Laser Hair Reduction
Laser Hair Reduction
Imagine never having to wax, shave or pluck again! How great would it feel to be on vacation — or at the beach during summer — not having to worry about whether you missed any hairs, shaved your underarms, or forgot to go over those more delicate areas around your bikini line?
At Affim by Wilson Healthcare, our physician-led team of clinically-trained professionals have extensive experience removing unwanted hair safely and effectively for clients of various skin types and ethnic backgrounds via laser hair removal. Whether you’re looking to have those pesky chin and upper lip hairs permanently removed, or you’re more interested in ditching the razors in exchange for smoother, hair-free legs, our team can help you achieve the permanent hair removal results you’ve always longed for.
Depending on your skin type and hair, clients are typically advised to undergo a series of approximately 6-8 sessions, spaced out to accommodate clients’ individual hair cycle phases.
Pricing for Laser Hair Reduction is based both on size of areas treated, and hair type. You should always book a consultation to get an understanding of how your treatment will be priced.
Types of Hair Removal
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Frequently Asked Questions
- The area to be treated is identified. A cool gel is applied to the surface usually. This allows the head to slide readily across the skin. Eyewear is checked. The laser is put off standby. A test dose or so is fired to determine the appropriate laser settings for comfort and effectiveness. Once this established, the session begins in earnest at a rate that is suitable for the area and patient comfort. Areas about the teeth, such as about the lips and cheeks often have a moist gauze placed underneath in the mouth between the teeth and the overlying area to stop laser energy warming the teeth pulp.
- The Cool Glide laser is very comfortable. Mostly the patient is aware of the cold tip only. Sometimes some heat or a sharp-feeling sensation occurs. The treatment levels can be adjusted for any locally more sensitive areas.
- For dark hairs usually six treatment sessions are required. Lighter coloured hairs usually need around eight sessions (assuming they are sensitive to the laser light – that is that the absorbing melanin pigment is well represented). A very few (usually less than 5%) might need more. The sessions are based about every two months or at such time as there is sufficient growth of new hair to make the treatment worthwhile. Facial hair usually is done every six weeks.
- It done by the doctor or a laser trained technician under the direction of a doctor. A very good understanding of lasers and laser safety factors is required of the operators.
- All skin colors can be operated on by the Cool Glide laser. This is not so of other types of lasers. Also even tanned skin can be treated. Some of the laser energy will be diverted to and wasted by the skin pigment in this case. And a lesser power might need to be used to stop unnecessary discomfort. But it will still work.
- As long as there is some pigment in the hair shaft to bulb, the hair can be treated. White hairs, not having pigment, can not be treated. Very blonde and red hairs tend to be slower to respond. We can test fire individual hairs in these lighter colors to judge how sensitive they will be to the laser treatment. If there is little reaction this way there is no point in pursuing a course.
- Some hairs will be forcibly expelled from the hair follicle at the time of the treatment. A number fall out in the next 24 hours. Most tend to gradually work their way up, appearing to still be growing, until about week two to three when suddenly they all seem to disappear. Due to related swelling within the hair follicle, in the first week the hairs will appear firmly attached. Usually by the second week they slide out readily.
- Laser light is non-ionising radiation. Apart from some ultraviolet lasers (and the Cool Glide is infrared) there is no risk of damage to the skin that could result in later cancer etc. Care with the energy levels needs to be taken to avoid burns.