Why Get Laser Hair Removal?

Why Our Wellington Clinic recommends Our Laser Hair Removal Technique

Unwanted hair is just that: unwanted, says Kylie, skin therapist and registered nurse at Your Skin and Laser clinic. “Yet the time and energy required to remove it can seem relentless. “At Your Skin and Laser Clinic, we’re all about finding solutions that allow you to step out into the world with confidence every day, knowing you’ve got that smooth, hair free skin you’ve always wanted.”

So, tired of all that waxing and shaving?

Wondering what it might be doing to your skin? It might be time to learn about what this centrally-located Wellington skin clinic can offer instead. For Kylie, her go-to recommendation for many people is Laser Hair Removal. “It’s one of the most effective solutions out there, and thanks to the advanced technology i use, i can treat all skin types safely.”

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Removal uses medical grade laser technology to stop unwanted hair growth. Kylie explains how Your Skin and Laser Clinic’s laser precisely targets the hair by “tuning in” to its pigments. It’s a very smart device, Kylie says. “It can distinguish between hair and skin, so the effect on your skin is minimal. Only the hair absorbs light energy from the laser. That sends a dose of heat to the hair follicles, naturally stopping further growth.”

Who Can Benefit from Laser Hair Removal?

“If you want a smoother look without the worry of constant maintenance, Your Skin and Laser Clinic can help,” says Kylie. She does warn that because Laser Hair Removal relies on contrast between hair and skin colour, it can’t treat red, white, grey, orange and blonde hair. “I can advise you on other solutions to suit your needs,” says Kylie.

Why do i recommend our Laser Hair Removal treatment?

Laser Hair Removal is a permanent solution to unwanted hair that does away with the need for harsh chemicals and abrasive treatments. “On average, it only takes six sessions until your hair follicles are switched off,” says Kylie. “It’s a gentle procedure, especially because i chose the Cutera Excel HR laser for our Wellington skin clinic. It uses sapphire tip cooling technology to keep your skin comfortably cool while its light energy targets the pigment and blood supply in the follicles.

What can you expect from your visit to Your Skin and Laser Clinic?

Kylie says it’s important that we work together to create the best treatment plan for your skin and hair type. “On arrival, you will be asked to fill out a consultation form regarding information about your skin, other medical conditions you may have and other treatments you have recently tried. This helps me understand your particular needs, which Kylie will further discuss with you in a private treatment room. Kylie will assess whether you are a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal and guide you through pre-treatment preparations, and advise you on your aftercare. This is your time to ask questions and discuss any concerns.”

Is Your Skin and Laser Clinic accredited?

You’re in safe hands at our Wellington skin clinic, says Kylie. “I am fully qualified to administer laser hair treatments.” Kylie holds a diploma in Body and Beauty Therapy, NZ Laser Training Certificate and has also undergone training with a Cutera Clinical Educator.

Do I need to prepare for my Laser Hair Removal treatment?

Kylie advises against bleaching, waxing, tweezing or using other hair removal devices for one month prior to your first Laser Hair Removal treatment. Products containing Vitamin A or lactic, salicylic, or glycolic acids must also be avoided in the week preceding treatment. Kylie will advise you on products that may benefit your skin’s preparation for your first Laser Hair Removal treatment. The area must be shaved down completely before coming in for your treatment, with a small patch left for Kylie to analyse the hair colour and thickness.

What does Laser Hair Removal feel like?

Clients describe it as “a series of quick zings”, “like being snapped with an elastic band”, says Kylie. “This is where Your Skin and Laser Clinic’s laser sapphire cooling tip is really beneficial.” she says. It remains in contact with the skin, cooling it to four degrees with every pulse of light energy the laser delivers. The result is a much more pleasant experience while still delivering an effective treatment.

How long for Laser Hair Removal to show results?

Laser Hair Removal requires several treatment sessions, because your hair is only connected to its follicles during its growth phase. With each visit to Your Skin and Laser Clinic, more hair will be treated until all your unwanted hair is gone. Clients tend to see a change in growth after each session.

Do I need to take special care of my skin post-treatment? 

Kylie says on the odd occasion you may experience some redness and swelling for a day or two post-treatment. Simple home-care includes avoiding the sun, wearing good sunscreen and, if redness persists, using a cold compress to calm the skin. Kylie will advise you on products or home care that will minimize any discomfort following treatment.

Is Laser Hair Removal a permanent solution?

Laser Hair Removal is widely regarded as the most effective treatment for most people. “Once we’ve caught all your hair follicles during their growth phase, they’re done,” says Kylie. Keep in mind hormonal areas for some woman may need ongoing treatment/management due to hormonal fluctuations throughout life.

Where Can I Get Treatment?

Your Skin and Laser Clinic serves the Wellington region from its centrally-located premises at 1 Grey St, Wellington.

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