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Laser Hair Removal in Melbourne’s CBD and Across the City

Be free: no more waxing or shaving, remove unwanted hair permanently at one of Melbourne’s Leading & Most Trusted Laser Hair Removal Clinics.

Laser Hair Removal in Melbourne’s CBD and Across the City

Be free: no more waxing or shaving, remove unwanted hair permanently at one of Melbourne’s leading & most trusted Laser Hair Removal clinics. We are a low cost laser clinic offering specials on your treatments, so you can achieve the best prices.

Trusted & Experienced Laser Hair Removal Clinics in Melbourne

Australian Laser & Skin Clinics was established just over 18 years ago, making us one of the first and best clinics in Melbourne. Having performed well over 3 million treatments at our Melbourne laser clinics, we are staffed by a team of doctors, registered nurses and paramedically trained clinicians who are laser safety certified. We only operate with TGA and FDA approved Class 4 medical grade lasers and machinery to ensure safe and efficient results. With 11 convenient locations across the Melbourne metropolitan area, including the CBD, we offer low cost laser treatment for men and women, including on the face, Brazilian, full body permanent hair removal and more.

Our clinically proven and effective treatments will ensure you never have to shave or wax again. Unlike traditional methods, medical grade Laser Hair Removal destroys the root of the follicle, destroying unwanted hair and preventing future growth. Whilst beauty grade machinery can only guarantee hair reduction, our machines ensure targeted results that provide a permanent solution to unwanted hair. Medical grade removal is attracted to melanin (the pigment) within the follicle. The laser is converted into heat energy that destroys the root within the follicle and prevents future growth. All our permanent hair removal treatments in Melbourne provide a safe and comfortable experience. Forget painful waxing and unpleasant hair removal creams – the procedure is quick, easy and painless, with permanent hair reduction results.

Laser Hair Removal facts

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The principle of lasers is based on light absorption. In the same way that a black car will become hotter than a white car, because it is absorbing more of the sun’s rays, darker hair will absorb certain wavelengths more effectively than lighter (white, blonde, grey). This process is called photothermolysis. In Laser Hair Removal, the laser energy is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) and transmitted down the shaft, disrupting the growth mechanism when it reaches the root. The light energy is transformed to heat energy and the follicle is heated to a critical temperature at which point it is cauterised. The laser disrupts hairs that are principally in the active growth (anagen) phase at the time of treatment. The laser is pulsed, or switched on, for a fraction of a second. The length of each pulse is just long enough for the follicle to be disrupted. The lasers each have a specially designed cooling system to help protect the skin and to promote procedural comfort.

Patient selection is a key aspect of treatment. Hair colour and skin type are the two most important factors. Temporary loss almost always occurs, but for long term hair removal, the colour is a significant factor. Black or brown indicates a high concentration of melanin in the follicle and is ideal for treatment. Blonde and red shades are treated less successfully, while white and grey remains unaffected.

What to expect

The length of a session may be a few minutes up to an hour or more, depending upon the size of the area being treated. A course of treatments are recommended for optimal results. An average course of treatment is usually 6 to 8 sessions, however this all depends upon a number of factors, including the hair’s ability to absorb the light. As, hair grows in three different phases, treatment tends to be more successful in the anagen phase of the cycle.

This is the active growth phase. The laser treatment itself can cause some minor discomfort. Most clients tolerate the procedure with minimal discomfort, but for those with a low pain threshold, a topical anaesthetic is always available. The appearance of the treated area immediately after a session does vary from one person to another. The after-effects are usually minor, and may include some redness. Most people are able to return immediately to normal activity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the treatment permanent?

Many of us have experienced the frustration that comes with unwanted growth. Whilst we have solutions like waxing, plucking and shaving, they all have certain things in common: they’re messy, time consuming and a major hassle. Most of all, these methods are purely temporary. Fortunately, laser treatment provides a permanent solution for a range of areas. We can provide fantastic results for facial, full body and Brazilian options, obtaining permanent reductions in growth.

This is achieved through a series of sessions that target specific areas of growth and eliminate the follicles. The general principle is that between four and eight treatment sessions can eliminate 90% of growth permanently.

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Will all my hair be removed in one treatment?

Hair grows in cycles, so no laser can offer permanent hair removal in just one session. Our Medical Grade treatments are performed every 6 to 8 weeks for the body and every 4 to 6 weeks for the face. This can offer 90% permanent removal in just 6 to 8 treatments. Please be aware that factors such as hormones, certain medications and genetics can cause long term growth, so while the hair may not permanently be removed, growth is greatly reduced and maintenance treatments may be required.

Is it safe?

Our experienced clinicians are paramedically trained skin therapists and registered nurses who have obtained a specialised safety certification. This ensures that we always provide a safe and customised experience based on treatment requirements. We also offer an extensive consultation process to assess suitability, reduce any risk, and provide the best pre, during, and post-operative course of action. Our medical-grade machines are FDA and TGA approved, and our treatment features a patented cooling device that ensures increased comfort during treatment, even on sensitive areas, such as the Brazilian.

Can it work for everyone?

It’s important to have a consultation prior to treatment to determine whether you’re suitable for treatment. While we provide treatments for men and women, different skin colours and different hair colours affect how the procedure works.

Darker hairs respond best to treatment due to a higher concentration of pigment (melanin) in the follicle. Reds, whites and greys cannot be removed with such treatment as they lack sufficient pigment for the laser to be attracted to – it requires sufficient pigment in order to be more effective.

Skin Type: If you have dark skin, you may still benefit from treatment, though additional treatments are usually required to achieve satisfactory results. Fitzpatrick Skin Types V and VI (dark to very dark skin tones) are not suitable candidates.

