Our laser at the Laser Hair Removal Clinic, is generally suitable for all skin tones and for all body areas. However, laser hair removal may not be right for everyone. Always speak to your treatment provider, who should be able to help you decide whether it’s right for you.  Our laser specialists will be able to give you good advice and direction at our free consultations.  If laser is not the right option, they might point you in the direction of Thermolysis. (The latest addition to our clinic that utilizes reinvented technology for permanent hair removal and is explained below, after the laser hair removal section).

The system produces a beam of highly concentrated light (or wavelenght) that is well absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle. The laser is pulsed or turned on, for only a fraction of a second. The duration of each pulse is long enough to damage the follicle and significantly impede the follicle’s ability to regrow. The system’s unique, patented contact-cooling hand piece, the ChillTip TM, helps protect the skin by conductive cooling during the laser energy delivery. Laser hair removal is the use of laser energy to produce long-term hair reduction. It is important to know that the hairs in the active growth phase (referred to as anagen) are most affected by the laser. As all hairs are not in this phase at the same time, more than one treatment will be necessary to achieve the best results.

LASER utilises only one wavelength of 800nm that aims directly at the hair follicle to destroy it. All the energy is captured in the hair follicle.
IPL utilises wavelengths between 400nm and 800nm that scatters across the skin. Only some energy reaches the hair follicle through this method.

Laser hair removal with our laser has a high level of effectiveness as it is specifically designed to remove hair in the long term. The majority of people have amazing results and permanent hair elimination. It is not a painful treatment, merely like a rubber band snapping the skin. It can treat numerous hair follicles simultaneously. Only a diode laser (the laser at our practise) can treat dark  skins. This laser will produce quicker, safer and more effective results than  other methods.

  • Multiple treatments are usually needed. All body hair has different growth phases and only those in the active growth phase (referred to as anagen) are most affected by the laser as explained above. Therefor more than one session is needed in order to also destroy the hair that was in a different phase with the previous treatment. The darker the skin, the more sessions will be needed.
  • It is not effective for grey, white or red hair.
  • Although the risk of scarring is very small, a laser can be dangerous in wrong hands. The operator must therefor have adequate training and knowledge.
  • Touch up/management treatments may be necessary.

Results will be seen from session one - After each treatment (usually every 4-6 weeks) the hair will get less and grow out slower.  Laser are more effective when hair is at an early growth stage and because not all hair is at the same stage of growth at the same time, you’ll need multiple treatments to permanently remove or thin unwanted hair.

Most patients experience a little discomfort. Some patients may feel heat or a slight stinging sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. The length of the laser treatment may last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated.

On average 8 to 12 sessions, with treatments ranging from 4-6 weeks in the beginning (depending on the therapist evaluation of you).  The number of session varies from person to person. It is impossible to predict how many sessions are required as results are influenced by hormonal changes in the body, hair growth cycles, hair colour and thickness. The darker and thicker the hair, the quicker the results usually are.  At the Laser Hair Removal Clinic, we will adjust prices as soon as we don’t have to laser the full area anymore.  We are flexible with our prices and we want to help our clients.  Usually it is required to laser the full area at least 6 times, but it can be more.  This will be determined by our laser specialist.  At your free consultation, we will explain thoroughly what you can expect

  • Ensure that your skin doesn’t tan for at least 1 month prior & during the lasor procedure or have no chemical self-tanning lotion on.
  • You can use a high SPF on the area to protect the skin from sunburn or tanning.
  • The hair must be shaved prior to the appointment so that only the tip of the hair can be seen.
  • Don’t wax or pluck the area for about 1 month prior & during the laser procedure as this interferes with the hair growth cycle.

The appearance of the treated area immediately following treatment will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of the procedure and skin type.  Side effects, if any are usually minor. They may include redness and swelling around the hair follicle, which are, in fact, desired clinical results and indicate that the follicle has responded to the treatment. Most people return to normal activity right away.

How the area will look afterwards also varies from person to person, depending on skin and hair type. You may have some redness and swelling around hair follicles straight after, but it’s simply a response to the treatment, so don’t be alarmed. If you feel unsure you can contact us anytime, but usually a reaction is a good sign. In the following weeks some hairs will shed from the treated area. You will notice less hair growth as you progress through the course of your treatments. Your laser specialist will guide you on how to look after your skin after the treatments.

Laser hair removal targets the entire hair structure, from the hair shaft, down to the follicle, meeting the principle of selective photothermolysis. Light energy with a specific wavelength is primarily absorbed by the endogenous chromophore melanin resulting in rapid heating which is required for local thermal necrosis of the follicles’ regenerative structures.

We like to explain that the laser uses the pigment in your hair as a “pathway” to the follicle that produces the hair and then aim to destroy that follicle more with each session until it can’t produce the hair anymore. Therefore, without pigment laser cannot work. In this case, we suggest our other treatment option Thermolysis.

To achieve permanent hair removal, the laser system must be able to effectively treat the different hair types and colours as well as the various skin types while providing maximum skin protection. The laser's wavelength, pulse duration and spot size determine the effectiveness of the treatment (on all skin types) and influence the depth of penetration and treatment speed.
At the Laser Hair Removal Clinic, we use a state-of-the-art diode laser handpiece with a wavelength of 805nm. Our laser specialist will tailor your treatment depending on the body area, your skin and hair type.
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Different individuals have varying tolerance levels. Some clients would say it’s not painful and others say they feel the sensation more. We are regularly told by clients that when they compare it to waxing, waxing is more painful. Some people compare it to a rubber band snapping against their body, followed by a cooling sensation (our laser’s way of cooling the area. We can organize to laser a small spot if you’re scared at first, where YOU can decide how it feels. Lots of our clients have told me that it feels like a “comfortable pain”. If it is painful for you, you can apply a numbing agent prior to treatment to ease the sensation. We want to make sure that the session is as comfortable as possible for our clients.

The length of the hair should NOT be long, but as short as possible.

You must shave the day BEFORE the treatment. If your hair is thin you can only trim it - we want to see where the hair is.

Don’t tan at least 4-6 weeks before the treatment. Protect your skin with sun block and avoid any sun exposure that, without protection, could lead to the development of post treatment pigmentation

Immediately after the session, a soothing cream/gel may be applied to calm down your skin.
A thermal water spray may also be refreshing.
It is not necessary to scrub
The hair will fall out by itself.
In-between sessions you can shave/use a hair removal cream on, just don’t pluck the hair out in any way.

It is normal for hair to grow back in patches. The patches will get bigger and bigger with time and varies between every individual.

The pricelist is a guideline – We are flexible with our prices and want to help you get rid of the hair - We are keen to help where we can if it is reasonable. If there is a better price “out there”, offering the same technology and results, we are willing to adapt our prices.

We recommend coming in for a free consultation - We go through the whole process together and look at the prices, your needs and budget. Prices do get less as soon as our therapist does not laser the whole area anymore - Prices can then be adjusted accordingly.

For larger areas such as back, legs, chest, stomach, arms, shoulders etc. a consultation will help us working out a better price if possible, as these areas differs a lot from individual to individual when considering hair amount and size. For example: Sometimes hair is not all over the full back and then we quote a better price according to the amount of hair.