a week. If the skin is exposed use a sunscreen. Also avoid using abrasive cleansers or skin peeling treatments. Avoid swimming in chlorinated water or using a hot tub for 48 hours. The chlorine in the water can result in itchiness.
Is there any aftercare routine I should follow?
If you wish, you can apply an unperfumed soothing lotion, an ice pack or wet towel to cool the treated area. Take care to keep the treated area particularly clean for three days. Ideally, use an anti-bacterial soap twice daily. When treating the underarms, avoid using antiperspirant deodorant for two to three days.
Can I use other hair removal methods between treatments?
Because Go Laser needs a hair to be present in the follicle hair removal methods which pluck the hair, such as waxing, epilators and tweezing are not suitable for use between treatments. Bleaching hairs is also not suitable as it removes the pigment and renders the laser ineffective. Shaving, micro-dermabrasion discs and cream depilatories are ideal for use between treatments.
How often can I repeat treatments?
As long as the hair follicle or surrounding skin is not red, sore or inflamed, treatment can be repeated after 24 hours. Most people wait three to four weeks between treatments to see which hairs have been shed and to identify new regrowth. The timing for follow on treatments is not critical. Choose a time which is convenient for you. Avoid excessive treatment on the same region at one time. This may cause reddening and swelling.