Laser hair removal questions:
Does laser hair removal hurt?
While some patients feel no pain during laser, others may experience a mild discomfort. Some describe laser hair removal as feeling like a light rubber band snapping against the skin. At any time during the treatment, you can advise your practitioner if you are experiencing discomfort and they will adjust the laser accordingly to provide relief.
Does laser hair removal hurt more than waxing?
Most clients would agree that laser hair removal does not hurt as much as waxing, as waxing physically pulls the hair from the skin. Of course, this will depend on your individual pain tolerance and the area of the body being treated.
Does laser hair removal hurt tattoos?
The laser technology used in laser hair removal can hurt or damage your tattoos. The reason for this is because the laser is attracted to the dark pigment of the ink and can cause the ink to scatter. At Australian Skin Clinics, we follow a strict protocol to ensure the laser does not go anywhere near the tattooed area.
How long does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal does not hurt after the treatment session is finished, although treated areas may appear “sunburnt” after treatment. An active skin care product, such as Balense Recovery Cream, and cold compresses will ease any discomfort or swelling. If you experience any pain long after a laser hair removal treatment, we recommend contacting your treating clinic immediately.
Why does laser hair removal hurt my teeth?
Laser hair removal should not hurt your teeth or gums, as the laser does not penetrate deep enough to reach these areas. If you continue to have pain or sensitivity in your teeth or gums after laser hair removal, we recommend visiting your dentist as these sensations could be caused by an underlying condition.
Where does laser hair removal hurt the most?
Some clients experience more discomfort in sensitive areas where the skin is thinner, or where the hair is thicker or darker. Sensitive areas may include the Brazilian, underarms, upper lip and around the ankles.
Does laser hair removal have to hurt to be effective?
No, laser hair removal does not have to hurt to be effective. The treatment works by laser energy being absorbed by the pigment in the hair and destroying the follicle, any discomfort experienced during this process will depend on the individual and the area being treated.
Does laser hair removal hurt with numbing cream?
Laser hair removal should not be so uncomfortable that the client requires numbing cream. At Australian Skin Clinics, we use other methods to ensure the client is comfortable throughout the treatment by adjusting the laser settings and controlled cooling.
Does laser hair removal hurt like a tattoo?
The sensations of laser hair removal versus a tattoo are different and any discomfort experienced depends on the pain tolerance of the individual. However, most people tend to think that laser hair removal is less painful than getting a tattoo as there is no physical penetration of the skin by a needle.
Does laser hair removal hurt pregnancy?
It is not recommended to receive laser hair removal while pregnant, as the risks are uncertain. At Australian Skin Clinics, we are unable to treat you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, due to the lack of information available about the effect on the fetus. The fluctuation in hormones during this time can also minimise the effectiveness of your treatment and compromise your results.
Can laser hair removal hurt your eyes?
Yes, laser hair removal can hurt or damage your eyes if the proper protective eyewear is not worn. At Australian Skin Clinics, all clients must wear full block-out goggles to protect their eyes from the laser, and our technicians also wear approved safety glasses.
Does laser hair removal hurt more before your period?
While some women may feel a little more sensitive, laser hair removal does not typically hurt more before or during your period. You may wish to schedule your treatments after your period just to ensure a more comfortable session.
Does laser hair removal hurt more than an epilator?
Most clients would agree that laser hair removal does not hurt as much as using an epilator, as epilators physically pull the hair from the skin. Of course, this will depend on your individual pain tolerance and the area of the body being treated.
Does laser hair removal hurt more than electrolysis?
Electrolysis involves inserting a fine probe that uses shortwave radio frequencies to target the hair follicle and is thought to be more painful than laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal pain killers?
A laser hair removal treatment should not be so uncomfortable that it requires pain killers. At Australian Skin Clinics, we use other methods to ensure the client is comfortable throughout the treatment by adjusting the laser settings and using controlled cooling. We do not recommend taking pain killers or other types of medication before laser hair removal treatment without consulting with your doctor.
How long does laser hair removal take?
Laser hair removal is a fast and effective treatment, depending on your area of treatment you can be in and out in as little as 15 minutes.
How long does laser hair removal take to work?
Within a month of your first treatment, your laser hair removal treatment will begin to work. After each treatment, the hair becomes lighter or thinner and once you complete your treatment plan of 6-12 sessions, you should expect long-term hair reduction.
Can laser hair removal make you infertile?
Laser hair removal will not make you infertile, as the laser does not penetrate deep enough to reach the reproductive organs.
Does laser hair removal make your skin dry?
Laser hair removal does not cause dry skin, however, it can irritate already dry skin. An active skin care product, such as Balense Recovery Cream, will ease any discomfort and help lock in the moisture into your skin.
Does laser hair removal make you break out?
