Frequently Asked Questions

Waxing FAQs

Are all beauty therapists qualified?

Claire Francoise therapists are fully trained in body waxing, professional spray tanning, tinting IPL and a range of skin services. All staff are put through accredited waxing courses and also receive in house training. We use the custom made hot waxes available and have developed the best techniques for men and women.

How long does Brazilian wax take?

Depending on the density of the hair growth, your waxing appointment will take between 15-30 minutes, for first timers allow 30 minutes. A little painful, yes, but with swift strong hands and an efficient therapist by your side, it will be over very quickly, the results are well worth it. Many clients say the top part of their genitalia is the most painful, the underneath and around the anus is one of the least painful part for both men and women.

At Claire Francoise we do a huge amount of Brazilian waxes each month. Your therapist will comfort and consult with you to find out how bare you want to go, and we will work within those guidelines. Not everyone goes "all the way" the first time.

How long will my waxing results last?

After a client's first waxing, the results can last 3 to 6 weeks depending on the individual's hair re-growth rate. In most cases, hair growth is minimal during the first week or two and noticeably increases in the third and fourth week. Heat stimulates the hair, therefore hair grows quicker in the summer months than in the winter. With regular waxing the length of time between treatments will increase. Continued regular waxing results in sparse hair re-growth over time.

What is a Brazilian wax?

Brazilian waxing is the hair removal in and around the perineum vagina and anus. Some people it can mean the removal of all the hair from the bikini area, and to others it might be just a strip, shape or triangle left on the front.

What type of wax do you use?

At Claire Francoise we make sure we don't use cheap and nasty wax. The quality of our waxes in both strip and hot contain titanium dioxide, which reduces skin trauma and redness, and specialised ingredients that will charm the skin and are all suited to skin types. There are many types of waxes, if salons are using a cheap wax, the price and experience of the therapist will usually reflect this. Our hot wax is applied first and has a rich creamy consistency. This tells you it will contain titanium dioxide the essential ingredient to making sure it's gentle and a clean finish will be the end result.

When is the best time to have a Brazilian wax?

The best time is to be waxed about a week after your menstrual cycle, try to avoid caffeine, nicotine, lack of sleep and stress as these can make you feel over sensitive during your treatment.


Am I a good candidate for IPL hair removal?

The ideal candidate for IPL hair removal has dark hair and fair skin. Darker skin absorbs more light, and lighter skin interferes less with the movement of the intense pulsed light into the hair follicle. Dark or tanned skins run a higher risk of pigmentation changes following the procedure.

Keep in mind that it's not impossible to treat darker skinned individuals. Dark skins require a test patch first and will require more visits using more conservative settings.

Are there any side effects to IPL hair removal?

After your treatment you can expect redness in the area. This usually lasts for a couple of hours but can last up to one day. You may feel like you have been sun burnt in the area and this normally takes about one day to subside.

For a few days afterwards there can be some slight scabbing which is normal. We recommend moisturizing with Aloe Vera as this can speed up the healing process.

Can I book in a spray tan after my IPL treatment?

It's not advised to have any tanning or body treatment for a least 1 week after as you need the skin to recover after the IPL treatment.

Can some medications effect IPL skin rejuvenation treatment?

There are some medications that may affect your IPL skin rejuvenation treatment.  Please advise if any of your medications are photosensitive for example Retin A and Roaccutane or any medications that can effect changes in pigmentation.

Does IPL hurt?

Some people describe the lasers pulse as a light tingling or stinging sensation as is usually no more painful than waxing or plucking a few hairs. The vast majority of people have no problems at all with the procedure.

Some areas of the body are more sensitive than others and a topical anesthesia may be used to decrease the sensation further more.

How does IPL hair removal work?

Lasers designed for hair removal emits light at wavelengths to be absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle (pigment gives hair its colour). The laser is then pulsed only for a fraction of a second.

The duration of each pulse is just long enough to disrupt the hair follicle. When the pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the laser light, energy is converted into heat and these results in thermal damage to the hair follicle. This thermal damage causes delayed re-growth of the hair resulting in permanent destruction of the hair follicle.

How does IPL skin rejuvenation work?

