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Most hair removal methods are focused on the immediate removal of the hair; this is the case for methods such as epilation, waxing, and depilatory creams. This is where laser hair removal is different since this treatment targets the hair follicle during the growth phase and prevents the regrowth of the hair after it has been removed.
Laser hair removal works by influencing hair growth using laser wavelengths to interact with the pigment inside the hair. The light of the laser travels down the pigment of the hair towards the root, and this is what influences hair growth. Naturally, for laser hair removal to be effective, the patient in question must have pigmentation (melanin) inside the hair to work with. Therefore, laser hair removal tends to be an option for patients with dark hair. If you have blonde hair or hair with lighter pigment, an alternative hair removal method can be recommended by Dr Lanzer or a member of his team.
There are a variety of lasers in existence including IPL, YAG, Candela and Alexandrite. So, patients
can encounter several depending on the clinic they choose. The laser used during your treatment can also be subject to your requirements as well as the overall nature of the hair you want to get removed.
The type of laser can be dependent on skin types. The Dr Lanzer Clinic currently uses two different
types of lasers for laser hair removal; this includes the Revlite laser and the IPL laser. Patients who have a fair skin tone usually benefit most from the IPL laser. However, if you have a darker skin tone, the Revlite laser can prove more useful.
Patients who come in for laser hair removal are advised to shave the area in question. Even though laser hair removal will prevent the hair from returning, or reduce the amount of hair that returns, it is still necessary to remove any existing hair. Patients also must avoid sun exposure, tanning and fake tan before the treatment.
Please note that hair removal during the actual course of the treatment is not recommended. Certain hair removal methods can cause complications with laser hair removal or damage the treatment area. Therefore, patients are advised to stay away from plucking, waxing and bleaching.
Laser hair removal is a relatively simple procedure that does not require any form of special aftercare. That being said, we always advise our patients to take good care of their skin post-procedure; this can promote the natural healing process after laser hair removal. It is also recommended to avoid exercise and saunas immediately after the treatment.
We must mention that patients need to avoid certain products after their laser hair removal procedure. Since the treated area can be rather sensitive, certain products and lotions can irritate the skin after laser hair removal. If you are unsure about safe products or skincare to use after your treatment, be sure to consult with Dr Lanzer, a member of his team for more information or a dermatologist.
Most patients will require a course of treatments to achieve their desired hair-free result. It is also recommended to obtain maintenance sessions for long lasting hair reduction; this will keep the unwanted hair at bay as time progresses.
The majority of patients who visit the Dr Lanzer Clinic for laser hair removal will have anything between eight to ten laser hair removal treatments. Naturally, patients cannot have this treatment every other day, so patients will be required to wait for four to six weeks before they come in for their next treatment.
An increasingly large number of patients now opt for Laser Hair Removal procedures. If you’re looking to remove hair from the body, get a free no-obligation consultation at Melbourne Laser Hair Removal clinic with Dr Lanzer.
Note: We encourage a second opinion. Ideally from a dematologist. Please be aware different specialties have different approaches.Request consultation
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Many areas of the body are suitable for long lasting hair removal by laser technology. Laser hair removal can be performed on areas such as the face, upper body and lower body including upper lip, underarms, Brazilian, and full legs. Some clients may desire full-body, which can be arranged.
It is not uncommon for patients to feel something after laser hair removal. Most patients experience some tenderness on or around the treatment area. For most patients, this sensitivity disappears completely after a couple of days. When patients return for their maintenance sessions, they notice the side effects less and less. Of course, everyone is different.
To make an appointment for laser hair removal at our clinic, simply contact our friendly team of receptionists by telephone during office hours. Alternatively, you can also book through the website contact form. Our clinic can assist with pricing information and any other faqs you may have.
Daniel Lanzer has retired. He is no longer a registered medical practitioner. This website is currently under review.