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Unwanted hair is a problem for many men and women. Advances in laser technology have resulted in the development of Lasers as a safe, fast, gentle and effective method of hair removal. At the Cosmetic & Laser Medical Centre we have a range of hair removal lasers, allowing us to optimise laser hair removal treatment by selecting the most appropriate laser for your hair type, skin colour and skin sensitivity.
Some women have excess facial or body hair which is difficult to manage, whilst others simply find waxing or shaving can be unsatisfactory because of rashes or ingrown hairs..
Facial hair has been the commonest area treated but we now find women are treating ALL parts of the body. Extended bikini line and Brazilians are now possible. Laser hair removal is a often very attractive and economical option compared to a lifetime of waxing or shaving.
If you’re the sort of guy who’s already removing your hair, you’re probably tired of shaving or using depilatory cream. Or worse, waxing! Waxing hurts like hell, and both shaving and waxing leave an angry, itchy rash or pimples for days. Not a good look! Fortunately, laser is a better alternative and will last months instead of days. Popular areas for men is shoulders, back, chest, stomach and groin regions.
A LASER is a machine that can produce a concentrated beam of light of a very specific wavelength (colour). The Lasers that are most effective for hair removal produce light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles. If enough light is concentrated in the root of the hair follicle ,where the pigment is made, it results in heating of the hair. If enough heat is produced in the hair root the hair follicle can be damaged or destroyed.
Hair follicles have a cycle of growth with some hairs being in resting, active and transition phases at any point in time. Hair follicles are most vulnerable to laser heating when they are in an active growth phase, and hence a series of laser treatments are needed to progressively target different hairs when they are most susceptible.