A cooling conductive gel is applied to the skin, then utilising the IPL Quantum, a concentrated white light is pulsed through the skin; causing little to no discomfort. Once the desired area is done, an after care product is applied. After the treatment, pigmentation looks darker, and can sometimes be a little red and raised. This takes about 5-8 days to flake off, leaving a much clearer looking skin.

How does the Quantum IPL system work?

The IPL Quantum HR eliminates hair, employing a method known as selective photothermolysis. This involves disabling hair growth mechanisms by raising the temperature of the hair follicle high enough to damage the follicles germinative cells without damaging the skin and surrounding surface.

How long do IPL treatments take?

Your Intense Pulsed Light treatment takes around the same amount of time as a wax treatment for the same area. The first visit will be around 30 minutes to perform as we need to do a patch test and ask you some questions.

How many IPL treatments will I need?

Hair grows in cycles. The IPL is effective on hair in its actively growing cycle. At any one time there will only be certain hairs in that growing phase. This means that consistent treatments at appropriate intervals are absolutely necessary for the best possible results.

This varies anywhere from 2-8 treatments. That said though, some clients have been very happy with the result after just a few treatments. From your test patch we can usually see how many more treatments it will take to achieve your desired result, which often averages out at about six.

What are the benefits of IPL skin rejuvenation?

IPL skin rejuvenation helps to restore, firm skin and clear the skin. IPL skin rejuvenating can be used to help restore skin clarity and condition.  It also promotes the production of new collagen, elastin, and helps increase cell repair for a more youthful and revitalized appearance.

What areas of the body can be treated with IPL?

Generally any part of the body can be treated. Exceptions include areas in close proximity to the eyes, the inner ear and nose. The most popular areas for hair removal are the underarms, bikini, upper lip, chin, face, legs, back & chest.

What do I do after my IPL skin rejuvenation treatment?

Your skin specialist will advise you of your post treatment care. Once the initial redness has calmed down you are able to resume with your normal activities. However, it is best to treat the area with care as you would a mild sunburn. Please avoid any use of prescription strength exfoliant creams, swimming pools, saunas, spas, with multiple chemicals/ chlorine saunas and vigorous perspiring activities. In the event multiple treatments are required p lease avoid in between and post treatments; sun exposure (apply SPF 30 + sunscreen daily on areas being treated) and any solariums.

What is IPL skin rejuvenation?

IPL skin rejuvenation is a non-invasive skin procedure using an intense pulse light machine (IPL). IPL skin rejuvenation treatments can improve the texture, quality, colour and health of your skin. IPL is not a laser but a broad wavelength light that is pulsed onto the skin and can treat multiple conditions simultaneously; including broken veins and capillaries, redness of the skin, age spots, mottled pigmentation, benign brown pigment and freckles. Treatment can take place over the entire body with face, neck and décolletage being the most popular areas.

What results should I expect from IPL skin rejuvenation?

IPL skin rejuvenation treatments cover a wide range of skin aliments, results will vary from person to person, depending on skin type, age and nature of condition. IPL skin rejuvenation activates the natural collagen and elastic production in the active skin cells, thus improving the skin’s overall texture, tonality and complexion. It also improves the skin’s colour and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and minimizes open pores.

What should I do prior to my IPL skin rejuvenation treatment?

To help minimise the possibility of any adverse skin and or side effects we strongly recommend avoiding the following for approximately 3 to 5 weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure, an SPF 30+ is mandatory. No Solariums. Please don’t apply any fake tans, bronzers etc. beforehand. No prescription strength exfoliates. Please advise of all medications, skin creams or medication at the time of consultation.

What side effects can I expect from IPL skin rejuvenation?

Straight after a treatment most people experience some side effects and feel like a mild sunburn which is quite normal and soon calms down anywhere from the first 10 minutes up to an hour. Over the course of the treatment and first 24 hours you may experience a pigmental change. Damage to the skin is very rare however; if you are concerned at all, don’t hesitate to contact us as soon as possible

What side effects will I expect from having IPL hair removal?

Intense Pulsed Light converts light energy into heat, and the heat is what destroys the hair follicle. You experience a mild case of sunburn which not only usually passes quickly but this is also very common and like having a sunburn you would apply sunscreen and keep it under covers for a few days.

Why are Laser/IPL treatments so expensive?

This simple reason for this is due to the high acquisition cost of machines, maintenance and the materials used during these treatments are also very costly.

