Laser Hair Removal for Men
Laser hair removal is the most effective method for long term removal of unwanted body hair. At Medicine of Cosmetics we are 5 mins out of Adelaide, very convenient for these monthly appointments!
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Diode Laser Hair Removal. Complete 8 treatments in one area and receive approx. 40% discount off the RRP for that specific area for life.
(Full Price List Below)
Our friendly and experienced technicians are fully trained (All nurses have certificates in Laser & Safety) and happy to discuss all your personal needs at a free consultation and attend to your needs throughout all the treatments including your follow-up care. Call and book an appointment now.
HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
Laser hair removal is the most effective method for long term removal of unwanted body hair. MOC Laser (class 4 medical grade) uses 810nm wavelength and is safe – clinical studies have shown it to be highly effective for hair removal.
The Diode laser works by projecting a beam of light which is converted to heat and conducted down the shaft of the hair to the hair follicle. The laser is calibrated to target pigment (melanin) in the growing hair. This means that the hair follicle is destroyed without damaging the surrounding tissue.
An initial consultation is required prior to treatment where a technician/nurse will assess your skin type and hair growth to see if you are a suitable candidate for laser hair removal. A test patch is performed before treatments begin to assess the reaction of your skin to the laser.
The target area is shaved before treatment so that the surface hair does not absorb the laser energy. We carefully photo-document and monitor the entire treatment process along with our clients.
Because the laser only acts on hair follicles that are in an active growth phase (approx. 10-30% at any one time), more than one treatment will be required to kill the hair follicles that subsequently enter this growth phase.
Other factors that may affect the number of treatments required include your skin type, age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medications and metabolism.
Since darker hair tends to have higher pigment content, the laser is most effective on dark brown or black hair. Darker tones of red and blonde hair are also treated effectively with the laser. White or grey hair can be treated if there is enough pigment in the hair shaft to conduct the energy of the laser beam. This can be assessed by test patching.
There may be a little discomfort and some areas are more sensitive than others, however, there is a cooling system within the hand piece which significantly reduces discomfort. Skin may appear slightly red after laser hair removal treatment. This normally subsides within a few hours.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IPL AND LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Both treatments produce energy in order to disrupt the growth cycle of each hair follicle to reduce hair without damaging the surrounding tissues.
The main difference between Laser Hair Removal and IPL lies in the technology that each method uses to generate the light.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Laser Machines produce a single wavelength of light which has a specific target. Laser machines create more heat directed at the hair follicle than IPL systems, which achieves better results.
The heat from the Laser Machine is absorbed by the follicle and not the skin, therefore there is a decreased risk of burning, which makes Laser a safer option for darker skinned individuals.
IPL – INTENSE PULSE LIGHT
IPL plays an important role in the treatment of the skin, such as treating pigmentation and fine blood vessels, however for Hair Removal IPL isn’t as effective as Laser.
IPL’S are not lasers, however they do produce a spectrum of wavelengths (like a light bulb.) Because there are many different wavelengths are dispersed at a variety of depths, only some of these will be effective for hair reduction.
Laser Technology is simply more effective, and does achieve better results whilst also being safe for all skin colours opposed to IPL which is only suitable for lighter skin tones.
MEN’S LASER HAIR REMOVAL PRICES
|Course of 6 Treatments||Course of 8 Treatments|
|Arms Lower or Upper||$490||$610|
|Feet & Toes||$220||$270|
|Hands & Fingers||$220||$270|
|Legs Lower or Upper||$715||$890|
|Neck Back or Front||$220||$270|
Course of 6 Treatments
Course of 8 Treatments
|Chest & stomach||$715||$890|
|Full back & shoulders||$940||$1,170|
|Upper arms & stomach||$625||$775|
LASER HAIR REMOVAL RECOMMENDATIONS
PRE LASER TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
- Do not wax, pluck, use depilatory creams or undertake electrolysis for 4 weeks prior to treatment, and in between treatments
- Do not use prescription strength exfoliant creams (Retin-A and Alpha Hydroxy) for 2 weeks prior to treatment
- Do not shave for up to 2 weeks prior to first treatment. Please shave the night before all subsequent treatments
- Avoid tanning, including self-tanning lotions, tanning bed/booths or sun exposure, for 4 weeks prior to and in between treatments. A sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater should be used on any area of sun-exposed skin, which you plan to treat
POST LASER TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
- A mild sunburn-like sensation is anticipated. This usually resolves within 2-3 hours of treatment but may persist for up to 2 days. Application of chilled aloe vera gel or an ice pack every hour for 5 to10 minutes may be soothing to the skin. Continue until symptoms subside
- Avoid sun exposure to treated areas. Apply a sun block with SPF 30 or greater daily to sun-exposed treated areas between treatments and for 4-6 weeks after last treatment
- Bathe or shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature sensitive. Avoid use of strongly scented lotions or soaps, prescription strength exfoliant creams, loofah sponges, and aggressive scrubbing to treated areas during healing phase
- Allow any blistered or open areas to heal spontaneously. If healing is delayed, a thin coating of antibiotic ointment may be advised. Do not pick at these areas. Picking may result in infection or scarring. Allow any crusting to heal spontaneously, crusting will resolve in 3 to 14 days. Application of antibiotic ointment is not recommended for crusting
- Appearance of “stubble” may appear in 1 to 4 weeks. This is not hair re-growth. It is the remnant of treated hairs being expelled from the damaged follicle. Allow this hair to fall out of the skin on its own or by gently washing with a warm wet washcloth. Do not pluck or tweeze. You may shave during this period
- Best results are obtained on clients who have follow up treatment immediately after hair starts to grow. Your clinician will advise you when you should schedule your next appointment. It is important to adhere to this regime
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL LASER TREATMENTS
- Until redness has completely resolved, avoid all of the following:
- Applying cosmetics on treated areas
- Swimming, especially in pools with chemical/chlorine
- Hot tubs and jacuzzis
- Activities that cause excessive perspiration
- Avoid sun exposure to treated areas
- Do not pick, scratch or remove scabs as this will cause unwanted side effects
- Apply a sunscreen with SPF 30+ daily to sun exposed skin, AND REAPPLY AS DIRECTED BY PRODUCT INSTRUCTIONS
- Increased photosensitivity to UV, Laser can occur when taking certain medications. During your treatment programme, if you have commenced or changed dosage with the following medications, you must advise your clinician:
- Antibiotics – doxycycline (acne), minocycline, Tetracyclines, Sulphonamides
- Antihistamines – Diphenhydramone, Cyproheptadine
- Herbal preparations – st Johns wort, Ginko Biloba, citrus oils, Herbal HRT therapies
Taking these medications does not exclude you from treatments; however, extra precautions are applicable in these cases.