Laser Hair Removal
Tired of repeating the cycle of plucking, shaving and waxing?
These daily rituals are not only inconvenient but can damage your skin in the process. Enter Laser Hair Removal. After just one session you’ll see a reduction of hair by up to 30%.View Prices
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Lasers are able to safely, quickly and effectively treat hairs on the face and body to prevent them from growing back. It pulses a gentle beam of light that selectively targets the hair follicle.
The Cynosure Elite+ is both FDA & TGA approved and offers two separate wavelengths to treat all skin types. The 755 nm Alexandrite laser is highly absorbed by melanin and is the ideal wavelength for lighter skins. While the 1064 nm Nd:YAG, is the most reliable wavelength for darker and tanned skins.
How does Laser Hair Removal Work?
A laser beam is a single wavelength of light that is able to carry energy. When pulsed onto the skin, the pigment in the hair absorbs this energy and is converted to heat. Similar to how a dark shirt absorbs sunlight, the pigment in the hair also absorbs the laser light and is selectively heated while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected.
When heated to the appropriate temperature, it is able to destroy the stem cells that line the follicle and prevent future hair growth. Only hairs in the anagen growth phase (or are actively growing) are lined with stem cells and will respond to the treatment. Every part of the body has a different percentage of hairs that are in this phase, but roughly one-third are actively growing at any time.
With subsequent treatments, spaced at appropriate intervals, you will begin to notice a greater reduction of hair growth. Generally, most clients will achieve a desirable result with 6-10 treatments, but your individual results may vary depending upon many external factors such as age, hormones and being treated at the correct intervals.
Thicker, darker hair respond best to treatment as these hairs absorb the most energy. Lighter and fine hairs may still absorb some energy, but white hairs do not respond at all to treatment. Darker skinned clients will require more treatments than lighter skinned clients and hormonal areas may require ongoing maintenance treatments.
In between your treatments, you shouldn’t have any hairs returning. As soon as you notice new hairs coming through is when you should return for your next treatment. As your progress through your course of treatments, the length of time between each will become longer.
As individual results are based on various factors such as hormones, age and genetics, we cannot guarantee individual results. Active cosmeceuticals as well as any other products that contain skin irritants and/or fragrances should be avoided for 48 hours.