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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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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