Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a fast, safe, and effective way to permanently remove unwanted hair on the body. Dr Lanzer uses medical-grade lasers and advanced techniques for long-lasting smooth skin.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

The removal of unwanted hair has been a common practice for many centuries. From depilation (the removal of hair from above the skin surface) to epilation (the removal of the entire hair from beneath the skin surface), hair removal techniques continue to change and evolve. The most advanced of these techniques is laser hair removal. 

This revolutionary epilation method is faster than traditional methods with smoother and more permanent results. Light or dark hair can be removed from virtually anywhere on the body, from the underarms and upper lip to legs, chest, bikini region, and more.

At Dr Lanzer Skin Clinics, we perform laser hair removal using the advanced and award-winning Laser Machine-Soprano by Alma combined with a revolutionary technique evolved by Dr Lanzer called RMT (Repetitive Motion Therapy)-DL. Rather than high level, stamping techniques, we incorporate lower levels with more motion. This allows for a safer, less painful treatment experience and superior results. By incorporating multiple laser wavelengths and technologies, Soprano allows us to treat the widest range of patients and hair types all year round, administer treatments quickly and comfortably, and achieve the best possible clinical results.

HOW LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORKS

Laser hair removal targets the root and blood supply of the hair by emitting a singular colourless beam of light. The light is attracted to the pigment and blood supply in the hair follicle, then converts into heat which destroys and ablates the blood supply. Once we have successfully ablated the blood supply to the hair, the hair will no longer grow.

IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL SAFE?

With all procedures, there are risks involved. Our Dr Lanzer Dermal Therapists take every precaution prior to each treatment to ensure you are suitable and safe to proceed before each appointment.

Post treatment you may experience some side-effects, including localised redness, pigmentation, swelling of follicles, heat sensation and skin sensitivity. In some cases, folliculitis can occur. To ensure your safety you must follow our pre and post treatment care at all times and ensure you disclose all required information to our Dermal Therapists to ensure a safe treatment.

IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PAINFUL?

The secret is, Laser is not supposed to be painful! By incorporating RMT-DL and the Soprano Laser Technology we have made the treatment more comfortable. You may feel some slight heat and a slight “flicking” sensation when the light is attracted to the pigment. Sensitivity can be impacted by a few factors; however laser should not be painful and our highly trained Dr Lanzer Dermal Therapists will always ensure you are kept safe and comfortable.

HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?

Most clients require 8-12 treatments scheduled 6 weeks apart. In some cases where hair is thicker and in more prominent hormonal areas, we may advise to treat every 4 weeks. Of course, the total number of sessions required will be subject to the client’s hair growth. Some clients may need a few more treatments, while others will require less hair removal sessions. This is why it’s important you stick to the treatment plan developed by your therapist as the treatments must coincide with your hair growth cycle.

We have 3 stages of hair growth and not all hairs are in the active phase at one time, hence why we need several treatments. Each session, hairs will reduce and get finer and lighter. There are also factors that influence our hair growth during our life and this is why maintenance sessions are required. All of this will be discussed with you in your free consultation, and we will guide you through you treatment and results.

WHAT SKIN TYPES DO YOU TREAT?

At Dr Lanzer Skin Clinics, we use medical grade, state-of-the-art technology where we can treat all skin types and skin tones safely and effectively due to our treating method of RMT-DL and the incorporation of the 3 wavelengths. Originally contraindicated for those with darker skin tones due to the risk of increased side-effects, laser hair removal therapy is now considered an approved method of hair removal for any client.

WHAT AGE CAN YOU START WITH LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

There is no minimum age requirement for laser hair removal or IPL treatments. A client can be young as 12 years old if they have unwanted hair and wish to have it removed using a safe and permanent hair removal technique. We do suggest that clients wait to have their course of treatments until after puberty as hormonal fluctuations can accelerate the growth of body hair and affect the results.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

The many benefits to laser hair removal are making it one of the most in-demand cosmetic treatments performed at Dr Lanzer. From light skin to dark skin, laser hair removal can:

PRE-TREATMENT CARE

Avoid sun exposure: Patients should avoid direct sun exposure before they have their laser hair removal treatment. Even though we can treat tanned skins with our laser, we need to ensure we have no heat or sunburn in the area as this can increase undesired aftercare affects.

Avoid fake tanning products: While we can perform the treatment over fake tan, we ideally prefer no tan in the area to be treated. The reason for this is we must treat according to the colour of your skin with the tan on. The most effective results are when you have no fake tan on so we can treat your natural skin tone.

Avoid creams/lotions to the treating area: Please avoid applying any oils, creams, or lotions to the treating area on the day of your appointment. If treating the face, please avoid using Vitamin A and other high strength topical creams 1 week prior. If you are unsure if you should stop using particular creams, we will be able to advise you.

Shave: It is recommended to shave the treatment area before hair removal. Patients should do this 2-3 days prior to your appointment. Shaving prior is important as the hairs cannot be long or the energy will not absorb down to the blood supply. Long hairs can also add to skin irritation post treatment.

No more waxing/tweezing: Put the tweezers away! A huge benefit of having laser hair removal is no more waxing. Once you commence laser there is no more, waxing, tweezing, or epilating in between hair removal treatments. Do not perform any of these hair removal methods 3-4 days before your treatment. These treatments remove the hair from the root, and we need the hair connected to be effective for laser. From here, just shave if you need to remove the hair prior and during your treatments.

POST TREATMENT CARE

Immediately after laser hair removal, the treated area may appear red and bumpy. This is due to the heat from the laser and generally subsides within 1-3 days post treatment.

Please avoid:

Sun exposure, saunas, spas, and strenuous activity for 24 hours post treatment. We need to keep the area as cool as possible after treatment. No plucking, waxing, or tweezing between sessions as the hair will naturally fall out during the exfoliation and hair shedding phase.

Avoid using prescription topical creams or vitamin A creams for 5 days post treatment if you have treated the facial area. As your skin will be more sensitive to the sun, always wear a strong sunscreen when outdoors to protect it from damage.

Making your treatment plan

During your consultation with Dr Lanzer Skin Clinics, one of our highly trained therapists will discuss your hair removal needs and talk you through the procedure of laser hair removal so that you know exactly what to expect. 

Every client has different skin and requires a different approach to removing facial and body hair. We will formulate a fully customised treatment plan that outlines an accurate course of treatment based upon your individual hair growth patterns and needs. We will also discuss pre-treatment care and post treatment care so that you can look after your skin accordingly for the best results.

Laser hair removal if you are pregnant

We do not recommend having laser hair removal if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as the risks and side-effects are currently not known. Pregnancy hormones may also interfere with the treatment and make the results less certain. To be safe, stick with other hair removal methods, such as waxing, tweezing, bleaching, shaving, and depilatory creams.

Permanent reduction for your needs

As a leading laser clinic in Australia, Dr Lanzer Skin Clinics offer premium skin treatments and laser hair removal services to banish unwanted hair and uncover a new, hair-free you!

We can perform laser hair removal on almost any body area, from small areas, such as the upper lip, to full legs, Brazilians, and everywhere in between. Our medical-grade lasers are operated by qualified dermatologists to ensure smooth skin and long-lasting results.

Give us a call today or fill in our online enquiry form to find out more about the procedure and pricing, or to book in your free consultation. We look forward to meeting you.

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