Why do I have to have many IPL treatments?

IPL targets the hair compound called melanin, this give hair the colour (pigmentation). Melanin is most prevalent in hair during the early-anagen phase of hair growth, and hairs in this stage of growth are the ones most susceptible to Intense Pulsed Light. Ongoing treatments are needed to catch each hair as it passes through this early-anagen stage of development.

Why do I require an IPL consultation?

Consultations are required before your IPL treatment to make sure IPL skin rejuvenation is for you. Not everyone can have IPL Skin Rejuvenation so we perform a small test patch to ensure you don't have any adverse reactions. We also go through the entire process with you and advise you on pre and post treatment care.

Will I have to come back for repeat treatments?

The reason for this varies from person to person generally this can happen due to hormonal changes, to hair can lay dormant for long periods or emerge for the first time as you arrive at a certain stages of life. Because of this you may be need to have a treatment every year or two.

Beauty FAQs

Can the eyelash extensions be removed?

Yes, and simply, however don’t attempt this at home as you risk pulling your own lashes out.

How do I take care of eyelash extensions?

With eyelash extensions you need to be gentle.  When washing your face or whilst in the shower make sure you wet them a little, then use a mascara wand to brush them up which also helps to keep them from becoming matted. Do not do this or wear make up for the first 24 hours to allow the glue to set fully and prevent any early drop out of the lashes. You will also need to wash them gently a couple of times per week to keep them free of debris, bacteria and sweat. 

How does tinting the eyelashes or eyebrows work?

Tinting is the process of using a vegetable dye to deposit colour to the eyelashes and or brows. This is the best treatment for time poor ladies, mothers with little time for make up, you can run out the door with no mascara, go for a gym class or the beach, without ruining your mascara.

How long do eyelash extensions last?

This does depend a little upon your own growth cycle, maintenance and condition of your own lashes, but generally anywhere between 3-8 weeks, sometimes longer.

How long will my tint last?

Eyelash colour tends to last for up to four to six weeks and eyebrow colour two to four weeks. 

What are the benefits of having eyelash extensions?

When eyelash extensions are done correctly and by a trained professional your lashes will keep their quality and look natural whilst adding some glamour. The benefits of having
eyelash extensions is you don’t have to wear mascara or really any eye make up at all, boast a well-groomed look 24/7, great for holidays, exercise and for enhancing your eyes.

What do I have to do before I get eyelash extensions?

If you like you may have them tinted or permed 48-72 hours beforehand. 

What does 2D, 3D etc. or Russian Volume lashes mean?

This is when you’re looking for a much more voluminous and fanned/flared out look for a very full lash line. The number meaning the number of lashes applied to an individual lash, ‘D’ means the dimension of the lash. 

What if my eyes get irritated?

Try not to rub the eye area after having your eyelashes tinted. If any redness or irritation does occur, you can apply a damp cotton wool compress and avoid any make up for 24 hours. 

What is the difference between acrylic, synthetic, mink or silk lashes?

The main difference is feel, with acrylic or synthetic you require less to create the same look as mink or silk. Mainly it comes down to the feel and weight on your natural lashes. You need to apply more of the silk/mink to create the same fullness/thickness as the acrylic or synthetic lashes. We apply them all singly so it mainly comes down to personal preferences and budget. 

Why get eyelash extensions?

They are a wonderful time saving method to keep your peepers looking glamorous all day long without the need of mascara, or even any make up. They are also great for opening up the eyes, as they are curved, wonderful for swimming, holidays, exercise, special occasions, weddings and basically all year round! 

Why tint my eyelashes or eyebrows?

Tinting brows can give you a nice thicker appearance and we can customised the colour required. Eyelash tints tend to work best on people with medium to lighter-coloured lashes. Works beautifully on redheads and blondes. It's also beneficial for people who have lashes that have fairer ends, the tint makes them appear longer. 

Cosmetic Tattoo FAQs

Can I have tattooing whilst I am pregnant?

We do not recommend having any cosmetic tattooing done whilst pregnant or breast feeding. 

Does getting a cosmetic tattoo hurt?

A topical anesthetic is applied to the area prior to commencing any tattooing work. Its takes approximately 20-30 minutes to work and numb the area. Once you are comfortable then the procedure will commence.

