Laser Hair Removal
Are you tired of waxing, shaving, or have that embarrassing excess hair? Do you suffer from shaving rash or in-grown hairs?
Laser Hair Removal is the fastest, most effective and safest treatment for unwanted hair. At Southern Downs Skin & Laser Clinic, our technicians are Radiation Health QLD qualified and fully trained and certified.
How laser hair removal works
Lasers work by beaming a highly concentrated light into the hair follicle, targeting either the melanin in the hair or the oxyhemoglobin in the hair bulb. Melanin is the pigment/colour in the hair or skin. The beam of light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle, which in turn destroys the hair and ‘kills’ the bulb. As the laser has targeted only the pigment, the surrounding skin will be undamaged.
It is important to understand that hair grows in cycles. These three cycles are called ‘anagen’, ‘catagen’ and ‘telagon’. Anagen is the only stage that is effective for laser, as this is where the hair is the growing stage and attached to the bulb.
A course of 9-12 laser treatments will combat each cycle of hair growth, giving you effective long-term results. To achieve these results, you need to be consistent with your treatments. This means coming in monthly (or you can schedule fortnightly for facial hair treatments).