Laser Hair Removal Provided By Adelaide’s Laser Skin & Vein Clinic
Hair Removal By Trusted & Experienced Specialists
Get rid of all your unwanted hair safely with Laser Hair Removal at our Adelaide clinic. No more ongoing shaving and waxing!
Our Laser Hair Clinic Treatment is a fast, gentle and effective way to remove face and body hair with permanent results. You will have certified therapists use medical grade diode lasers, 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.
Contact us for your free hair removal consultation to assess your requirements and estimated treatments required.
TREATMENT AVAILABLE AT OUR NORTH ADELAIDE CLINIC ONLY.
- Immediately after the treatment, there should be redness and bumps at the treatment area, which may last up to 2 hours or longer. It is normal for the treated area to feel like sunburn for a few hours. You should use a cold compress if needed. If any crusting, apply antibiotic cream. We recommend aloe vera gel which can be purchased from the clinic or some other after sunburn treatment such as Desitin. Darker pigmented people may have more discomfort than lighter skin people and may require the aloe vera gel or an antibiotic ointment for longer.
- Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of dark or light spots for 2 months. Use sunscreen SPF25 or higher at all times throughout the treatment process.
- Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin. DO NOT USE any other hair removal methods or products on the treated area during the course of your laser treatments, as it will prevent you from achieving your best results.
- Anywhere from 5-30 days after the treatment, shedding of the hair may occur and this may appear as new hair growth. This is not new hair growth, but dead hair pushing its way out of the follicle. You can help the hair exfoliate by washing or wiping with a washcloth.
- Hair re-growth occurs at different rates on different areas of the body. New hair growth will not occur for at least three weeks after treatment.
- Call your physician’s office with any questions or concerns you may have after the treatment. Please note: Stubbles, representing dead hair being shed from the hair follicle, will appear within 10-20 days from the treatment date. This is normal and will fall out quickly.
Hair and Laser Hair Removal
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. Underarm 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.
Lasers we use 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 therefore 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 results can only be achieved if the structures responsible for hair growth are destroyed, or at least impaired. Research has now shown that the hair reduction by lasers 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 full permanent hair reduction results.
The MeDioStar TM miXt 940 used in our 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.
Laser Hair Removal Treatments
Laser Hair Removal Treatments are performed by our credited therapists at our North Adelaide clinic.
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) for at least three weeks prior to initial treatment. However, the hair must be shaved before treatment begins. 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 (e.g. 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 will 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 is the one place where new hair sprouts 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. Although the results are not as permanent, it is certainly capable of inducing a growth delay.
Are there any treatment side-effects or risks?
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 a 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 known. The laser does not product 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 noticeable after 3 treatments it may be that the particular hair type or skin type is not suited to laser treatment (e.g. hair too fair, skin too dark, or hair follicles too deep).
What do I need to know before my appointment?
Please do not come with any fake tan or bronzer on your skin as we will not be able to complete your treatment if you have this on. You will need to shave the areas that you will be receiving Laser Hair Removal treatments on before you arrive for your appointment.
Do you have payment plans?
Yes we do! We have PayRight available, which allows you to enjoy now and pay later. Chat to our team when you book in and they will be happy to explain this in detail.
Get in contact with our warm and knowledgeable staff today to discover more about this life changing treatment.
Cost (inc. GST)
3 Treatment Package
6 Treatment Package
|Upper lip & chin||$30.00||$80.00||$155.00|
|Full face (Female)||$60.00||$165.00||$310.00|
|Bikini area (standard)||$30.00||$80.00||$155.00|
|Bikini area (XX)||$49.00||$135.00||$250.00|
|Shoulders (top only)||$80.00||$220.00||$410.00|
|Chest (upper half – Male)||$120.00||$325.00||$615.00|
|Chest (full – Male)||$200.00||$540.00||$1,020.00|
|Back (half – Male)||$135.00||$365.00||$690.00|
|Back (full – Male)||$245.00||$660.00||$1,250.00|
|Stomach (snail trail)||$40.00||$110.00||$205.00|
How long between treatments?
Hair laser removal treatments should be done every 4 – 6 weeks and for approximately 6-8 treatments depending on the individual, unless you require maintenance and this is once every 6 months.
Can I exercise after treatment?
We suggest that you do not exercise after treatment for 24 hours as sweat can cause bacteria and infections.
Can I still wax or pluck between treatments?
Please only shave as the root of the hair must be present in the follicle for the laser to work. Waxing and plucking removes hair from the follicles.
Does the treatment hurt?
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.
Are there side effects to this 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 known. The laser does not produce any UV or short-wave radiation which are the energies known to cause long-term damage and skin cancer. An increase in pigmentations is rare but a 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.