How often have you wished you no longer had to shave, pluck or wax unwanted hair? Unwanted hair can be embarrassing and a hassle to maintain. While you can shave, tweeze, and wax, the upkeep just never seems to end. Imagine if you could significantly reduce after one session or even eliminate unwanted hair permanently. Now you can. Latest and state of the art laser hair removal technology available in our clinic can safely reduce unwanted hair from any part of the face or body. It's an effective option for most men and women.
About laser hair removal
This non-invasive laser treatment uses gentle laser beams to get rid of hair. The hair's melanin (the part that gives hair its colour) absorbs the light, which turns into heat. The heat damages the follicle (but not the surrounding skin or tissue) and prevents it from producing more hair. Treatments typically last about 30 minutes and you don't have to take time off to recover-so you can get back to your normal activities immediately. Laser hair removal usually requires two to four treatments and works best for people with light skin and dark hair but thanks to our state of the art machines we can remove lighter colour hair also.
Laser hair removal can treat hair anywhere on the face or body. Women often treat the bikini area, chin, upper lip, and legs. Men can safely eliminate unwanted hair from places such as their backs.
What is the treatment like?
Administered by a licensed nurse or physician, a small hand-held laser device used to deliver the laser beams is placed on the treatment area. You might experience some mild discomfort during the session-like the feeling of a rubber band snapping against your skin. A topical anaesthetic can be applied 60 minutes before your session if needed, and some people like to briefly apply an ice pack afterward. During the procedure, you'll wear tinted goggles to protect your eyes from the laser light.
For each treatment, we typically schedule two to five sessions about four weeks apart.
Am I a good candidate?
Laser hair removal works when the light beams are absorbed by the melanin in the hair shaft and follicle. Everyone is different. Depending on your skin condition, you may see benefits after a couple of sessions or you may require several appointments to reach your desired goal. Each person responds differently to laser hair removal. Some may require more treatments than others. If some hair does grow back, it's usually thinner and finer than before the treatment.
What can I expect before and after treatment?
Before Your Treatment
You can prepare for laser hair removal by not waxing or plucking hairs in the treatment area for two-four weeks before your treatment as hair follicles must be present to be treated. You can still shave and, in fact, you'll be asked to shave your treatment area 24 to 48 hours before your scheduled appointment. Because laser hair removal depends on the colour of your skin and hair, you should not suntan for a minimum of six weeks before your treatment.
After Your Treatment
There may be some redness or bumps immediately after the treatment, but nothing that will keep you from your daily activities. Some people apply a temporary icepack on their treatment area. You don't need time to recover after your session, so you can participate in almost all of your regular activities immediately after your appointment. You should, however, avoid exposure to the sun for the following four to six weeks.
What should I look for in a laser practitioner?
The treatment should be performed by a registered nurse (RNs) or physician who's trained to operate a laser. Different treatment choices must be made for each patient. Side effects, such as skin discoloration, can result if the laser is operated by an inexperienced practitioner. At Matrixclinicals, we provide the only laser trained RNs or physicians to deliver high-quality care to our patients.
Why choose us?
Our health care professional will do a consultation prior to setting on a course of the treatment session and will clinically assess the skin type and also will review any particular condition of skin if present. We do not use old and obsolete IPL hair removal method but only the latest and state of the art hair removal system as by this procedure the laser can reach deeper to the hair follicles to eliminate them more effectively and with minimal discomfort. Our laser hair removal technology has been developed for hair removal on all skin types, including tanned skin as well as different hair types. Our treatments and costs are set to minimal and are considered to be a true value for money in the long run.
Are there any risks?
Laser hair removal is a safe procedure, but there are some risks. Some people may experience redness, swelling, bruising, blistering, or superficial skin erosions that are temporary and heal with time. Another rare risk is skin discoloration, which can last for several months.
I'm interested! What's my next step?
Call our clinic to schedule a consultation to determine if you're a candidate for laser hair removal and to learn more about the procedure or leave your details along with your phone number and we will call you to arrange an appointment.