Is laser hair removal painful?
Everybody has a different pain threshold. Individuals’ pain tolerance in relation to skin sensitivity can vary due to factors such as where they are in their menstrual cycle, what medications they may be taking or even their state of health. Most people would say that waxing hurts, and laser hair removal treatments are generally not considered anywhere near as painful as waxing. So, if you’re have had waxing and are thinking of trying laser hair removal, you can rest assured it will feel virtually pain-free in comparison.
Some clients describe the treated areas as feeling ‘warm and tingly’ at the most. It may feel a little uncomfortable on the areas of the body which are more sensitive than others, such as the bikini line or the top lip, but it is generally described as either painless or slightly uncomfortable. The discomfort felt afterwards in the treatment area is akin to a slight sunburn.
Is it true laser hair removal doesn’t work on light-haired or red-headed people?
Thanks to the technology we use at Clear Skincare, Australians of all hair types can get laser hair removal. Alexandrite technology is recognised as the most efficient laser, using higher brightness and more energy per light pulse than others, making it an effective hair removal treatment for clients with less pigment in their fair hair and skin. Clear Skincare Clinics also perform Laser Hair Removal with Candela YAG for those with darker skin types.
Is laser hair removal expensive to have and to maintain?
Laser is very affordable. More than anything, it’s important to do your research to ensure the salon is using medical grade equipment and the therapist performing your treatment has adequate training and experience. Clear Skincare Clinics offer hair removal from just $10 (for underarms) and pride itself on having highly trained therapists who will perform the treatment across our 50 clinics in Australia and New Zealand.
Is there truth behind the rumour that laser hair removal has not been proven to be safe yet?
We choose use the most advanced medical grade equipment and the world’s leading hair removal technology for safe and effective results. We’ve selected our technology to ensure optimum safety, and each treatment is performed by trained and qualified therapists so we know our clients are in safe hands.
Does laser hair removal actually cause more hair to grow back?
No, this is a complete myth! Laser hair removal works by focusing high laser energy through the skin to the base of the hair follicle. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in each hair follicle, and this causes the hair follicles to be progressively damaged so that the hair can no longer grow. In most cases it certainly won’t cause more to grow back.
Can laser hair removal cause burns or scarring?
No clinical procedure is entirely without risk, but the potential side effects of correctly-used laser hair removal treatments are very minimal. They include minor redness, skin irritation or infection. Your certified therapist can do a small patch test before using the laser on a large treatment area to ensure your skin will tolerate the laser.
People say cheaper clinics for laser hair removal provide the same results as those that are more expensive, is that true?
Removing your own hair at home, or using cheap clinic treatments is great for maintenance, but generally the strength of the product and the techniques used aren’t quite up to a professional standard. So, for the best results, book into a trusted clinic for a professional treatment you can trust.
Finally, does laser hair removal really causes ingrown hairs?
No far from it actually… Laser Hair Removal is one of the most effective cures for ingrown hairs. An ingrown hair is produced when a strand does not completely erupt from the follicle, growing back on itself instead, under the skin. The condition appears most commonly in areas where the skin is shaved or waxed.