Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is considered a far more effective solution for unwanted hair with long lasting results.
At our clinic all Laser Hair Removal treatments are performed by our experienced Registered Nurse. Before any treatments commence, you will be given a test patch to ascertain the most effective and safe treatment level. IPL is most suitable for treating dark hair on fair skin.
Controlled flashes of light are absorbed by the dark hair in the follicles lying below the surface of the skin. The absorbed light heats the dark hair, which damages or destroys the regrowth potential of the follicle, all without damaging the surrounding tissue.
You will be asked to trim or shave the hair prior to your treatments.
Upon commencement of treatment a cool soothing gel will be applied to the skin. The IPL hand piece is then rested on your skin and pulses of light begin destroying your unwanted hair. Each pulse of light will feel hot & is likened to a rubber band flicking the skin. The dead hairs will detach from hair follicles and fall out over the next 1-2 weeks.
Side effects are rare. You may experience some slight reddening or local swelling at the treatment site, but this typically goes away within hours. Limiting sun exposure before and after each treatment will minimize the risk of complications. Following the treatment, you can generally return to work and resume all regular activities immediately.
IPL technology has been proven to permanently reduce your unwanted hair. The number of treatments required depends on the hair and skin colour, the area being treated and hormonal influences. Typically you can expect 4-6 treatments at 6 weeks intervals.