Body Complexion uses a medical grade Diode Laser hair removal system to achieve better and faster results, without putting surrounding skin at risk.
Diode laser delivers an ultra-focused, concentrated beam of light precisely to the hair follicle, the laser damages the follicle and inhibits regrowth, resulting in fast, effective permanent hair reduction.
On average 6 – 8 treatments are recommended for best results, followed by once yearly for maintenance if required.
Your Body Complexion Laser Specialist has Government Accredited Certification in the safety & use of Laser & Intense Pulsed Light.
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Pre & Post Care
Stay out of the sun for one month before your treatment, and use a sun block with protection of factor 30+ when you are exposed.
Do not use self-tan or solariums for at least one month before your treatment.
The procedure may have to be postponed if you have a tan, as we cannot treat people who have tanned skin because of an increased risk of pigmentation change.
Do not wax, pluck or bleach area for at least one month before your treatment.
Shave area to be treated prior to your treatment
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a process that helps to reduce hair growth and increase the manageability of excess hair in the long-term. Laser energy is used to selectively target and disrupt hair follicles whilst leaving the skin unaffected. It has been used since the 1990’s for this reason, and can help reduce unwanted hair that is usually removed by plucking, shaving or waxing, and make hair management an easier task.
How does it work?
Laser hair removal works by using a laser or light source to target and selectively heat the hair follicle. The laser is attracted to the melanin in the hair follicle where it is converted to heat energy that can destroy the stem cell in the hair follicle and prevent its future growth. The skin also takes up part of the laser energy, but it has the ability to lose heat quicker than the hair follicle, and is left intact. Hair also has a larger amount of melanin than skin, therefore it attracts the laser energy more readily than skin.
Laser hair removal works best on the hairs that are in their anagen or active growth phase.
The laser head is placed on the skin, and systematically fired over the areas to be treated. A small ‘prick’ is felt with each laser shot, and this discomfort is usually tolerated well. Skin cooling is used to reduce the heat and discomfort of the laser on the skin, and this is built into the laser head.
How many treatments do I need and how often?
Generally, 6 to 8 sessions are required at 4 to 6 weekly intervals in order to achieve a 70 to 90% reduction in hair growth. The reason why 6 to 8 treatments are required is that laser hair removal works best on the hairs that are in their anagen or active growth phase. Therefore, in order to reduce the amount of hair growth, multiple treatments are required to capture more hair follicles in their anagen phase of growth. The interval between each session is decreased in areas such as the face which has a shorter hair cycle.
The permanence of laser hair removal has always been a debatable topic. In many cases, hair reduction can be achieved for a significant period of time, sometimes years. Although laser hair removal is able to permanently remove existing hairs, this does not prevent the growth of new hairs – this is the case with any laser or IPL system used.
Therefore, we do recommend periodic re-treatment even after the initial set of sessions, usually 1 – 2 per year.
Am I a suitable candidate for laser hair removal?
Most people are able to have laser hair removal. All skin types are able to use this new technology of Diode Laser hair removal Systems. Unsuitable candidates include those who have grey/white, or very fine hairs removed. These hair colours cannot be picked up by the laser.
Patients who have recently taken Roaccutane for acne need to wait at least 6 months after finishing their course of treatment to commence laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal can be used for medical causes of excessive hair growth, for example, thyroid disorders or those who have polycystic ovarian syndrome.