Does Laser Hair Removal hurt?
Laser hair removal is a relatively comfortable method as compared to other methods like waxing and electrolysis. That being said, the process could cause minor discomfort for certain people.
This is completely dependent on their individual pain threshold, but is often likened to the snapping of an elastic band against their skin or a zapping sensation.
Our lasers also feature a Dynamic Cooling Device, which helps to counteract the heating effect of laser pulses with a cooling sensation.
How often do I need to get Laser hair Removal?
The usual time period between two laser hair removal sessions is anywhere between 4 to 6 weeks.
Depending upon the pace of your hair growth, you will be asked to come in for your follow-up session around this time period, so that it coincides with the growth phase of your new hair, which is when laser treatments will be most effective.
What should be the interval between Laser Hair Removal appointments?
As mentioned above, the usual gap between two sessions of laser hair removal is 4 – 6 weeks. It is recommended to adhere to this time period and not miss a session; else you risk the likelihood of missing a period of hair growth.
Laser works best when hair is the growth phase, when they absorb the light pulse due to which the hair follicles get damaged, retarding future hair growth.
What Laser Hair Removal machines do you use?
Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic uses Candela GentleLase lasers as well as the Cynosure Vectus, which are considered to be the best laser hair removal machines in the market today.
They are extremely effective for hair removal as they are able to target many follicles with a wider beam, while also being gentle on the surrounding skin tissue.
Can I still get Laser Hair Removal if I am pregnant/ breastfeeding?
While laser hair removal is generally considered safe, no studies have yet been done to ascertain its safety for pregnant or lactating mothers. It is therefore advisable to avoid getting laser hair removal while you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as there are many hormonal changes that happen in the body.
You could however, get laser treatment after a 6 – 12-month gap post pregnancy or breastfeeding, whichever is later, by which time your hormones will stabilize to earlier levels.
Can I have Laser Hair Removal over the top of tattoos?
Laser hair removals are designed to be absorbed by darker pigments over the skin’s surface, and this makes them unsafe for use over tattoos.
In fact, doing this could result in potentially disastrous consequences, with excessive absorption of the laser heat and burning or blisters, not to mention distorting the tattoo permanently.
Which areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
You can use laser on practically any body part that has unwanted hair. But it is most commonly used for removing facial hair, hair from the arms and legs, underarm areas and bikini line.
Are there any known side effects of laser hair removal?
Some people might experience redness and irritation or changes in skin colour, or even crusting, blistering and scarring.
This makes it very important to choose a certified and experienced practitioner for your laser hair removal treatment in Melbourne.
Is Laser Hair Removal really permanent?
Yes you can achieve a permanent result with sufficient number of treatments. Regular maintenance sessions will help to stay hair-free for longer.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works on the principle of selective photothermolysis. The laser light beams are absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles and are converted to heat energy, which destroys the hair follicles at the base of the hair, inhibiting and delaying future growth for a long time to come.
It must be remembered that laser hair removal requires multiple sessions for better results, to catch all the hair follicles in their growth phase!
What is the cost laser hair removal?
The cost of laser hair removal varies from person to person depending on size of area to be treated and hair and skin type being treated as well as a person’s genetics. The average price of a course of treatments to achieve permanent hair reduction has significantly reduced over the last few years and has now become greatly affordable to all.
Traditional hair removal methods, such as shaving or waxing, are temporary before hair grows back thicker and stronger, and over time actually end up costing a lot more than laser hair removal.
How many Laser Hair Removal treatments will I need?
The actual number of laser hair removal treatments will actually depend on the area to be treated and the intensity of hair growth. It can take anywhere between 6 to 10 sessions for the full treatment cycle.