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Laser Hair Removal

Female Laser Hair removal

Dealing with unwanted body hair has long been a tedious, deeply frustrating and often painful process. Shaving, plucking and bleaching are all time-consuming and temporary solution, if you wax, you have the added inconvenience of ongoing costs. If you would like to remove unwanted hair quickly and efficiently then the Light sheer diode laser is the gold standard. If you are tired of hair removal problems, then call us and join the many thousands of happy and hair free Vie Institute clients

What areas can be treated with hair removal lasers?

Most areas of the body

  • Sides of face
  • Half face
  • Nostrils
  • Top lip
  • Chin
  • Axilla (underarms)
  • Nipples
  • Snail trail
  • Bikini (top and sides)
  • Brazilian (whole lot front to back)
  • Half Brazilian (leaving a patch or strip)
  • Perianal (Bottom)
  • Full Legs
  • Half Legs
  • Feet & Toes

These are all depending on the hair pigment and skin pigment.

Where on the body can’t be treated with laser hair removal?

The nostrils and the ears canal

 

What is the most common area treated by hair removal lasers? Female Brazilian

  • Who gets Brazilian laser hair removal?

We have a broad range of clients who get this style of laser done, from young to mature. Anyone who is wanting minimal maintenance- the Brazilian is the way to go! Make sure you do this before the hair turns grey though, as it won’t work on grey hair

Thinking about getting a Brazilian?

If you’re booking in for six weekly waxes now is the time to sit down, calculate what you spend on them and compare it to a few sessions of laser. Laser can now be cheaper then waxing and is a lot faster, cleaner and less painful.

  • The difference between a full Brazilian and a half Brazilian Full Brazilian: All hair removed from all areas. Brazilian with Stripe: All hair removed but leaving Stripe of hair. Brazilian with Triangle: All hair removed but leaving a triangle of hair

 

How does it work?

  • Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin present in the hair follicles.
  • Melanin containing hairs selectively absorb the laser light, and are destroyed by being heated up.
  • Other tissues do not absorb this wavelength of light, and so are not affected.
  • Studies show that 40% – 60% of hair follicles are permanently destroyed after two treatments.
  • Hair grows in recurring cycles. We need to laser the hair in its growth (or anagen) phase.
  • Dormant hairs will later enter the growth phase, requiring repeated treatments.
  • Laser hair removal unfortunately is less effective on blonde, grey, white or red hair, because those hairs contain little melanin, or the wrong type of melanin.

 

 

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Hair’s active growth phase is called anagen. During anagen, the hair contains an abundance of melanin. Catagen is the regression phase when the lower part of the hair stops growing but is not shed, and the follicle is reabsorbed. The resting phase is called telogen, during which the old hair falls out in preparation for the development of new hair.

 

 

What’s the difference between Laser and IPL hair removal?

  • Both can be used for hair removal.
  • IPL is far less effective than laser hair removal, because the energy is produced by a convergent beam of light, a little like a light bulb. Some of this will target melanin and destroy the hair follicle.
  • Laser however is a columnated beam of light at a specific wavelength. In this case targeting melanin, the colour in the hair follicle and effectively destroying the maximum number of hair follicles.
  • Laser’s are much more efficient, meaning less treatments and therefore less hassle and cost

Why do we use the Luminus LightSheer Diode Laser?

  • Lumenis’ LightSheer diode technology has become the industry’s ‘Gold Standard’ and is in a class of its own.  
  • Its superior safety and effectiveness have been proven in extensive clinical trials and long-term clinical practice.  
  • The LightSheer uses high-power diode technology that delivers high fluence (energy).  This is combined with user-select pulse duration, effective contact cooling and compression for high-performance.  
  • The LightSheer has a 22 x 35 mm spot size which allows for greater depth of penetration and significantly faster treatment. That means less treatments for you and less cost.

How many treatments will I require?

This varies according to the following:

  • Different areas of the body require more or less treatments
  • The fairer your skin and the darker the hair, the less treatments you will need
  • The darker your skin, the more treatments you will require as we have to turn the flounce (strength) down to protect your skin.
  • The darker and thicker the hair, the less treatments you will require as this dark, thick hair absorbs more laser energy and more hairs are treated at every treatment.
  • Anywhere between 6 – 10 treatments is normal, though over 6, they should be quick and cheap touch-ups

Do I have to have any maintenance treatments after my initial treatment?

  • Laser hair removal destroys the dark, thick hairs only.
  • You will be left with velus hair (fine and fair) over the area.
  • As you age and undergo hormonal changes, these fine velus hairs can turn dark and thicken with time.
  • If this occurs, retreatment is quick and simple.

How do I know if I’m a suitable candidate for laser?

  • The best candidates have fair skin and dark hair. Fitzpatrick I,II and III preferably
  • We cannot successfully treat white, gray, blonde or red hair
  • We can treat darker skins as the LightSheer has safety features to protect darker skins, but you will require more treatments
  • Your skin will be graded using the below Fitzpatrick Skin Typing table

What Fitzpatrick Skin Type am I?

Type I –       Always burns, never tans
Type III –       May burn, tans well
Type IV –       Rarely burns, tans well
Type V –       Very rarely burns, tans well, brown skin
Type VI –       Very rarely burns, tans well, very dark skin

 

What can I expect during my laser hair removal treatment?

  • The Luminus LightSheer laser is all about fewer, more comfortable and safer treatments.
  • A vacuum mechanism on the head piece brings the skin closer to the laser which reduces skin sensation.
  • With this larger head we can treat large areas quickly, and what used to be painful is painless.
  • For smaller areas we have a chill tip which cools the skin to 5 degrees . The cool tip will numb the area before we apply heat to the follicle.
  • Laser treatments may cause a slight tingling or stinging sensation but most people tolerate it well.
  • Topical anesthetic cream is always available for more sensitive parts of the body.
  • Laser hair removal is 100 times faster than electrolysis – bikini line treatment takes only 20 minutes.
  • After treatment, minor redness and puffiness may occur, and typically lasts a few hours.

How do I maintain my hair growth in between my laser sessions?

 

  • After the initial assessment, you may continue to shave.
  • Once you treatment starts, you do not have any hair to worry about and when you do, it is time for your next treatment!

What is the cost of laser hair removal?

  • This will vary according to so many variables. Beware of cheap prices. They will be using inferior technology that will have you continually returning and eventually costing a future in time and money.
  • Other clinics have a 5 minute time limit, which means they do not treat the entire area and again, you need to return continually – eventually costing you a fortune.
  • Look for someone who has been recommended to you, particularly by someone who no longer has any hair in the treated area and can tell you how many treatments it took to get their result.

Call today and book in for a complimentary consultation with our experienced laser technicians. They will then be able to assess how many treatments you may be looking at and give you an idea of the costs involved for you.

 

 

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