Laser Hair Removal is a Permanent Solution to Unwanted Hair

Laser Hair Removal is a Permanent Solution to Unwanted Hair

Laser Hair Removal is a Permanent Solution to Unwanted Hair

Laser hair removal is a permanent solution to unwanted hair. Unlike shaving, plucking and waxing which only reduce the thickness of the hair, laser hair removal permanently stops hair growth.

The treatment is virtually painless. A flow of cooling gel and cold air protects the skin surface during each pulse of light energy.


A laser hair reduction treatment is a comfortable and safe alternative to shaving, waxing and electrolysis. It doesn’t damage delicate pores or structures and is safe for all skin types. It’s also much faster and less painful than other techniques, and it produces lasting results without the need for ongoing maintenance.

The procedure works by directing a concentrated beam of light into the hair follicles to disrupt their growth. It is most effective on dark, coarse hair that grows in a dense manner. However, it is not effective on white grey or blond hair as it does not absorb the energy. It is important to find a dermatologist that uses only the best equipment for this treatment. Some salons may claim to offer this service, but they are often using cheap Chinese machines that have been known to cause burns and other unpleasant side effects.

During the treatment, you will wear safety goggles to protect your eyes. A practitioner will then move the device over your skin and deliver a series of pulses of light. This can cause a slight stinging sensation, but the pain is minimal and will vary from person to person. A cooling gel or cold air will be applied to the surface of the skin to minimize discomfort.

Southern Surgical Arts offers permanent laser hair reduction for both men and women. They use the EpilPro II machine, which features a diode laser that can treat a wide range of skin phototypes. The laser’s unique wavelength allows it to penetrate the skin and target the pigments that give hair its color. The cooling system also keeps the skin at a comfortable temperature during treatment.


Hair removal with light and laser technology has been hailed as one of the safest, permanent hair reduction methods available. Traditional techniques like shaving, tweezing and waxing only offer temporary relief from unwanted hair and can be time-consuming, inconvenient and painful.

A safe treatment for all skin types, Laser hair removal uses light energy to destroy the growth of your unwanted hair. During the treatment a cooling gel or refreshing flow of cold air will be applied to your skin to maximise comfort. Depending on your tolerance, you may experience a brief stinging sensation as the light energy passes through your hair follicles. For maximum comfort, we recommend the use of anaesthetic cream prior to your appointment if needed.

It’s important to note that all laser treatments are clinically tested and cleared for permanent hair reduction, but results vary from person to person as individual factors can influence the result. It’s also important to realise that not every hair follicle is in the growing, or ‘anagen’ phase at the same time. This is why you need to receive your laser hair reduction in a series, as only the active follicles are affected by the treatment.

To minimise the risk of damage, HABIA has developed National Occupational Standards that outline recommended best practice for beauty salons and clinics using light and laser for non-invasive hair removal and photo-rejuvenation. These protocols tell salon and clinic owners how to start up and shut down equipment, who can operate it and what safety measures must be in place.


A laser hair reduction treatment is quick, pain-free and provides a permanent solution to unwanted hair. It is far more effective than traditional methods such as shaving, waxing and plucking because it removes the hair at its root. It is also safe, and if done properly by a qualified practitioner, is completely burn-free.

During the treatment, the applicator of the laser device is glided over the area with unwanted hair. The light emitted by the laser is absorbed by the pigment melanin in the hair. This is converted into thermic energy, which destroys the hair follicles and prevents their regrowth. The procedure can take 30 minutes to an hour, and a few treatments are recommended for a permanent result. The sensation of a slight stinging may be felt but this can be reduced with the use of an anesthetic cream.

The results of laser hair removal vary from person to person. Some people get permanent hair reduction after six to eight sessions, while others experience a partial or temporary reduction in hair growth. It is important to have your laser hair reduction treatment done by a doctor who is highly skilled in the procedure and has an in-depth knowledge of skin. It is also important to follow all before- and after-treatment instructions. This will help to reduce your risk of side effects such as changes in skin color, scarring and burns.


Using the right type of laser and technician is key to achieving optimal results, but the cost can be prohibitive. A consultation with a dermatologist is the best way to get an accurate idea of what you can expect. Choosing a salon that uses the latest technology and follows the proper hygiene and sterilization practices will also help to lower your costs.

Traditional methods for removing unwanted hair, such as shaving, tweezing and waxing, are only temporary and can be very time-consuming. Laser hair reduction eliminates the need to perform these tedious tasks and provides a permanent solution for your unwanted hair.

The optimum results are obtained with multiple treatment sessions. Laser treatment destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. It takes between 6 and 8 sessions to achieve optimal results for most clients. In some cases, however, hormonal imbalances or medications may delay the desired results.

Besides hair removal, intense pulsed light (IPL) can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, diffuse redness, scarring and pigmentation problems. It can also treat the dilated blood vessels that cause knotty varicose veins.