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Laser Hair Removal in Melbourne

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New To Laser Hair Removal? Benefits Include:

  • No more painful waxing and shaving.
  • Significant cost savings – Save up to thousands of dollars on expensive face and body waxing sessions.
  • Time savings – A lifetime of shaving can consume 1402 hours compared to just 16 hours for laser hair removal.
Laser Hair Removal - Benefits

How Does Laser Hair Removal Compare To Other Hair Removal Methods?

The decision of whether to wax, shave or seek laser hair removal can be a difficult one to make, but there’s one clear choice when it comes to permanent, silky smooth skin. While shaving can be quick, hair grows back rapidly and needs shaving again within days, making it a time-consuming method. When it comes to waxing vs laser, laser hair removal is capable of achieving much permanent results while also being less messy and less painful. Ultimately, it’s worthwhile getting laser hair removal if you’re time-poor and looking for a hair removal method that’s permanent and virtually painless.

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

Yes, when performed by a trained professional at our Melbourne clinics, both partial and full body laser hair removal is completely safe. Before your treatment, your laser technician will examine your skin type and ensure a suitable laser is used in order to minimise risk.

Is It Painful To Get Laser Hair Removal?

While laser hair removal can cause discomfort for some individuals, this sensation is not considered to be painful and can be likened to the flick of an elastic band on the skin. In fact, laser hair removal is a safe and suitable option even for sensitive areas such as the Brazilian and neck that can become irritated by other methods such as waxing.

Laser hair removal can result in a permanent reduction in face and body hair growth for up to several years. The effects can vary from person to person and will also depend on how many treatments are performed. While it is possible for hair to grow back after laser hair removal, hair growth will be greatly reduced, and top up treatments at our clinics can be performed to stop growth again. We offer special priced packages were several sessions may be required

What Areas Can Be Treated With Laser Hair Removal?

From the neck through to the hands and the facial area, there are various areas of the body that can be treated with laser hair removal. At Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic, we can target:

  • Brazilian
  • Lip and chin
  • Facial
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Stomach
  • Hands
  • Lower legs
  • Under arms
  • Full legs
  • Full body

Under arms, full legs and Brazilian laser hair removal are the most commonly requested. If you’re interested in treatment for another part of the body, enquire today with our staff.

What’s the Difference in Lasers for Laser Hair Removal?

There are multiple lasers that can be used for partial or full body laser hair removal, including Alexandrite lasers and Diode lasers. Alexandrite lasers (such as Candelea GentleLaser lasers) use a 755nm wavelength, while Diode lasers operate on a wavelength of 800 or 810nm. Alexandrite lasers have a larger spot size that allows for a larger area to be covered, helping to reduce treatment time.

The Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic uses Candela GentleLase Alexandrite lasers, which are the most efficient medical grade laser hair removal treatment available. Our lasers emit a single concentrated light beam which is absorbed and transmitted by the pigment in the hair. This light energy is then converted into thermal energy, effectively ‘disabling’ the hair’s ability to grow.

Difference in Lasers for Laser Hair Removal

Why Should I Choose Medical Grade Laser Hair Removal Over Other Hair Removal Treatments Around Me?

Unlike ‘follicle by follicle’ removal treatments, Candela GentleLase lasers use a wide beam that allows the removal of many follicles all at once. It does not harm or alter surrounding tissue or skin, allowing for safe face, body and Brazilian laser hair removal.

Unlike electrolysis, which takes months to perform and is much more prone to human error, this treatment can achieve dramatic results in as little as a few minutes. These treatments achieve an average reduction in hair growth of 70% – 95%.

For your comfort, our lasers also feature a Dynamic Cooling Device, which acts on the skin to counteract the heating effect of the laser. This makes our medical grade laser hair removal ideal for those who come to us asking “can I get pain-free laser hair removal in my area?”

Treatments will be conducted by experienced and trained professionals. Over a short series of treatments at one of our nearby clinics, you will experience permanent hair reduction.

How Do We Determine Suitability?

At Victorian Skin & Laser Clinic, we determine suitability for laser hair removal by assessing your skin and identifying your Fitzpatrick skin type. Different skin types can have different reactions to the lasers used for laser hair removal, which is why we use the Fitzpatrick skin scale to rank your skin from very pale through to deeply pigmented. If we believe your skin type may make treatment unsafe or ineffective, we will not proceed with the treatment.

How Do You Prepare For Laser Hair Removal?

For at least one month before your hair removal appointment at one of our Melbourne clinics, you’ll need to prepare by following these instructions:

  • Stay out of the sun or use a sunscreen for unavoidable exposure, as tanned skin can make it difficult for the laser to target hair follicles.
  • Avoid all sunless self-tanning methods, as this can have a similar effect as a natural tan and increase the risk of pigmentation changes during partial or full body laser hair removal.
  • Do not pluck, wax or bleach the hair for one month before your appointment.
  • The procedure may have to be postponed if you have a tan, as we cannot treat people who have tanned skin because of an increased risk of pigmentation change.
Laser Hair Removal Pre-Treatment Care
Post-Treatment Care For Laser Hair Removal

Side Effects and Post-Treatment Care

After your hair removal session at one of our Melbourne clinics, gently cleanse the treated area twice a day with laser aid gel. Redness is unlikely to last more than 2 days, although in isolated instances it may be longer. The redness is a natural response and you need not be concerned about it as the daily application of a post care product will soothe the skin and reduce inflammation.

Until redness has completely subsided, avoid all of the following:

  • Applying make-up over the treated areas, particularly the face
  • Use of scented lotions or soaps, exfoliant creams, loofa sponges and aggressive scrubbing
  • Hot or cold water – wash with tepid water
  • Shaving
  • Swimming pools and spas with multiple chemicals/chlorine
  • Activities that cause excessive perspiration

In the unusual case of side effects such as crusting of the skin, please contact us directly.

Strictly avoid any sun exposure for at least one week after the laser skin treatment, as the treated area will be more prone to sunburn and pigmentation change. Keep the area covered and use a sunblock with a protection factor of 30+, applied hourly while you are in the sun.

Post-Treatment Care For Laser Hair Removal

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Does Laser Hair Removal hurt?
Laser hair removal is a relatively painless 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. At Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic, our lasers also feature a Dynamic Cooling Device, which helps to counteract the heating effect of laser pulses with a cooling sensation.

How long should I go in 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, which are considered to be the best lasers in the market today. They are extremely effective during 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 all the more important to choose a certified and experienced practitioner for your laser hair removal treatment in Melbourne.
Is Laser Hair Removal really permanent?
While laser hair removal offers long term results, they aren’t permanent. Laser treatment works by damaging the hair follicles and keeping them dormant for a long while to prevent new hair from growing. But you can rest assured that most clients experience years of no unwanted hair growth. 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!
Is it worth getting laser hair removal?
Absolutely! If the thought of repeated shaving and waxing sounds like a chore and the prospect of having silky smooth skin, free from unwanted hair sounds very tempting, then you must try out 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 four to eight sessions for the full treatment cycle

Why Choose Us?

With over 18 years experience performing partial and full body laser hair removal treatments, Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic located in Hawthorn, Mt Waverley, Viewbank and the CBD has become a trusted authority on affordable laser treatments in Melbourne. Our qualified staff members have the necessary knowledge and experience to help you achieve permanent face and body hair removal that saves you time and money. We also offer free consultations where we talk you through the Candela laser treatment and provide you with clear and honest information.



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