Laser Hair Removal

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Unwanted and unsightly hair is a common problem affecting both men and women. It is often a source of frustration, embarrassment or depression. Up until recently, long lasting hair reduction solutions were either not available, too painful, or had unacceptable side effects. MD Cosmedical Solutions Sydney Clinics utilise the most advanced hair reduction technology available. This allows us to achieve permanent hair reduction, which is safe, effective, painless and fast.

The BIOS Aesthetic Pulsed Light (APL) is the principal technology utilised by MD Cosmedical Solutions Clinics for permanent hair removal. The APL system is a new, non-laser, specialised Pulsed Light System. Due to our exclusive collaboration with the system’s European technological manufacturer, our clinics hold the exclusive rights to use the APL systems throughout Australia. The APL emits very intense, modulated pulses of filtered light, generated by a specialised light source with specific features. Through an optic guide at each pulse, the light diffuses over the area treated.

Through a process of photo thermolysis, this specifically filtered light, with a selected wavelength, is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) within the hair shaft, and is transmitted towards the hair follicle and its feeding blood vessels. Energy is transformed to heat energy, whereby the hair follicle and its feeding blood vessels are heated to a critical temperature. This creates a cauterising effect, which completely and successfully destroys the hair follicles and the feeder blood vessels. The light energy is also able to penetrate the skin to reach the hair follicles at all depths. The light energy destroys the hair that is in the active growth phase at the time of treatment.

The older lasers (Ruby, Alexandrite, Diode) and IPL systems have poor skin depth of penetration and are therefore unable to reach all hair follicles. Also, these older devices have difficulty treating darker skin and lighter hair due to the high affinity for skin surface pigmentation. This leads to pain, burning and pigment changes.

In contrast however, the APL system very successfully targets the hair structure, and does not provoke any harmful secondary effects to the skin. The results are therefore painless and effective without any associated redness, burning, scarring or pigment changes. Therefore, no anaesthetic creams are necessary.

The APL hair removal sessions are fast and comfortable. This allows the customer to have as many areas treated as they desire during each session. A course of treatments is required to achieve the best result, and this is determined by the hair growth cycle. Most people require between six-to-eight treatments. However, individual factors such as hirsutism (excessive, unwanted hair), hormonal imbalance (e.g. polycystic ovarian syndrome), certain medications, and very light hair may require additional treatment sessions.

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