Laser Hair Removal


Nordlys by Candela – Permanent Hair Reduction

At Urban Sanctuary we use the gold standard in Laser Hair removal technology.  The innovative Nordlys system by Candela utilises advanced technology to permanently reduce hair.  The technology targets unwanted hair with narrow wavelengths of light which results in less heat on your skin and fewer treatments compared to other IPLs.  Treatments are quick and the results are clinically proven.  Clients report that treatment is practically pain-free with a short lived sensation that is like a flick from a rubber band.  The system allows for hair removal on all areas for both men and women, including the lip, chin, bikini, underarms, back and legs.  

Laser Hair Removal at Urban Sanctuary Tralee

A consultation and patch test is required prior to treatment.  The consultation includes a health questionnaire to establish if any contraindications are present. 

We will then do a test patch with the laser to determine it is safe to commence treatment. Hair should not be waxed, shaved or tweezed before the initial consultation.   Skin with fake tan or tanned skin cannot be treated as the laser will pick up on the pigment on the skin and not the hair.


A thin layer of gel is applied to your skin before treatment, to ensure the maximum amount of light enters the skin. Protective goggles are worn during treatment.  The applicator is pressed against the skin and a carefully controlled and targeted pulse of visible light is released. 

Hair in both the face and body have different hair growth cycles.  Hair grows for a period of time, falls out, rests and then starts to grow again. Only hairs that are growing can be treated – so you need to repeat the treatment at intervals until all hair follicles have been treated whilst in the growth or anagen stage.  

Every client is different so our Skin Therapists will assess clients on a case by case basis.  In general 6 to 8  treatments every 4 to 6 weeks or every 6 to 8 weeks as treatment progresses are required for optimum results.  

Before & Aftercare

  • It is important not to pluck, tweeze, wax or use hair removal creams during the four weeks before treatment. This ensures that as many hair follicles as possible contain a hair that can be treated.
  • It is also important to avoid tanning (sun, sun beds or self-tanning products) before and during the treatment period as the laser will pick up on the pigment on the skin and not the hair. 
  • Shave the area 24 Hours prior to having any Laser Hair Removal treatment after the initial consultation. 
  • There is no downtime required after treatment but it is advised to avoid heat treatments such as hot showers, saunas, steam room and swimming for 24 hours.  
  • SPF 30+ is recommended for 30 days after on areas exposed to sunlight.
Before Treatment
After Treatment

Nordlys, which means northern lights in Danish offers photorejuvenation and laser hair removal treatments.  It uses narrowband technology defined by dual filters and sub-millisecond pulses for exceptional hair removal.  

 The emitted light is absorbed by pigment (melanin) in your hair. Melanin converts the light into heat, which travels down the hair, toward the root, and heats the hair matrix, preventing future hair growth.  The greater the concentration of melanin the more effective the treatment tends to be, so if you have dark brown or black hair it is likely to work better.

Yes, the treatment is safe and effective.  Treatment will only commence once no contraindications are present.  Treatment is only carried out by our trained therapists.  

The treatment is practically pain-free.  Clients will experience  a short lived sensation that is like a flick from a rubber band but only when the light is emitted. 

Clients will notice a reduction in growth after 2 to 3 sessions but it is important to maintain treatments to sustain the reduction. 

In general 6 to 8  treatments every 4 to 6 weeks or every 6 to 8 weeks as treatment progresses are required for optimum results.  

Conditions Treated

Unwanted facial and body hair

Treatment Time

From 15 minutes

Treatable areas

Bikini | arms | underarms | back | chest | lip | chin | sides of face | buttocks | neck


None – Avoid heat treatments for 24 – 48 hours post treatment


Epilepsy | Pregnancy | Breastfeeding | Medications that can cause photosensitivity | Steroids or Cortisone injections


  • Patch test & Consultation €25 (Redeemable against first treatment)
  • Bikini €50 per session
  • Extended Bikini €60 per session
  • Brazilian/Hollywood €75 per session
  • Brazilian/Hollywood & Underarm €90 per session
  • Half Leg & Bikini €120 per session
  • Full Leg & Any Bikini €160 per session
  • Half Leg €75 per session
  • Full Leg €140 per session
  • Forearm €70 per session
  • Underarm €50 per session
  • Forearm, Undearm & Hollywood €140 per session
  • Buttocks €65 per session
  • Base of Back €50 per session
  • Shoulders and back €180 per session
  • Breast Area €45 per session
  • Lip €40 per session
  • Chin €40 per session
  • Lip & Chin €50 per session
  • Jawline & Sides of Face €70
  • Lip, Chin & Jawline €80 per session
  • Full Face (Jaw, lip, chin & sides of face) €80
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