Laser Hair Removal by Trusted & Experienced Adelaide Clinic Specialists
Laser Hair Removal Treatments
Get rid of all your unwanted hair safely with laser hair removal at our Adelaide clinic. No more ongoing shaving and waxing,
Laser hair removal is a fast, gentle and effective way to remove face and body hair with permanent results. You will have certified therapist nurses use a medical grade diode laser, an extremely efficient hair reduction system.
The diode laser features a unique cooling system in the hand piece to help soothe and protect the skin. Safe on different skin types, with a recommendation of 4-8 treatments for best results.
Package prices are available for multiple areas (face, upper & lower body combinations) and treatments.
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The growth phases of hair vary on different parts of the body. For example, a hair on the head may grow up to 6 years and then spend 4 months resting. Armpit hair grows for about 4 months but can spend 3 months resting. Leg hair grows for 4 months and can spend about 5 months resting. Telogen phase in most areas is about 3-4 months except for the upper lip which is 6 weeks.
About lasers designed for hair removal
The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, heating the follicle and damaging it, often destroying it. However, the light must first pass through the skin surface, and if the skin is dark or tanned, the skin itself can be damaged. Two facts are there for obvious-only dark hair in lighter skin can be treated with a laser, and people with any suntan must wait until the tan has faded.
Permanent hair reduction can only be achieved if the structures responsible for hair growth are destroyed. Or at least impaired. Research has now shown that the reduction of hair by laser is permanent, especially if the laser is of appropriate strength.
Laser treatment affects only hairs in growth phase. At any time, some hairs are in growth phase and some in resting phase. The proportion varies on different areas of the body. This means that firstly, all areas will need more than one treatment and secondly, some areas will need more total treatments for permanent hair reduction.
The MeDioStar TM miXt 940 used in this clinic has an extra feature which minimises the risk of a skin burn. The handpiece incorporates a cooling plate which reduces the discomfort of the treatment. The laser treats a 12mm circle of skin every second.
About the hair removal treatment
Treatments are performed by an experienced trained nurse.
The follicles must contain a growing hair for treatment to be successful.
Therefore patients must not have any form of hair removal that pulls the hair out (waxing, plucking, “epilady” type machines) fpr at least 3 weeks prior to treatment. However the hair must be shaved before treatment. This is because hair above the skin surface attracts the laser light, heats up and can burn the skin.
The treatment, like all laser treatments, is mildly uncomfortable. It feels like a very brief, hot pin prick with each pulse, and leaves a mild heat sensation for about an hour afterwards. This is not severe. The skin may turn a little red and sensitive. This usually settles within hours. An anti-inflammatory cream (eg Dermaid 1%) may be helpful.
For the following 1-2 weeks hair will appear to grow very slowly. When it is only a few millimetres long it will stop ‘growing’ and fall out. When it starts to regrow 4-6 weeks later then it is time for the next treatment. Further treatments will be needed over the next few months to treat the hairs that were previously in resting phase. On average 6-8 treatments per area will be needed for permanent hair reduction, over a period of 18 months to 2 years.
Sun-protection of the lasered skin is essential for at least 6 weeks after treatment.
Unwanted facial hair in women presents the greatest difficulty for laser hair removal. Often the hair is fine rather than coarse, often fair rather than dark and on top of that, it is the one place where new hairs sprout with age due to hormone changes. For this reason laser hair removal of facial hair may not seem as effective, and ongoing occasional ‘maintenance’ treatments may be needed. Fine dark hair can be treated quite successfully with the Revlite QS Nd Yag laser and although the results are not as permanent, it is certainly capable of inducing a growth delay.
About side-effects, complications, long-term effects
The greatest risk is to the eyes. Special glasses or shields are used to reduce this danger. The area under the eyebrows cannot be treated (except the bridge of the nose) because of the risk of eye damage.
Increase in pigmentations is rare but temporary side effect. Decreased pigmentation is also possible in suntanned or dark-skinned people. Where there may be a risk of this complication a test area would be performed before full treatment.
Lasers have been used on human skin since 1968. No delayed complications have yet been reported or, indeed, are anticipated as the effects of these lasers on skin is well kown. The laser does not produce any UV or short-wave radiation which are the energies known to cause long-term damage and skin cancer.
During a treatment some hairs in a region may be missed, as it is unwise to overlap laser treatment spots to any extent. For this reason regrowth of hair is often patchy. Further treatment as a later date can cover these patches. There is no limit to the number of times an area can be treated but if hair growth is not reduced noticeably after 3 treatments it may be that the particular hair type or skin type is not suited to laser treatment. (eg. Hair too fair, skin too dark, hair follicles too deep.)
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Hair Removal Prices
|Cost per treatment (incl. GST)|
|Upper lip & chin||$50.00||$130.00||$210.00|
|Side of Face (Female)||$60.00||$160.00||$250.00|
|Bikini area (standard)||$60.00||$160.00||$250.00|
|Bikini area extended (XX)||$100.00||$265.00||$420|
|Bikini area Brazilian (XXX)||$125.00||$330.00||$525|
|Shoulders (top only)||$80.00||$215.00||$335.00|
|Chest Male (upper half)||$120.00||$315.00||$500.00|
|Chest Male (full)||$200.00||$520.00||$840.00|
|Back Male (half)||$135.00||$355.00||$565.00|
|Back Male (full)||$245.00||$640.00||$1,030.00|
|Stomach (snail trail)||$40.00||$105.00||$165.00|
Other areas to be quoted at consultation.
This is a cosmetic procedure and as such does not attract a Medicare Rebate or a refund from private health funds for the consultation or treatment.
*Prices are subject to change without notice.