treat any clients under
the age of 18.
If you are amongst the increasing group of men who suffer from excessive hair growth, or simply want to stop regular shaving, painful waxing or threading, then laser hair removal is the treatment for you. Our courses of laser hair removal are designed to reduce hair growth quickly on many areas of the body and face.
Common areas for men include the upper arms, back, chest, abdomen, eyebrows, beard and neck. The beard area being treated with laser can help stop ingrown hairs and prevent further skin sensitivity from daily shaving.
No of treatmentsUsually 3-12
Depending on area
Treatment Time30-90 minutes
How does it work?
During your consultation, we will assess the areas to be treated. This means we’ll need a small amount of hair growth to be visible. We will then discuss the number of treatments and the intervals needed between sessions before carrying out a test on the area by shaving the hairs. This allows the laser energy to be absorbed deeper into the skin at the root of the hair. We will often test multiple laser settings to establish the best results for your skin and hair type.
Your first session can take place 24 hours after your test patch has been completed. You will shave at home first and then we will perform the treatment, apply aftercare and discuss this with you before scheduling your next appointment. The best results are achieved with regular treatments due to the hair growth phases.
After your session, the hairs will grow through your skin over the next two to three weeks. You can remove them using a razor if needed; however, a result of the treatment, the growth may be slower and hair can appear finer and sparser. After two to three weeks, in the post treatment stage, the hairs will ‘cast’ (fall away from the skin). You will then be hair-free for a number of weeks before the new regrowth will appear. Over the course of the treatments, you will see patchiness and the hair texture will become finer.
All body and facial hair goes through three distinct phases of growth: Anagen, Catagen and Telogen. At any time, 85% of your hair is in the Anagen phase (active growth) which is when you get the best results from a laser hair removal treatment. It’s when the follicle (dermal papilla) is closest to the skin’s surface. Lasers use different wavelengths to target the hair follicle, heat it, and destroy it whilst leaving the surrounding skin untouched.
If you’ve ever noticed how dark clothes absorb sunlight and heat up on a hot day, you’ll begin to understand how the pigment (colour) in a hair follicle absorbs heat from the laser. The hairs need to have some colour to them to be treated with a laser; darker and thicker hairs respond best to this treatment. This treatment destroys the follicle and prevents further growth. We use three different lasers in our clinics according to different skin and hair types: Diode, Alexandrite and Nd:YAG. Each comprises Lumenis and Cynosure Elite+ lasers.
Will it work for my hair and skin type?
We have the safest & most effective lasers to allow us to treat all skin types & ethnicities.
What areas of my body can be treated?
At DestinationSkin we treat almost every area of the body. Common areas include the face, especially the cheeks and neck; chest, back and shoulders.
There are some areas which we cannot treat, which include under the eyebrows, inside the nostrils, over the nipple area and inside the ears.
What lasers do you use?
At DestinationSkin, we use 3 different makes and models dependant on your skin and hair type. These models are
- The Lumenis Lightsheer Diode (810nm)
- The Cynosure Alexandrite (755nm)
- The Cynosure ND YAG (1064nm)
In your consultation, a hair assessment will be carried out to determine which laser will be best for your treatment to achieve the desired results safely, and effectively.
What results can I expect?
Over a course of treatments, expect permanent, visible results.. Hair follicles that are dormant or react with age or hormonal changes may reappear but will be lighter, finer and fewer in number.
The amount of hair will gradually reduce throughout the course and should fall from the skin two weeks after each treatment. Less hair will grow back each time and the results will improve with the number of courses you have. The number of treatments can vary on the individual person and the area being treated.
For laser hair removal to be effective, the hair needs to be present in the follicle. This means waxing, threading and tweezing must be avoided before the treatment. You’ll also need to avoid bleaching your hair as the laser needs pigmented follicles to target. We can’t treat anyone with a tan – real or fake. If you’re tanned, please contact your clinic at least 48 hours prior to your next appointment to seek advice on how you should proceed.
