Laser Hair Removal
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is the only clinically proven treatment for the removal of unwanted facial and body hair gently, quickly and effectively with long-lasting results. The most common areas for laser hair removal treatments in women are the face, neck, bikini line, underarms, nipples, tummy line, arms and legs.
What are the advantages of laser hair removal?
There are several methods of temporary hair removal which are messy, time-consuming, or painful. Laser hair removal offers effective results while maintaining the normal appearance of the skin.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal is carried out by medical aestheticians who are specially trained and highly experienced. As the laser is passed over the area being treated, the hair follicle absorbs the light and heats up, destroying the hair follicle and preventing or reducing further growth and leaving a silky smooth feel even on sensitive skin.
How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments required to obtain optimal results varies with hair density, hair colour, skin types, the treatment area and your hair growth cycle. Because some hair follicles are dormant during their life cycle it is necessary to have a course of treatments to achieve the desired end result. How many depends on the area being treated.
How long does a treatment last?
Most people will achieve long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing in the treated areas. The amount of permanent reduction increases with the number of treatments. Occasionally, you may have a few hairs re-grow over a long period of time.
What results can I expect?
Once the treatment is complete, the area exposed to the laser is cleansed and you are free to return to your normal routine. Some patients may experience a slight reddening around hair follicles following the treatment, which typically disappears within a few minutes. It is always recommended to avoid sun exposure or to use sunscreen following the laser treatment. Hair follicles affected by the laser are lifeless and your body will attempt to cast them off over a period of time. It will seem that the hair continues to grow for one to two weeks after the procedure, but in fact these lifeless hairs will easily fall out.
Are there any side effects?
While there is a slight chance of skin irritation and pigment changes, if laser hair removal is performed by an experienced practitioner, these side effects are rare.