At Avenue Plastic Surgery in Melbourne, Australia we see many men and women who are concerned by the appearance of excessive body hair.
Laser hair removal works by using a high intensity light beam that is selectively absorbed by the hair follicle. The hair follicle is heated and thereby damaged so that it can no longer grow hair. The surrounding skin (being of a different colour) does not absorb the light and is therefore unaffected.
Because not all hair follicles are active at any one time, several treatments may be required to achieve the most permanent results.
How safe is laser hair removal?
The safety of laser hair removal depends on the skill of the operator and the quality of the equipment used. The best equipment uses high-power and therefore requires an inbuilt system to cool the surrounding skin. An experienced therapist will be familiar with the settings for the machine and may even do a test patch to ensure your comfort and safety.
When it is performed properly, most patients feel a slight “twang” on the skin as if they had been flicked by a rubber band.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
The cost of laser hair removal will depend on the size of area treated and the number of treatments required. The cost starts at $66 for a small area. The benefit of using a high power laser such as the Palomar Starlux is that the treatment time will be shorter and fewer treatments will be required. This results in a lower total cost for your treatment.
Proper care of your skin after the procedure is most important and our therapist will advise you on what is required.
Please contact our therapists at Avenue Advanced Skin Care on 9521 5533 or check out our website for more information.
Remember, at Avenue Advanced Skin Care we are Melbourne’s hair removal specialists with the most advanced equipment coupled with friendly and experienced staff.
Please call us at Avenue Advanced Skin Care on 9521 5533 to find out more about laser hair removal.