Is the treatment permanent?
Many of us have experienced the frustration that comes with unwanted growth. Whilst we have solutions like waxing, plucking and shaving, they all have certain things in common: they’re messy, time consuming and a major hassle. Most of all, these methods are purely temporary. Fortunately, laser treatment provides a permanent solution for a range of areas. We can provide fantastic results for facial, full body and Brazilian options, obtaining permanent reductions in growth.
This is achieved through a series of sessions that target specific areas of growth and eliminate the follicles. The general principle is that between four and eight treatment sessions can eliminate 90% of growth permanently.
Will all my hair be removed in one treatment?
Hair grows in cycles, so no laser can offer permanent hair removal in just one session. Our Medical Grade treatments are performed every 8 to 10 weeks for the body and every 4 to 6 weeks for the face. This can offer 90% permanent removal in just 6 to 8 treatments. Please be aware that factors such as hormones, certain medications and genetics can cause long term growth, so while the hair may not permanently be removed, growth is greatly reduced and maintenance treatments may be required.
Is it safe?
Our experienced clinicians are paramedically trained skin therapists and registered nurses who have obtained a specialised safety certification. This ensures that we always provide a safe and customised experience based on treatment requirements. We also offer an extensive consultation process to assess suitability, reduce any risk, and provide the best pre, during, and post-operative course of action. Our medical-grade machines are FDA and TGA approved, and our treatment features a patented cooling device that ensures increased comfort during treatment, even on sensitive areas, such as the Brazilian.
Can it work for everyone?
It’s important to have a consultation prior to treatment to determine whether you’re suitable for treatment. While we provide treatments for men and women, different skin colours and different hair colours affect how the procedure works.
Darker hairs respond best to treatment due to a higher concentration of pigment (melanin) in the follicle. Reds, whites and greys cannot be removed with such treatment as they lack sufficient pigment for the laser to be attracted to – it requires sufficient pigment in order to be more effective.
Skin Type: If you have dark skin, you may still benefit from treatment, though additional treatments are usually required to achieve satisfactory results. Fitzpatrick Skin Types V and VI (dark to very dark skin tones) are not suitable candidates.
Can it be used on the face?
Yes. Facial laser treatment is a popular treatment that can be used to safely and effectively target unwanted facial growth for a more permanent solution. Common areas include the upper lip, chin, cheeks, hairline and between the eyebrows. We can also provide treatments for men’s facial hair, as well as unwanted growth on the ears and excessive nasal hair.
Can it prevent and remove ingrown hairs?
Ingrown hairs are a reality with shaving, depilatory creams and waxing. When the new growth comes through, the hair can often become stuck, creating inflamed, bumpy skin. As laser destroys the follicle, not only are existing ingrown hairs damaged and removed, future occurrences are entirely prevented. The procedure can provide targeted relief and treatment to ingrown hairs, even for Brazilians and male facial hair.
Are Laser Hair Removal Machines the same?
Our medical-grade TGA and FDA approved lasers are produced by Candela and Palomar, the world’s foremost experts and leaders in medical technology. We guarantee that all treatments are always performed by a laser safety certified clinician, with genuine Medical Grade Candela Gentlelase or Palomar Vectus. Medical-grade treatments are performed every 1 to 2 months. For darker complexions, we recommend TGA and FDA approved medical-grade Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology produced by Palomar, the world’s foremost experts and leaders in medical IPL technology.
Are there any factors that affect hair growth?
As the treatment permanently treats existing hair growth, no laser can prevent the creation of future growth stimulated by genetics, age, medication or imbalanced hormones. A common form of imbalance is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) which can affect up to 7% of women. Ongoing maintenance treatments may be required to treat such conditions. As a part of Australian Laser & Skin Clinics’ ongoing support of the medical research and treatment of PCOS, we provide a 15% discount for eligible clients.