What is it and how does it help?
Whatever your skin type, from extremely fair to extremely dark, Laser Hair Removal is a very effective and safe way to remove unwanted hair. Its effects are long term to permanent hair reduction, and the process is quicker and more efficient than electrolysis. And as it can be safely used with sun-tanned skin, it’s very popular with those leading an active outdoor lifestyle. It’s also safe enough to be used on all body parts, including the face, back, underarms, bikini line, legs, and arms.
How does it work?
The Alex laser selectively targets your hair follicles and heats them with infrared energy. Unlike other processes, the laser beam treats many hairs at once making treatment of large areas practical. The Alex Laser employs a unique computer-guided scanning system that automates the treatment, ensuring your skin is rapidly and evenly treated. The computer sets the parameters and places the beam in an optimum pattern for your skin. You will have a safe, fast, effective, and gentle treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
You may need to be treated about 5–10 times at approximately 4–8 week intervals. There are three phases of hair growth – anagen, catagen, and telogen. Only hairs in the active growth or anagen phase, can be successfully treated. Usually only 20% of the hair is in anagen phase, which is why several serial treatments are necessary to ultimately target 100% of the hair follicles.
Is Laser hair removal suitable for everyone?
We do not treat:
- Pregnant or breast-feeding women
- Children under the age of 18 without parental consent
- Any area where current significant skin disease or infections such as cold sores are present
- Any emotional, mental or medical condition that may impair judgement