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Laser Hair Removal

The gentle max pro laser machine - loved by a list celebrities including the Kardashians.

  • Procedure lasts10-30 mins

  • Results are seen immediately

  • Treatment is permanent

Laser Hair Removal Pricing

Female Hair Removal
 
Male Hair Removal
 
How does laser hair removal work?

 

Laser removes the hair by a process called selective photothermolysis. The light energy from the laser is transferred into thermal energy in the hair follicle, with the laser energy targeting melanin, the pigmented region in the hair follicle. Heat from the laser is absorbed by the melanin in the hair resulting in the follicle being destroyed.

Living in Northland it was really important I not only invest in the best machine, but choose a machine that allowed me to treat darker skin tones.

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What machine do you use and why?

 

I use the Gentle Max Pro by Candela who are global leaders in laser hair removal. I am currently the ONLY cosmetic clinic in Northland that offers treatments using the Gentle Max Pro.

This machine is also the same machine the Kardashians use!

This machine offers two wave lengths, the 755nm and 1064 nm, which simply means I can safely and effectively treat ALL skin tones.

  • The 755nm is used for lighter skin tones, targeting pigment and treating superficially.

  • The 1064nm is a deeper wave length, making the treatment SAFE for darker skin tones that are prone to burning, scarring or hyper pigmenting. ⠀

 

Cryogen Cooling

 

I choose cryogen canisters over continuous cold air (that the cheaper clinics use). Basically, cryogen cools right down to -60 degrees and provides more pain relief vs the Zimmer cooling machines that have a continuous air flow ( -24 degrees).⠀

 

Frequently Asked Questions

All of your laser hair removal questions answered...

What machine do we use and why?


The same machine the Kardashians use. The Gentle Max Pro by Candela, Global leaders in hair removal.




How does laser hair removal work?


Laser removes the hair by a process called selective photothermolysis. The light energy from the laser is transferred into thermal energy in the hair follicle, with the laser energy targeting melanin, the pigmented region in the hair follicle. Heat from the laser is absorbed by the melanin in the hair resulting in the follicle being destroyed.




Why choose Enhance COSMETIC CLINIC for laser therapy?


It’s simple. Fast, effective, evidence based & affordable treatments.




Are you suitable for laser hair removal?


YES, IF:

  • You have dark hair on your face and body
  • You find traditional methods of hair removal difficult or inconvenient
  • You want quick, permanent hair removal
NO, IF:
  • You have blonde, white or grey hair. The hair needs to be darker than the skin. The darker the better. The laser needs to be able to “see” the pigment in the ha




Is your laser safe for all skin colours?


YES! It was really important to me to invest in a laser that allows me to treat every skin colour safely and effectively.




How many treatments will I need?


Results are unique to each individual, however a minimum of 6 treatments is required and that some patients may need additional treatments. Patients with an underlying medical condition (PCOS or hormonal imbalance) may need more treatments, with a 6 monthly session to maintain results. Any treatments over 6 receives 25% off - terms and conditions apply.




How often should I come in for treatments?


Because hair grows in cycles, patients are typically advised to have a treatment every 2-4 weeks depending on the treatment area. This will vary with each individual.

  • Face 4-6 weeks
  • Trunk 4-6 weeks
  • Legs 6-8 weeks




Can I shave in between treatments?


Yes, you can. please wait 10 days after your treatment before shaving. The only time we require you to shave is 24 hours before your appointment.




Does it hurt?


There may be some slight discomfort, which some describe as a snapping of a rubber band. Overall, the treatments are well tolerated. We use a dynamic cooling device (DCD) which shoots out cryogen to cool the skin before the laser pulse is fired.




Whys is a dynamic cooling device important?


Rapid, efficient cooling and protecting of epidermal layers only. No use of messy gels.




I have hirsutism /PCOS/hormonal hair growth, will laser work for me?


Yes, I am successfully treating patients with hormonal hair growth. It is always best to see a Doctor to discuss this prior to commencing LHR as you may need medication to help balance your hormones, specifically testosterone as this hormone can encourage hair growth in women. Long term maintenance treatments will be required and complete clearance may not be achieved.