Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal has become the norm to remove unwanted hair and you can find a laser hair clinic on almost every corner.  For this reason we have decided to take ourselves out of the “norm” and are focusing on the “specialised”.

Not many lasers can boast a laser hair removal system that is completely safe and effective on darker skin tones.  The Nd-Yag 1064nm laser can do exactly that!

The Nd-Yag does not target melanin only,  It uses a more advanced method which allows us to laser very dark skin from the first session to the very last session when it targets the very fine hairs.

IPL hair removal systems target the melanin in the hair and as the hairs become finer the energy settings need to be cranked up in order for the IPL to still see the hair.  The problem with that is before the hair follicle is completely destroyed the IPL system will see the melanin in a darker skin tone and will burn the skin.  This is fine for lighter skin tones but puts a ceiling on how high one can go with the settings on darker skin tones before burning the skin.

In saying that our system is ideal for dark skin tones it is still very effective on light skin tones.  Because the Nd-Yag does not make your skin photo sensitive after your treatment we always use it when doing facial hair removal as your face is always exposed to sunlight.  Another plus is that you can safely go on your beach holiday and not worry about you skin pigmenting after your laser treatment with the Nd-Yag.

How to Prepare

As we are targeting the root of the hair (follicle), you will need to shave the area on the body before your laser treatment.  After treating an area, hairs fall out within 10 to 14 days. Using a mild sugar scrub in the shower on the tenth day will help exfoliate skin and remove hair.

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

The majority of people who use it find that laser hair removal is safe and well-tolerated. There are no long-term health risks associated with the procedure. However, some people may experience minor side effects after laser hair removal.  You may be slightly red and sensitive directly following your treatment which will subside after an hour or 2.  If you experience itching and raised bumps in the area, we may need to prescribe a steroid and anti histamine.  This could mean that you are allergic to the heat and may have to discontinue your treatments.

Areas That Can Be Treated

Lasers target several follicles at once, so you can treat large areas of skin. Lasers are great for treating ladies bikini and under arm areas. This will take approximately 30 mins for both.

Lighter colored hair on the upper lip and chin can be tricky. Some lasers are able to target light hair without issues, but it can take a few treatments. Electrolysis might be a better option

Is It Painful?

Laser hair removal does not hurt as much as waxing and is way quicker. Yes.

You read that right. It feels either like an elastic band sting or like tiny pinpricks, depending on the area being treated.

Call today to see if laser hair removal is right for you!