How long does a cosmetic tattoo treatment take?

We recommend a consultation to assess the area to be treated, face shape and lifestyle to determine along with you what the end result you are after. Once a topical anesthetic has been applied and taken effect, the procedure can take 30-75 minutes.

I am having cosmetic tattoo eyeliner done, is it safe to drive after?

The redness and swelling go down quite quickly however just to be on the safe side have someone accompany you and drive you home.

I wear contact lenses, can I still wear these?

It’s best to wear your glasses on the day of the procedure. The next you’ll be able to wear them again as usual.

Is a consultation necessary before I come in?

We recommend that you come in for a consultation to assess exactly what you are after, go over any relevant medical history and or medications, and if they may effect the outcome during the healing period. It is also important during the consultation to disclose any medications or conditions you may have.

In some circumstance’s you may also have to seek written medical confirmation from your doctor or specialist. It is also a good idea if you’re nervous or want to just feel comfortable in the tattooist and your choice of what you’re looking for. Let your tattooist show you there before and after work, decide on colours and the style.

What happens if I don’t like the end result from cosmetic tattoo?

Like body tattoos and ink colours, cosmetic and or semi permanent makeup can be difficult to remove. Removal is more painful and laborious than the tattooing itself. It’s best to choose a softer ink and or application, as it is easier to apply more ink in the future than removal. It’s better to be sure of what you are after and go with a natural application as well. 

What is cosmetic tattoo?

Cosmetic tattoo is the implant of inks producing designs that resemble the look of makeup, lasting 2-8 years depending on ink, area treated, colours chosen and skin colour. Other names for cosmetic tattooing are micro pigmentation, derma pigmentation and permanent make up.

What is the difference between eyeliner and a lash enhancement cosmetic tattoo?

A lash enhancement is a very natural look, lining just the lash line and enhancing your natural lashes to give the appearance of fuller lashes. Eyeliner is thicker in appearance and is stronger looking than the lash enhancement.

What is the difference between feathering hair technique, fine lines or block brow finishes?

For natural looking browns a using a fine needle/feathering technique to give a fine hair like stroke finish.  Making it look like fine natural hair strokes. Alternatively you can opt for this method with shading underneath to give a more defined fuller look. You can work with your tattooist during the consultation as to what you want and the overall finish. 

What will I look like after a cosmetic tattoo procedure?

The area will look like it’s painted on and stronger than the end result. Like a body tattoo, it takes time to heal and you’ll be required to apply a healing cream for about 5-8 days. 

Why do I need a touch up?

Not everyone needs a touch up, eyeliner being generally a dark brown/black colour holds well within the eye area. Regarding the eyebrows, being a lighter colour, perfecting the shape or if there is any fading, a touch up is a good idea to make sure everything is right and bold up the colour for longevity as well.

Sometimes if the healing area comes off too quickly it can take extra colour with it, creating patching. Hence the need for strict adhering to the aftercare, in case this happens a touch up will be required to fix this.

Will I need to time off work to get a cosmetic tattoo?

No, however, you may have some swelling and redness around the area tattooed. If you have had your eyebrows done, they can look quite strong and prominent for up to a week. The colour generally after a few weeks will be close to the desired shade however, it can also take up to three months to fully heal and soften.

Skin FAQs

After a Dermastamp treatment is their any home care recommended?

Use of a home care roller is recommended to support skin stimulation & product penetration- use every 2 days to further boost results

Can Dermstamp be performed on any skin colour?

Since we are not using heat, yes the Dermastamp can be used on any skin colour and skin type.

How does the Dermastamp Treatment Work?

The Dermastamp is a vibrational stamping device, unlike a manual handheld roller. Dermastamp uses very fine needles to promote skin stimulation and skin rejuvenation. This is unlike any heat based technology as there is no skin burning and skin coagulation. The side effects are dramatically reduced and the risk, almost zero.

How is the Dermastamp procedure performed, and does it hurt?

The skin is cleaned and sterilized. Generally the skin will need to be numbed to ensure your comfort. Therefore the treatment is considered painless. The tip will glide over your skin creating stimulating channels and an even flushing is the best indication for a perfect medical treatment. The treatment usually takes around 1.5 hours in total

How long before I see results after a Dermastamp treatment?

