Unwanted hair

How to reduce unwanted hair

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How body hair works

Cells inside each hair follicle divide and multiply. As space fills up inside the follicle, it pushes the older cells out. After those older cells harden and exit the follicle, they form hair shafts. The shaft is comprised of dead tissue and a protein called keratin.

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Why do I have so much hair?

Hair doesn't always grow. Individual hairs go through active and resting phases. Differences in growth phases, hair follicle sizes, and shaft density are different for each body part, and vary from person to person.

Some people have a condition called hypertrichosis, where a clinically abnormal amount of hair grows all over their bodies. Other people just don't like the amount of hair they have. It's completely subjective, and genetics or medical conditions and medicines can factor into the equation.

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How can I get rid of it, permanently?

If you're tired of constantly shaving, waxing, and plucking the hairs on your body, you can get laser hair removal. Using the Candela GentleMax Pro laser, we can effectively reduce the hair on your body over a number of sessions.

The laser produces a concentrated beam of light, which is drawn in by the hair follicle. The follicle heats up, and in the next 7-10 days, the hairs will fall out. Most patients require 4-6 treatments, spread over 4-6 week intervals, to achieve maximum results.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Our GentleMax Pro laser uses a Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) which emits a cryogen cooling spray between laser pulses. This helps reduce any potential pain you may feel. Our clients often say the treatment feels like a rubber band snapping on the skin.

We can also apply a topical numbing cream prior to commencing the treatment. If you're concerned about pain, we can patch test your skin before we perform the laser treatment.

How much does it cost?

Prices vary according to which part of your body you want to remove hair from. One session can cost as little as $50, or as much as $550. We also offer packages. Contact us to find out more about our pricing.

How long does one session take?

Treatment times vary depending on your circumstances and needs, and where you'll be receiving treatment. More often than not, the treatment duration is less than an hour.

Are there any side effects to laser hair removal?

Most procedures have a very low risk of adverse side effects. Some clients experience pigment changes which generally disappear with time.

If you have fair or red hair, the treatment will not be as effective. Depending on the tone of your skin, you may experience pigment changes more than other skin types. We can discuss any concerns you have at your initial consultation.


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We specialise in skin concerns

At Victorian Dermal Group, we know skin. We're always researching, testing, and educating ourselves on new skin solutions and technology. Our clinicians are accredited, and passionate about helping each of our clients achieve optimal skin health.

We use medical-grade lasers and industry-leading skin care products. We never recommend a treatment unless we believe it is right for your circumstances. In situations where we're not confident we can help, we'll refer you to our partnered dermatologists and GPs.

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How we'll get rid of your unwanted hair

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Step 1

We'll sit down with you

We never perform any treatments without assessing your skin first. In this initial consultation, you'll visit our clinic in Kew. You'll sit down with a cup of tea, and fill out a questionnaire on your medical history and lifestyle. Then, we'll discuss the laser removal treatment we use for hair removal.

If the treatment sounds like the right fit for you, you can book your first laser hair removal session. If you need some time to think, that's okay — book in at a later date.

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Step 2

Performing the treatment

When you attend our clinic for your appointment, make sure you're not wearing makeup, sunscreen, moisturiser or fake tan. You'll then join one of our accredited clinicians in a treatment room. Depending on which area we're treating, you'll need to take off items of clothing. We'll make sure you comfortable, and covered with a towel where necessary. 12-24 hours prior to the treatment, you'll need to shave the area we'll be treating.

Step 3

Pre-treatment preparation

Avoid plucking, electrolysis, or waxing for six weeks prior to receiving your laser hair removal treatment. Your skin should be clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed. Avoid sun exposure or tanning prior to your treatment, and apply sunblock before arriving for your appointment.

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Step 4

Taking care of your skin post-treatment

When you get home, apply a cool compress or gel pack to the treated area. Any redness or swelling will reduce within a few hours. You'll need to avoid sun exposure, wear sunblock (SPF 30 or above), and avoid scrubbing the treated area. We'll give you a comprehensive aftercare treatment document when we've finished the treatment.


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