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Laser Hair Removal Specialists
MEDICAL GRADE TECHNOLOGY
Laser Hair Removal works by focusing high laser light energy through the skin to the base of the hair follicle. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment each hair follicle, and this causing the hair follicles to be progressively damaged so that the hair can no longer grow.
Vic Laser & Skincare Clinic use the most advanced Medical Grade Lasers (Candela GentleLase) that do not damage your skin in any way. Every visit will be a truly comfortable laser hair removal experience.
How it works?
The principle of lasers is based on light absorption. In the same way that a black car will become hotter than a white car because it is absorbing more of the suns rays, darker hair will absorb certain wavelengths more effectively than lighter (white, blonde, grey) hair. This process is called photothermolysis.
In laser hair removal the laser energy is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair and transmitted down the hair shaft, disrupting the hair growth mechanism when it reaches the root. The light energy is transformed to heat energy and the hair follicle is heated to a critical temperature at which point it is cauterised. The laser disrupts hairs that are principally in the active growth (anagen) phase at the time of treatment. The laser is pulsed, or switched on, for a fraction of a second. The length of each pulse is just long enough for the hair follicle to be disrupted. The lasers each have a specially designed cooling system to help protect the skin. Patient selection is a key aspect of laser treatment. Hair colour and skin type are the two most important factors.
Temporary hair loss almost always occurs but for long term hair loss, the colour of hair is a significant factor. Black or brown hair indicates a high concentration of melanin in the follicle and is ideal for laser treatment. Blonde and red hair is treated less successfully and white and grey hair is unaffected.
What to expect?
The length of a laser session may be a few minutes up to an hour or more, depending upon the size of the area being treated. A course of treatments is required for optimal results. An average course of treatment is usually eight to twelve sessions, however this all depends upon a number of factors and the hairs ability to absorb the laser light. Also, hair grows in three different phases and treatment tends to be more successful in the anagen phase of the hair cycle.
The laser treatment itself can cause some discomfort. Most clients tolerate the procedure with minimal discomfort, but for those with a low pain threshold, a topical anesthetic is always available. The appearance of the treated area immediately after a session does vary from one person to another. The after effects are usually minor and may include some redness. Most people are able to return immediately to normal activity.
Why Choose Vic Laser & Skincare Clinics for Laser Hair Removal?
Unlike most clinics we use a grid system which ensures every inch of the body area is covered. Through this method you can be sure all hairs will be targeted and results will be noticeable early on in the treatment process. We also don’t charge extra for missed patches whereas others will charge for this service. One of the biggest worries that people have when they get laser hair removal done is the burns on the skin. Unlike some clinics that use ice packs which is not the safest method to reduce the chance of burning and pain, we use a Dynamic Cooling Device which emits a safe cold spray of cryogen onto your skin synchronized with each laser pulse. This system cools the skin and prevents burning and is the most advanced & safest method of laser hair removal safeguarding. We also offer comprehensive consultation to ensure you are suitable for the treatment, and provide you with a treatment plan to suit you for optimal results. Your safety and satisfaction is our top priority.