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Skin Clinic Robina offers advanced Laser Hair Reduction treatment procedures at our Gold Coast clinic, for all types of skin including Asian and darker skin complexions. Please contact our friendly staff to discuss the suitability and type of hair reduction required for your skin type.
Human hair grows nearly everywhere on the body except for areas such as feet soles. The hair can be fine and almost invisible, or very coarse and dark. Depending on personal preference and social norms, women and men around the world may opt to reduce and minimise hair from certain body areas as a part of their beauty routine.
Androgenetic hormones are the main regulators of hair follicles and control where hair will and will not grow, as well as its thickness and colour. Men have much higher androgen levels than women, which makes them have more, as well as thicker, body hair.
A person’s hairiness is primarily determined by genetics, but it can also be affected by medications, such as steroids, or by hormonal imbalances. There are many hair reduction systems and hair reduction methods for reducing unwanted hair, most commonly from the legs, bikini line, armpits, back, upper lip and chin.
Hair reduction is a personal preference, albeit significantly influenced by social norms. Some people feel that hair is natural and welcome all hair growth, while others seek treatment for hair reduction or even permanent hair reduction. Since genetics play a major role, some ethnic groups tend to be hairier. On an individual level, there are many men and women with higher androgen levels who have more hair.
A fact about hair removal is – there is nothing called permanent hair removal available, it is only hair reduction. Not understanding this fact leads to disappointment and non-compliance.
The amount of sessions required, is very personal and individual and depends on different types of hairs ie; colour, thickness etc.
For eg: Dark thick hair in Caucasian requires approximately 6 session to achieve 90 % reduction. and will require a maintenance treatment in 6-12 months
Dark thick hair in a darker skin complexion might require 10-12 session depending on the complexion of the skin. to make sure they do not develop any side effects related to treatments.
we offer 4-6 weeks of preparation of skin and all the procedures are initiated by a doctor or under direct supervision of the doctors.
Safe, clinically validated treatment, that permanently reduces hair growth, but does require gels and longer sessions when compared to laser reduction.
Our highly skilled doctors and technicians are trained in the very latest techniques and utilise the most advanced technologies available to them, ensuring all treatments are completed in the safest manner possible. We offer a comprehensive consultation for all patients considering laser hair reduction as standard. This helps us to develop a personalised treatment plan based on your skin type, quantity and density of the body hair that needs to be reduced along with its propensity for regrowth, which in turn enables us to minimise risk while maximising the effectiveness of the treatment.
Your consultation with our specialist will determine if your skin is appropriate for laser treatment. Your skin type, complexion and hair follicle colour all influence treatment outcomes. As a rule, dark hair is generally more easily reduced due to the greater presence of melanin in each follicle. Light coloured hair such as white, red or grey cannot be treated with a laser as the follicles do not contain adequate melanin.
Yes. It can be used to safely and effectively reduce hair from areas on the face such as the cheeks, chin, above the upper lip, between the eyebrows and more.
Ingrown hair follicles are typically found in areas of the body where the skin is shaved but can occur in other regions as well and can be quite painful at times. Laser treatment is an excellent solution to eradicating ingrown hair as it annihilates the follicle entirely and helps prevent further instances from appearing.
It can be slightly uncomfortable. Often described as a quick flicking sensation.
After your initial treatment plan is completed, your hair will be permanently reduced, however you may require touch up sessions every 6-12 months.
Exercise is not recommended for 24 hours post treatment to reduce the likelihood of folliculitis and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Yes, thorough shaving of the area should be done 24 hours prior to your treatment. Hair should be no longer the 1-2mm.
Exfoliating the area will help to release hair from the follicles. Please wait at least 10 days post treatment.
The effects of laser hair reduction on pregnant women has not been studied. Therefore we do not recommend it and will not perform it in the clinic.
Initially, you will need 10 – 12 treatments. After that you may require a touch up treatment every 6 – 12 months.
2 – 4 weeks for your face, 4 – 6 weeks for the body.
As laser hair reduction machines are attracted to pigment, treating over a tattoo may cause burns, scarring and irreparable damage to the tattoo.
For laser hair reduction to be effective, the hair must be attached to the follicle. Waxing, epilating and plucking are not recommended for 4 weeks prior to your laser treatment, or at any time in-between treatments.
It’s generally ineffective as the type of pigment that occurs in red hair doesn’t attract the laser.
Yes, you can have a warm shower. Hot showers aren’t recommended for 24 hours.
Yes, this is one of the most common areas treated.
To enquire about our Laser Hair Reduction Robina treatments at our Gold Coast skin clinic, contact us today.