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Laser Hair Removing

bare_headless_chest_man_dundrumHello Laser…Bin that razor…At Laserway Cosmetic Laser Clinics, we can help you remove unwanted hair from your body.

How does this system work?

The visible light source used in this treatment procedure is drawn to melanin, which is the pigment found in dark hair.

What are the steps involved in the treatment?

With the candela gentlase alexandrite laser, a cooling spray is applied. The applicator handpiece or laser light beams light into the follicles. When the treatment is over, aloe vera will be applied.

Is all hair colour treatable?

Black hairs are most easily treated due to the large concentration of melanin in these hairs, which gives an optimal absorption and conversion of light energy. Blonde hair has less melanin and consequently less heat is produced with less certainty of complete destruction of the hair follicles. Grey (or white) hair has no melanin and therefore won’t work. The upper skin layer, the epidermis, also contains melanin and the concentration increases when the skin is exposed to UV light. It is therefore necessary to treat dark skinned and tanned individuals with less energy to avoid generation of heat (causing pain or burns). The ideal client is fair skinned with dark hairs but our system has pre-programmed treatment suggestions for different hair and pigment types.

I have some coarse red/blond facial hair, can I be treated?

We use the applisonix ultra sound machine that is clinically tested to give good results with blonde, red and even grey hair. Applisonix treatments cost €50 per 20 minute treatment. Contact 01 6100601 Lucan Clinic for more information.

What precautions are needed?

To assess the area and hair before treatment, hair needs to be roughly 1mm long so it is then possible to programme the hair type into the system and to mark the area to be treated. There should be no false tan on the area. We cannot perform a treatment on a tanned area. Sun exposure of the treated area should be avoided for a few weeks to improve the long term results. A sunscreen (SPF 30+) must be used for 1 month after the treatment. After the treatment you may experience local swelling and mild tenderness. The use of 100% Aloe Vera gel is recommended directly after the treatment. For 48 hours after the treatment avoid all heat treatments such as:

  • Saunas
  • Hot baths/showers
  • Excessive exercise
  • Swimming
  • Perfumed creams, soaps & lotions.

Does the laser hair removal treatment hurt?

The treatment is not painful for the vast majority of people.

Initial consultations are of approximately 30 minutes duration. A facial treatment usually takes about ten minutes, whereas treatment of either legs or an entire back takes approximately sixty to seventy-five minutes.

What number of treatments should I require?

There are 3 different stages of hair growth:

  • Anagen – growing stage
  • Catagen – transition stage
  • Telogen – resting stage

Hair numbers in the anagen phase varies from 10-70% depending on the body site. Repeated treatments are necessary, which will depend on the area for treatment. The length and timing of the growth cycles are affected by numerous factors such as body site, hair density, thickness, ethnic origin, hormonal status and age. Approximately 6-8 treatments are required and the intervals between treatments are typically 1-3 months.

Are there any cases in which this treatment may not be suitable/possible?

Contraindications For this Treatment

  • Pregnancy
  • Moles
  • Active Tans
  • Pacemaker
  • Skin Type 6
  • Heart Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Gold Injections
  • White/Grey Hairs
  • Vitiligo

What are the costs likely to be?

Consultations are free, patch tests cost from €20, redeemable against treatments.

Should you have any questions or queries regarding prices, please contact a clinic or phone for more information.

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