Laser Hair Removal Auckland

Are you spending too much time stressing about and removing unwanted hair such as shaving or waxing etc? If you want to be hair free, BEAUTILASE offers Laser Hair Removal on the North Shore, Auckland to help you solve this issue. 

Laser Hair Removal can permanently remove or reduce hair growth therefore allowing you to say goodbye to waxing, shaving, depilatory creams, threading and trying to find the right product whilst saving time and money. 

At BEAUTILASE, we use the Splendor X Medical Grade Laser Hair removal system. Splendor X is the only solid-state laser system powered by BLEND X technology (Binary Laser Emission of Nd:YAG and Alexandrite), Splendor X is able to tailor treatments according to your individual skin type, hair colour and thickness, allowing for a safer and more effective treatment for our clients. 

The technology incorporates: 

  • A dual cooling system that results in a more comfortable treatment 
  • Largest spot size available – so treatments are faster 
  • Fewer sessions than with a treatment using just a single laser wavelength 
  • Blending two laser wavelengths to harness their power and unique properties – and achieve better results 
  • Square spot which minimises missed treatment areas which again speeds up treatments particularly on larger areas such as the legs and back 
  • The ability to treat all skin types, skin tones and all hair types. No down time. Just fast and effective treatments 
  • The only laser hair removal device with an inbuilt plume/smoke evacuator which removes carcinogens/ dangerous fumes 

How does Laser Hair Removal Treatment work?

Laser works by delivering an intense beam of light with a specific wavelength that is absorbed by the skin. This light is converted to heat which bypass the skin tissue and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair. It also targets the blood supply to kill the hair permanently when the treatment is performed correctly.  

Splendor X’s BLEND X technology harnesses the power of two wavelengths for greater effectiveness for hair-free skin. 

Laser Hair Removal is a powerful, long-lasting method of permanently reducing hair growth on the hair’s root and the blood supply to it. Once the blood supply to the follicle is destroyed, the hair will no longer grow back. 

There are three stages to the hair growth cycle: 

Anagen – Growth Phase this is the active stage where the hair is getting fed with all the nutrients and hormones. This phase usually last 6 years   

Catagen – Transition Stage is where hair detaches itself from the blood supply and is no long live and it is classed as dead hair. This phase usually last 3 weeks 

Telogen – Resting Stage is where the hair beings to shed, (mean fall out). As the hair transiting up there will be a new hair growing in its place which the Anagen Phase 

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The average amount of treatments needed for most people is between 6 – 8 but many people experience needing anywhere between 8 –14 treatments depending on many factors, including hair growth, area, lifestyle and hormonal changes and ethnicity. It is very important to adhere closely to your laser schedule. Failure to not follow your schedule will result in more treatments than normal. 

The reason Laser Hair Removal requires multiple treatments is because of the hair growth cycle described above. It is in the Anagen stage that the laser is effective. 

Permanent hair reduction is defined as the long term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing when measured at 6, 9 and 12 months after the completion of a treatment regime. 

Laser hair removal results with SPLENDOUR X

Is Laser Permanent Hair Removal Painful?

Whilst not “painful”, some individuals find Laser Hair Removal uncomfortable. The Splendor X laser we use at BEAUTILASE is one of the latest and best in the market. Our machine also includes a dual cooling system for the treatment region to lessen pain. 

Clients claim that laser is significantly less painful than waxing, to which its results prove to be a more beneficial, long-term to permanent hair removal. 

The benefits of laser hair removal

Money saved: 

  • You can save money on razors, threading, waxing, hair removal creams and more. 
  • Money saved can be spent on yourself, holidays, loved ones and so on 

Time saved: 

  • Save time wasted on looking for the right suitable hair removal products like wax, razor removal creams and so on. 
  • Time saved can be spent on family, and friends, not rushing to shave before you go out and things that you love doing. 

No More: 

  • Skin irritations & Ingrown hair caused by: Waxing, Shaving, Depilatory Creams, Threading, Epilating and tweezing. The laser will help eliminate skin irritations and ingrown hairs leaving your skin silky smooth. 
  • Waiting on hair to grow before Waxing, Shaving, Depilatory Cream, Threading, Epilating and Tweezing. 
Other Benefits:

Summer and Holiday seasons:

  • If you start your laser journey in the cooler months such as early Autumn, by the time the Summer and the holiday season come around, you will be almost hair free. You will see great results in just a few treatments. Most people need anywhere between 6 to 14 treatments depending on the area and other factors. Say goodbye to unwanted hair!

