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Know the basics of laser hair removal in Brisbane

May 10,2012 | Posted by: cmc-dashboard

Are you tired of waxing or shaving constantly and would like to explore other options such as laser hair removal? Here at The Cosmetic Medicine Centre in Brisbane we treat many patients looking for a procedure to get rid of their unwanted hair. For this reason we would like to share with you some of the basics of laser hair removal.

The laser designed for hair removal releases a wavelength of energy which is absorbed by the pigment in hair follicles. By targeting the pigment, the surrounding skin is not damaged as the energy is absorbed by the hair follicle only.

Laser hair removal is not a permanent solution to hair growth. It will reduce hair growth and you won’t have to shave or wax constantly. The results will be long term but not permanent. After a series of treatments you should have significantly less hair and may only need to have occasional maintenance treatments.

Although there are usually no side effects, you may experience some itchiness and swelling after the treatment. This should subside within a few days.

Sun exposure should be avoided after each treatment, as it can be irritating to your skin after being exposed to the laser. For this reason we recommend patients wear 30+ sunscreen daily and avoid sun exposure for a minimum of two weeks before and after a treatment.

If you would like more information on our laser hair removal treatment in Brisbane or would like to ask a question, don’t hesitate and call us on (07) 3870 0111 or send us an online enquiry!