Unwanted facial and body hair can be unsightly and embarrassing. Common areas for unwanted hair include the chin, legs, bikini line and back.
How can we help?
Dermatologists can use laser hair removal to assist with some medical conditions such as inflamed hair follicles, ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
Can we permanently remove unwanted hair?
While permanent hair removal is almost impossible to achieve, laser hair reduction provides a long-term solution. Several treatments are required for successful hair removal. The treatments can be performed on a variety of skin types however it works best on those with darker hair. It does not work on blonde, grey or red hair.
Other treatments such as creams and tablets can be used to support and maintain results.
How does laser hair reduction work?
The hair removal laser emits a pulse of light which is absorbed by the melanin (pigment in the hair follicle). The hair follicle is heated, causing damage to the hair shaft and bulb, which in turn impedes its ability to regrow.
Between 6-12 treatments performed 4-6 weeks apart are required because the hairs that respond to the laser must be in the early growth stage (anagen). Not all hairs are in this stage at one time. A maintenance session may be required 3-6 monthly if dormant hairs grow. Blonde, grey, red, and white hairs do not respond to laser hair reduction. Laser hair reduction is not suitable for some people.
What laser technologies do Bowral Dermatology have to remove unwanted hair?
Our Lumenis Light Sheer DUET is a medical grade laser system that uses the latest diode laser, combined with the unique vacuum assist technology, allowing high-speed treatment times and increased patient comfort.
What laser technologies do Orange Dermatology have to remove unwanted hair?
Our Syneron-Candela GentleLase Pro is a medical grade laser system that uses a 755nm Alexandrite wavelength combined with a zimmer (fan) to cool the skin to ensure maximum patient comfort. The latest 24mm spot size enables us to treat both small and large areas in a fraction of the time.