You will notice a fresher skin within 6 weeks. However your skin will continue to improve over 6-12mths.

How often can I have a Dermastamp treatment?

Collagen & Skin Rejuvenation - Recommended 4-6 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. Scars & Acne Scarring - Recommended 6-12 treatments, 4-5 weeks apart

How often should I have a facial service?

Roughly every four to six weeks is an ideal time frame between visits. This is especially ideal for someone who wants to take good care of their skin. Making sure they are updating any at home products accordingly to any lifestyle changes, traveling and skin concerns, thus keeping skin at its ideal.

As your skin is a living organ; it’s vital to look after your skin, you only get one!  It takes about 30 days (this process slows as we get older) for the cells to move up from the dermis to the surface, where they eventually flatten out, die and slough off.

Having a skin care treatment stimulates the exfoliation process, thus keeping your skin toned, plump and youthful-looking. If you cannot commit to every 4-6 weeks then try for seasonal changes, because during this time your skin will have different requirements.

Should you expect downtime from a Dermastamp treatment?

The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last from 12 to 24 hours on average. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend topical healing minerals + hyaluronic acid to help hydrate the skin. Zinc sun protection is also recommended

What happens during a facial?

Firstly we will start with a though skin consultation. You’ll be required to fill out a form and your skin therapist may ask you questions and test your skin with an identitest.

Then your skin therapist with cleanse your face and decolletage a couple of times, using a cleanser and cotton pads with eye makeup remover. Followed with steam from a vapor, to open your pores, relax your skin and soften any blackheads and whiteheads that maybe removed.

Exfoliation, the process of removing dead skin cells either with a mechanical or chemical exfoliating. Extractions, is the removal of blackheads or whiteheads if you want or require it.

Once the exfoliation and extractions processes have been completed and relaxing and calming massage will be performed using long, slow movements.

After the massage a facial mask is applied to your skin, chosen for your skin type and condition. Once the mask has been applied your skin therapist will give you a scalp massage or some other service to further relax and pamper you.

Once the facial mask has been removed you’ll have a serum, a moisturiser and if necessary an SPF applied. Finally your skin therapist might make suggestions on how you could take better care of your skin and recommend products.

What is a facial?

A facial or a skin care treatment is a great way to take care of your skin and be advised of the right products for your skin type and or concerns. It’s also very relaxing.

What should use on my skin afterward a Dermastamp treatment?

Only use a soothing cleanser to clean, hyaluronic acid to help hydrate as your skin will become very dry. Copper + Zinc to help heal and protect.

What should you avoid afterward a Dermstamp treatment?

You must avoid AHA’s, retinol (vitamin A) or anything acidic or ‘active’ for a minimum of 2 days

Why do I need home products?

Put simply ‘there is no point having a beautiful facial with a skin therapist at your beck and call whom can give you a correct diagnose of your skin, if you’re going to ruin the efforts and expense by either using the incorrect products or worse none at all at home.

Light Therapy FAQs

How does Omnilux work?

Omnilux works with the body's own natural processes to counteract the effects of ageing and clears acne-prone skin. Omnilux features three interchangeable LED light treatment heads, each with a different colour of light, or wavelength; each head has up to 1700 evenly-spaced diodes which emit a specific narrow band wavelength of light that is proven effective for the condition being treated. Using different combinations of the LED treatment heads means that dermal therapists can deliver effective treatment protocols for wrinkles, wound healing, acne scarring, skin rejuvenation and for the reduction of periorbital wrinkles.

How long will the light therapy results last?

Many factors do contribute to this, especially lifestyle choices, skin type and if you have combined Omnilux with any other treatments. However, unlike many other treatments available where the effects are often short lived, Omnilux light therapy stimulates natural cellular processes that rejuvenate your skin from the dermal level up. Meaning Omnilux will continue to improve results for up to 4-6 months after the light treatment.

How long will the light therapy treatment take?

Your first treatment will take 40 minutes, allowing for your initial consultation. Ongoing treatments will typically be 30-minute appointments, during which the light is administered for 20 minutes. 

How many light therapy treatments are needed?

This depends upon your individual treatment regime. Your dermal therapist will advise you on how many treatments may be suitable for your particular needs. 

Is LED light therapy safe?

