LASER Hair Removal
Fotona's high-performance Nd: YAG laser systems have introduced new standards of efficiency in hair reduction with the revolutionary FRAC3® technology. The treatment makes use of an innovative system that targets hair follicles effectively with a combination of homogeneous photothermolysis.
Safe for all skin types
Fotona’s Nd: YAG lasers provide a safe and effective hair reduction. It uses an unconventional pulse-control technology combined with a 3-dimensional treatment pattern (FRAC3®) and is safe to use on all skin types. The innovative system targets only the surface areas to be treated while leaving surrounding tissues unaffected by the laser.
What is FRAC3® hair removal?
The 1064nm Nd: YAG FRAC3® method is optimized as per the condition to provide high-intensity laser pulses in short times of less than 2ms. This sufficiently destroys most hair types - all while avoiding unnecessary damage to the epidermis. As the treatment involves relatively low absorption in melanin, they can be used for darker skin types safely and effectively.
Exclusive advantage of FRAC3® hair removal
Compared to the standard laser hair removal treatment concept, which requires medium-to-long laser pulse durations (LP, 15 – 50ms), Fotona’s short FRAC3® pulse, ideally 0.3 – 1.6ms long, exhibits the lowest hair damage thresholds- which makes the laser treatment more comfortable.
Prior to Treatment
At Advanced Laser Clinic, all patients are required to undergo consultation with our Laser Consultant prior to their first laser treatment.
At this appointment, we welcome all questions to advance your understanding of the treatment. There will be a consultation form to be completed about your health and medications to assess your eligibility for treatment.
Prior to the treatment, a patch test will be performed on your skin to check if the laser settings are suitable for you. If we notice no reactions for 24 hours after your patch test, we will start your laser treatment.
Keep your treated area away from sun exposure before the laser therapy as it is crucial to protect your skin from the sun for a minimum of two weeks before any treatment and afterward as well. The lasers provide a specific heat at a specific depth to deliver the desired result. But, this result can be exacerbated if it is given sun exposure and may cause unwanted side effects.
Before & After
Is Fotona Laser safe?Yes, as the laser treatment is a non-surgical and non-invasive process which makes use of multi-laser technology., it is clinically proven to be safe for all skin types. Apart from this, it has minimal to no downtime and produces satisfactory results.
Do you offer numbing for Laser hair removal?Unfortunately, topical numbing creams are not safe nor effective when doing Laser Hair Removal. The sensation you feel in treatment is not felt on the skin, but in the follicle of the hair. Unfortunately numbing cream cannot penetrate deep enough to minimise the discomfort that may be felt at the follicle. Please ensure that no occlusive creams are present in the treatment areas when undergoing laser hair removal treatments.
What areas are included in a Full Body Laser Hair Removal?A Full Body Laser Hair Removal includes every part of your body except the head.
Can I have my treatment when I am menstruating?Yes - you can still have laser hair removal treatment while on your period. We advise you to wear a tampon or menstrual cup if you would like to have the Brazilian area treated.
Can I have Laser hair removal if i have Epilepsy?Epilepsy sufferers are advised to consult with their doctor about having Laser Hair Removal. An individual will need to obtain medical clearance from their doctor prior to starting treatment. At Laser Clinics Australia, we also offer various options of protective eyewear to ensure your safety at all times during treatment.
What kind of results can I expect?A majority of patients who undergo this treatment see an 80-90% reduction in their hair growth. and the hair follicles that remain after treatment are damaged, meaning that they will produce a finer hair than before treatment. In the weeks following the laser treatment, you will be noticing less hair, slower-growing hair, and even hair falling out. There is also a reduction in hair bumps and ingrown hairs after your first treatment. It is important to apply moisturizers and cool compresses immediately after the treatment if you feel any discomfort in the treated area. Following the treatment, overall you should be able to see a loss of hair over the month. It is recommended to use sunscreen whenever you step out. Although there are some complications that may occur with the process of laser hair removal, as it is with any medical procedure, these are usually minor and rarely occur. Any possible effects of laser hair removal will be reviewed by your clinician during your consultation.
Pre & post care for laser hair removal treatments.- You are required to shave the entire area you wish to get treated prior to the day of your laser hair removal treatment. - Avoid using exfoliators such as alpha beta hydroxyl acid, alcohol toners or any other creams which might be irritating, for one-week before your laser hair removal treatment. - Do not apply any perfumes, deodorants or any type of makeup to the area to be treated on the day of your treatment. - Do not go for any artificial tanning such as tanning beds and spray tans within 2-3 weeks prior to your treatment. - After your hair removal treatment, you may experience the growth of hair for up to two weeks. However, this is only the treated hair that is being shed from the follicle. - Following your laser hair removal treatment, you will likely experience slight redness and swelling around the hair follicles and some mild discomfort, mostly similar to sunburn. Cool packs may be applied. - You may observe during and after your session the smell of burned hair. However, this is normal. - It is essential to avoid swimming pools and spas treated with chemicals or chlorine until the skin returns to its normal condition. - Until the skin returns to normal condition, you must not have any facials or peels on any treated facial areas. - If the underarm area is being treated, do not use deodorant for 24 to 48 hours. - Following the treatment, do not rub, or pick the area which is treated. Use of loofahs or abrasive scrubs is prohibited for at least 5 days. - Do not practice any strenuous sport activities and any hot water, saunas or jacuzzi for 3 days. - In case a crust develops on the treat area, use aloe Vera twice daily to keep it moist until it gets healed. - If you notice any signs of infection or blistering in the treated area, contact us. - Use sunblock SPF 30 or 50 to protect the skin before and after all treatments.
Scheduling your next treatment.- Shaving is recommended between sessions and 1 or 2 days prior to your next appointment. - The sessions of the facial area treatment are scheduled in four week intervals and four to six weeks for other areas. - Disrupting or missing the appointments can cause less than optimal results. - Between the schedule of treatments, you should not undergo Electrolysis, waxing, threading or tweezing. Avoid tweezing between sessions, however, shaving can be done..
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