excess hair but fed up with having to shave every other day or more frequently
to ensure smooth, hair free skin? Tired of expensive and time-consuming trips
to the salon for waxing, sugaring or threading? Sick of tweezing stray and
embarrassing hairs from odd places and had enough of unsightly and
uncomfortable razer bumps and ingrowing hairs? Then laser hair reduction may be
the ideal solution for you.
How does laser
hair removal work?
Laser hair reduction effectively slows down the growth of hair
on the face and body. During the treatment, a laser beam is aimed at the hair
via a handheld device. The laser light emitted by the device is absorbed by the
pigment and converted to energy, which damages the hair follicle to inhibit and
delay regrowth. As hair grows in a three-month cycle, the treatment needs to be
repeated every six weeks or so to target each cycle of hair growth.
Laser hair removal can be used on the bikini line, arms and
legs, armpits, stomach, back and almost every other area of the body. It can’t
be used on the eyebrows or anywhere else near the eyes due to risk of damage to
the light-sensitive cornea of the eyes.
The Garden Medical Center offers two types of highly effective
and fast laser hair removal procedures:
Alexandrite Laser:one of the most widely used
laser systems for hair removal, the Alexandrite is extremely versatile, being
effective on both fine and coarse hair and for patients with light through to
olive toned skin. It also works on larger areas, such as the legs, stomach and
Nd:YAG Laser: a long pulse laser with a fast repetition
rate for the laser beam, it is fast and can cover large areas. Another benefit
is that this type of laser can be used on all skin types, including tanned and
dark skin with minimal risk of pigmentation and damage to the skin.
Course of treatment: duration and expected
Most patients will need between six to eight sessions to achieve
the best results. Maintenance treatments are recommended – depending upon
the density of hair being treated, up to two sessions per year may be required
to remain completely hair-free.
Book a consultation with a The
Garden Medical Center expert today to assess your hair and skin type, and to
discover more about this life-enhancing and time-saving procedure.