At City Laser Clinic, we offer the safest method and most effective laser hair removal procedures on the market today. Our laser hair removal procedures are performed using the worlds leading technology – CANDELA GentleLASE (Alexandrite Laser 755nm). The CANDELA GentleLASE is a genuine, FDA approved, medical grade laser. We do not use Intense Pulse Light (IPL) as it’s not as effective and has an increased risk of complications – click here to learn the difference between the two!
This article is dedicated to answering all of those itching questions that you might have, providing you with only laser hair removal facts.
Is it safe?
We can assure you that Laser Hair Removal is safe on all areas of our bodies. This includes the cranium (scalp), face, and even genital areas. The energy of the laser selectively targets and disrupts hair follicles whilst leaving the skin unaffected. As it is targeted and short pulsed, it is unable to penetrate deep enough to reach any internal organs.
Will I be left without a single hair?
It is important to remember that laser hair removal is a process that helps to reduce hair growth. Whilst it is a longer lasting hair removal solution, we cannot guarantee that 100% of your hair will be completely removed. However we can guarantee a 75-85% permanent reduction in each area. In many cases, a vast reduction in the amount of hair growing back can be seen after a single laser treatment. For an 85% permanent reduction though, 9-12 sessions are recommended to achieve full results. This is due to the fact that only the actively growing hair follicles (Anagen hair phase) are destroyed each session and not all hair will be in the active growing phase at the same time.
Will it help with my ingrown hairs/folliculitis?
Laser hair removal is medically recommended as the most effective way to treat in-grown hairs. Many doctors will often recommend Laser Hair Removal to treat ingrown hairs (aka Folliculitis).
Finally, you can be free of unwanted hair and those painful ingrowns. For the majority of people, Laser Hair Removal opens the door to a new world, where waxing becomes a thing of the past. It is the key to a smooth, hair free, and in-grown free skin and will give you the confidence to finally wear that bathing suit!
Can I have Laser Hair Removal whilst pregnant?
Unfortunately laser hair removal is not safe to have whilst pregnant. There is no scientific evidence that LHR definitely will affect your unborn baby, however this is also no evidence that it won’t. It’s best to avoid the risk and come in when your baby is born.
Does Laser Hair Removal work on blonde hair?
Laser hair removal is attracted to pigment (colour) in the hair. For this reason, if there’s no pigment present (such as in red, grey, white, and blonde hair), the laser is unable to pick up on the hair nor destroy the follicle in which it grows from.
Can I have Laser Hair Removal if I have dark skin?
Unfortunately Laser technology is attracted to any dark colour, not just the colour of our hair. With the Candela GentleLase, we are able safely treat skin types 1-3 and a light skin type 4. However we cannot treat dark skin types 4, or types 5-6 without the risk of burning.