What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Unwanted facial and body hair can negatively affect the way you feel, your social interactions, what you do and what you wear, which is exactly why it is about time you got rid of them for good. Some of the most common, but temporary methods include plucking, shaving, using creams, and epilation. There are other longer-term options such as electrolysis and laser therapy, which are used in the beauty industry.
Laser treatment works in the following way: the laser emits a wavelength of light with a specific single colour. When the laser is targeted to the hair follicle stems, the energy from the light is transferred to them in order to remove hair permanently, and to minimise damage to the surrounding tissue. Laser hair removal permanently reduce unwanted hair.
At Skinnovation Laser Clinic, we use the Candela Gentle LASE and YAG, in order to suit all skin colours. These lasers are used to treat the desired areas quickly, comfortably, and effectively, and the good news is that both light and dark skin tones can be treated safely.
The Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal offers many benefits, and an obvious one is precision. Modern lasers can selectively target coarse, dark hairs and remove them only, without damaging the surrounding tissue. Lasers work very fast and treat the desired area. Each pulse of the laser takes just a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. This means that smaller areas, such as the upper lip or the armpits can be treated in just a few minutes.
Another benefit of laser hair removal is predictability, as the many patients experience hair reduction after an average of eight to twelve. Laser hair removal may be performed anywhere on the body, so consider laser therapy at Skinnovation for your hair removal choice!
How To Prep For Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal requires trained staff in order for it to be performed safely, which is why our team at Skinnovation Laser Clinic in Sydney are here to make this experience as pleasant and comfortable for you. To prepare for for laser hair removal you should shave the specific area of the body one or two nights before the treatment. The shorter the hair, the better result you will get.
This is because the laser targets the hair follicle, not the hair. The only exception is the facial area, so avoid shaving this area at least 4 weeks before the treatment. Direct sun exposure should also be avoided for four weeks before and after the treatment.
Schedule Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment At Skinnovation Laser Clinic
Skinnovation Laser Clinic is located in Pacific Square Shopping Centre, in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs. Get in touch with us today to have any questions or queries about laser hair removal answered. Call or contact us via email and get those hairs removed right away!
- Is it safe?
Laser hair removal is proven to be extremely safe. All of the technicians at our clinic are certified and experienced laser professionals.
- How many treatments will I need?
We normally recommend around 8 to 10 treatments depending on the area treated. On facial hairs, around 10 to 15 treatments are required. The amount of treatments required will also vary from person to person, as each individual reacts to laser treatment in a different way.Treatments are done 4-6 weeks apart and must be done consistently for ultimate results.
- Are all hairs being removed on each session?
No. This is because the hair growth has different cycles. At each treatment session, only hairs in the Anagen phase (active growth phase) will be destroyed. Not all hairs will be in the same phase at the same time, hence why we recommend treatment every 4 to 6 weeks, to make sure all hairs get removed.
- Does it hurt?
This will vary from one individual to another. Most people find the discomfort to be minimal and associate the sensation to a rubber band flicking on the skin. We use the Zimmer cooling device to make sure treatment is as comfortable as possible.
- How do I prepare for my treatment?
Before you come for your laser appointment, it is recommended that you shave the areas treated two nights before the treatment. The shorter the hair, the better results you will get. This is because we need all of the laser energy to go down to the hair follicle, instead of being dispersed on hairs sitting on the surface. The only exception is on womens facial area. In this case, no preparation is required. The area treated must not have been waxed or plucked for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment as hair need to be existent inside hair follicle. This also applies to bleached hairs as very light hairs will not respond to treatment.
- What should I expect immediately after treatment?
Most people straight after treatment will experience erythema (redness – as in a mild sunburn) and edema (slight swelling of hair follicles that will look like little bumps). These reactions are completely normal and will subside in a few hours, however, they can persist for a few days in some clients. Applying Aloe Vera or any cooling gels to the area treated will assist in helping this reaction.
- Can I do laser hair removal over tattoos?
No. The laser targets any kind of pigment and will remove tattoos. We will carefully work around any tattoos in the area to be treated.
- Does it work on blonde/ grey hair?
The laser light is attracted to the pigment in the hair, therefore it works best on dark hairs. Blonde hairs and grey hairs do not respond to treatment.