There can be many reasons for wanting hair removed and as many reasons for hair developing and continuing to develop. At City Laser Clinic, we specialise in removing unwanted hair, and have the answers to your questions and depending on your hair and Fitzpatrick skin type will have a solution for your unwanted hair. If you have natural dark hair and dark skin you can still benefit from laser treatment for hair removal, however additional laser treatments are usually required to achieve satisfactory results. Laser Hair Removal treatment is generally not effective on naturally Grey, Red or Blonde hair, but electrolysis may be able to provide satisfactory results for these natural hair colours. Laser Hair Removal is now a well established treatment alternative to electrolysis, shaving, waxing and depilatory creams, for skin and hair types where Laser Hair Removal treatment is effective it is the safest and quickest method for hair removal. Laser hair removal is safer and preferable to other treatments such as shaving and avoids the risk of “Shaving Bumps” and ingrown hairs . Other treatments such as Cream Depilatories can cause chemical burns, whilst Waxing requires hair growth that really misses the point and purpose of hair removal. Laser hair removal is safe no matter which areas are being treated, because the Laser does not pass beyond the second layer of skin (dermis) where the hair follicles are. Contact City Laser Clinic on 02 9232 80 90 to arrange a FREE consultation to discuss a treatment plan that suits your needs with one of our trained, qualified and experienced laser hair removal therapists.
What parts of my body can Laser be Used?
The CANDELA GentleLase devices used at City Laser Clinic can safely be used for laser treatment of all areas of the body except the immediate area around the eyes. When you want hair removed from these large body areas Laser can do it quickly and easily, combining the precise accuracy of shaving with the long lasting qualities of electrolysis.
Which is the best Laser for Hair Removal and Safety?
At City Laser Clinic, we operate CANDELA GentleLase machines, the most trusted name in the industry. The GentleLase 755 nm alexandrite laser is recognised as the premier hair removal laser, treating quickly, comfortably and effectively, the CANDELA GentleLase also incorporates a Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD™) to maximize client safety and comfort. Laser hair removal works by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the skin. This light is converted to heat and is absorbed by the cells being targeted safely destroying the hair follicle, while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. City laser Clinic has a safety practice regime including machine testing that meets and exceeds all statutory requirements, relevant Codes of Practice and manufacturers guidelines.
How long does it take?
Typically, each laser treatment takes about 15 minutes; your initial consultation may take longer as we assess your needs, and expectations as well as your hair and skin type and determine a treatment regime that suits you. Every Laser Hair Removal treatment, like every client, is unique. Individual treatments vary according to skin and hair colour, the lighter your skin and darker your hair, the better the results to be expected.
Safety and Hygiene
Processes such as waxing, tweezing, or close shaving commonly cause Folliculitis (a skin condition in which there are inflamed hair follicles). This condition results in a tender red spot, often with an unsightly surface pimple. Using CANDELA GentleLase Laser on the infected area will aid the healing process and destroy harmful bacteria in the hair follicle. It is common practice for doctors to recommend laser treatment. It is currently the safest and most effective medical treatment for ingrown hairs. Remember to never pick at an ingrown hair as you will cause more infection and that could cause more serious medical problems. Laser hair removal actually destroys the hair at the root, and over time will eliminate all hair growth in the area treated leaving your skin silky smooth, with no ingrown hairs, no scarring, and no marking. It takes several treatments usually 8 – 10 treatments every 6 weeks, but the result is worth it.
How Laser Hair Removal works
Lasers that are used for Laser Hair Removal are absorbed by Melanin. The GentleLase system, a revolutionary long-pulse high energy Alexandrite Laser emits a beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicles where it is absorbed. The laser energy is transformed into heat. This destroys the hair follicle leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. After a series of laser treatments, the follicles become sterile preventing the development of further hair growth in that follicle. People with dark skin and dark hair can still be treated, but may need more treatments. People with blonde, red and grey hairs cannot achieve significant hair removal with available laser machines. Every Laser Hair Removal treatment, like every client, is unique. Individual treatments vary according to skin and hair colour, the lighter your skin and darker your hair, the better the results to be expected. Laser Hair Removal P0 is safe, effective, and a commonly used treatment, providing great results in the removal of unwanted hair in all areas of the body.
Why is Laser Ineffective on Grey, Red and Blonde hair?
Grey Hair lacks the pigment melanin and consequently is unable to absorb and transmit the laser energy to the hair root, resulting in little or no destruction of the hair growth follicle. Like grey hair, Blonde and Red hairs do not have enough melanin pigment to transmit sufficient energy to destroy the hair root. However, for people with Grey, Red and Blonde P14 hair, laser may still be an effective treatment for some skin conditions such as (non-cancerous) Skin Lesions arising from sun damage. See our Pigmentation Removal and Skin Rejuvenation page. There are other treatment solutions for types of hair not well managed by laser treatment, but those other forms of treatment may have disadvantages depending on your skin, hair, and personal expectations as regards the outcome. At City laser Clinic our therapists are trained, qualified, and experienced to advise you on appropriate treatment methodology and expected results for your natural hair colour and skin type. Please contact City Laser Clinic on 02 9232 80 90 to arrange a FREE consultation to discuss a treatment plan that suits your needs with one of our trained, qualified and experienced laser hair removal therapists.