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LASER HAIR REMOVAL


Remove unwanted hair with advanced laser technology.

TREATMENT SUMMARY

Our experienced and qualified staff tailor your hair removal packages to suit your needs. Hair Removal is a safe and effective way of removing unwanted hair, permanently.


Procedure time
Dependant on treatment area
Anaesthetic
None
Back to normal
Immediately
Recovery time
24 - 48 hours
Duration of results
Long term
Discomfort level
mild - redness, itching
No. of treatments
course of 6
Cost from

Why choose Cosmetic Doctor?



Cosmetic Doctor is different from high-street beauty salons and laser clinics because it is a doctor led laser clinic.
We are aware of the medical causes of excessive hair growth. We can provide expert advice and screening on hormonal conditions such as Polycystic ovarian syndrome. This involves blood testing to check your hormone levels such as testosterone, androstenedione and FSH and LH levels. We can also provide referral letters for ultrasound testing for comprehensive screening. A beauty salon or nurse led clinic cannot offer this service. As we are a doctor led clinic, we do not need to refer you back to your GP but can organise this for you in house and we can interpret your results.

Cosmetic Doctor, Dublin is staffed by skilled clinical professionals who have the training and experience to ensure all our patients receive safe, highly effective treatment. We have the technology to treat all skin types both using medical grade technology

Frequently Asked Questions


How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Lasers work by producing pulsed light that is absorbed by the melanin, or colour, in a strand of hair. The laser heats the hair follicle destroying the hair at its root, without damaging any of the surrounding skin.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Laser hair removal treatment is best described as “the sensation of an elastic band ” being flicked against your skin. Pain thresholds can vary from person to person but generally the treatment is very well tolerated. As a rule of thumb if you have very thick hair you tend to experience more discomfort.

However, the majority of patients tolerate laser hair removal very well. The Zimmer cooling system which is used in conjunction with our lasers during each treatment session means that the treatment is very well tolerated.

What is the difference between lasers and IPL devices?

The difference between lasers and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for the treatment of unwanted hairs is that laser is the gold standard for hair removal. (IPL is better suited to the treatment of pigmentation). At our laser clinic, our laser hair removal system or equipment is the Cynosure Elite laser device.

Who is suitable for laser hair removal treatments?

Everyone. Because we have two different devices for laser hair removal, this means that we can treat a variety of skin tones.

What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated With Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is safe enough to be used on the face, back, underarms, bikini line, legs and arms.
The most common laser hair treatments are as follows:

  • Laser hair removal for the face
  • Bikini laser hair removal
  • Underarm laser hair removal
  • Laser hair removal for men

How many treatments are recommended?

Usually between six to eight treatment sessions spaced between four to eight weeks apart are required. Results may be seen sooner but a full package is recommended for permanent results. Some re-growth may occur which can be treated with periodic “touch-up” visits.

What should I expect after each treatment?

Your skin may appear red and feel hot. This is perfectly normal. There may be slight swelling around hair follicle. Hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation may occur albeit rare. Delayed shedding may occur where your hair can take 2 weeks to fall out and during that time can appear to look as if it is growing. This is temporary and the hair will fall out after approximately 2 weeks.

What do we recommend prior to your treatment?

  • Avoid sun exposure for 4 weeks before your treatment.
  • Avoid applying fake tan for 1 week prior to your treatment.
  • Do not pluck or wax area to be treated prior to your treatments.
  • Shaving area prior to treatment is recommended in order to maximise effects from your treatment.

What Can I Expect With The Procedure?

Most people describe laser hair removal like a “light rubber band snap”.

What are the risks?

Laser hair removal is quick, safe and effective. It is important to attend a medical professional and competent practitioner. Your practitioner will discuss potential risks with you at your initial consultation. Laser hair removal side effects are rare if you have a patch test prior to your treatment and adhere to the pre procedure and post procedure advice given.

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