Hair Reduction

If unwanted hair is your concern you are not alone. Unsightly and unwanted hair is a universal problem shared by both men and women. Excessive hair growth can be attributed to many causes such as heredity, stress, hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications.

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Permanent Hair Reduction with Laser Diode or NdYag Pulse Laser

Hair grows in cycles. There can be as many as 1000 hair follicles in one square inch of skin, but less than 1000 hairs will be showing at any one time. There are three stages of hair growth:

Anagen is the active growing phase, it is during this stage the hairs are best treated with laser hair removal to obtain permanent hair reduction.

Catagen is when the growth process has finished and the hairs are now ready to be shed. At this stage the hair and follicle is hard to destroy using laser or any other hair removal method.

This is the resting stage where the hair is neither growing or developing. The hair and follicle is also hard to destroy at this stage as it is getting ready to shed.

Laser hair reduction depends on absorption of light energy by the hairs in their follicles. Our laser platform uses either an 808nm diode laser or 1064nm long pulse Nd-yag laser (chosen to suit individual requirements) which is absorbed by the colour pigment within the hair shaft inside the hair follicles destroying both the hair and the follicle.

Virtually any area of the body can be treated by laser hair removal including the face, legs, back, underarms and bikini line. Our laser platform is fast, safe and effective for use on all hair colours and all skin colours. Large areas such as the back or legs can be treated in as little as 10-15 minutes using the fast mode or super hair removal laser technique.

Laser hair reduction requires approximately 6-12 treatments for effective reduction, with treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart depending upon the area treated. Before the treatment you will be required to shave the area 1-2 days prior, avoid sun tanning, fake tan and waxing for at least 2 weeks prior to the treatment.

After the treatment it is essential that you avoid sun tanning and the area is protected with a SPF 30+ or higher. Avoid waxing or plucking hair 2-3 weeks before your next treatment.

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