(Laser in an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.)
Different hair removal methods have their own benefits and drawbacks. Laser Hair Removal is one of the options that could be considered.
Our team at the Me Clinic includes practitioners with extensive experience in Cosmetic Medicine and Laser treatments. We use advanced Lasers and Light devices that can treat a variety of skin and hair types. However, it’s important to note that results can vary and a consultation is necessary to determine suitability.
Our advanced Laser technology is designed to be effective and gentle, but it’s important to note that individual experiences may vary. We have a range of Lasers and will work with you to determine the most suitable treatment based on your individual needs and circumstances.
Surgical Warning: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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How does Laser Hair Removal work?
The Laser amplifies light to produce a strong, synchronised beam that has a number of medical uses. In Laser Hair Removal this is used to gently heat the individual hair which in turn heats the hair follicle that the hair shaft is anchored to. Since the hair is darker than the surrounding skin it absorbs more light which is converted to heat and is transferred down to the root of the hair and eradicates the hair bulb and inhibits further growth of the hair. After a series of treatments, some patients may find that their hair does not regrow or re-grows much weaker, but it’s important to note that individual results may vary.
Who can benefit from Laser Hair Removal?
Both women and men can consider Laser Hair Removal as an option, but it’s important to note that individual experiences and benefits may vary. While patients with darker hair and fairer skin often respond well to laser hair removal, we assess each individual’s suitability. Our latest generation laser technology can also treat people with lighter hair or darker skin, but it’s important to note that results can vary and a consultation is necessary to determine suitability.
What should you do before the treatment to ensure the best results?
It is generally recommended not to use an epilator, tweezers, wax, bleach, or depilatory creams before the treatment. However, individual advice may vary based on your specific circumstances. Generally there is less irritation to the skin if you shave the night before a treatment.
For removal of facial hair please make sure you do not wear makeup (or make sure you wash this off prior to treatment).
If you are undergoing or have recently undergone certain treatments such as Roaccutane or Gold Therapy, please let us know as these may affect your suitability for laser hair removal.
What should you expect after Laser Hair Removal?
Some redness in the treated area is common after Laser Hair Removal and usually subsides in a day or so, but individual post-treatment experiences may vary.Here are some general recommendations to help minimise any post-treatment effects, but please note that individual advice may vary based on your specific circumstances.
- Gently cleanse twice daily with a soothing unscented moisturising cream
- Only use lukewarm water in the shower
- Avoid vigorous scrubbing of the skin
- Avoid chlorine and other swimming pool chemicals
- Try to minimise activities that cause perspiration or heat the skin
- Avoid scented body products and perfume
- Minimise sun exposure; use UVA/UVB sunscreen if outdoors
- Refrain from shaving
- Conventional makeup can be absorbed into the skin while our products are designed to remain on the skin during this vulnerable phase.
How many treatments are typically needed?
Laser hair removal targets hairs in their growing phase, and typically, a series of 6 to 8 sessions spaced approximately 4 to 6 weeks apart may be recommended. However, the number of sessions can vary greatly depending on individual factors such as the growth cycle of your hair, your skin type, and the location of the hair. In some cases, hair growth could be linked to a medical condition, and we offer consultations to discuss potential treatment options. It’s important to note that while some clinics may promise results in fewer sessions, our approach is to prioritise effective and safe treatment, understanding that the best results often take time and may vary from person to person.
The duration and number of treatments for Laser Facial Hair Removal can vary greatly depending on individual factors such as skin type and hair location. It’s important to be cautious of clinics that promise quick results, as our experience shows that effective treatment often takes time and may vary from person to person. We offer a no-obligation consultation where our experienced Clinicians or Aestheticians can examine your skin and assess its suitability for Laser Facial Hair Removal, helping to determine which Laser or Light Device type would be most appropriate for your individual needs.
A no obligation consultation with one of our Clinicians or Aestheticians at the Me Clinic is essential so your skin can be examined and assessed for its suitability for Laser Facial Hair Removal and which Laser or Light Device type would work best.
How do I find out more about Laser Hair Removal treatment?
If you’re interested in learning more about Laser Hair Removal treatment, please contact the Me Clinic. Our team includes practitioners with extensive experience in Cosmetic Medicine. We are committed to ensuring that you are fully informed and understand your options, but it’s important to note that individual experiences and results may vary.