Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair removal is now a very popular treatment.
Patients often ask if laser hair removal is more long term. Often the result is more long term, however each patient is different and a doctor cannot promise if this will be the case for you. Mostly, laser hair removal is known as more long term hair REDUCTION.
Sometimes there can be the odd hair that grows back. Therefore maintenance treatments may be necessary.
Other methods of hair removal are shaving and waxing. Although these treatments are good in the short run, they do not leave lasting results like laser hair removal. With each laser and IPL treatment, the hairs get thinner and less grow back. The laser and the pulsed light in the IPL are attracted to the pigment in the hair. The energy then travels down the hair shaft to the hair follicle to destroy it. Because the laser and pulsed light are attracted to pigment, this means that only dark hairs can be treated. Blonde hairs will not get a result from these treatments.
Dr Lanzer’s machines offer a less painful, efficient and more faster treatment which allows larger areas to be treated while providing long lasting results.
We use two machines – The Revlite laser and IPL.The Revlite laser can now also be used on people with olive and darker complexions. Many areas can be treated which includes bikini line, under arms, chest, facial hair, legs, arms and back.
Patients generally require 8- 10 treatments of laser hair removal adn 4-6 week intervals and can be performed in any one of Dr Lanzer’s clinics. (The Revlite is only at our Malvern clinic)
Areas that can be treated
- Under arm
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Commonly Asked Laser Hair Removal Questions
How long does the procedure take?
Treatment times depends on what areas are to be treated. The treatment time will be discussed with you upon your consultation. For example: An upper lip may take 5 mins, face- 20mins, full legs – 1 hr etc. The more areas that are being treated, the longer the treatment time will take.
Does the hair removal laser hurt?
Patients say the laser and IPL pulse can feel like a rubber band flicked onto the skin. Sometimes if there is hair above the skin the treatment can be a bit more uncomfortable. This is why you must prepare the skin before the laser.
Do I need to prepare?
Yes. Hairs should be shaved on the day of treatment. Waxing or plucking should be avoided for the whole duration of the laser hair treatments. As pigment is the target of the laser and IPL, sun should be avoided. A tan reduces the results of the treatments and increases the risk of pigmentation and burning.
What happens after the treatment?
After the treatment you may feel a warm sensation. It’s best to leave this area and not apply any lotions. Inbetween your treatments you may shave the area but no waxing or plucking is permitted as it will hinder your results.
What risks are involved with the procedure?
Minimal risks are associated with laser hair removal treatments however there can be a risk of increased or decreased pigmentation. This is rare and is often avoided as most skin types will have a test patch before commencing treatment.
How long does it last?
Each person is different. Some patients have no hair coming back where as some will require a maintenance session every now and then.
What is the cost?
Costs can vary depending on treatment area. You will informed of the costs upon consultation. A test patch is often required which will cost you $50. Please note payment is required before each of your treatments.
All photographs represent one person’s experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken. Best results are obtained when the procedure is combined with a balanced diet and exercise.
Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up.
We offer a FREE, No Obligation Facelift Surgery Consultation and a detailed explanation of the procedure.
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