Not All Hair Removal is the same. Clinics and salons can spend $15k-$100k+ on IPL equipment – even more on laser. The difference in the cost is their power and effectiveness. Generally manufacturers do not sell high grade equipment to non-medical practices. Typically, with our high tech equipment, clients need an average of only 6 treatments to obtain good and long lasting hair removal – compared with 10-12 treatments on some less effective equipment elsewhere. All hair removal is uncomfortable – why put yourself through more treatments than you need to?
No Laser or IPL hair removal system can claim to be 100% permanent but with our specialist equipment we do get exceptionally good results. A maintenance treatment may be required approximately every 6 months as some hair will always return. Generally this is much finer than the original hair.
At Australian Skin Clinics we offer both Laser and IPL hair removal. Many other clinics refer to IPL as “Laser” but it is not, – it is a different technology.
Generally, IPL is used for lighter coloured skin and can treat any hair with pigment (colour) in it. So, providing the hair is not white or grey, it can be treated. Some shades of golden blonde may take one or two extra treatments. IPL machines have different size treatment heads, and we can use larger ones to treat larger areas (such as legs, men’s chests and backs) more quickly. At Australian Skin Clinics IPL hair removal is carried out only by highly trained nurses and aestheticians.
Lasers are best suited to the treatment of darker skin. The hair must have dark pigment (brown or black) so it is less effective on hair that is golden blonde or lighter. Laser is excellent for darker skins (who generally have darker hair anyway). The laser treatment head has only one size (10mm) so it takes longer to treat larger areas. At Australian Skin Clinics, Lasers are operated only by qualified nurses.
To Get the Best Results
Do not wax or use depilatory creams within 2 weeks of your hair removal treatment as these will remove the hair follicle. IPL and Laser both work by destroying the follicle to prevent future growth. You can shave up to the day before your treatment. One day’s stubble is perfect for treatment.
We cannot use IPL or Laser if you have a tan or spray tan as this may cause you to burn. Our consent form requires you to confirm that you are not tanned and have not used spray tan. Please stay out of the sun for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
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