If you’re sick of spending hundreds of dollars on hair removal creams, waxing appointments or overpriced razors, laser hair removal is truly a Godsend. Unlike shaving, waxing, plucking, and depilatory creams that only offer temporary (and highly inconvenient) results, full face laser hair removal guarantees you safe and permanent results that you can count on.
To help you decide whether this treatment is right for you, we are here to answer the top 10 questions we get asked about facial laser hair removal. If you’re ready to find out more, simply keep on.
1. What Is The Best Facial Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
At VC Dermal Clinics, we only use the best of the best. Our Candela GentleMax Pro system is a Dual wavelength 1064 nm Nd Yag & 755 nm Alexandrite laser, which can treat a wide range of skin types. Although it can be used for a variety of skin conditions, its main application is for laser hair removal and does so by destroying the hair follicle rather than simply weakening it (which is what happens with other hair removal methods such as waxing and IPL/Diode treatments).
Fast, effective and safe results mean that permanent hair removal is achievable using our world-class lasers.
2. What Are The Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal?
Our Candela GentleMax Pro laser hair removal system can selectively target your coarse, dark hairs without damaging the surrounding areas. This means you are able to have smoother skin, free of unwanted hair with minimal discomfort guaranteed. In just a few treatment sessions using the gentle power of a laser, you can greatly improve the appearance of your skin.
Some other benefits of laser hair removal include:
- Less painful than many other hair removal methods;
- It can remove hair from any part of the body;
- It prevents ingrown hairs;
- It saves you from having to endure regrowth; and
- It can greatly improve confidence and self esteem.
3. What Areas Can You Treat?
Our laser hair removal can selectively target your coarse, dark hairs without damaging the surrounding areas including:
- Arms and legs
- Chest and back
- Bikini line and Brazilian
4. How Do I Prepare For My Laser Hair Removal Appointment?
Before your appointment, you will be instructed to freshly shave the treatment area. To ensure the hair is at the skin surface, it is vital that you do not bleach, wax or pluck this area. We also strongly recommend against sun-tanning for at least 4 weeks both before your treatment and during the duration of your treatments.
5. What Can I Expect During My Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
During your laser hair removal appointment, you will be required to wear the dark glasses we provide to protect your eyes. Our highly trained and experienced therapists will then move the hand piece over your treatment areas. The amount of time the laser hair removal treatment takes will depend on the size of the area being treated with times ranging from 10 minutes to 1 hour.
6. Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
Many people describe laser hair removal like flicking an elastic band on the skin. For the most part it is very tolerable, however, there are more sensitive areas that you may feel slight discomfort. Candela machines are built with a dynamic cooling device which cools and soothes the skin after each zap of the laser. This patented technology is unique to Candela systems and reduces the pain associated with laser hair removal significantly. As a result, you will experience minimal to no discomfort after your session.
7. How Soon Will I Notice Results?
You will likely see the results immediately after treatment, although results vary from client to client. After your laser hair removal treatment, hair in the treated area will fall out over the next few weeks. Sometimes it may appear as if the treated hair is growing back, however this is only the follicle shedding the dead hair.
8. How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments you will need differs according to your skin and hair colour and the density of your hair follicles. The lighter the skin and darker the hair, the better your results will be. On average, 8 to 10 treatments are required. Treatments should be every 4 weeks on the face and every 8 weeks on the body and it is extremely important to keep to this schedule to take advantage of the Anagen (active) phase of the hair growth cycle to achieve the best results.
9. Why Do I Need An Initial Consultation?
We conduct a consultation with every client before the treatment to:
- Assess if our facial laser hair removal is suitable treatment for you;
- Identify the area to be treated and advise you on how to prepare before treatment;
- To fully explain the process and what you can expect; and
- To identify the appropriate energy level for your hair type and to advise of the cost of your treatment program.
10. How do I make an appointment for a laser hair removal consultation?
To make an appointment, head to our contact page to book an initial consultation with one of our highly trained therapists today.
At Victorian Cosmetic Dermal Clinics, laser hair removal is our specialty. As one of the very first and longest standing laser and skin clinics in Melbourne, we pride ourselves on only using medical grade lasers, unlike many other clinics that offer inferior IPL or diode systems.