Laser Hair Removal
Treatments can be performed using our medical grade candela alexandrite laser on all skin tones and areas of the body.
Laser hair removal is fast, effective, comfortable and suitable for even sensitive skin. Treatments can be performed using our medical grade candela alexandrite laser on all skin tones and areas of the body. Our lasers features a unique dynamic cooling device that helps to calm, soothe and protect the skin during your laser treatment making it a comfortable treatment. Laser hair removal works by aiming a beam of light at the hair follicles. The pigment in the hair follicle then absorbs this light and heat, which results in damage to the hair follicle preventing further hair growth.
Laser is only effective in treating pigmented hair that is actively growing. Not all hair is actively growing at one time which is why we require multiple treatments to achieve a permanent reduction in hair. Laser is only effective in pigmented hair thus it will not work on white, grey, blonde and red hairs. We typically recommend a course of about 8-12 laser treatments to achieve a significant reduction, depending on the area.
- Avoid sun exposure, fake tan, solarium use for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to treatment
- Advise us of any medication use prior to appointment
- Stop usage of retinol and glycolic scrub 3 days before treatment.
- Shave the night before or the morning of your appointment, no waxing, plucking or depilatory creams.
PLEASE NOTE: The failure to shave before your appointment will incur a $50 shaving fee, additionally if you would prefer us to shave you please notify reception at the time of your booking so extra time can be allocated – this also costs $50
After the laser treatment here may be some mild heat and redness in areas that have been treated. This is completely normal and nothing to be alarmed about.
To help with the recovery post laser treatment it is vital to be using Laser Aid. Laser aid is designed to sooth any redness and sensitivity experienced post treatment. It will also assist in drawing the heat from laser out of the skin and keep the area cool and hydrated. Laser Aid can be and should be applied generously for 5 days post treatment.
Glycolic scrub 14% is to be used 5 days post treatment to ensure the hair is encouraged to shed from the follicle, aid in the treatment and prevention of ingrown hairs and removal of dead skin cells to allow for better absorption of the laser.
It is advised to avoid exposing the area that is treated to direct sunlight after your treatment for at least two weeks post laser treatment and always use the Skinstitut Age Defence 50+ to protect the skin.
For Darker skins the risk of pigmentation is a lot higher so to prevent pigment from forming or the laser clinging to existing pigment we encourage the use of Even Blend Serum 3 days post treatment up until 3 days before treatment.