Laser Hair Reduction
An opportunity for long-lasting and smooth, hair-free skin
Free skin consultation
Why wait any longer?
If you are looking for a way to get rid of unwanted body and facial hair on a longer term basis, then laser treatment provides an effective alternative to shaving and/or waxing. A course of treatments can give a more permanent solution to having smooth, hair-free skin.
Laser hair reduction is suitable for men and women, most skin types and all areas of the body. It also eliminates uncomfortable bumps caused by in-grown hairs, by destroying the affected hair follicles. It is a very safe, effective and convenient treatment option for most people.
If you would like to watch a short video that shows more about what to expect during your treatment, please click here: LASER HAIR TREATMENT VIDEO
It should be noted that the darker and coarser the hair, the quicker and more effective the laser hair reduction results will be.
- Enjoy longer-term smooth, hair-free skin
- Eradicates painful rashes, infections and in-grown hairs, which can occur as a result of shaving
- Suitable for most skin types and areas of the body
- A safe, effective and convenient treatment for most people
- Long-lasting results
How does laser hair reduction work?
Using a handheld device, we are able to deliver laser light which travels down the colour pigment in darker hair colours (such as brown and black) to the hair follicle. This means the treatment is not suitable for blonde, white and grey hair.
Laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle while your hair is in its active phase of growth. The laser light is converted into heat, causing thermal damage to the follicle without harming the surrounding tissue. Hair re-growth is therefore impeded in the damaged follicle.
Why do I need to have a test spot performed?
We conduct a test spot on all clients receiving any kind of laser treatment, to ensure there is no adverse reaction. For compliance with regulations and the safety of our clients we require to carry out a test spot at least 24 hrs prior to any treatment, and after annual services/maintenance of our equipment is carried out.
Our lasers are serviced and continually maintained to ensure our equipment always runs at optimum levels, and that we provide a beneficial service to all our clients. Therefore, depending on the timing of your laser treatments, you may be asked to attend the clinic for more than your initial test spot. The laser technician will provide further details to you.
What happens during the treatment?
We will give you protective goggles to wear during the procedure. Using a handheld device, we are able to target the laser to the appropriate areas of hair growth. The laser is delivered in short bursts to protect your skin and the handset features built-in skin cooling. Many people say that the treatment feels similar to plucking but it is usually only a minor discomfort. We will apply a soothing gel to the treated area at the end of the procedure.
Sessions for an upper lip or small bikini area can take as little as 15 minutes, while larger areas on your back and legs may require up to 60 minutes or more.
When will I see results?
Only 30% or less of your hair may be in the active growth phase at any one time, depending on the body area. This means that you will need a series of treatments to achieve the long-term hair reduction you’re looking for, although you should notice some reduction after your first treatment.
Our experience tells us that for for long-lasting optimal results, you can expect to need three to eight treatments to each area. Six to eight treatments is average, based on treating fairly coarse, dark hair. Finer and/or lighter coloured hair may need more treatments.
How often can I have it done?
As hair grows in cycles, a number of treatments will be necessary to give optimum results. We usually recommend spacing laser hair reduction treatments approximately four to twelve weeks apart, based on treatment area, hair growth cycles and how many treatments you have already had. Our Aesthetic Laser technicians will advise you of a suitable time frame for each subsequent appointment.
What can I expect immediately after treatment?
Your skin may be slightly red immediately after the treatment but this should dissipate within a couple of hours. It’s advisable to avoid very hot water and sun exposure during this time also.
“The staff at Grampian Cosmetic Clinic were very professional and made me feel very comfortable”