Learning about Laser Hair Removal...
Laser Hair Removal is a safe option for anyone who would like to reduce their hair growth. This process saves our clients time and money in the future, ensuring they are hair free and fabulous. Laser hair removal eliminates the need for regular shaving, tweezing and waxing. We pride ourselves on offering the most medically advanced, affordable laser hair removal in Brisbane, Adelaide or Sydney.
Permanent hair removal is an extremely simple procedure which will stunt and reduce hair growth within the hair follicle. As this procedure stops future hair growth it is a long term solution for people who are seeking smooth, hair-free skin in a particular area.
The medical-grade lasers penetrate the hair follicle and disables both the blood supply and root that usually aids hair regeneration. It’s important to note that this treatment will not affect surrounding area. As the hair follicles contain melanin (the element that makes hair coloured), our lasers are able to safely target them only. Our equipment features a patented cooling device which ensures a safe, comfortable experience for our clients.
There are a number of different types of lasers used for the same purpose, to reduce unwanted hair. For laser hair removal the most common names you hear are; IPL laser, Alexandrite laser, Yag laser and Diode laser. At The Laser Lounge we are not biased on which laser machine works best, but as a result of our expertise, and depending on your lifestyle, skin and hair colour, we will select a medical grade laser apparatus that best suits you, enabling us to achieve optimal results.
To clarify, IPL laser devices are not actually lasers. In comparison to a laser, Intense Pulse Light is NOT monochromatic, meaning that IPL has many different colours and only a small percentage of these colours are effective in the treatment of hair reduction. Compared to laser, IPL is less effective in the treatment of hair reduction.
We recommend our Alexandrite lasers for lighter skin / darker hair clients in order to achieve great laser hair removal results. How the Alexandrite laser works is the laser light pulse targets the hair follicle causing the hair to fall out and minimising further growth. This laser is ineffective for light coloured hair, but effective for treating dark hair in patients of Fitzpatrick types I to III. This laser can easily differentiate between hair and skin colour. It is when the skin and hair colour are almost the same that complications may occur. We do not recommend using the Alexandrite if you have tanned or dark skin.
Nd Yag Laser
The Nd Yag laser is best used at The Laser Lounge for treating clients who have tanned or darker hair and darker skin, along with spider veins. In saying this, we do not recommend having a laser hair removal treatment if you’re freshly tanned. Please note, our Skin and Laser Technicians will advise you whether you’re suitable to be treated post tanning. As a duty of care if we feel you are not suitable to be treated, we will not laser your skin and advise an alternate time to return for treatment. This laser works differently to an Alexandrite, and has been designed to specifically differentiate between dark skin and dark hair colour and minimize any risks to the skin.
The Diode laser is used for light to olive skin clients, and targets the pigment located in the hair follicle and shaft. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and this energy is converted to heat which results in damage to the hair follicle. This damage causes delayed re-growth of hair and, in most cases, permanent destruction of many of the hair follicles. The Diode laser is mainly used for skin types I – III, but it can be used for other types of skin also. This laser provides deeper penetration into the skin layer compared to the Alexandrite and Nd Yag, and as a result of the technology design, can treat larger areas much faster.
At The Laser Lounge we are the skin and hair reduction experts! In order to give you the best and most honest advice we offer all clients a complimentary consultation. This personalised approach allows our team to analyse your skin condition, hair colour, hair thickness, amount of hair and medical history, to name a few. This consultation will allow your therapist to create a tailored treatment plan, and advise you if and what area/s are suitable for laser hair reduction treatments.
Treatment intervals vary depending on the treated area due to cycle of hair growth. As a general guide manufacturer guideline recommend 4 to 6 weeks for the facial areas, 6 to 8 weeks for Underarms / Brazilian/ Chest and Arms and 8 to 10 weeks for Back and Legs. Receiving treatments any sooner will reduce the effectiveness of the treatment as the hair cycle will not be in the correct stage, so less effective. In these cases, the results will be comparative to waxing or shaving. At the Laser Lounge, we have found due to our personalised approach to laser hair reduction our treatments are completed on average between 6 to 12 weeks apart on major body areas.
The larger the area the longer the time it will take to complete the treatment. At The Laser Lounge we pride ourselves on being thorough to ensure accuracy. Clinical guidelines recommend approximately 15 to 20 minutes for a thorough Brazilian / Underarm treatment and about 45 to 60 minutes for major areas such as Full Legs.
Laser hair reduction has not been proven to be safe/ unsafe during pregnancy and/or breastfeeding. To date, no clinical studies have been conducted on the subject and as a result The Laser Lounge do not treat clients that are pregnant and/or breast feeding. As a duty of care to our clients, we only treat clients based on manufacturer and clinical guidelines. Although laser hair reduction treatments only penetrate deep enough to target the root of hair follicles, side effects for the mother and/or unborn child have not been studied. If you become pregnant during a course of treatments at The Laser Lounge please advise your choice clinic and they will advise you the best steps to take. As part of best practise, client accounts will be placed on hold until they are best recommended to return to their treatments.
Your Skin and Laser Technician will shave the area (complimentary) if needed and then grid the area ready for treatment. You may also receive cooling options pre and during treatment. After your treatment your Skin and Laser Technician will apply a post laser relief spray to help soothe the area.
The Laser Lounge only employs the use of medical grade, industry-leading technologies. All equipment is FDA and TGA approved.
All services are administered by a qualified, highly experienced laser technician. Our team of experts ensure each client receives a friendly first-class experience during each visit. We pride ourselves on being one of few affordable, competitively priced, qualified clinics in the country. Permanent hair removal is our speciality. Why would you trust anyone else?
The amount of required treatments will vary from person to person. For the best results, we typically recommend eight to ten treatments depending on the area of the body treated. This will ensure that all hairs are effectively interrupted and immobilised during the active growth phase of the growth cycle.
Clients often notice quicker results on some areas, such as the legs, bikini, underarms, chest, and upper arms. Some areas, such as the back or face may require further treatments.
Once a course of treatments has been completed, we often recommend maintenance treatments to be administered one to three times per year.
Our Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide clinics all offer laser hair removal.
Your experienced laser technician will give you all of the pre and post treatment instructions that you require. They are there to answer any questions you might have about caring for the area following treatment. Typically, once any redness has subsided, you will be free to resume standard activities. We recommend treating the area with the same level of care you would a mild sunburn.
“Thank you to the ladies at The Laser Lounge – Morningside for a wonderful (and pain-free!!) Laser Hair Removal treatment yesterday. Special thanks to Esther for a fabulous treatment. Thank you!”
“My favourite treatment is the laser treatment. I don’t know how anybody doesn’t do this, and I wish I didn’t take so long to get the treatment. Plus all the ladies are fantastic which makes me want to keep returning”
“I visited The Laser Lounge last night for my consultation and first session of laser hair removal. Mona was incredibly informative and made me feel at ease. I’m just wishing I’d started the process earlier and don’t know why I’ve been waxing all these years!”
“Wow. What a great session on laser hair removal, thank you team TLL at Castle Hill!”
Natasa Colo, Blogger, Stylist and Make Up Artist