Before & Afters
Laser hair removal, 12 sessionsBeforeAfter
Laser hair removal, 6 sessionsBeforeAfter
|Get hair free skin with our courses||Maintain results|
|Area of concern||Course of 6||Course of 9||Single treatment|
|Extra Small Area:|
Eyebrows, Ears OR Upper Lip
Underarms, Chin, Nipples, Navel Line (Linea), Cheeks, Sideburns, Hariline, Feet, Hands OR Buttock Crease
Lip & Chin, Classic Bikini OR Neck
Lower Face (chin, upper lip, sideburns, cheeks & jawline), Thong Bikini, Shoulders, Abdomen, Upper Arms OR Lower Arms inc hands
|Extra Large Area:|
Beard, Brazilian/Hollywood Bikini inc buttock crease, 3/4 arms inc hands, Chest, Upper Back, Lower Back OR Buttocks
|XXLarge Area: |
Lower Leg inc knee, Upper Legs, Full Arms inc hands, Full Face (chin, upper lip, sideburns, cheeks, jawline, hairline, between brows & above brows) or Full Back
Full Legs, Back & Shoulders OR Chest & Abdomen
How many treatments will I need?
Multiple treatments are needed (between six and ten) because only the hair in the active growth phase – the Anagen phase – can be affected by the laser. Time is needed for hairs in the Catagen and Telogen phases to move into the Anagen phase. Effective results require treatments spread evenly and consistently, from four to eight weeks, depending on the face or body area.
For two days after the treatment, you must avoid perfumed products including lotions, shower gels, fake tan and deodorants. You must avoid using products with acids, retinol and exfoliating beads for at least a week to allow the skin to heal fully. We recommend that you use Australian Bodycare skinwash as this contains natural tea tree which is antiseptic, as well as the Australian Bodycare lotion to re-hydrate the skin and enhance the results of your treatment.
Q: How much downtime is there after treatments?
A: You may experience some reddening of the skin around where the hair used to be, which could last from a few minutes to 24 or 48 hours. For two days after each treatment, avoid exposure to the sun and don’t use the gym, saunas, steam rooms etc.
Q: Can I have laser hair removal if I have keloid scars?
A: It is recommended that if you have keloid scars, or a predisposition to keloid scarring, that you should not have laser hair removal treatment. Keloid scars are raised type of a scar that could be either red of purely white as a normal scar. This type of scar extends the original size of the wound, meaning that it expands the size of the injury. Those scars could get even worse if any treatments are performed on them such as laser treatment, microdermabrasion, skin peels etc. The only effective treatment is a steroid injection provided by a dermatologist to reduce the size of it.
Q: How do I know if I’m suitable?
A: We have the safest and most effective lasers which allow us to treat all skin types.
Q: Does laser hair removal hurt?
A: Our Cynosure Elite+ lasers treat the area with a cooling jet of air to keep you feeling comfortable during your laser hair removal treatments. Our Diode lasers have a chilled applicator and we also use a cooling gel to keep discomfort to a minimum. We can apply a local anaesthetic to the area if needed; however, you will get an idea of how the treatment feels during the initial test patch. If you are used to waxing, laser hair removal is often described as less painful.
Q: Can I have laser hair removal after receiving treatment for cancer?
A: If it is under a year since you have been all clear, you cannot have laser hair removal. If you have been clear for one to three years, you will need a letter from your specialist for us to pass on to our Medical Director for review. Unfortunately, if you have had any lymph nodes removed from under your arms or breasts, you can’t have laser hair removal under your arms, even if you are all clear.
Q: How is it different from other treatments?
A: Laser hair removal requires a short-term commitment to achieve long-term results. Results are not instantaneous but once your treatments have been completed, you won’t have to think about regular hair removal again.
What our clients say
Working in an environment where I was having to shave my beard every day, caused my skin to become very red and irritated. I heard about Laser through my wife, and after several treatments I now have finer hairs that only need shaving every 4 days.