Grooming your body hair can sometimes be compared to cutting the grass in the summertime. You devote an afternoon to the chore, and the next thing you know, the grass has shot up and you’re hauling the lawn mower outside again! When landscaping your body, there are eyebrows to tweeze, moustaches to trim, underarms to shave and legs to wax; When does it end!
It can become very frustrating to try and maintain that hair free, smooth feel with shaving, waxing, plucking & tweezing. These methods provide only temporary results and in a few days you’re back at it again. Laser hair removal however provides a permanent solution, is less painful than waxing and plucking hairs and is definitely a time & money saver in the long run.
We can safely and effectively treat almost all areas of the body, except for sensitive areas such as around the eyes and broken or irritated skin.
Laser Hair Removal for Brazilian & Underarms
One of the most popular treatment combinations in our clinic is the brazilian and underarm area. Brazilian treatments began being popular amongst women however it is now becoming increasingly popular with men as well. Laser Hair Removal treatment require a course of sessions every 6-8 weeks apart and treatment time for both these areas can take as little as 10 minutes. One important thing to note here is that Victorian Cosmetic Dermal Clinics recommend treatments every 6-8 weeks, and not every 4 weeks like many other clinics; The reason for this lies in the quality and settings used on our Candela Gentlelase machines. Once you have finished your course of treatments you will no longer need to worry about getting a painful Brazilian wax or unsightly ingrown hairs as a result. You may require maintenance treatments once or twice a year to ensure the area remains hair free permanently however this vastly differs from person to person.
Laser Hair Removal for arms
The arm area can be a bit tricky to treat as hairs are usually finer to begin with than other areas such as legs, underarms and bikini, therefore extra treatments may be required to achieve desired results. Usually the forearms are a popular choice because this area of the body is commonly visible and hair is usually thicker here. Women and men often prefer half arm treatments because hair on the rest of the arms may be light and not really visible. Treatment for this area takes no longer than 20 minutes and a minimum of 6- 8 treatments is recommended.
Back, Shoulders, Chest and Stomach
Laser hair removal is not just for women. If you’re tired of painful waxing & ingrown hairs that can leave scarring and make your skin end up looking worse than the unwanted hair did, then laser hair removal is the solution. Laser hair removal for men is fast; it takes only 20 minutes to treat your back and only 10 minutes to treat your genital, underarms or facial hair. The most popular areas our male clients have treated are back, shoulders, chest and stomach. Your treatments will be 8 weeks apart and we recommend a course of 6-8 treatments. Men can experience an increase in chest, back & shoulder hair which can continue well into their 40’s (and an increase in ear/brow hair later in life) so maintenance treatments may be required for these areas.
Facial Laser Hair Removal
Treatment for the facial area is quite quick and easy. With as little as 5 minutes to treat a small area, and 15 minutes for your full face and neck, you can see why Laser Hair Removal for facial areas is such a popular choice. Our facial hair removal treatments are suitable for everyone, regardless of gender. We can treat all areas of the face except around the eyes. If it’s unwanted hair on the lip, chin or cheeks, or even to tidy up your hairline, laser hair removal is the best method to provide a permanent solution! Our laser safety certified therapists will ensure that you receive the safest and most effective treatments.
Unlike the body area where treatments are 8 weeks apart, facial laser hair removal treatments are required every 4 weeks as hair growth on the face is quicker.
A natural increase in hair growth can commonly occur with age in both sexes. Women can experience an increase in facial hair with age, so it’s important to remember that as we age new hairs may grow & that ongoing maintenance treatments may be required. We can only attempt to destroy hairs that are growing today, not the ones that are yet to appear with age
Laser Hair Removal for legs
Shaving on a daily basis and the pain of waxing is something that every one wishes they didn’t have to put up with, which is why more and more women are looking into a permanent solution to give them that hair free, silky smooth look all year round. Laser hair removal treatments for the legs are completed every 8 weeks apart and take between 30-60 minutes. You may be a little red after your treatment but this redness usually subsides 24-48 hours after. The great thing is that you remain hair free between treatments and will not need to wax or shave!
Laser Hair Removal Tips from the experts
- It is important not to wax or tweeze the hairs between treatments if you notice them starting to grow, as this removes the hairs from the root. In order for the treatment to be effective the roots of the hairs need to be present. However you can use depilatory creams or shave.
- We always advise that you use skinstitut Laser Aid after your treatments to instantly cool the skin. It will also address skin reactivity, redness and irritation post treatments.
- Apply liberally to the areas you’ve had treated up to four times a day until redness subsides. Make sure you do not rub excessively.