Laser hair removal treatment
We understand the importance of having complete information before undertaking any kind of laser hair removal treatment, so it is our promise to provide you with an open dialogue and detailed information about the most progressive treatment available for permanent hair reduction.
At Helios Laser Studio we use the Candela Mini GentleLase Medical Grade Laser for permanent hair reduction. We do not use IPL.
Laser and light-based treatments have been used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. Candela is the most trusted name in the industry and has pioneered the development of some of the safest and most effective technologies and products available on the market today.
How does laser hair removal work?
If you’re not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light to destroy the hair.
How do I prepare for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is more than just ”zapping” unwanted hair. If you’re planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That’s because the laser targets the hair roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
What to expect during laser hair removal?
Just before the procedure, your hair that will be undergoing treatment will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin surface. At Helios Laser Studio we use the Candela Mini GentleLase Medical Grade Laser for permanent hair reduction, which will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color.
Our specialist will give a pulse of light to the treatment area and watch the area for several minutes to make sure the best settings were used and to check for any reactions.
When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions to ease any discomfort. You may schedule your next treatment four to six weeks later. You’ll get treatments until hair stops growing.
When do I see results after having laser hair removal?
We provide our clients with permanent laser hair removal so that you don’t have to battle unwanted hair. Our laser hair professionals make sure to employ the latest and greatest technology for laser hair removal so that your skin is free of stubble and completely smooth.
- Laser hair removal provides permanent hair reduction on unwanted facial and body hair for those who suffer excessive hair growth or just desire smooth, silky skin all year round.
- There is little ongoing hair maintenance which saving you money.
- Aids in the reduction of unsightly and painful ingrown hairs caused from waxing or shaving, and prevent new ingrown hairs from appearing.
What are the risk of laser hair removal?
For a day or two afterward, the treated area of your skin will look and feel like it’s sunburned. Remember to use moisturisers and sunscreen. Over the next month, your treated hair will fall out.
How often do I need laser treatment?
There is no time better than any other to start laser hair removal. However, if you want silky smooth skin all year round, you should start as soon as you are ready.
The average number of visits necessary to see permanent hair reduction is 6 to 8, but some people responds well in 2 to 4 sessions.
There are so many variables to be considered such as skin colour, hair thickness, hair colour, age, hormonal issues, medications, pre-treatment, sun exposure and lifestyle to name but a few. These variables need to be taken into account as the success of laser hair removal will differ for each individual
Be sure not to wax, pluck, bleach or tweeze the area 4 weeks before commencing treatment or anytime during treatment. To optimise your laser treatment use a good quality exfoliator to remove the dead hair from the follicle during the course of your treatment.
What’s the difference between IPL and laser hair removal?
Clinical studies have been performed comparing the effectiveness of IPL and laser hair removal in the treatment of permanent hair removal.
Both treatments produce energy in order to disrupt the growth cycle of each hair follicle to reduce hair growth without damaging the surrounding tissue. However the difference lies in the technology.
The advantages of using Laser over IPL
- IPL is a cheaper alternative as less effective technology for reducing body hair.
- Lasers are far more precise and can selectively target dark, coarse hair while leaving the surrounding areas undamaged.
- Each laser pulse takes a fraction of a second and can treat several hairs at a time.
- Laser settings can be adjusted to suit your specific skin tone and hair colour.
- Lasers have the capability to safely treat all skin colours, whereas IPLs can cause burn on darker skin types.
Laser technology is simply much more effective, and achieves substantially better results than IPL with most clients achieving optimal results of permanent hair removal of 80% or greater after 4-8 treatments. At Helios Laser Studio we agree that laser hair removal is far more effective at permanent hair removal than that of IPL.