Laser hair removal is an effective method for permanently reducing and removing unwanted hair. Highly cost effective, the treatment can also reduce painful and unsightly ingrown hairs. As a medical grade procedure, it’s important to remember there are a number of steps that can be taken in the lead up to and after your appointment to maximise results and reduce the likelihood of any complications.
ENRICH Clinic – Laser hair removal Melbourne specialists
Our clinic has been at the forefront of laser hair removal procedures, staying up to date with the latest lasers and equipment to get you hair free.
How does laser hair removal work?
The treatment uses a laser or light energy source that targets and selectively heats the hair follicle. The laser is attracted to the melanin, or pigment, in the hair follicle and is converted into heat energy that destroys the hair follicle and prevents future hair growth. Laser hair removal is a safe, precise and effective method of removing and reducing unwanted hair.
Pre-treatment – Laser hair removal Melbourne
- Sun protection: A broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen of SPF 50+ should be applied to the area being treated whenever it is exposed to the sun. Sun exposure should be limited one month prior to treatment as it may decrease the effectiveness of the laser treatment and can result in post treatment complications.
- Fake tan: The extra colour of the tan increases the risk of burning.
- Waxing, tweezing or electrolysis: Other hair removal methods should be avoided at least one-month prior in the treatment area.
- You should also shave the area 2-3 days prior to the treatment.
After care – Laser hair removal Melbourne
- Treat the area delicately – do not pick, rub or scratch the treated area
- Avoid swimming, sports and strenuous exercise for 2-3 days following the laser treatment to prevent inflammation and swelling
- Avoid wearing any tight clothing that rubs on the treatment area as this can trap heat and irritate the skin
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