Laser Hair Removal
At VIP Laser & Body Clinic Crows Nest, we only use the Candela GentleLASE Alexandrite 755nm medical grade IV laser for all laser hair removal treatments. It is recognised as the premier hair reduction laser, providing quick & effective treatments.
The laser works by penetrates the hair follicle with light energy, destroying it at it's root while preserving the surrounding skin. Treatment is successful on most patients. Women generally require 8 - 10 treatments to achieve permanent hair reduction of approximately 90% or greater.
The effectiveness of laser hair reduction is dependent on your hair colour, skin type & the hair growth cycle. Hair containing more melanin (colour) eg. black to dark brown will absorb more energy achieving favourable results. Blonde, red, grey & white hair, have minimal to no results. Clients with fine facial hair, or whom experience hormonal imbalances, may require additional or ongoing treatments.
Treatment during puberty is possible, but you generally require additional treatments as hair growth may not be fully developed. If a client is under 18, we require a parent to attend the initial consultation & sign our consent forms.
A treatment regime of every 5 - 8 weeks on most parts of the body is recommended except for the face & neck. It is advisable to follow your tailored treatment regime to achieve optimal results.
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Laser Hair Removal FAQ
Please view our Pre & Post Treatment advice.
What are Candela's Laser Hair Removal treatments like?
Laser energy is delivered through a small handpiece operated by your laser therapist. The laser delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the skin & converted to heat. The heat is then absorbed by the cells being targeted, while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected. Your skin may be slightly red immediately following the procedure. This typically lasts from a few minutes to several hours after the procedure. asap Soothing Gel is applied after each treatment & is available for purchase.
Are laser hair removal treatments painful?
Candela's Laser Hair Removal treatments use a patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™), which prepares the skin for treatment by spraying the upper layer with a cooling burst of cryogen in adjustable durations—milliseconds before the laser pulse. DCD helps ensure that the treatments are as comfortable as they are effective.
What precautions should I take throughout this process?
Discuss your specific needs with us before beginning your laser treatments. There are a few precautions you’ll need to take. Avoid sun exposure at least 4 weeks before treatment. Wait until your tan fades before beginning treatment. Do not bleach, pluck or wax 4 to 6 weeks before treatment. Do not pluck hair out during treatment. You can shave as much as you need between treatments. A comprehensive list is available on the pre & post treatment page.
How long do Candela's laser Hair Removal treatments take & how many treatments will I require?
Treatment times may vary depending on the area being treated. A Brazilian & underarm treatment is approximately 10 minutes. Full back & shoulder approximately 30-45 minutes.
Hair growth is reduced after each treatment & the number of treatments required is based on your gender, hair colour, treatment area, age & skin tone.
Are Candela's laser Hair Removal treatments safe?
Laser & light based treatments have been safely used for many years for a variety of medical & cosmetic procedures.
If you have further queries please do not hesitate to call our clinic 02 9966 8895.