For Hair Removal:
FDA Approved, the 755nm Alexandrite Laser is scientifically proven to be the most effective Laser to remove dark hair on light skins (skin types I-IV).
Laserderm prefers the Candela range of Alexandrite and Nd: YAG lasers: GentleLase and GentleMaxPro Laser. These lasers use Epidermal Cooling for maximum comfort and safety.
Endorsed by leading dermatologists and plastic surgeons.
** Please be sure to check which treatments are offered at the individual clinics as some treatments are only available at certain branches **
How does it work?
The Laser delivers energy through a small handpiece in the form of a beam of light. The laser targets hair in the growing phase by honing in on the melanin in the hair follicle, following it down the hair shaft, where it destroys it without affecting the surrounding tissue. As long as the hair has pigment in it, the laser will destroy the hair follicle on impact – once destroyed this follicle will never grow back.
What can I expect after the procedure?
The treated area may be slightly pink for a few minutes to several hours after the treatment.
What is the downtime?
There is no downtime. Patient can return to normal activities immediately after the treatment.
Are laser hair removal treatments painful?
Laserderm uses Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™), which prepares the skin for treatment by spraying the upper layer with a cooling burst of cryogen just before the laser hits the area. This cooling of the skins surface and constant measurement of the skin’s resistance ensures that the treatments are as comfortable as they are effective.
What precautions should I take before the treatment?
Laserderm recommends that sun exposure be avoided at least two weeks before your hair removal treatment. Tanned skin will blister so it is better to wait for tans to fade before having a treatment. No bleaching, plucking or waxing 4-6 weeks before and after a treatment. Rather shave for a few weeks before your treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Laserderm recommends 6-8 but the average patient is satisfied with their hair removal after 4-6 treatments. It is important to remember that each individual’s age, ethnicity, weight, metabolism, body area, medication and hormones have a direct result on hair growth and can affect their laser hair removal process.
How long does each a hair removal procedure take?
Treatment times vary but generally:
Treatment times on the GMax 18mm handpiece (2Hz) are as follows:
- Underarms – 5 minutes
- Full legs – 40 minutes
- Half legs – 20 minutes
- Bikini – 10 minutes
- Bikini, Underarm and full legs – 75 minutes
- Full Back – 20 minutes
Treatment times on the Elite/ Apogee Lasers – 12mm /15mm handpiece (1.5 Hz) are as follows:
- Underarms – 10 minutes
- Full legs – 50 minutes
- Half legs – 35 minutes
- Bikini – 15 minutes
- Bikini, Underarm and full legs – 120 minutes
- Full Back – 35 minutes
Why do I need multiple treatments?
Hair grows in cycles therefore each growth cycle will need to be treated with the laser in order to obtain permanent hair reduction. When the hair is actively growing, each individual hair goes through three main cycles, namely; Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. Anagen is considered the growing stage, this is when the root of the hair is the largest, has an abundance of melanin, and is attached to the root. It is only during this stage that the hair is able to be targeted by lasers. Anagen can last several weeks normally, and at any time, about 15-20% of a person’s hair is in this stage.