Prevents ingrown hairs:

  •  Ingrown hairs are induced by shaving, waxing, and other hair removal procedures. If you frequently get hair ingrowths, laser hair removal is the best option. You won’t ever have to worry about bothersome hairs growing back in or curling back into the body and becoming more ingrown. 

Helps you avoid having to deal with regrowth:

  •  Some procedures, including waxing and plucking, foster significant regrowth in between sessions. You can always have smooth, hair-free skin thanks to laser hair removal. 

A Long-Term Solution:

  • With laser hair removal, most people have long-lasting, permanent results leaving you with silky smooth skin. Although you might require a touch-up in some cases a few months or years down the road, it is still one of the best long-term treatments available. At the very least, you will experience a permanent reduction in hair growth that is easier to keep up with time. 
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Pricing

Are you searching for reputable clinics that perform laser hair removal near me? Call us today at 02 1169 4975 or fill in an online enquiry form at https://www.beautilase.co.nz/contact . Along with Laser hair removal, we also offer our clients other services like fat reduction and hair loss treatment in Auckland.

“I’m really impressed with the results of the laser treatment with Smita; after 5 sessions hair on my back and shoulders has really thinned out and is hardly noticeable. No uncomfortable regrowth or ingrown hair problems which I had previously experienced with waxing.

Smita is friendly, very knowledgeable and always gives good advice good skincare.”

— David

“A fabulous relaxing experience. I went to Smita for advice on hair removal on my chin and lip. She thoroughly explained how and why the hair changes as we age and what solution she could offer. I’m excited to have this issue resolved. She has the latest technology that gets results.”

— Andrea

FAQs

Most people can safely get laser hair removal, but may not be suitable for:

People with blonde, red, or white hair

It is important to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 4 weeks prior to your treatment. This is a must and no exceptions will be made. Tanning creams (self-tanner) should be avoided for at least 2 weeks. 

Inform the Therapist if you have taken Accutane (oral acne medication) in the past year. 

  • No photosensitising medication 
  • No active infections or open lesions in the area to be treated 
  • No Significant concurrent skin conditions or any inflammatory skin conditions 
  • No active cold sores, open lacerations or abrasions 
  • No Chronic or cutaneous viral, fungal, or bacterial diseases 
  • Hair not to be waxed, plucked or threaded within 4 weeks of treatment 
  • Area to be shaved the evening prior to treatment. 
  • No hair or stubble can be visible 

 

Thoroughly shave all areas (except face) night before treatment; skin must be clean and free of all hair and body skincare products. 

If possible, arrive without creams or make-up on the treatment area. Otherwise, please arrive on time to your appointment in order to clean the skin. 

Please wear loose clothing. 

Allow 20 minutes to 1 hour for your appointment depending on the size of the treatment area. 

 

Shortly after treatment, in very rare cases treated areas may appear as swollen red bumps. Cold compresses will be provided; you may continue to apply these compresses for your comfort over the next 24 hours if needed. We recommend 5-10 minute applications. 

The hair will grow as normal over the course of 2 weeks after the treatment. You will naturally expel the treated hairs over the next 10 – 14 days. 

Avoid irritating the treated area with aggressive exfoliation, such as with a bath puff or scrub. 

Treated areas should either be kept out of direct sun light, or sun protection is imperative after any skin laser treatment. A broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen (SPF 30 or greater) should be worn on treated areas each day. 

Between treatments you may continue to remove hair by shaving only. 

Avoid harsh skin peeling treatment. Blistering and crusting are very rare; however, if these do occur a thin layer of Bepanthen can be applied 2-3 times a day for 3 days or more if required. You should always call the Therapist if you experience either of these. 

Clients must adhere to pre-treatment and post-treatment care to avoid and side effects. 

Common side effects but rare with any laser on every skin type and colour: 

  • Skin irritation, temporary discomfort, redness and swelling are possible after laser hair removal. Any signs and symptoms typically disappear straight away or it can take several hours. 
  • Pigment changes might cause Hyper-pigmentation or dark spots (darkening of the skin) or Hypo-pigmentation (lightening of the skin). These can be temporary or permanent. Hypo-pigmentation can affect people who haven’t avoided exposure to the sun before or after treatment and also who have darker skin. 
  • In rare cases, it could cause burning, blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes in skin texture. In very rare cases, laser can stimulate hair growth. 

