The laser works by directing concentrated light into the hair follicle, inhibiting the hair’s ability to grow, without disrupting or damaging the skin’s surface.
The laser is an intense beam of light energy, which at different wavelengths targets different structures of the skin.
We use an Alexandrite laser because it is the most comfortable experience of all lasers.
Its target depth is the same as the hair follicle, so is the most efficient laser on the market.
Its computer system guides how to use it, which helps ensure safe and effective treatment.
You will probably require 6 to 9 treatments, depending on the type and quality of the hair.
Patients find that they are happy with the level of hair reduction after a few treatments.
Because hair grows in cycles laser cannot remove all hair in one season only.
Hair grows in a 3-phase cycle it has a growing phase, a dormancy phase and resting phase. Only hair that is in the growing phase can be successfully removed with the laser.
At any one time, approximately 85% of hair is in the growing phase. This is why, a series of treatments is required to get complete hair reduction.
Immediately after the treatment there is usually some redness and perhaps some slight swelling.
This is similar to the appearance of skin after waxing and should resolve within a few hours.
As the most commonly used beauty therapy service in Australia the treatment is very safe.
Occasionally there may be some crusting at the site of hair removal.
More serious complications are rare, but can include skin burning or pigmentation changes.
No, not really. It is described as a slight stinging or feeling of heat. Some say it feels like a snap of an elastic band.
After treatment patient can return to normal activities immediately.
It is good to stay out of the sun for few weeks prior to treatment. That is because the laser targets pigment, and if your skin is tanned, it could risk the treatment burning your skin.
If you have a tan you will have to be treat at a lower power, which will be safe but may be less effective.
Laser Aesthetic offers a complimentary consultation to address your questions and advise on the treatments right for you.