What is laser hair removal?
At Caci we use Diode Laser for long term hair removal. A beam of light is passed through the targeted area, where it's absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft and follicle. This generates heat, which loosens the hair and also disables the cells involved in hair growth to prevent future hairs from forming.
How many treatments do I need?
For best results, we recommend at least 8 treatments, with each treatment performed around 5-6 weeks apart.
You should start to see results after your second or third treatment – but it's important to note that the way the human body has been designed means it's impossible to remove 100% of unwanted hair.
In some cases, we can remove up to 98% of hair, and the average person can expect at least up to an 80% removal. However, this is dependent on age, hair type, hormone levels, any existing medical conditions and other factors.
Does it hurt?
Most people describe the treatment as uncomfortable more than painful. The Diode laser has a cooling tip, making the treatment more comfortable. The level of discomfort varies between individuals and also depends on the area being treated - but at Caci we pride ourselves on performing the treatments quickly and safely, so it's over in no time!
Who is it suitable for?
The laser works by targeting colour in the hair shaft and follicle – so we see the best results with darker hair. For that reason, blonde, red and grey hairs cannot be removed.
Some underlying medical conditions and medications may exclude you from the treatment, as they make the results harder to predict. We recommend coming in for a consultation where we can assess your suitability.