Unwanted Hair: Laser Hair Removal
The Cosmetic Refinement Clinic is the No. 1 clinic in Geelong, Victoria for laser hair removal. Our service is suited to men and women.
If you are looking to remove unwanted hair effectively and safely, trust our highly qualified, expert team here at the Cosmetic Refinement Clinic.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal is a popular, non-invasive and highly effective treatment method for removing unwanted hair. It utilises concentrated laser energy which targets the hair within the body’s hair follicles. The hair then absorbs the laser light, causing thermal damage and preventing further hair growth in the future.
Laser Hair Removal treatment works by disabling hairs in their “active growth hair phase”. Given that initially all hair is not in the same growth phase, three to six treatment sessions may be necessary to disable all the hair follicles in a target area.
When treating unwanted facial hair, the period between each treatment is ideally every four weeks. On the other hand, when treating unwanted hair on the body, treatments are performed in six week intervals. Periodic ‘touch-up’ sessions may be required to reduce unwanted hair. Generally, patients see a 10% to 25% reduction in hair following their first treatment session.
You can successfully remove unwanted hair using lasers on most parts of the body, especially on the legs, bikini line, underarms, and facial areas such as the chin, and upper lip. Though more popular with women, it is becoming a sought-after treatment for men. Laser hair removal is a major contributor to body confidence for everyone.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Laser hair removal is an effective treatment for reducing the number of unwanted hairs in a target area. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as permanent 100% hair removal.
By heating and vaporising the hair within the hair follicle, new hairs will be prevented from growing back for a significantly longer period of time in comparison to waxing and shaving. Even when these hairs do begin to grow back, they will be noticeably fewer in number, as well as finer and lighter in appearance.
Does It Work On All Types of Skin & Hair?
Laser hair removal can successfully be performed on all skin types however it can only treat dark-coloured hair.
Typically, laser hair removal is most effective for those who have dark hair and fair skin. The effectiveness of laser hair removal is closely correlated with hair colour due to the light being more attracted to hair that is dark in colour. Unfortunately, treating unwanted hair that is either blonde, white or grey is not usually successful.
If you have questions about the effectiveness of laser hair removal for your hair colour or skin tone, schedule a consultation with one of our dermal clinicians and we will happily discuss your options with you.
What areas of the body can laser treat for removing unwanted hair?
Laser hair removal can be performed on most areas of the body, even those more sensitive areas. It is most commonly used to remove hair from highly visible parts of the body, such as the legs, underarms, bikini line and face.
Laser Hair Removal for the Body
Laser hair removal is an effective treatment for removing unwanted body hair on both males and females. Laser hair removal is becoming a sought after option for men, especially for treating body areas such as the chest, back and legs.
We understand unwanted body hair can severely affect one’s self-esteem and confidence. While many parts of the body may not be visible in public, unwanted body hair can have a negative impact on one’s self image, such as their confidence when dating or performing physical activities like swimming, or simply when at the beach during those summer months.
Laser Hair Removal for Legs
Statistics show that the average woman shaves 12 times each month. Each average shaving session takes 10 minutes, so it can be deduced that women spend around 120 minutes shaving each month. The area of our bodies that require the most time during these shaving sessions are the legs.
Laser hair removal for legs removes the need for painful waxing or razor burn from shaving. Shaving around the knee and ankle area can be especially tricky. Having smooth and hairless legs is a great way to boost overall confidence, especially when the summer months arrive.
At Cosmetic Refinement Clinic, our team is highly experienced in laser hair removal for legs, producing amazing results that will make you want to wear shorts, skirts, or bikinis all year round!
Laser Hair Removal for the Underarms
Laser hair removal is highly effective in reducing unwanted hair from the underarms. Despite the fact that the underarms can be a sensitive part of the body, treatment in this area is usually quick and relatively painless. Clients tend to experience very little discomfort, either during or after any underarm laser hair removal treatment.
Not only does hair removal for the underarms improve confidence, but it also helps to reduce body odour, sweating, and the formation of ingrown hairs.
Laser Hair Removal for the Face
Laser hair removal is popular for treating unwanted facial hair on the upper lip, chin and sides of the face. For men, the neckline is also a popular area for treatment.
As laser hair removal is non-invasive, there is no downtime following treatment. Each laser hair removal treatment for the face is usually quick and can easily be scheduled during your lunch break. This allows you to continue working into the evening without any disruption to your day and with no discomfort.
How To Prepare For A Laser Hair Removal Treatment
It is recommended that you shave the target area the day before your scheduled appointment. This will enhance the overall effectiveness as well as eliminate any discomfort felt during the treatment. Furthermore doing this will significantly reduce the risk of surface skin damage from burnt hairs.
Avoid direct sun exposure seven days prior and post treatment. Between each session, make sure the treated areas are protected from the sun by applying sunscreen.
Self-tanning creams and makeup can be used as desired. However avoid applying self tanning products the week prior to your appointment to ensure there is no tanning residue left on the surface of the skin.
Should you have any questions about how to best prepare for a treatment session, feel free to contact our team, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
What Can You Experience Post Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
After a laser hair removal treatment, the area may appear slightly red and bumpy (similar to what you may see post waxing). In the event of any discomfort, ice or aloe vera gel can be applied to the treated area.
Over the following two weeks any hair that wasn’t initially vaporised during treatment will gradually fall out.
Why Our Lasers Are the Best for Performing Laser Hair Removal Treatments
At the Cosmetic Refinement Clinic, we only use medical-grade lasers that are suitable and effective for treating unwanted hair on every skin type. This is achieved through our dual wavelength (Nd:Yag 1064nm and Alexandrite, 755nm) laser devices. Both the Nd:YAG 1064nm and Alexandrite 755nm wavelengths have medically and scientifically been proven to be the safest and most effective parameters for removing unwanted hair.
Fully Trained Dermal Clinicians for Your Safety
Our dermal clinicians are highly qualified with over 10 years experience when performing laser hair removal treatments. Both of our dermal clinicians have undergone a four year university degree, graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science, Dermal Science degree.
For us, communication between our clinicians and clients is of paramount importance. We believe in informing our clients through every step of their treatment, ensuring they feel relaxed during their sessions and confident in our work.
Book Your Initial Consultation to See If Laser Hair Removal Is Right for You
If you are interested in laser hair removal and would like to know more about how it can benefit you, simply book a consultation with one of our clinicians today.
The cost of this consultation is $50, which is redeemable at your first treatment.
Say goodbye to unwanted hair and hello to body confidence with the Cosmetic Refinement Clinic in Geelong, Victoria.
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All consultations cost $50.00 and are performed by our experienced dermal clinicians.
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