The scientifically designed light source does not have harmful UVA or UVB. You will experience a feeling of relaxation and well-being during and after the treatment. The treatment is not painful, there are no injections involved and there's no patient downtime. Studies have shown that the majority of clients find the treatment relaxing

What is LED light therapy?

Work by NASA proposed that Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) had potential benefits in the medical community. Using this knowledge coupled with our understanding of how light interacts with the body Photo Therapeutics Inc. have developed a range of light devices for the medical and aesthetic communities.

Who is Omnilux LED light therapy suitable for?

This is a very effective treatment for both men and women of any age. It is non-invasive with no downtime and great for all skin types

Why choose Omnilux™?

Unlike any other light therapy device on the market, Omnilux is based on many years of medical research and manufactured in the UK. Omnilux™ is used extensively by dermatologists and plastic surgeons worldwide. The efficacy and safety of Omnilux is very well documented in over 60 peer-reviewed publications. This ensures you have powerful results. Omnilux efficacy claims for wrinkles and acne treatment are substantiated by over a decade of clinical evidence, evidence in short supply from the new quick-to-market entries in the LED light category. 

Will I see light therapy results straight away?

Depending the treatment used and what services you may choose to combine it with it will give you an immediate glow, skin will look clearer, brighter and smoother. During and after a course of treatments you will notice an increased improvement in clarity, brightness, tightening of the kin, reduced fine lines, wrinkles and a plumper looking skin.  For the best possible results being a course of nine every week or fortnightly then a top up session thereafter once a month.  

Cosmetic Injection FAQs

Can I go back to work after a dermal filler injection?

This procedure is what we call ‘walk in – walk out’ you will be able to return to your normal daily acclivities and work. However, when having a filler applied along with the anesthetic or blocker. It can feel like you have been to the dentist (lip enhancement), this will go down within an hour or two. And maybe a little bruising which of course can be covered with makeup.  

How do anti-wrinkle injections work exactly?

A small dose of the anti-wrinkle injection fluid is injected into the specific frown muscles causing the lines and wrinkles. Once the muscles are relaxed, the overlying wrinkles in the frown may soften or reduce. The treatment usually takes around 10-15 minutes and is minimally invasive and relatively pain free.

How do dermal fillers for the lips work?

Dermal fillers are injected into the lips to subtly enhance volume, softness and smoothness as well as restore symmetry and to fill out lines and wrinkles in the skin surrounding the lips.

How is the dermal filler treatment performed?

Firstly a consultation is conducted, followed with a topical antiseptic and or nerve block which will be applied to the required area. The procedure itself will take between 20-40 minutes depending on your desired results. 

How long do the anti-wrinkle injections last for?

Individual results often vary, the effects of an anti-wrinkle injection usually last approximately 3-6 months. Results may last longer with repeated treatment. The result will wear off progressively and eventually the wrinkles will return as before the treatment.

How long will the dermal fillers last for?

The effects of dermal fillers in the lips is long lasting but not permanent. After your initial treatment, followup sessions are usually recommended to maintain results. Generally, most people choose to come back within 6 months, however depending on application and the filler used, results can last up to 18 months with just one top up treatment.

How quickly will I see results from an anti-wrinkle injection?

You may notice the results in just 2-3 days. The peak effect is usually between 10-21 days after treatment. If you decide not to continue your anti-wrinkle injection treatments, your muscle activity will gradually return and your wrinkles will slowly reappear. Your winkles will not be worse than your pre-treatment state.

What are anti-wrinkle injections made from?

Anti-wrinkle injections are a type of botulinum toxin a naturally occurring protein extract and is generally well tolerated in the minute levels administered for cosmetic use.

What are the possible side effects of cosmetic injections?

As with any cosmetic medical treatment occasional side effects can occur. These can include headaches, bruising, swelling, itchiness, a feeling of pins and needles or redness at the injection area.

Generally most people experience a little tenderness and bruising at the site of injection. Aspirin taken prior to the service can help to reduce this. Sometimes there can be a slight temporary weakness in nearby muscles. There are no known permanent side effects.

What results can I expect from an anti-wrinkle injection?

When the frown lines are relaxed after an anti-wrinkle injection treatment, the skin around the area will look smooth and less wrinkled. The untreated areas will move as normal. You will still be able to smile, laugh, frown, just with less wrinkling of the skin in the treated areas.