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THE LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROCESS

Laser hair removal is a cost effective permanent solution to unwanted hair. In the laser hair removal process, as the laser is passed over the area being treated, the hair follicles are damaged, reducing further growth and leaving a silky smooth feel, even on sensitive skin. It’s a scientifically proven, rapid, yet gentle way of removing or reducing unwanted facial and body hair including the chin, underarms, bikini-area, legs, chest & back; painlessly and permanently!

LASER HAIR REMOVAL VERSUS OTHER HAIR REMOVAL METHODS

Laser light is a safe, effective, and convenient alternative to traditional methods, such as electrolysis, shaving and waxing. It is fast and can be used to treat large areas quickly, often in only the time it takes to shave, allowing you to continue on your day without the need for any time off. Traditional hair removal methods, such as waxing and shaving, removes only the hair shaft. This leaves the hair follicle in place to grow new hair. Laser Treatments use the most advanced lasers available today, that allows us to remove more of your hair in fewer sessions, with a greater chance of permanent hair removal, saving you time & money!

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM LASER HAIR REMOVAL

People of all skin colors and hair types will benefit from a delay in hair re-growth after just one treatment. However, because not all hair follicles are active at the same time, multiple treatments are usually needed to remove all hair permanently from each area. We recommend a course of 6 treatments to achieve hair-free skin. Facial hair is treated once every 4 weeks and body hair is treated once every 8 weeks.

Laser hair removal can be used for both facial and body hair on both men and women. It is also an effective treatment for ingrown hairs. No more irritating skin and red bumps caused by those ingrown hairs we are all affected by and you will never need to shave or wax ever again.

HAIR REMOVAL IS POPULAR WITH MEN & WOMEN

Traditionally popular with women as a permanent solution for removing facial and body hair; laser hair removal treatment is not just for women! Our male clients can also enjoy the freedom of a hairless body.

Men like laser hair removal because they want a cleaner, well-groomed appearance minus the hassle and time it takes to shave or wax. Some men want to thin out body hair or remove it completely. We can also help with the treatment of ingrown hair / razor bumps.

BODY AREAS THAT CAN BE TREATED WITH LASER HAIR REMOVAL

How hair growth cycles affect laser hair removal

Age, sex, weight, metabolism, hormones, genetics, ethnicity, medications, body location and seasonality all affect hair growth. At any one time hairs from various parts of the body are at one of 3 cyclic phases (Anagen, Catagen or Telogen). This cycling prevents all body hair falling out at the same time and taking months to grow back.

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Phase 1 – Anagen
Hair’s active growth phase; Anagen, can last several years. 80-85% of hair is in this phase at any given time. During Anagen the hair has abundant melanin.

Phase 2 – Catagen
The Catagen or transition / regressive phase lasts about 2 – 4 weeks. In this phase hair stops growing but is not yet shed. About 3-4 % of body hair is in this phase.

Phase 3 – Telogen
Lasting weeks to months, the Telogen or resting phase is when hair falls out and a new hair begins to form. At least 10-15% of body hair is in this phase.

Catagen or Telogen phase hair may not be fully destroyed during treatment as the hair follicle is technically no longer attached to the root.

Anagen phase hair is ideal for laser removal. Because only 80 – 85% of hair follicles are in the Anagen phase at the same time, multiple treatments are usually needed to remove all hair from each area. Depending on the body area being treated, most people require 6 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Laser hair removal can be used for both facial and body hair on both men and women. It is also an effective treatment for ingrown hairs. No more irritating skin and red bumps caused by those ingrown hairs we are all affected by and you will never need to shave or wax ever again.

The laser hair removal treatment process

Laser hair removal is a non-intrusive treatment involving an intense laser light penetrating into and below the dermal layer where it is absorbed by the pigment in the hair (melanin). The melanin absorbs the light and heats up. This heat damages the hair follicle without hurting the surrounding tissue. The damaged hair follicle stops producing hair or replaces thick adult hair with a fine, light-colored hair (vellus hair).

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The laser works by disabling hair in the active growth phase (Anagen) at the time of treatment.

Because not all hairs are in this stage during treatment, laser hair removal normally requires several sessions to achieve the desired hair reduction results; typically with 6 sessions per area.

Laser hair removal is carried out by our fully trained laser hair removal technicians.

The effectiveness of laser hair removal

An 80% – 100% hair reduction in hair growth is possible. Each successive laser hair removal treatment will result in a reduction in hair growth. Hair will grow progressively slower, lighter and finer with each treatment.

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Improvements may be seen after only one treatment, but repeat treatments are usually required to achieve desired results. It generally takes around 6 treatments to affect all the hair follicles in each area, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The treated area will “shed” hair over the next 3-4 weeks. Results may vary depending on individual genetic factors including:

  • Hair color: Lasers are most effective for dark hair
  • Hair thickness: Thicker hairs respond better
  • Skin color: Dark skin may need more sessions
  • Area: Arm, leg, underarm & bikini area respond
  • Area: Facial hair (chin / lip) is more resistant

Elite+The Elite+™ Aesthetic Workstation is a high-powered, dual-wavelength system that delivers energy faster for faster results. The Elite+’s wavelengths are the gold standard for hair removal, facial and leg veins, epidermal pigmented lesions, and wrinkle reduction on all skin types.

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Our laser equipment provides for enhanced comfort during treatment, speed and accuracy. The system uses a unique cooling “chiller” to minimise skin irritation that other methods may create. The laser is NOT placed directly on the skin!

Most clients report feeling comfortable during treatment, others experience mild discomfort similar to being snapped by a rubber band. Most patients tolerate the procedure without numbing, but for sensitive areas a numbing cream can be applied. Temporary pinkness may be experienced for a short time after treatment.

Our lasers offer the fastest results in the least number of treatments and shortest time per session, ensuring maximum patient comfort and safety. Finally, the hair removal Laser is a precise instrument that can be adjusted to damage only the hair follicle while minimally affecting the surrounding skin.