Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Laser hair removal at The Skin Nurse Clinic is a medical treatment that utilises a concentrated beam of light (laser) to eliminate unwanted hair.
During laser hair removal, a laser transmits a light that is consumed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is transformed into heat, which destroys the tube-shaped sacs within the skin (hair follicles) that produce hairs. This damage/loss inhibits or delays future hair growth.
Though this treatment efficiently delays hair growth for a long period of time, it normally doesn’t result in permanent hair removal. Various laser hair removal treatments are required for initial hair removal, & maintenance treatments might be needed as well. Laser hair removal is most useful for people who have light skin and dark hair.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
The Quantum ipl works by emitting gentle pulses of energy through the skin into the hair follicle, making it unable for that hair to grow. It can be applied to all areas of the body.
Employing only the most advanced technology available, we pride ourselves in offering you the best potential treatments available.
Your Laser Hair Removal Consultation with our experts is an indispensable part of finding out if you are a fitting candidate for hair removal. At The Skin Nurse Clinic, we will assess both your medical & physical suitability for laser hair removal.
A patch test will be performed before your first treatment to ensure that you are 100% suitable. Laser Hair Removal is the most powerful & advanced procedures for the handling of excess or unwanted hair.
- It Removes ingrown hairs
- Treats all skin types safely
- Affordable & time-saving
- Smooth, silky skin
- Addresses all areas of the body & face
- Minimal discomfort
*DISCLAIMER Patient experience & results may vary. These are dependent on several factors such as lifestyle, age & medical history.
What must I do after getting laser hair removal?
To dodge potential side effects, you need to protect your skin from the sun. After laser hair removal, you should:
- Avoid direct sunlight to your treated surface.
- No utilising a sun lamp, tanning bed, or any other indoor tanning equipment.
- Read your medical practitioners after-care instructions.
You will see some redness & swelling after treatment. This often looks like a mild sunburn. Applying a cold compress can help reduce your discomfort.
Is there downtime?
No, laser hair removal usually does not need any real downtime. Immediately after having laser hair removal, your operated skin may be red & swollen. Despite this, most patients return to their everyday activities.
When will I see the results after having laser hair removal?
You will possibly notice the results immediately after the treatment. The results can vary from patient to patient. The colour & thickness of your hair, area treated, type of laser practised, & colour of your skin all affect the outcomes. You can anticipate a 10% to 25% reduction in hair after the very first treatment.
To remove the hair, most patients require 2 to 6 laser procedures. After completing the treatments, most people do not see any hair on the treated skin for many months or even years. When the hair regrows, it tends to be less in the numbers. The hairs also tend to be softer & lighter in colour.
How long will the results of laser hair removal last?
Most people remain hair-free for months or even years. When some of the hair grows again, it tends to be less noticeable. To keep the area free of hair, a patient may need maintenance laser hair removal treatments.
When is it safe to have another laser treatment for hair removal?
This fluctuates from subject to subject. Eliminating hair often needs a series of laser procedures. Most people can have laser hair removal procedure once every 4 to 6 weeks. Your dermatology nurse will guide you when it is competent to have another surgery.
Most subjects notice some hair regrowth. Your nurse can tell you when you can securely have laser treatments to sustain the results.
What is the safety record for laser hair removal?
Lasers play an essential role in treating many conditions that influence the skin, hair, & nails. In recent years, many advancements have been made in laser hair removal treatments. Dermatologists have led the way in making these improvements.
One such advancement is that more patients can securely have laser hair removal. In the past, only patients with dark hair & light skin could securely have laser hair removal.
Today, laser hair removal is a treatment option for people who have light-coloured hair & light skin & patients who have dark skin. Laser hair removal must be executed very carefully in these patients. Our dermatologists know what precautions to take to provide laser hair removal safely & effectively.
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