Laser Hair Removal
Achieve long-lasting smoothness all over your body with Shepparton’s most advanced medical grade laser technology.
Our accredited and highly experienced Skin & Laser Therapists deliver real results with the world’s fastest and most powerful laser technology.
Our state of the art laser technology consists of dual wavelengths the Alexandrite and Nd:YAG laser which uses FDA-approved Technology for faster, virtually painless hair removal treatments.
About Laser Hair Removal
Producing a single wavelength specifically relative to the hair follicle, the laser attacks the follicle, using a beam of light that’s absorbed by the pigment in the hair and converted to heat. This heat travels down the hair shaft to the hair root and destroys it, so further hair cannot grow.
Because hair has different growth phases and the treatment only works in the active growth phase, several treatments are necessary to achieve a lasting result. The number of sessions required will depend on hair density, colour, skin type, treatment area, ethnic background and hormones.
We use the latest and most advanced lasers in the industry to give you complete peace of mind. As single frequency wavelength lasers, the laser never penetrates the dermis or second layer of skin, making this a completely safe hair removal treatment.
Laser Hair Removal are used to treat:
- Unwanted hair on the face and body
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal:
- Hair removal
- Provides a reduction of hair growth
- Helps reduce instances of ingrown hairs
- Reduces need for shaving
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MANY TREATMENTS?
Depending on the skin type, thickness of the hair and colour, also which part of the body is being treated will depend on how many treatments you will need, we recommend between 6-12 treatments every 4-8 weeks, although some people require more than others. We invite you to visit us for a consultation and we can discuss exactly what we recommend for you and how long each treatment will take.
WHICH LASER DO YOU USE?
At LUSH Skin & Laser Clinic WE DO NOT USE IPL. We operate the Medical Grade Lasers, DEKA Again and Lutronic Clarity lasers, which are the most trusted names in the industry. Our lasers are recognised as premier laser systems, treating quickly, comfortably and effectively. Our lasers also incorporate a cooling device; the Zimmer Chiller System, to maximize client safety and comfort.
SUN EXPOSURE BEFORE TREATMENT
You must not fake tan or have had sun exposure on the area being treated 4 weeks before having Laser hair removal. Please ensure you wear sunblock regardless of what you are doing during the day. Do not wax or pluck the hairs being treated for up to four weeks before treatments.
Please shave the area 24 hours before having laser hair removal treatments. Shaving the area will ensure maximum results.
- Avoid sun exposure after the treatment
- Keep the treated area out of the sun for 4 weeks before and after each Laser Treatments.
- Your hair can take up to 7-14 days to grow and drop out.
- Do not wax or pluck the hairs in between treatments.
- You can shave, trim, or use clippers between treatments.
- Please do not exfoliate the area until 48 hours after the treatment.
- Avoid very hot showers for 48 hours after the laser hair removal treatment.
- Your skin can become red and even bumpy up to 24 hours after the laser hair removal treatment, this is completely normal. It happens to about 20% of clients, we advise that you use Laser aid to reduce redness and discomfort.
- Please ensure to remove all makeup prior to your treatment.
Please ensure to remove all makeup prior to your treatment.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LASER AND IPL?
Most people ask the question, what is the difference between IPL and Laser? IPL and Laser are very different treatments and you the consumer, needs to know exactly what you are paying for. It is important to ensure you know what machine is being used for your treatments and to research the pros and cons of these machines. You will find that many companies throughout Australia claim to use “IPL Laser Hair Removal”. This is not genuine Laser Hair Removal and should not be treated or charged as such.
WHAT IS IPL?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is available in many different versions including IPL, SPL, VPL, or CPL. The majority of people do not realise that there are significant differences between IPL and Laser and that there are inherent risks and side effects associated with IPL hair removal
HOW DOES IPL WORK?
An Intense Pulsed Light machine uses a broad spectrum of light, sending out a variety of wavelengths of energy to destroy the hair follicle. This can result in the body receiving unneeded wavelengths of energy that can affect and damage multiple structures below the dermis. IPL cannot effectively isolate the specific wavelength that is only needed to destroy the hair and thus leaves a greater margin for error. IPL machines do not have the ability to use “selective photothermolysis”, which is the rapid heating of a select structure and not the surrounding areas. If not used by a highly skilled technician, IPL can cause burning and scarring of the skin. It is also unknown what the long term effects may result from IPL on the body due to the higher levels of exposure of radiation.
SO HOW DOES LASER WORK COMPARED TO IPL?
The laser used at LUSH Skin & Laser Clinic is an FDA approved DEKA & Lutronic laser and both are proven leaders in the hair removal industry.
The laser operates by producing a single wavelength that is specifically relative to the hair follicle. By doing this, it can precisely and consistently attack the exact region that it is targeting, the hair follicle.
How does this laser get to the follicle to destroy it?
- The laser uses a beam of light which penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the pigment colour in the hair where it is converted to heat.
- This heat travels down the hair shaft to the hair root and destroys it so that further hair cannot grow.
- Because hair has different growth phases and the treatment only works in the active growth phase, several treatments are necessary to achieve a lasting result.
- The number of treatments required will depend upon the hair density, colour, skin type and treatment area, together with ethnic background and hormones.
- Typically, 6 to 8 treatments are required
As these are single frequency wavelength lasers, never at any stage does the laser penetrate the dermis or second layer of skin, making this completely safe and accurate. The body is also not exposed to any other wavelengths that are not needed for the hair removal process.
Have a question about this treatment? Contact LUSH Skin and Laser Clinic Shepparton here.