Are you tired of shaving, waxing or using depilatory creams to remove your hair? The truth is that getting rid of excess body and facial hair can be a painful, messy, costly and time-consuming affair. That is, unless you opt for the smarter solution, also known as laser hair removal.
If you have ever wondered if laser hair removal is right for you, you’ve landed on the perfect page. Today, we explore everything you need to know about this life changing treatment, its effectiveness and expectations for permanent long-term results. Ready to throw out the razors and hair removal creams? Then read on to find out more.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a treatment that works by targeting hair follicles with a concentrated beam of light (laser). During the procedure, a handheld device (Candela GentleMax Pro) is used to direct the laser at the area of skin where hair removal is desired. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, which then heats up and damages the follicle. This damage helps to prevent the follicle from producing new hair.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Absolutely, laser hair removal can deliver permanent results. Essentially, once the laser successfully targets and disrupts the blood supply to the hair follicle, it stops any new hair from growing there. The effectiveness of laser hair removal varies based on several factors, including your skin type, the color and thickness of your hair, along with genetics, any medications you might be taking, and existing and future medical conditions. Furthermore, the specific laser technology used and how the device is calibrated play key roles in achieving effective and permanent hair removal.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin pigment in hair follicles with a laser, which damages the follicle and inhibits future hair growth. However, not all hair follicles are active at the same time, so multiple treatments are necessary to target all the follicles during their active growth phase. While many people experience significant hair reduction after several sessions of laser hair removal, some hair may still grow back over time. This is why laser hair removal requires multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart for the best results and long-term maintenance.
Is Laser Hair Removal Only For Women?
No, laser hair removal is not only for women! In fact, laser hair removal has become increasingly popular among men in recent years, as they seek a more permanent solution to hair removal for areas such as the back, chest, and neck. Laser hair removal is also commonly used by men to groom facial hair, including beards and moustaches.
Learn more about our laser hair removal treatments for men here.
Laser Hair Removal Benefits
Put simply, laser hair removal is faster and safer than any other permanent hair removal method and can treat large areas with each session.
Here Are Some of The Main Benefits of Laser Hair Removal:
Long-Term Semi-Permanent Hair Reduction: Laser hair removal can provide long-lasting results by reducing hair growth in the targeted area.
Precision: Laser hair removal targets specific areas of the skin and hair, allowing for precise removal of unwanted hair in areas such as the bikini line, upper lip, armpits and more without damaging surrounding skin.
Speed: Laser hair removal can treat large areas of the body quickly, making it a time-efficient option for hair removal.
Less Painful: Laser hair removal is often less painful than other hair removal methods such as waxing, tweezing, or epilating.
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
The feeling of laser hair removal is often described like that of a rubber band being snapped against your skin. Depending on your individual pain tolerance, this can range from mild to moderate in terms of discomfort. At Victorian Dermal Clinics Melbourne, we use the Candela GentleMax Pro system to fire a cooling agent immediately before the laser fires heat to the treatment area to minimise discomfort as much as possible. You may also experience mild discomfort after the procedure, such as redness and irritation similar to a mild sunburn. However, you can rest assured that these symptoms are only temporary and often subside very quickly.
What Is the Laser Hair Removal Treatment Like?
During your laser hair removal appointment you’ll need to wear dark glasses to protect your eyes. Once you are ready, our highly trained and experienced therapists move the handpiece 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. Once the procedure is complete, you may be given lotion, anti-inflammatory cream or ice packs to ease any discomfort.
How We Can Help
At Victorian Cosmetic Dermal Clinics, Laser Hair Removal is our specialty. We are one of the very first and longest standing laser and skin clinics in Melbourne to offer this service. We only use medical grade lasers, not inferior IPL or diode systems like many other clinics in Melbourne. All of our therapists and qualified dermal therapists are laser safety and Syneron Candela certified. When you get laser hair removal treatments with us you get peace of mind that are in safe and experienced hands.
To find out more or to book a consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us today.