Know All the Facts About Laser Hair Removal Treatment…Not the Common Myths

Laser Hair Removal Treatment in Melbourne


Gone are the days when the cluster of hair on chest and hands of a man were considered sexy. Nowadays, it is considered utmost crude and embarrassing, don’t you think?

As of today, both men and women prefer a smooth, clean and hairless body. People often opt for shaving or waxing, but even these methods cannot get rid of hair completely. After only a lapse of one week to 15 days, the stubs of hair start re-occurring. That is why many people are heading out to give laser hair removal technique a try.

But, then again, doesn’t laser hair removal treatment cost too much? Quite frankly, they don’t. Maybe once they were very expensive, when they were just introduced to the market for commercial use. Now, at present, laser hair removal treatment in Melbourne costs something in between $ 50 to $ 330, depending on the area to be treated and the type of laser rays to be applied.

Excessive hair growth on face, as well as body, may be due to either genetic factors or hormonal imbalances. In those conditions, the prevalent hair removal methods may not prove very effective. Moreover, the advanced multiple settings of the laser attachments provide the luxury to safely (with the usually known risk profile) remove facial hair. Compared to other hair removal techniques, laser hair removal treatment is remarkably hassle-free and painless. But, the piled-up misconceptions associated with the laser hair removal treatment, dissuade people from considering it even. Hence, it is the time to unveil all the myths and facts related to laser therapy treatment.

How much a full body hair removal laser treatment costs?

A huge prejudice surrounding laser hair removal treatment is that it is exorbitant, meaning overpriced. But, nothing can be farther from the truth. With all the variations and modifications done in the field of laser technology, the hair removal with laser technology has become very convenient and pocket-friendly. Hence, if you don’t desire to deal with the unwanted hair trouble every time you are heading out, hair removal with lasers is a wise choice.

Does the skin get blotched in the laser hair removal treatment?

There are several precautions that must be taken into account by the physician while performing the laser treatments on patients. So, when those safety measures are precisely followed, chances of marks or pain is largely reduced. It also depends on the type of laser used during the treatment, for instance, at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, medical grade laser systems are used that precisely focus on the body hair without affecting the neighbouring area. Therefore, any chances of blemishes or burn with laser hair removal treatment is negligible.

Are the intense pulsed light (IPL) and the medical grade laser systems similar?

Although it is a very common misconception to consider both of them to be similar, the intense pulsed light is very different from medical grade lasers. Intense pulsed light (IPL) releases a broad spectrum of light that is absorbed by the melanin content present in the hair and a little by the neighbouring skin as well. The heat caused by the light stops the growth of hair and initiates regeneration of skin cells. But, for some skin types, it might prove harmful with the appearance of blistering or pigmentation. Whereas, medical grade lasers that are used in reputed skin clinics in Melbourne, emits a single wavelength light of high frequency. It targets the hair follicle precisely without impacting the nearby skin. It is much more effective than IPL and poses much lesser threat than IPL, hence, mostly recommended dermatologists.

Does laser hair removal treatment provide a permanent solution?

Body hair grows in different cycles, so it is not possible to get rid of all hair in a particular area after the first session only, although with each session of laser treatment, the hair growth retards remarkably, thus, ceasing to reappear finally after a certain number of sessions.

What are the risks associated with the laser hair removal treatment?

Present day laser technology enables secured hair removal experience but of course, there may be some discomforts such as burns, pigmentation, etc. if it is not performed at a reputed skin clinic in Melbourne by an experienced doctor.

Who are the ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatment?

Mostly, light-skinned people with dark hair are considered ideal for such hair removal techniques. At Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, the cutting-edge laser is used, which works perfectly against any skin type. But, one noteworthy point is that blond hair or grey hair cannot be treated with laser treatment.

Now that you can distinguish myths from facts about laser hair removal treatment, why not give this advanced technique a try? As it makes it that simple to get rid of unwanted body hair and experience soft, satin skin every day, without the pain and pressure of waxing, tweezing, or shaving on every alternate day.