Breakouts due to hair removal treatments such as waxing, plucking and threading, are generally attributed to the irritation caused in the process of pulling the hair from the skin. Laser hair removal does not pull the hair from the skin, but rather is less invasive and uses light to target the hair follicle, to prevent further growth and eventually have the hair fall out. As a result, laser hair removal may result in a decrease in breakouts.
If you have fine hairs on your face, you may find that you still get a breakout even with laser hair removal. If this occurs, speak to your treating technician for aftercare recommendations.
Does laser hair removal make you itchy?
If performed correctly, laser hair removal will not make you itchy, although treated areas may appear “sunburnt” after treatment. If you do experience any itching, it may be attributed to the shaving prior to the laser treatment.
Does laser hair removal maker you sweat more?
No, laser hair removal does not make you sweat more.
Does laser hair removal make skin darker?
No, if performed correctly laser hair removal will not make the skin darker. However, in some cases where incorrect machines or settings are used, the skin can produce pigment as a defence mechanism against the heat. At Australian Skin Clinics, we take great care in selecting the right machine and using correct aftercare to ensure safe and effective treatment for all skin types.
Does laser hair removal make underarms lighter?
Laser hair removal can make the underarms appear lighter by removing the ‘shadow’ caused by hair sitting just below the skin. Laser hair removal does not physically lighten the skin.
How long does full body laser hair removal take?
Laser hair removal for full body can take anywhere between 90 minutes to 120 minutes depending on the size of the treatment areas and the thickness of the hair.
Does laser hair removal make hair grow back thicker?
Laser hair removal does not make hair grow back thicker. If regrowth does occur after the full amount of recommended treatment sessions, the hair is usually much finer than the original growth and can be maintained with one treatment every six months.
Does laser hair removal last forever?
No laser clinic can claim 100 per cent permanency, as some hair will always strive to grow back.
Re-growth is affected by hormones and other biological factors, which vary from person to person.
Laser hair removal on teenagers may often require re-treatment in later years but most teenagers still feel they have had significant benefit despite this.
How long after laser hair removal does it take for hair to fall out?
After a session of laser hair removal, the hair will fall out gradually over the period of one month.
The timing of your treatments dramatically influences the outcome due to hair growth patterns, thus we suggest you book a course of laser hair removal treatments rather than sporadic appointments. Treatments should be every 4-6 weeks or as advised by your laser technician.
How long does laser hair removal last?
A full series of laser hair removal should permanently reduce the hair growth in the treatment area.
However, no laser clinic can claim 100 per cent permanency, as some hair will always strive to grow back.
Re-growth can be affected by hormones and other biological factors which can vary from person to person.
Skin treatment questions:
What is a microdermabrasion?
A microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin treatment that exfoliates and removes the dead, dull, outermost layer of skin. Often referred to as a micro or microderm, this gentle and invigorating treatment leaves your skin clean, clear, bright and purified.
Are microdermabrasions the same as a regular facial?
Microdermabrasions are different from a regular facial, as they use active skin care products and advanced technology to exfoliate the dull, dead, outer surface of the skin, leaving it clear, bright and purified. Most notably, microdermabrasion treatments feature the use of diamond-tipped machines and vacuum suction to extract debris from your pores and collect dead skin cells.
How long does a microdermabrasion take?
Australian Skin clinics offer a selection of time options and treatment types to suit your lifestyle. Treatments can range from a 20-minute express treatment to a 50-minute High-Performance Microderm, depending on how intensive you want your treatment experience to be. As a walk in, walk out treatment, you can even enjoy microdermabrasion during your lunch break!
Does microdermabrasion hurt?
Microdermabrasions are a non-invasive treatment that targets the outermost layers of the skin. The diamond-tipped suction machine feels like tiny sand-like particles running across your face; a strange sensation for first timers but by no means painful.
How many microdermabrasions do you need for best results?
A minimum series of three treatments is recommended for best results. For acne sufferers, regular fortnightly or monthly treatments can give you long-term control over your skin and breakouts.
How long are the micro-needling treatments and what is the downtime?
Total treatment time is 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area and there is little to no downtime. Slight redness and warmth to the skin may be experienced after your session, and dryness can be experienced a few days post-treatment.
How many skin-needling treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required will depend on your individual requirements and this will be discussed during your initial consultation. Typically, we recommend a treatment course of 3-6 sessions, at monthly intervals.
How much does micro-needling cost?
The pricing for micro-needling will vary depending on the area being treated. See our price list for full micro-needling pricing.
How does micro-needling differ from Fractional RF?
Both treatments address concerns of loose crepey skin, scars, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, open pores. However, if you are looking for a more targeted treatment, Fractional RF is best for overall appearance and general redness while Nanopore micro-needling is best for darker skin tones and pigmentation or sun damage. As always we strongly recommend that you take advantage of our free consultations so that our technicians can help you select the best treatment suited to your wants and needs.
