What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair Removal is one of the most commonly practiced treatments, with both men and women opting to banish unwanted and unsightly hair as constant shaving and waxing is both time consuming and damaging to your skin. Laser hair removal is a treatment carried out to remove and permanently reduce the appearance of unwanted or excessive facial or body hair. The equipment used to provide your treatment as well as the people doing your treatment are key to a successful outcome.
How It Works
Our alexandrite and ND Yag lasers are designed for permanent hair removal as the wavelength emitted from the laser is specific to that of melanin which is the pigment found in growing hairs. At River Medical we have the most advanced system for hair removal on all skin colours. The laser we use is medcially graded and considered the Gold Standard for hair removal. We only have registered nurses performing the treatment and this ensures that the treatment is completed meticulously with relevant precautions being taken whilst ensuring the best possible result for our patients.
What Hair Removal Treats
Hair Removal Results
Reduction in the growth of hair in treated areas
Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Hair Removal
Does the treatment hurt?
As with other laser treatments the sensation is often described as a rubber band hitting against the skin. We can offer topical pain relief for patients when they cannot tolerate the treatment.
How long is each treatment?
The length of each treatment varies depending on what and where you are treating but usually last 30-60 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
People see results after their recommended course of treatment however for the best result for you, your nurse will advice you on the amount of treatments you require for your best result, the course of treatment decided on for you will depend on what area you are treating.
How soon will I see results?
Most people see results soon after their first treatment and begin to enjoy the results to ensure long term results a treatment course is required.
How long will it take to recover?
After your treatment you may experience some redness and heat in the area that has been treated. You can expect all redness and heat to be gone within 24 hours.
Is the hair removal permanent?
Treating hair growth with Laser when applied correctly should remove current hairs that grow. We all have dormant hair follicles that may grow in the future so to this end we cannot say that an area treated with laser will be permanently hair free. What we can definitely say that Laser hair removal with a medically graded laser is the best and most cost effective form of hair removal available in the world today.
Who will do my treatment?
A River Medical Registered General Nurse will always complete your treatmen,t by treating the complete area of interest and managing levels meticulously she will get you to the best possible result in the shortest possible time.