The most advanced laser hair removal service in Brisbane is located at Cutis Clinic. We combine innovative, low-risk laser technology to effectively and safely treat the majority of skin types.
- Laser hair reduction decreases natural hair growth
- All areas can be safely treated, including the legs, arms, chest, back and face
- Individual factors such as hair and skin colour influence the type of laser selected for treatment
- Long-term results require multiple sessions
- All Cutis Clinic laser treatments are carried out by registered health professionals with many years of laser experience
Laser hair reduction is a laser-based technology that utilises energy pulses to gently penetrate the skin to target, disable and remove unwanted hair follicles. This noninvasive treatment is a comfortable and easy solution for unwanted body hair.
Cutis Clinic owns the latest in laser hair reduction technology and offers individualised treatment plans for all skin types. Most of our patients can be treated with the GentleLase (755nm); darker skin types have better results with an alternate device.
Lasers work by delivering photothermal energy into the hair follicles. Optimal results are achieved by your treating laser specialist who will select the appropriate wavelength for hair reduction and tailor the treatment to your skin type.
Hair grows in three stages. The anagen or growth stage is where hair is at its most vulnerable state. Laser devices selectively heat the full length of the embedded hair follicle and cut off its supply of nutrients. Because all of your hair is not in the anagen stage during a single treatment, multiple treatments must be given over time. Your treating specialist will design a treatment plan to remove unwanted hair reduction in your specified locations.
Long-term methods for hair reduction include waxing, shaving, epilators and chemical depilatory creams. Electrolysis is another tried and tested method for more permanent hair reduction. However, many patients find these methods time-consuming, painful and packed with potential complications such as ingrown hairs, open wounds and skin irritation.
As technology has improved, the most popular and effective method for hair reduction has become laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) devices, designed to destroy numerous hair follicles in a single sitting and deliver results in a short period of time with minimal side effects. Laser or light hair reduction has become popular because the end results are consistent and predictable; they are achieved within a reasonable time frame that fits a range of skin types and lifestyles.
Laser hair reduction offers patients the opportunity to remove areas of hair growth on any part of the body. The most common areas include the face, neck, underarms, bikini line, legs and arms.
Ingrown hairs (pseudofolliculitis barbae) on the face and neck are also treated using this method. Usually seen in young men, this condition presents as an acne-like pustule and can cause scarring.
Excessive hair growth on the face and neck of females may be caused by hormonal imbalances such as polycystic ovary syndrome. Depending on the individual, hormonal testing maybe advised. Laser hair reduction is an effective way of removing unwanted hair in a safe, non-chemical manner.
In the majority of cases, no downtime is required and you may resume daily activities at once. You may experience some redness after the procedure; this can be covered with an SPF 50+ sunscreen and make-up.
Hair is only affected by light energy when in the anagen (growth) stage. Hair on different parts of the body has different growth cycles, and hair does all not present as anagen hair at the same time. Therefore, a series of treatments must be given at 4-8 week intervals to address new growth cycles. Most sources agree that 4-8 treatments achieve up to an 80% reduction in hair growth.
You will be provided with protective eye shields or glasses by your treating registered nurse prior to your treatment. A warm or ‘snapping rubber band’ sensation may be felt as the light is absorbed into the targeted areas. Typically, treatment only takes a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the treated area. The procedure is gentle, noninvasive and safe for all skin types. It is also well tolerated with little to no pain; however, if you experience any discomfort during the treatment please let your treating laser specialist know so pain relief can be arranged.
Laser hair reduction is most effective when hair is at its shortest possible length. Your treating specialist will ask that you shave the morning of your procedure or on the night before. It is also advised that cosmetics, creams or deodorants are avoided on the treatment areas on the day of the procedure.
Each laser treatment will be associated with a degree of hair loss can only be achieved after multiple sessions. The number of treatments will vary and depend upon the individual’s response to laser hair reduction treatment and the amount and type of hair treated. Remember that the goal is rarely total hair removal. In fact, the majority of patients are more than satisfied with a reasonable level of hair reduction as any hair that remains is often lighter in colour and much thinner than prior to laser hair reduction.
Temporary pigmentation changes can occur after laser hair reduction treatment but these events are rare. You treating registered nurse will discuss your concerns during your initial, free consultation and methods to prevent temporary pigmentation will be addressed.
Burns are similarly rare. Maintaining the same skin colour during the course of treatments will minimise this risk, so avoid tanning.
Partial redness in the treated area can appear and usually resolves within a few hours. If cases of prolonged redness, make-up can be applied, even immediately after treatment. Results depend on your skin condition, the number of treatments, and the selected area. Our team of laser specialists always inform their patients regarding patients post-treatment care, complications and results.
It is vital that you follow your treating laser specialist’s instructions and aftercare recommendations. You will be given samples of skin care products and instructions on their correct use. Whenever you go outdoors you must cover any treated areas of skin and use sunscreen with an SPF of 50+.
At Cutis Clinic, we use the most advanced laser technology to provide a wide range of treatments that are both effective and safe. We fine-tune treatments from an individual perspective, in this case ensuring your skin and hair type is treated at the correct settings. Should you require medical advice regarding excessive hair growth, we can arrange a consultation with one of our experienced dermatologists. If appropriate, they can arrange tests to exclude any hormonal causes of excessive hair growth.
In certain situations, a medically-prescribed cream may further enhance the efficacy of laser hair removal. Unlike other hair removal centres, all laser treatments (including laser hair removal) are performed by registered health professionals.