Can micro-needling treat the delicate dark circles under the eye?
Only the Nanopore micro-needling device can treat the eye contour. Unlike other types of micro-needling devices, Nanopore is one of the first treatments of its kind that can target the more sensitive areas around the eye thanks to its adjustable needle depth and increased oscillation (speed). The result for the eye contour is a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, along with a healthier, tighter-looking appearance.
How long are LED Light Therapy treatments?
Relatively short, depending on your individual treatment plan. Typical treatments are fast and effective, lasting between 10 and 20 minutes.
How long is the downtime after LED Light Therapy?
There isn’t any downtime from the standalone LED treatment. However, if LED Light therapy is an adjunctive treatment, there may be associated downtime to your other procedure. Your technician will discuss this with you during your consultation.
How many LED Light Therapy treatments will i need?
The number of treatments required will depend on your individual goals, which will be discussed during your initial consultation. Typically, clients are treated two times per week over a period of time and many clients see and feel results after just one treatment.
Can LED Light Therapy be used for post-surgery scarring?
Yes, LED Light Therapy was initially developed to aid in the recovery of wounds and post-surgery scars, without the harmful use of radiation. Now, you can undergo LED Light Therapy to assist with pain relief, superficial skin lesions, rosacea, burns or simply as an addition to your advanced skin care regimen.
Can you have LED Light Therapy while pregnant?
LED Light Therapy is safe if you a pregnant or breastfeeding – so you can have glowing, fresh rejuvenated yummy-mummy skin! This non-invasive, pain-free treatment is friendly for all skin tones, types and conditions.
Can Varicose veins be treated with laser?
We do not treat varicose veins at Australian Skin Clinics.
Can spider veins be treated with laser?
Yes, Australian Skin Clinics will treat spider veins with laser from the waist upwards as the veins are near the surface of the skin.
What is spider vein treatment laser recovery?
Recovery will vary for each individual, however, the standard is no required downtime, with clients being able to resume normal daily activities. It is advised that routine exercise does not resume for a week. Minor bruising and tenderness is common and sometimes there may be a slight swelling of the treated area, this will subside within a few days.
How much does laser for veins cost?
Laser for facial veins at Australian Skin Clinics costs $199 per treatment.
Cosmetic Injectables questions:
What are the risks with dermal filler treatments?
Our most used dermal filler is the most scientifically documented dermal filler in the world, with comprehensive studies that support its efficacy. It has been used in over 10 million treatments worldwide during the last twelve years. Because the dermal filler resembles the substances that occur naturally in the body, the risk of allergic reaction is minimal. However, there are risks involved with any cosmetic injectable treatment and these will be explained fully during your consultation.
Do dermal fillers hurt?
The injections themselves feel like a slight pinch, and you may experience slight pressure or a ‘stinging’ sensation as the product is being injected. Depending on your personal pain tolerance and on the area, your practitioner may apply or inject a local anaesthetic to the to-be treated area.
What brand of dermal fillers are stocked by Australian Skin Clinics?
Due to TGA guidelines, we are unable to advertise the brand names of prescription medicines such as dermal filler. We do however stock the leading brands of all fillers and when you have your consultation we can freely talk about the options available.
What areas can be treated with Cosmetic injectables?
Dermal fillers can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and revitalise the skin. The most common areas treated are nose to mouth lines (the nasolabial folds), lips (adding volume and shape), cheeks.
How long does dermal filler last?
Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual’s skin type, skin condition, lifestyle and age – as well as the type and amount of product used. After the initial treatment, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 to 12 months depending on the individual and the product used. A treatment of the lips can last up to six months.
Fat reduction questions:
When will I see results with CryoDefine and are they permanent?
The body’s natural rhythm can take 6-12 weeks to eliminate the broken-down fat cells. Progressive results will be seen 20-90 days post-treatment. Once the fat cells are destroyed they cannot return. Each treatment destroys 20-25% of fat cells so additional treatments may be required.
Where does the fat for after CryoDefine Fat Freezing?
It’s an age-old question: how does the body eliminate fat? With CryoDefine, the treated fat cells are crystalised during treatment and then die off, naturally being processed and removed by the body’s lymphatic system.
Does CryoDefine Fat Freezing Hurt?
CryoDefine fat freezing is a comfortable treatment and you may wish to bring a book or magazine to read during your treatment! You will initially experience a burst of intense, localised coldness. This will subside within five to 15 minutes as the area becomes numb. Suction pressure caused by the vacuum applicators may result in pulling and/or pinching sensations and you may have a bruise in the area afterwards.
What areas can be treated with CryoDefine?
Unlike other fat-freezing machines, CryoDefine is unique with it’s dual-paddle action system, allowing two body areas to be treated at once. There are seven major treatment areas including the abdomen, flanks, love handles (hips), bra-bulges, back fat, inner and outer thighs and buttocks.