Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal
- Reduce ingrowing hairs
- Permanent hair reduction
- Smoother skin
- Less irritation to the skin
- No more shaving or waxing!
- Reduces excessive hair growth (PCOS)
Why Have Laser Hair Removal?
People have many different reasons why laser hair removal is the treatment for them, this may be PCOS or the menopause – whereby hormone levels cause excess hair growth that can cause low self-esteem and embarrassment. Also, laser hair removal encourages the hair to grow straight, so it’s a great solution for ingrown hairs.
Many of us have some unwanted hair, but laser removal can be especially helpful if you:
Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Many women with PCOS find that they have to shave their faces, often as much as twice a day. This can lead to stubble and painful rashes.
Are going through the menopause
Like PCOS, the menopause can cause embarrassing excess hair growth due to changes in hormone levels.
Have ingrown hairs
Laser hair removal encourages the hair to grow straight, drawing ingrowing hairs away from the skin.
Laser Hair Removal
The Cutera Excel V™ laser is an excellent device for laser hair reduction. The best part about this laser is that it is safe and effective for all skin pigments and skin types. It also has a cooling feature that is beneficial in keeping patients as comfortable as possible during the Cutera excel V laser treatment process. While keeping the skin comfortable and cool, the laser targets the pigment of the hair follicle as well as the individual hair bulb or “root.” Over a course of treatments, Cutera Excel V™ laser treatments provides hair reduction in each treated area. While hair reduction may be performed on all parts of the body, this laser specifically is designed to treat small areas.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The Laser Hair Removal system emits near-infrared laser light that is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle. The laser is pulsed, or turned on, for only a fraction of a second. The duration of each pulse is just long enough to damage the follicle, while the system’s unique, patented contact-cooling hand piece, helps protect the skin by conductive cooling during the laser energy delivery.
We use lasers that is drawn to the pigment of the hair follicle. And darker hair attracts more laser energy for better removal. Our therapist can tell you if your unwanted hair has enough pigment to be treated.
Can Laser Hair Removal Work For Me?
Our expert treatments are perfectly safe, whatever your skin type or colour. And the results are the same for everyone too: Great-looking skin, higher self-esteem and boosted confidence.
Why Does Laser Hair Removal Beat Other Methods?
The effects of laser hair removal last – with up to 90% of unwanted hair removed permanently – making it excellent value for money. That’s compared to other hair removal methods, such as electrolysis or IPL, where the cost and time of maintaining hair-free skin can quickly mount up.
Where On My Body Can I Have Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair Removal can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line.
Hair Colours We Can Treat
- The procedure is most effective on darker hairs with more pigment because hair removal lasers are attracted to the pigment in your hairs
- Take a look at this guide to see which hair colours will respond to laser treatment
- Talk to your sk:n therapist to see whether your unwanted hair has enough pigment for treatment
What do Laser Hair Removal Treatments Feel Like?
The Laser Hair Removal hand piece cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however, some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.
What Happens After Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
Following Laser Hair Removal treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away, but the treated area may appear a bit red and swollen. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. In addition, your physician may recommend that you use a specially formulated skin care product line or prescribe a skin care regimen especially formulated for your skin type. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are not regrowing. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.
What are the Possible Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal?
Although patients experience few side effects with Laser Hair Removal, the most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur. Consult with your medical professional for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
The Truth About Laser Hair Removal
How many Laser Hair Removal treatments will I need?
Most areas require 3-6 treatments. However, the number of Laser Hair Removal treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors – hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle. Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time and actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Laser Hair Removal works by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Laser Hair Removal Right For Me?
If you want smoother skin, a better appearance and more confidence, laser hair removal is a gentle, easy solution.
Will The Treatment Make My Skin Sore?
Our treatments will never harm your skin. There may be a little redness, but this will fade within 24 hours.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?
Most of our clients see a permanent result of up to 90% reduction in hair growth. Results are dependent on hair type and colour and permanent hair reduction that lasts can be achieved.
Is Laser Hair Removal Unsuitable For Darker Skin Types?
Laser hair treatment is fine for any skin type or colour, as long as your hairs are dark enough to attract the laser.
Is Laser Hair Removal Expensive?
Compared to the cost of a lifetime’s shaving or waxing, laser hair removal sessions are great value for money. It’s also important to remember that cheaper Laser Hair Removal doesn’t always mean better or safe.
Will Laser Hair Removal Feel The Same Every Time?
As you have more sessions, we target fewer and fewer follicles – so you’ll feel the laser less each time.
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
Our treatments are very gentle and virtually pain-free. Some of our patients compare the sensation to the flick of an elastic band.
What If My Skin Is Not It's Natural Colour?
Got a tan? Had a skin reaction to something? No problem, it’s just really important that you let us know, as this can make a difference when it comes to providing the best treatment.
Is It Safe?
Absolutely. The laser targets only the hair follicle, leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. You may experience some redness, but this should subside within 24 hours.
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Advanced Cosmetic Medicine
55,55 Melbourne St,
Ph: 0403 690 031