Laser Hair Removal in Canberra
If there’s one area of personal grooming that women and men share in common, it’s hair removal. Whether it’s the legs, the face, the shoulders, or elsewhere, we often spend hours waxing, shaving, plucking and preening to either completely rid ourselves of that hair or get it looking just right. Of course, at the same time we’re also putting ourselves through unreasonable amounts of pain, all for a result that’s not actually as long-lasting as we’d like. That’s precisely why it’s worth making an appointment at our laser hair removal clinic in Canberra. Using the latest in laser technology, we can help you enjoy long-lasting hair removal in even the most difficult to control areas.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal treatment involves the application of a powerful laser light beam which safely penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle, hindering its ability to grow hair. Compared to alternative methods of hair removal in Canberra, this is a safer, faster and more effective way to eliminate unwanted hair.
Laser hair removal is most effective when the hair colour is significantly darker than the skin, e.g. dark hair on fair-skinned individuals, or black hair on darker skin colours.
Safe and Effective Lasers
The Laser Skin Clinic uses both the Alexandrite GentleLASE laser and Alexandrite Cutera laser. Proven to be faster and more cost-effective than other alternatives, and considered to be the gold standard for laser hair removal, these particular models deliver an unsurpassed level of treatment effectiveness. They’re widely regarded as the lasers of choice for precise, non-invasive treatment for unwanted hair.
For laser hair removal on darker skin types, we also use the Cutera NdYAG laser. This laser uses a different wavelength that makes it suitable for use on darker skin tones.
We offer both women’s and men’s laser hair removal with the above mentioned lasers. Our most popular treatments are laser hair removal on the face, the underarms and the Brazilian area.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will my skin look like after the treatment?
You may experience mild redness and warmth after laser hair removal, which for most people only lasts an hour or two. For some, the redness may last a day or so. We apply a soothing lotion onto your skin after treatment and additional cooling where necessary. CMS 50+ anti-aging sunscreen and ASAP skin care products are also applied to protect your skin from the sun and to even out any redness if you had laser hair removal on your face. No one will be able to tell that you have had hair laser removal if you return to work immediately after the procedure.
Is the laser treatment comfortable?
Laser treatment hair removal involves a number of laser pulses that can generate a tingling or slight burning sensation. The Cutera Alexandrite and NdYAG Lasers use a chill tip hand piece which makes for super comfortable treatment. In addition, we can cool the treated area before, during and after the procedure for your comfort using our medical grade cryogenic device.
How long does it take?
Each laser pulse treats about a half-inch area, which can contain ten or more hairs. The amount of time needed depends on the size of the area to be treated. The upper lip usually takes less than a minute, while other areas such as the leg take significantly longer.
How many treatments are required?
The laser works by affecting the hair follicles that are in the growing (anagen) phase. At any time, some hair follicles are in the resting (telogen) phase and won’t be treated by the laser. Therefore several hair laser removal treatments may be necessary to complete the job. Most people after 6 treatments will have a 70% to 80% reduction of their hair.
What do I need to do prior to a consultation or treatment?
We recommend that you do not wax or pluck the area that we will be treating for one month prior to your laser hair removal procedure. However, the area you want treated should be shaved. Please ensure you shave the area a day before your procedure, making sure to leave a one inch square area unshaved so your clinician can evaluate your hair colour.
Can I have my treatment on the day of the consultation?
Please request this at the time of booking. If the treatment area is large, we may need to make an alternative time for the treatment. Also, the nurse may need to assess the effect of the test patch before we proceed with the full treatment. If you are tanned or darker skinned, you will need to have a laser hair removal test patch at your consultation and have your laser hair removal treatment on a different day.
About the Consultation
We require that you attend a preliminary consultation with one of our specialist nurses/clinicians in order to determine your suitability for laser hair removal treatment. We will provide information about the treatment, including laser hair removal cost, and a free test patch will be provided as long as it is safe to do so.
We do not recommend a consultation or treatment if you are ill or have active cold sores if you are having a treatment on the face. Illnesses include fever, cough, sore throat, aches, headaches, chills, diarrhoea/vomiting and tiredness. Please call to reschedule or discuss your circumstances.
Call us on (02) 6262 6216 to book your FREE hair removal consultation.
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Laser Skin Clinic
Sydney Building, Level 1
99 London Circuit,
CANBERRA ACT 2601