LASER HAIR REMOVAL AT SIMPLY RADIANT IN ESSENDON
Shaving, plucking, tweezing, waxing—all are temporary fixes for unwanted hair. Feel confident in your skin and save your time with our laser hair removal treatments. You can quickly and easily reduce unwanted hair on your body or face with longer lasting results.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a advanced procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) which damages the blood supply to the hair follicle, resulting in permanent hair reduction.
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
The laser works by directing concentrated light into the hair follicle inhibiting the hair’s ability to grow without disrupting or damaging the skin’s surface. Our lasers use a wide beam which allows the removal of multiple hair follicles at the same time. Our experienced Therapists will take your skin and hair type into account before creating a personalized treatment plan.
Booking a consultation and test patch for Laser Hair Removal?
On day of booking, you will be asked to provide a deposit of $49 which will be completely redeemable upon cost of first treatment. During your consultation and test patch your therapist will evaluate the hair, colour and the skins Fitzpatrick scale and along with your desired result. During the consultation you will learn about the process of laser hair removal and discuss prices and treatment plans.
How much does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
Hair Growth Phases
It is important to understand the hair growth cycle and how this cycle varies in different parts of the body. There are three phases of hair growth defined below:
It is only during the anagen stage or growing stage that the hair reacts to laser light. The goal in hair removal is for laser light to penetrate to the depth of the hair follicle during the anagen phase to achieve long-term results.
Anagen: This is the phase when synthesis of hair takes place. This is an active growth phase in which the hair bulb is intact. During early anagen phase the bulb is closest to the surface of the skin allowing for the most effective treatment.
Catagen: This brief intermediate phase, measured in weeks, occurs between the anagen and telogen phase. During this phase the body absorbs the lower third of the follicle.
Telogen: This is the resting phase. The hair bulb is no longer present. It is now the hair that will fall out or be pushed out of the follicle by a new anagen growing hair.
How many treatments are needed for Laser Hair Removal?
Studies have shown that laser hair removal treatments will permanently reduce the hair by an average of 79% after just 5 treatments. Although it is recommended to continue the laser up to 8 -12 sessions to receive the best results. It is also important to know that results can vary depending on the individual, the area being treatment that can be influenced by sex, age and hormone levels. Work with your therapist to develop a plan that is right for you.
Why are multiple treatments needed for Laser Hair Removal?
Our hair naturally grows in 3 different stages. All our hair is not in the same stage at the same time, so when an area is treated only a percentage of hair follicles will be affected. Therefore, to effectively reduce your unwanted hair, multiple treatments are necessary.
What types of results can I expect from a Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
During laser hair removal sessions, you can expect to see a gradual decrease in the hair thickness and in the amount of hair present. In addition, you may also see a decrease in stubble, rashes and ingrown hairs.
Is Laser Hair Removal right for everyone?
The ideal candidate for laser hair removal is i is a very fair person with dark, course hair. Each individual, with red, blond, white or very fine hair have a much harder time seeing amazing results. This is because there is not enough pigment to absorb the laser light in the hair. If not enough laser light is absorbed, then the heat generated is too little to destroy the follicle and treatment will be unsuccessful.
It is possible to treat individuals with darker skin by reducing the amount of energy used, and using longer wavelengths of light. However, people with darker skin have a higher chance of getting hyperpigmentation, or darkening of the skin, blistering or burning as a side effect of the treatments. This is why Simply Radiant takes great precautions, with each consultation and will not take the risk in preforming any laser treatments with an individual who has a higher Fitzpatrick than IV (4).
Does Laser Hair Removal hurt?
Laser hair removal treatments can be a little uncomfortable depending on the individual and the area being treated. The heat that is created in the hair follicle from the laser will increase sensation and create tingling to the surface area. Our Elite MPX Laser Technology has a build in cooler that throws out cold air to the area being treated. This will cool and calm down the skin from over heating, making the laser treatment bearable and more comfortable for the client.
Laser Hair Removal Contraindications
- Hypersensitive to light.
- Sun-damaged skin.
- Recently been exposed to the sun 4-6 weeks before treatment.
- Recently used a sun tanning bed 4-6 weeks before treatment.
- Recently had a spray tan, used tanning products such as creams or lotions and sprays.
- Currently taking medication which is known to increase sensitivity to sunlight.
- Currently taking anticoagulants (for blood clots).
- Taking or have taken Accutane, within the last 6 months.
- Taking medication that alters the wound-healing response.
- Have a history of healing problems or history of keloid formation.
- Currently has an open wound in area being treated.
- Have a history of skin cancer or suspicious lesions.
- Currently pregnant or have been breast feeding.
Post Laser Hair Removal Treatment
- Lotions should be applied to the treated area to keep the skin hydrated.
- If crusting develops, allowing for it to fall off naturally. Do NOT scratch or pick at it.
- An Antibiotic cream should be used if there is any blistering or break in the skin.
- Do not shave 1-3 days post treatment.
- Wash treated area gently with mild soap and warm water.
- DO NOT have a hot shower right after your appointment to avoid irritation.
- Avoid sun exposure throughout the course of treatment. Apply sunscreen daily.
- Any intense exercise should also be avoided for the first 2-3 days, or until any redness has been resolved.