What Makes Laser the Best Hair Removal Treatment Today?

Throughout millennia, hair has played such a crucial role in self-expression across cultures the world over. Wearing it long or short, cutting it in different patterns or shaving it off completely are all reflections of our different cultural histories. And while scalp hair is one thing, the issue of body hair has been quite contentious through the years, with men and women choosing to use different means and tools to manage it, from threading, shaving and waxing for temporary hair removal, to electrolysis and laser hair removal for a long term solution.
Laser hair removal has greatly improved in the last few years, with pain-free and longer lasting treatments available today. Older laser technology was not suitable for all skin and hair types, but recent advancements in laser technology have made it possible to work on most skin and hair types, making it a preferred option for many. What is better is the fact that it can work on almost any area of the face and body, and is an ideal choice for removing unwanted hair from the face (especially the upper lip and chin), neck, chest, arms, back and the bikini line too!
Laser is the easiest and quickest way to get rid of unwanted body hair. And there are many reasons that make it the best option for those of you looking for long term hair removal.

1. It is delightfully painfree

Move over the pain of waxing or tweezing, as it will soon be a thing of the past. Modern lasers have an array of settings that allow for treatment of different body areas, which include delicate areas as well. Moreover, they come with cooling tips that keep the skin cool and comfortable, and prevents the risk of burning. This is a far cry from older lasers, which were actually quite painful to endure because they did not have cooling tips and the extreme heat would make it difficult to sit through it.

2. Towards smoother skin

Laser hair removal treatments have been around for 20 years, and have been tried and tested by many. They are precise and effective and target only specific hair follicles, which makes it a safe mode of treatment for most (with a well understood risk profile).

3. Quick treatment, no downtime

The best part about laser hair removal is the fact that the treatment can range from a few minutes to an hour at most, depending upon the area to be treated. It can be as easy as walking in and walking out within your lunch hour!

4. Long term freedom from unwanted hair

Unwanted body hair can not only be embarrassing, but it could also affect your confidence and expression in a social setting. And laser hair removal makes for a very effective way to get rid of ingrowth, and prevent their future occurrence.

5. A huge time saver

Think of all the time that you will save in repeated salon visits and shaving. You’ll always be ready to go anytime you decide to, without the worry of having to remove unwanted body hair. Now, isn’t that a nice place to be in?

6. Suitable for all skin types

Not sure if your skin will take well to laser hair removal? Worry, not. Because at Nitai, we use medical grade laser options including IPL that are suitable for all skin types, under the direction of our doctor. So you can rest easy knowing that your skin will be taken care of, during and post treatment too.

7. Affordable and easy

Laser hair removal treatment is usually a one-time investment with long term benefits. What this will do is save you the time, money and hassle of never-ending salon appointments, razors and shaving creams. While it may seem like an expensive proposition in the first go, it certainly turns out to be more economical over a longer term.

How does laser hair removal work?

Usually, the areas of treatment are shaved some days before the treatment. In some cases, just before the treatment, an aesthetician could apply numbing cream to reduce any painful sensations. The aesthetician will adjust the laser intensity and direct it at certain test spots, before commencing treatment, to ensure patient comfort and effective treatment.
Laser treatment works by acting on hair follicles in a certain phase of their growth. And if the follicle happens to be in the desired phase of growth, the laser can effectively act on it to prevent growth of new hair. However, in case the follicle is in a different phase, then there could be a chance that it might grow new hair. And at any point of time, we typically have 10-30% of hair in the growth phase. Some of these follicles might only appear after the treatment. And due to all these reasons, it might require multiple sessions to treat all of the hair follicles.

So it’s time to say goodbye to waxing and throw away your razors, as laser hair removal is here! If you’re fed up of the monthly shaving, waxing and tweezing, and are on the lookout for an effective permanent solution, then laser hair removal is a great choice for you. It is important that you visit an experienced, certified professional who will know the right power and pulse frequency to be administered, based on your skin and hair type. Reach out to us at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre to come closer towards smoother, silkier and hair free skin!