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Say Hello to Smooth, Hair-free Skin

October 06,2015 | Posted by: Aimee Surtenich

With summer fast on our heels, laser hair reduction is the easy way to say goodbye to unwanted hair and regular trips to the beauty salon. 

Laser has revolutionised the hair reduction industry, offering long-lasting results with minimal effort. No more messy waxing or shaving, or prickly regrowth and in-grown hairs!

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal removes unwanted hair using intense beams of light energy at a wavelength specifically designed to affect hair. The laser beam targets different structures of the skin and hair follicle pigments to destroy each hair individually.

Hair grows in a three-phase cycle: growth, transition and rest. The growth phase is the only phase suitable for laser hair removal and, with only 85% of hairs in this phase at any given time, a series of treatments is required for effective hair reduction.

Here at The Cosmetic Medicine Centre, we use a diode laser which targets the hair roots precisely, without damaging the surrounding area and allowing many skin types to be treated.

The laser can remove hair from anywhere on the body; the most popular areas are the legs, underarms and bikini area.

Laser hair removal is long-lasting for most people, however there may still be some fine, light hairs in the treated area which are far less noticeable. Later in life, some sprout new, course hair in new or previously treated areas (such as at menopause). This would have occurred regardless of prior treatment. If these hairs are suitable, they may still be treated with laser hair removal.

Always ensure your practitioner has the appropriate skills and training to operate a laser. While laser hair removal is safe in experienced hands, it can pose serious complications in unskilled hands.

The last word

Laser hair reduction, when performed by a fully trained operator, offers several benefits compared with other hair removal options such as shaving and waxing. Hair grows back less quickly and also finer with the added bonus that there are rarely spots, ingrown hairs or itchiness.

Contact one of our laser experts today to start your journey to smooth, ready-to-bare skin!