Experience Counts! We’ve specialised in lasers since 1988 and in laser hair removal since 1996. All our laser hair treatments are performed by qualified doctors or specialist nurses or and we use only industry “gold standard” lasers that deliver safe, affordable, effective and comfortable treatments.
How does the laser work?
The laser beams highly concentrated light into the hair follicle where it is absorbed by pigment in the hair root. This heats and damages the follicle, destroying its capacity to grow hair. The light has no effect on the surrounding skin, leaving you silky smooth and hair free.
IPL or laser?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is an inferior tool for hair removal because it lacks the single concentrated wavelength precision of true lasers. IPLs, unlike lasers, produce beams of light made of many different wavelengths. The problem is, only a fraction of these wavelengths have any effect on hair growth, which means treatment with IPL is only partially effective. Lasers on the other hand, emit light of just one wavelength, one specifically chosen because it is 100% active in the hair follicle. Less effective treatment means many more sessions will be needed using IPL. More visits means more expense.
As well, because IPLs produce a broad spectrum of light, they expose the skin to random and unnecessary wavelengths which increase the risk damaging side effects.
It is important to be aware that the term “Laser Hair Removal” is commonly applied both to IPL and to laser hair removal. Be sure you check carefully before committing to less effective treatment.
All our treatments are performed using the latest LightSheer Duet laser which features an extra large spot size that offers unique benefits:
Precision. Selectively targets dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Speed. Each laser pulse takes a fraction of a second and treats many hairs at the same time. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in seconds, and time taken for large areas, such as the back or legs, are dramatically reduced by up to 75% compared with standard lasers.
Affordability Shorter treatment times mean reduced costs. From just $56
Predictability. Ninety percent of patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to six sessions.
Comfort New suction assisted technology minimises discomfort for large areas such as backs, chests and legs. No more messy numbing creams!
What are the costs?
- Costs are based on the size of the areas to be treated. From $56.
See our schedule of fees for men.
- We also offer specials and packages
- 20% off first visit, 20% off Tuesdays, 20% off packages of 3 (one special only per treatment)
What areas can be treated?
Designed with sensitive skin in mind, the LightSheer laser is safe enough to be used on any part of the body. It also feature a unique dynamic cooling device that helps to soothe and protect skin, so you’re guaranteed to leave looking and feeling great.
What results can I expect from laser hair removal treatment?
80-95% long lasting reduction in hair regrowth. Thicker and darker hair responds best. Scattered hairs may continue to grow, albeit in a finer, lighter and slower form, and some hair follicles may recover from the laser injury over time. Maintenance treatments may be needed at infrequent intervals over the years.
What does laser hair removal treatment involve?
Initially your practitioner will perform test patches at each of the areas you want treated, using a range of settings that are computer-customised according to the colour, thickness and location of your hair, as well as your skin colour. We watch the area for several minutes to make sure the best settings were used and to check for unwanted reactions. We review the results of these test patches after a few days and use them to determine the most effective and safest settings for you.
A cold gel (similar to ultrasound gel) is sometimes spread over the treatment area to help keep the skin cool and comfortable and to help focus the light beam. Numbing cream, chilled air or ice may be used to maximise your comfort. Special protective eyewear is worn throughout the procedure. The laser beams are emitted as controlled flashes or pulses. These heat the hair at its root in the follicle and interrupt its regrowth cycle. These damaged hairs are expelled from the follicle over the following week or two.
When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort.
Treatments are scheduled at 4-8 weekly intervals until your hair stops growing. Laser beam intensity is increased at each visit in response to your skin’s tolerance.
Is laser hair removal suitable for everyone?
Laser works best for those with black or brown hair and fair to olive skin. Hair that has insufficient pigment, such as red, blonde, white, dyed or grey hair, responds poorly and is often better suited to electrolysis. Darker skin can be treated, but only with a great deal of care.
How many treatments will I need?
Lasers work by disabling hairs that are actively growing at the time of treatment. Because hairs are continually rotating through a cycle of active growth, rest and dying, not all hairs are vulnerable to treatment at any one time. Therefore, repeat treatments are needed to catch each hair in its growth phase.
Results therefore accrue over a course of treatments spaced over a number of months. The exact number of treatments is dependent on factors such as hair thickness and colour, skin colour, hormones, general health, medications and heredity. An average course would be 6 or more treatments.
What is the interval between treatments?
Facial hair can be treated at 4-6 weekly intervals and body hair at 6-8 weekly intervals. This is because hair grows at different rates on different parts of the body.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
The Lightsheer laser features a dynamic super cooling device that helps soothe and protect the skin. Chilled air, ice and numbing cream are also available if needed. New suction assisted technology and a large spot size mean that treatment over large areas are usually well tolerated without additional anaesthesia.
How do I prepare for my treatment?
In preparation for your treatment, trim your hair as recommended in Preparing for your Laser Hair Removal. If you need help with this preparation, we offer a preparation service for a small fee.
How do I look after my skin after treatment?
Recovery and downtime
For a day or two afterward, the treated area of your skin may look and feel like it’s sunburned and/or bumpy. Cool compresses and moisturisers may help. If your face was treated, you can wear makeup the next day.
Over the next month, your treated hair will fall out. Wear sunscreen for the following month to help prevent temporary changes in the colour of the treated skin.
Are there any risks?
As with any laser skin procedure, laser hair removal carries some risk of redness, swelling, or itching. Blisters are rare but are more likely in people with darker complexions. Permanent scarring or changes in skin colour are rare but possible.