We understand that unwanted hair can lower self-esteem, causing people to be self-conscious and embarrassed. It doesn’t have to be that way. Laser hair removal is a great option that’s precise, fast and permanent.

Laser Hair Removal

Find out more about laser hair removal and our approach to treatment in the information below. Or get in touch and book a free nurse or therapist consultation to discuss your concerns and treatment plan specific to you.

Facts about DIY hair removal treatments

Before visiting Brisbane Skin, it’s not unusual for people to visit the aisles of their local pharmacies!

The shelves are filled with do-it-yourself hair removal options. Unfortunately, as you’ll see below, these solutions can cause problems of their own.

Bleaching

Bleaching solutions that lighten hair provide a time-honoured approach to making excess hair invisible. Unfortunately, the same chemical that makes the bleach an effective hair lightener can also irritate delicate skin.

Depilatories

Generally in cream form, these hair removal products deliver spotty results at best – often leaving many hairs behind.  Hair removal creams can also irritate skin even on non-sensitive areas such as the legs or underarms.

Plucking

The least expensive, but the most painful solution for hair removal. Plucking is also known as epilation. Hairs grow back quickly with this method, and plucking can lead to pain, folliculitis, irritation, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and even scarring.

Shaving

Shaving is the most common method of removing unwanted hair.  Certainly the most common for men. But daily shaving can leave unsightly stubble, trigger bumps and cause rashes. Many men, find that they need to shave twice daily to keep ahead of excess hair.

Waxing

Wax can be used to remove facial, leg, armpit and bikini hairs. The wax is applied while warm, when it dries, it is pulled off along with the targeted hairs. This process can lead to painful ingrown hairs and post-waxing breakouts. And waxing chemicals have been known to cause allergic reactions in some patients.

What areas can you treat?

Each treatment we provide is customised to our client’s individual needs and designed to enhance your natural beauty. That’s important when it comes to treating facial and body hair.

For Ladies we typically treat:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Bikini
  • Brazilian
  • Stomach
  • Face
  • Hormonal

For men we often treat:

  • Back
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Legs
  • Stomach
  • Manscaping

Contact us for a free consult to discuss treatment options for you!

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

The experts at Brisbane Skin never take a one-size-fits-all approach to recommending a treatment. We work with our patients to help them find a hair removal protocol that is tough on hair, but easy on the skin.

Three reasons laser hair removal is often our recommendation is because of:

Precision

Laser hair removal precisely targets dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

Speed

Laser hair removal is fast. In the blink of an eye, laser light can destroy all the hair in an area the size of a dollar coin. Treatment to remove excess hair on the upper lip can take as little as five seconds.

Permanence

90% of patients who undergo laser hair removal treatments experience permanent hair reduction after just 3-5 sessions.

How does laser hair removal work?

Permanent hair removal is made possible at Brisbane Skin with the help of our state of the art laser suite.

We target hair follicles with light energy, which is absorbed by the melanin in hair follicles. The energy is naturally converted to heat by the body. The increase in temperature, though painless to you, injures stem cells in the bulb and bulge of your hair follicle, destroying it for good.

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Treatment At Brisbane Skin

Patients who have had a series of laser hair removal treatments for their facial hair in the past with no real results have found that after 4 treatments at Brisbane Skin, their hair is nearly gone.

What type of laser do you use?

We use the Elite MPX for optimal laser hair removal results.

Our laser can be used to treat ALL SKIN TYPES SAFELY which is why we have a large patient group of darker skin types, who often find it difficult to receive effective hair removal treatment.

Our hair removal laser has dual wavelengths (755nm Alexandrite and 1064nm Nd:YAG) giving us greater flexibility to treat your skin effectively. These wavelengths are also the most efficient for reduction of hair in all skin tones, requiring the least number of treatments.

The Elite MPX is also one of the quickest devices on the market with a large spot-size, enabling the treatment do be done in seconds to just a few minutes.

How many treatments are required?

90% of patients who undergo laser hair removal treatments experience permanent hair reduction after just 4-6 sessions

Laser hair removal results are considered permanent when a large amount of excess hair is destroyed in an area and fails to return in a complete growth cycle (generally three months).

For most clients, multiple treatments are required based on the type of hair you have, the area of the body the hair is growing and your skin type. During that time, the hair that does grow back tends to be lighter, finer, and less noticeable than before.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

The experts at Brisbane Skin never take a one-size-fits-all approach to recommending a treatment. We work with our patients to help them find a hair removal protocol that is tough on hair, but easy on the skin.

Three reasons laser hair removal is often our recommendation is because of:

Precision

Laser hair removal precisely targets dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

Speed

Laser hair removal is fast. In the blink of an eye, laser light can destroy all the hair in an area the size of a dollar coin. Treatment to remove excess hair on the upper lip can take as little as five seconds.

Permanence

90% of patients who undergo laser hair removal treatments experience permanent hair reduction after just 3-5 sessions.

Laser hair removal can also treat other conditions

Laser hair removal can also treat other conditions including:

Pseudofolliculitis Barbae

A condition due to ingrown hairs in the beard area, leading to chronic inflammation, infection and scarring.

Acne keloidalis nuchae

Similar to pseudofolliculitis barbae, presenting on the backs of necks.

Hirsutism

This term describes excess hair in woman. It is almost always due to hereditary factors. Hirsutism is especially troubling because it appears on a woman’s body in areas usually associated with male hair growth such as the chin and upper lip. Hirsutism can also trigger an increase in hair on a woman’s chest and pubic area.

Hypertrichosis

This term describes any excessive hair growth that is considered outside the normal range for the age and race of a specific individual, regardless of gender. Congenital Hypertrichosis is seen at birth while Acquired Hypertrichosis develops later in life.

Make An Appointment

Are you self-conscious about excess facial and body hair? Does unwanted hair on your cheeks, back, chest, or legs make swimsuit season a nightmare? Would you like to have less hair and more self-confidence?

Book yourself in with one of our specialist laser nurses for a FREE hair-removal consultation today!

If you have any questions or need information about aesthetic enhancement of any kind, you can reach our skin experts by phone during business hours on 07 3160 3330. If you prefer, you can use the contact form on this page to learn how Brisbane Skin uses lasers to rid you of unwanted body hair and excess facial hair painlessly and permanently.

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