One of the Best Hair Removal Treatments in Brisbane
Is complete laser hair removal actually possible? It is a common misconception that through a laser hair removal procedure you can completely remove unwanted hairs forever.
The reason that this is technically incorrect is that the human body has the unique healing ability that allows regeneration of damaged cells, including hair follicles. This means that although long-term hair removal is possible, it will never be a permanent solution. There may be miniaturised hair follicles still present.
The Cosmetic Medicine Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, offers a comprehensive DSL hair removal procedure.
Permanent hair removal vs DSL hair removal
As previously mentioned, the concept of permanent hair removal is unfortunately inaccurate. At The Cosmetic Medicine Centre, we do however utilise a hair reduction technique called DSL hair removal). DSL, or depilatory service laser, is an efficient, more comfortable way of reducing unwanted hair. It uses technology that combines light, electrical energy and cooling. The DSL targets the hair roots precisely without damaging the surrounding skin and is suitable for most skin types.
The DSL device is specially built to ensure that you are comfortable during your hair removal experience. The device has a cooled tip where it comes in contact with the skin, which reduces any feeling of irritation. For those who request it, a topical anaesthetic cream can be applied prior to the procedure.
The DSL hair removal device used at The Cosmetic Medicine Centre in Brisbane is an up-to-date device in hair removal technology. The time it takes to show results will vary, depending on the hair type, the skin and the location. It may take multiple treatments to achieve your desired results. Contact our team today to book your first consultation to determine if you are suitable for a DSL hair removal treatment.
Hair can be removed from almost any area provided we can get safe access, and important structures, such as the eyes, can be fully protected.
For the treatment to succeed hair must be present, therefore the area should not be waxed or plucked for six weeks prior to treatment. You should also avoid sun tanning the area or using fake tan.
After marking out the area, it will be shaved and then treated. Afterwards the area may look reddened especially around each hair, where there may also be a little swelling.
It will feel warm and perhaps even a little itchy.
The treated hair may appear to still grow for a while, but this is actually just the hair being ejected.
The DSL has the greatest effect on growing hairs. As not all hairs are growing at the same time, it may take a number of treatments to gain control of any area. The number of treatments this takes will vary with the area, the type of hair and the type of skin.
Recommended treatment interval for the face is 4 weeks and for the body 6-8 weeks. It must be remembered that the growth phase is when the hair is most susceptible to treatment.
Sun exposure should be avoided after treatment and sunscreen should be worn each day.
Some people, especially those with darker skins, may experience some darkening or lightening of the skin in the treated area. This is usually temporary, but may in some cases be permanent.
Even people who get very good initial clearance, may experience some later regrowth. This will, however, be of lighter, finer hair.
Later in life, some hairs may convert to coarser hairs eg. after menopause. These hairs can still be treated provided the root has colour, however fine, downy hairs will be only minimally affected.