Laser Hair Removal Neutral Bay, Sydney
How does laser hair removal work?
Here at The Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Clinic in Neutral Bay, Sydney our Laser hair removal treatments work by applying a laser that produces a pulsating beam of highly concentrated light. By applying this laser to an area of the body where hair is located, the hairs begin to attract the light to the dark pigment (melanin) which converts the laser from light into heat. This heat has the ability to affect hair follicles in a way that can damage the hair shaft to the bulb which disrupts the growth of the affected hair follicle.
How long does hair removal last?
Laser hair removal can be partially permanent meaning no regrowth may occur if your treatments are successful in destroying the hair follicle. The lasers use focused light energy to send a death knell to individual hair follicles under the skin. However, there are 3 different stages of hair growth.
- Growth Phase (Anagen)
- Transition or “Shrivelling” phases (Catagen)
- Resting phase (Telogen)
The Anagen phase is when the hair is most receptive to laser hair removal as it is rich in protein, keratinised cells and melanin.
So this means you’ll need a series of laser treatments to target individual hairs during their growth cycles to receive optimal results and then, it’s recommended to continue with follow up treatments.
How many sessions are required for laser hair removal?
After six to eight treatments you can expect a marked reduction in hair. Any growth can be managed with touch up treatments every six to twelve months
How does the LightSheer Duet Laser Work?
~ Fast, painless, safe & effective ~
The High Speed LightSheer DUET is a laser that produces a larger beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted is well absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles. During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, allowing the hair to absorb the light and heat up. As it heats up, the hair shaft and bulb are damaged which significantly impedes its ability to re-grow. And with the large spot size, the process treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously, making the treatment much faster than traditional laser hair removal alternatives.
The LightSheer DUET offers your physician two handpiece choices depending on your needs. The LightSheer High Speed handpiece uses breakthrough vacuum assisted technology in combination with diode laser light to allow rapid and comfortable treatment of large areas. A back or legs can now be treated in 15 to 20 minutes, without the need for topical numbing creams. The LightSheer DUET also offers your physician the gold standard LightSheer ET handpiece with ChillTip cooling for smaller areas. The LightSheer DUET allows your physician to truly customize treatment for your hair type, skin type and lifestyle.
Revlite Q-Switched Nd-YAG laser
~ For fine villus hair ~
RevLite laser produce a specific wavelength of light that passes through the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle. The light damages the hair follicle and disrupts its growth, causing the hair to fall out. Any hair that does grow back will be thinner and finer.
Q-Swithched Nd:YAG lasers with PhotoAcoustic energy are the safest lasers available today for effective hair removal on any skin color, even dark skin. These lasers produce light in very short pulses, destroying the hair follicle in a photomechanical way, vibrating and shattering the follicle without any harm to the surrounding skin.