At Caci, we have been offering laser hair removal to New Zealand for over 20 years and have treated over 20,000 clients. It is a safe, cost effective and permanent hair removal solution for unwanted hair.
Laser Hair Removal allows you to be hair free , without the hassle of shaving. It can save you both time and money in the long run.
While there are technical differences between the machines, for the sake of simplicity, we often use the term “laser” for them all.
At Caci we started with Lasers, and then progressed to IPL and now we use the latest generation VPL (variable pulsed light) in all our Caci clinics for laser hair removal. The variable settings mean that the machines can effectively treat the different types of hair found all over the body, from thicker underarm hair to finer facial hair.
Laser Hair Removal works by passing a light beam through the unwanted hair area which is then absorbed by the pigment (colour) within the hair shaft and hair follicle. This generates heat, which loosens the hair and disables the hair forming cells.
We treat the following areas with Laser Hair Removal:
You should start to see results after your second or third treatment. Because you see yourself everyday it is difficult for you to see gradual improvements taking place and individual results may vary.
The human body is so superbly designed, it is impossible to remove 100% of unwanted hair -but using this system we can remove up to 98% in some clients. The average person can expect at least 80% removal, however, this is dependant on age, type of hair, hormone levels, some medical conditions, and some medications. (We note that over 90% of western European and American women use some form of hair removal regularly, ranging from plucking, shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, electrolysis to lasers or VPLs).
We recommend a course of treatments to receive permanent hair removal results. Our laser hair removal programme, Freedom®, gives you a treatment schedule and allows you to pay for treatments weekly, fortnightly or monthly plus offers our exclusive guarantee*
Blonde, red and grey hairs are more difficult to remove and may not be able to be treated.
Fitzpatrick skin types I-III can be safely treated with no reports of any adverse affects. However, skin type IV and above is generally not recommended for treatment. Your specialist Caci nurse will check your skin type during your free consultation.
Any underlying medical conditions may exclude you from treatment or the results may be negligible. It is very important that you state clearly any medical conditions that you have or any medical treatments you are undertaking.
The level of discomfort varies between individuals and the different areas being treated. Some people feel nothing, some feel a heat sensation, and some have likened the sensation to mild stinging or the flicking of a rubber band. Generally the coarser or thicker the hair, the greater the sensation.There is usually some form of skin response post treatment, normally a mild redness.