Elysium Skin Centre is a specialized cosmetic medicine and laser therapy clinic accredited with Queensland Health, not a beauty salon. Our focus is on safety and results. All permanent hair removal is tailored according to the patient’s skin type, hair type and location. The procedures are only performed by our Nurses under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Csilla Novak.
Our Cutera Prowave 770 is a medical grade IPL which produces wavelengths equivalent to Alexandrite and diode lasers, and near Nd:Yag laser. It is the gold standard in IPL permanent hair removal and has the power to effectively clear hair permanently while remaining safe for the surrounding skin.
To ensure comfort and safety, the Cutera Prowave has a chill tip set at 5 oC which effectively cools the skin by direct contact before, during and after each IPL shot. Other systems utilize a short blast of cold air or have no cooling function at all. While a sensation like a rubber band snapping on the skin may be felt with each shot, laser hair removal is very well tolerated (even by men!) and is far less painful than waxing.
Clinical studies have shown that the Cutera Prowave 770 can produce an 80% reduction in hairs in some patients after just 3 treatments. Results, however, vary significantly according to hair colour and thickness, location of treatment area, skin type and level of tanning. In addition, medical and hormonal factors may also have an effect on the degree and permanency of laser hair removal. On average we find that 6 treatments result in a high level of permanent hair reduction, while some patients may need 8-10 treatments to achieve this level. Red, grey and blonde hairs will not respond to any form of IPL or laser hair removal, and fine vellus hairs can also be difficult to treat with any modality. All of these issues will be discussed with you during the consultation and assessment prior to laser hair removal.
|Area Treated||Price (from)
|Bikini line & inner thigh||$165||$445||$792|
|Chin & upper lip (female)||$75||$202||$360|
|Chin only (female)||$60||$162||$288|
|Chin, upper lip & neck (female)||$115||$310||$552|
|Full face (male/female) – beard||$140||$378||$672|
|Upper legs/bikini line||$255||$688||$1224|
|Upper lip only||$60||$162||$288|
There are some things you need to do (and avoid doing) in preparation for your laser hair removal appointment in order to get the best results:
Laser hair removal is suitable for all skin types. However, there are a few circumstances to take into consideration such as:
How often you need to have laser hair removal treatments will depend on a number of factors including your:
We usually recommend a treatment every 4-6 weeks to start with. Once the hair has been significantly reduced, usually after 6-10 treatments, many people drop back to maintenance treatments once every 2 or 3 months.
Laser hair removal involves a series of light pulses to the skin which feel like quick, hot zaps, A good description is “a flick of a rubber band“. The IPL tip has a cooling crystal to reduce any discomfort, and after treatment we apply a skin calming lotion. You may experience a slight tingling sensation which disappears within an hour or so.
Fortunately, laser hair removal does not require any downtime, and you may return to your regular activities. However, we recommend that you avoid sun exposure to the treatment area for a week following your laser hair removal treatment for best recovery.
Laser hair removal is an extremely effective treatment option for permanent reduction of hair. However, no clinic can guarantee 100% permanent hair removal. Hair regrowth may be affected by hormones and varies for each individual. A few new hairs may grow in subsequent years.
I have added IPL because we don’t use a laser for hair removal, we only have an IPL machine which works just as well. Patients don’t know the different between laser and IPL but I make the distinction when I talk to them. Most people Google Laser Hair removal not IPL Hair removal so we should use the term Laser Hair removal but the content can describe IPL