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What is Laser Hair Removal and What You Need to Know About Laser Hair Removal?

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal works to effectively remove excess or unwanted body hair and provide you with a pleasant aesthetic appearance.

The laser device emits pulses of high-intensity light and focuses it directly on the hair follicles in the target area. The heat is absorbed by the hair follicles which results in their destruction.

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive, non-surgical, secure, and efficient cosmetic procedure to effectively remove unwanted or excess body hair.

Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre offers the most comprehensive TGA & FDA-approved services for laser hair removal in Melbourne under the supervision of our experienced laser doctor, Dr. Shobhna Singh.

Benefits of laser hair removal?

Major Benefits of laser hair removal include:

Precision: The Intense Pulsed Light or IPL emitted from the laser device, accurately targets the hair penetrating deep into the hair follicles. This ensures complete removal of united hair from the body and delivers long-lasting hair removal outcomes.

Speed: Although the number of treatment sessions and length of every session may differ depending on the hair type and size of the treated area, positive results are visible within the first-week post-treatment.

The results are long-lasting, which is better than the time spent every week on shaving and waxing.

Long-term results: The positive hair removal results from the laser treatment are far long-lasting when compared with traditional methods of hair removal such as shaving or waxing. Plus, it adds to your look which improves the overall aesthetic appearance.

No painful irritation: When the treatment begins to show results, you no longer need to deal with painful and unsightly ingrown hair as in the case of shaving and waxing.

You could experience slight discomfort at the start but this vanishes as the treatment progresses. Therefore, laser hair removal in Melbourne is the least painful and more comfortable compared to waxing. And the results are very long-lasting.

Works on any part of the body: Laser hair removal is extremely secure and can be utilized to remove hair from any part of the body: underarms, legs, back, face, bikini line, or any other part of the body from where you want to get rid of the unwanted hair.

Who is best suited for laser hair removal treatment?

Laser hair removal treatment is suitable for almost all skin types, but the most ideal candidates are the ones with:

  • Coarse, dark hair
  • Light to fair skin

Laser hair removal treatment may be less effective for certain hair types and may require extra treatment sessions to achieve long-lasting results. These hair types include:

  • Blonde hair
  • Red hair
  • Fine hair
  • White hair
  • Strawberry blond hair

The reason why laser treatment is less effective against these hair types is the presence of fewer pigments in the hair follicles, unlike black or brown hair. Since the pigments absorb the laser beams and get destroyed, the absence of pigments prevents the hair follicles from getting destroyed.

Also, people who have a dark skin tone could be more susceptible to skin darkening or hyperpigmentation post laser hair removal treatment. The best way to prevent hyperpigmentation is to decrease the intensity or energy of the laser beams during treatment.

To achieve the best results from laser hair removal treatment, it has to be performed by a qualified medical professional, with TGA & FDA-approved devices, and under controlled circumstances.

Inexperience and use of low-grade equipment could cause serious side effects like long-term scarring. Therefore, opt for premium TGA & FDA-approved devices and treatment services offered by Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre.

Preparing for laser hair removal

The doctor first conducts a detailed examination of your skin and then recommends appropriate laser hair removal treatment. The doctor may ask you to shave one or two days before the first session.

They will recommend you proper pain reliever medications to minimize the discomfort and make the entire hair removal process smooth and comfortable.

Avoid excessive sun exposure before treatment.

Tanning can impact the treatment outcomes and the use of self-tanners could further make the treatment less effective.

If you are under medications, then you need to stop specific medications to prevent any kind of adverse or severe side effects from laser hair removal treatment.

On treatment day, avoid using skin care products like lotions, sunscreens, and deodorants, among others. The laser professional will inform and guide you on the dos and don’ts before treatment. Also, be sure to check the guidelines before treatment.

Dr. Shobhna Singh is a highly qualified laser & cosmetic doctor with vast experience in laser devices and treatments for laser hair removal in Melbourne. To know more visit Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre.