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Hair Removal / Permanent Hair Reduction

Author: Dr Naomi / 27 Oct 2015

How does laser / IPL hair removal work?

The laser / light energy is selectively absorbed by the melanin in hair follicles and converted to heat, diffusing to and injuring stem cells in the bulb and bulge.

Effective hair reduction can only be achieved during the active growth phase, only 25 % of hairs are in this phase at a time. Hence multiple treatments are required.

Hair reduction is considered permanent when a significant amount of hair does not return for a period of time longer than the complete growth cycle.

After a series of treatments, 80-85% of hair should be removed. However, if hair does regrow it will be finer and lighter than before.

How many hair removal treatments will I need?

6-12 would be typical. Some areas don’t respond as well as others eg female facial hair

How far apart should treatments be?

6-7 weeks

Cost of hair removal

  • Upper lip and chin $150
  • Underarms $150
  • Bikini $200
  • Legs $400
  • Back $500
  • Back and shoulders $600
  • Forearms $200
  • Full arms $300
  • Chest $300
  • Chest and abdo $500
  • Full beard including neck $250
  • Legs (depends on size) $400-$500

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