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Hair Removal

Laser Treatment Options

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure that targets and destroy hair follicles, resulting in permanent hair reduction. This is effective for removing unwanted hair from various areas of the body, including the face, legs, underarms, bikini area, and more.

Different laser modalities are used for hair removal, but each rely on the same principle. A beam of emitted light is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicle, which then heats up and destroys the follicle.

Diode lasers are effective for treating a wide range of hair types and skin tones. These lasers have a longer wavelength that can penetrate deeper into the skin, making them an ideal choice for treating thicker, coarser hairs. Diode lasers have a large spot size, which allows for faster treatment times.

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) uses a broad-spectrum light source that emits a range of wavelengths. IPL is effective for treating a wide range of hair types and skin tones, and is more gentle than other laser modalities.

Book an appointment with a cosmetic doctor at Karrinyup Dermatology for advice on which treatments will provide the best hair removal results for your specific needs.