 

Yes. At BEAUTILASE, we use the SPLENDOR X laser. The longer wavelength laser combined with a 3-millisecond pulse allows it to treat even the smallest of hair diameters and darker skin clients and is less likely to cause hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation. This makes the laser safe for all ethnicity backgrounds. 

Laser hair removal is safe and effective on all parts of the body except inside the ear and inside the nose. 

  • Accutane (to be avoided 6-months prior) 
  • Renova (to be avoided 6-months prior) 
  • Retin-A (to be avoided 6-months prior) 
  • Differin (to be avoided 6-months prior) 
  • Duac (to be avoided 6-months prior) 
  • Hormone Treatments 
  • Estrogen 
  • Oral Contraceptives 

Frequency of laser hair removal treatments is as follows: 

  • Face: 4-6 weeks (people with hormonal issues may initially need to have treatments every 2 weeks until the hair growth starts decreasing. 
  • Trunk: 6-8 weeks 
  • Bikini line: 4-6 weeks 
  • Underarms: 4-6 weeks 
  • Legs: 8-12 weeks 
  • Arms: 8-12 weeks 

You will see great results in just a few treatments. Most people need anywhere between 6 to 14 treatments depending on the area and other factors. You will never have to think about unwanted hair again! 

You may need maintenance treatments when desired. 

It depends on many factors, including the amount hair growth, area, lifestyle and hormonal changes and ethnicity. It is very important to adhere closely to your laser schedule. Failure to not follow your schedule could result in more treatments than normal. Some people are done in as little as 6 treatments and some may require anywhere between 6 and 14. 

Laser hair removal is 85% to 90% permanent and known as ‘permanent hair reduction’ requiring tops ups as and when required. The reason it is not 100% permanent is due to hormonal changes, stress life style factors. 

Permanent hair reduction is defined as the long term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing when measured at 6, 9 and 12 months after the completion of a treatment regime. 

Yes. At BEAUTILASE we have successfully treated men with want to be completely hair free without having to spend time shaving their head. 

You can get approximately see 20% to 30% reduction, this is also based on how many hairs are in the active stage of hair growth (Anagen). Your lasered hairs will fall out within 10-14 days after your session and they won’t grow back. The growth you see coming back after 14 days is the hairs that are in the, Catagen – phase called Transition Stage is where hair detaches itself from the blood supply and is no long live and it is classed as dead hair. This phase usually last 3 weeks and Telogen – Resting Stage is where the hair beings to shed, (mean fall out). As the hair transiting up there will be a new hair growing in its place which the Anagen Active Phase.

You will notice that the hair grows slower, is lighter, requires fewer and easier shaves and less irritation.

There are factors that could influence your results with laser hair removal. Possible reasons can include hormonal changes and imbalances: 

  • PCOS – Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome 
  • Stress 
  • Hirsutism 
  • Heredity can play a factor in the results as well. 

We recommend that you have a very lukewarm shower after 3-4 hours and avoid using any scrubs, loofahs or sponges on your treatment area.

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) is when a halogen bulb throws a broad spectrum of light on the skin in multiple wavelengths. This means the energy is not focused and is scattered and weak. 

IPL is more beneficial for pigmentation and broken capillaries in lighter skin people and during cooler months. Due to melanin in the skin, it is not safe for people with darker skin. 

Laser works by delivering an intense beam of light which is more focused and is absorbed by the skin. This light is converted to heat which bypasses the skin tissue and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair. It targets the blood supply to kill the hair which makes laser far more effective and superior than IPL. Laser also works great on broken capillaries and for skin tightening in all skin types and colours. 

We have had very good success in treating many clients with Folliculitis Barbae and Pseudo Folliculitis where dermatologists were unable to help. 

Folliculitis Barbae is when inflamed hair follicles have been infected with the bacteria ‘staphylococcus aureus’. It occurs in men who shave and in men that do not shave. Once Folliculitis Barbae has been infected, it is called ‘Sycosis Barbae’ and leads to scarring and areas of permanent hair loss. 

 

The procedure has potential benefits and risks and results may vary with each individual and in rare cases the desired results may not be reached. It is impossible to predict how you will respond to the treatment and how many sessions may be required due to unknown factors such as underlying medical conditions and lifestyle factors.

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