Can it be used on the face?

Yes. Facial laser treatment is a popular treatment that can be used to safely and effectively target unwanted facial growth for a more permanent solution. Common areas include the upper lip, chin, cheeks, hairline and between the eyebrows. We can also provide treatments for men’s facial hair, as well as unwanted growth on the ears and excessive nasal hair.

Can it prevent and remove ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hairs are a reality with shaving, depilatory creams and waxing. When the new growth comes through, the hair can often become stuck, creating inflamed, bumpy skin. As laser destroys the follicle, not only are existing ingrown hairs damaged and removed, future occurrences are entirely prevented. The procedure can provide targeted relief and treatment to ingrown hairs, even for Brazilians and male facial hair.

Are Laser Hair Removal machines the same?

Our medical-grade TGA and FDA approved lasers are produced by Candela and Palomar, the world’s foremost experts and leaders in medical technology. We guarantee that all treatments are always performed by a laser safety certified clinician, with genuine Medical Grade Candela Gentlelase or Palomar Vectus. Medical-grade treatments are performed every 1 to 2 months. For darker complexions, we recommend TGA and FDA approved medical-grade Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology produced by Palomar, the world’s foremost experts and leaders in medical IPL technology.

IPL versus Medical Grade Lasers – Quick Facts

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light): Treatments every 4 weeks, Hair Reduction, Varied Pulse Depth, Painful and Costly.

Medical Grade (Gentle Lase): Treatments every 8 weeks, Permanent Removal, Targeted Direct Light, Minimal Pain and Cost Effective.

Are there any factors that affect hair growth?

As the treatment permanently treats existing hair growth, no laser can prevent the creation of future growth stimulated by genetics, age, medication or imbalanced hormones. A common form of imbalance is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) which can affect up to 7% of women. Ongoing maintenance treatments may be required to treat such conditions. As a part of Australian Laser & Skin Clinics’ ongoing support of the medical research and treatment of PCOS, we provide a 15% discount for eligible clients.

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Why choose Australian Laser & Skin Clinics

Unlike most clinics, our Melbourne clinics use a grid system that ensures every inch of the body area is covered. Through this method, you can be sure all hairs will be targeted and results will be noticeable early on in the treatment process. We also don’t charge extra for missed patches, whereas others will charge for this service.

One of the biggest worries that people have when they get the treatment is the burns on the skin. Unlike some clinics that use ice packs (which is not the safest method to reduce the chance of burning and pain), we use a Dynamic Cooling Device that emits a safe cold spray of cryogen onto your skin synchronized with each pulse. This system cools the skin and prevents burning, making it one of the most advanced and safest methods of safeguarding.

We also offer a comprehensive consultation to ensure you are suitable for the treatment, as well as providing you with a custom treatment plan. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priority.

We regularly have Laser Hair Removal special prices – Make an informed decision on the clinic you visit for your treatments – your safety should be the highest priority, so beware of production line companies or those that charge by the minute.

Call our clinicians now to make an appointment with the best clinic in Melbourne. We’ll provide you with a thorough consultation with a paramedically trained skin clinician or registered nurse, as well as offering fantastic value with cheap Laser Hair Removal prices. You can also browse our website to learn about our current Laser Hair Removal specials and promotions.

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  • The most important rule when doing a course of laser hair removal sessions is to avoid any kind of sun exposure, use of self-tanners (including spray tans), and solariums. These can all greatly affect laser treatment, as laser is attracted to dark pigment and is unable to decipher between the pigment in dark hair and tanned/darker skin. To reduce any risk of skin burning or pigmenting due to incorrect preparation, your clinician must be aware if you have had recent UV exposure or are wearing fake tan. An SPF30 or greater sunscreen must be used daily and frequently to protect the treated area throughout the course of treatments.
  • As waxing, plucking and threading temporarily remove the hair from the follicle before it grows back, it is imperative to not pursue such methods for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to laser hair removal in the treatment area. If there is no hair in the follicle at the time of treatment, then the laser is unable to successfully target and destroy growth. The use of shaving or depilatory creams on the treatment area is not a problem, as they do not remove the hair from the follicle.
  • It is recommended only to remove surface hair by shaving, depilatory creams, or clippering the treated areas during the course of treatment.
  • Shave the area to be treated 24 hours prior to your treatment; this will promote a stronger current in the laser which will mean better results.
  • Avoid partaking in any activities prior to coming in for treatment that will make you hot and sweaty, such as exercising or going to spas and saunas.

To make the most of your treatment, follow the guidelines below:

  • Avoid sun exposure for at least four weeks after treatment and use sun block SPF30 or greater. It is highly recommended to avoid any sun exposure, fake tanning or solariums between treatments.
  • Redness and slight swelling is common for a couple of hours to a couple of days after treatment. This is a natural response and there is no need for concern. Regular application of a soothing gel or ice pack will dramatically improve recovery time.
  • It is recommended to keep cool prior to and after treatment. Avoid exercise, saunas and swimming in pools or spas, scented lotions, loofahs, exfoliants or AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) immediately prior to and post laser hair removal, as these activities can irritate the skin and increase the incidence of treatment reactions.
  • For a period of up to 2 to 3 weeks (or 7 to 10 days for the face) the hairs in the treated area may have the appearance of stubble. This is not new hair growth but rather the remnants of the treated hair being expelled from the damaged follicle. Allow the hair to fall out naturally. However, if you want to assist the shedding of hair, you can do so by gently rubbing with a warm washcloth or using a mild exfoliant.
  • You are able to shave any unwanted hair in-between treatments, but avoid waxing, plucking, threading or bleaching the area. This will remove the hair from the follicle or remove its pigment, making it impossible to treat until the hair grows back.
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