When it comes to removing unwanted hair, laser and IPL are popular methods of hair removal.
The dermal team at our Geelong, Ballarat, Horsham and Warrnambool clinics use the Candela TM medical grade laser hair removal system that is very effective.
How does laser hair removal compare to IPL?
Both laser and IPL produce energy to disrupt the growth of each hair follicle to reduce hair growth. However, this is where the similarity ends. Lasers use the exact wavelength needed to effectively treat the hair in each pulse. IPL uses hundreds of wavelengths in each pulse which only serve to heat up the skin making results less accurate than laser. At Australian Skin Face Body, we insist on the very best technology to achieve perfect results. We only carry out laser hair removal treatments.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser uses a beam of light to penetrate your skin. The light is absorbed by the pigment in your hair and skin and is converted to heat. The heat damages the hair follicle so further hair cannot grow. A medical grade laser is far more effective than say IPL hair removal.
Am I a suitable candidate for laser hair removal?
We have two different types of laser built into the one machine to completely customise each session according to your skin type. However laser hair removal works best on dark hair and light skin. If you have fair hair, you may be unsuitable for laser hair removal.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of laser hair removal treatments required various from person to person and depends on what part of the body you are having treated. Generally, IPL will require more treatments than laser hair removal.
How long do I have to wait between treatments?
Each hair follicle goes through a different growth phase. Laser works when your hair is in its active growth stage. Several treatments are required to give your hair follicles time to cycle through all growth phases.
Does laser hair removal cause ingrown hairs?
No it prevents them.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
The treatment we offer is one of the most comfortable available. Our medical grade laser machines are very effective and give out laser pulses that are very short and are combined with a cooling spray. This makes laser less painful than IPL.
What areas can you treat?
We can treat any part of the body that has unwanted hair growth. Hair removal on the body including chest, back, abdomen, arms, legs, underarms, bikini line, G-String or Brazilian and the face including lip, chin can be treated at any of our clinics.
What is the first step?
Prior to any treatment, we recommend you have a consultation with one of our dermal team. This is to ensure laser hair removal is right for you.