Laser Hair Removal

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by destroying the hair bulb where hair grows from.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

Depending on the area that is treated, you will need between 4 and 8 treatments.

Why are more than one laser hair removal treatment necessary?

Hair grows in cycles. At the time of a specific treatment session only a certain percentage of the hair follicles will be producing hair. Only hair follicles containing hair can be destroyed by the laser. Multiple treatments, spaced 6-8 weeks apart, are therefore needed to “catch” all the hair follicles in the phase where they have hair in them.

 

 

What does laser hair removal cost?

It depends on the size of the area being treated.

The following table can be used as a guideline. Prices are quoted in South African Rand (ZAR).

Upper lip 350
Full beard 1000 – 1450
Chin 300 – 400
Cheek or side of face (cost is per cheek) 450 – 600
“Sideburns” (cost is for 2 sideburns) 450
Shoulder 400 – 600
Neck 450 – 650
Under arms (cost is for 2 under arms) 400 – 600
Chest 1000 – 1800
Nipple area 350
Stomach 400 – 850
Belly button area 350 – 550
Full Bikini (“Brazilian”) 950 – 1250
Bikini lines 400 – 800
Upper arms 800 – 1200
Forearms 800 – 1200
Upper legs 1800 – 2500
Lower legs 1500 – 2500
Upper back 1650 – 2000
Lower back 1200 – 1650

 

The above pricelist can be used as a guideline. The final cost will vary slightly up or down depending on the specific size of the area treated.

Will the hair come back?

Laser hair removal will remove +-80% of pigmented hair. The remaining hair will be finer and lighter. Generally the overall effect should be a 80-90% improvement.

Does laser hair removal have any side-effects?

In experienced hands side effects are extremely rare, but blistering and pigmentation changes are possible. These will resolve over weeks to months.

Is laser hair removal treatment painful?

The pain sensation depends on a few factors. Firstly, is the type of equipment that is used. Treatment with older, so called first generation IPL machines, is sore because the machines emits a wavelength of light that heats water. Second generation machines do not heat water and do therefore not need any pain control. The area that is treated also influence the pain sensation. Genital areas are more sore than the legs. The pain threshold individuals also vary. In general if you can tolerate waxing in the bikini area, then laser hair removal with us should be very easy to handle.

Who does the laser hair removal procedure?

Sister Jessica Spence
Sister Jessica Spence

Sister Jessica Spence, does the majority of laser hair removal procedures.

209 thoughts on “Laser Hair Removal

  1. Hello. My daughter, 7 years old, has a lot of dark hair on her upper lip and legs. Her dad is Italian. This is causing anxiety due to kids commenting on it. Would lazer treatment be recommended for such a young age?

    1. Good day Celeste

      Yes, Laser Hair Removal can be done but is dependant on the understanding and emotional maturity of your daughter.

  2. Hi doctor am a 29 year black women suffering from hair all over my body facial, neck, chest, breast, stomach I feel so unsexy and its stressing me out can not even wash in front of friends and I would like to remove these hair permanently.. I would appreciate your help thanks..

    1. Good day

      Please contact Reception to schedule an appointment for Laser Hair Removal with myself.

  3. Hi Doctor and Sr i want to know for me a 35 year old male that do have a problem with Folliculitis Barbae ,Pseudofolliculitis barbae.
    i have been using several expensive products but still have the problem.

    My next step is Laser Removal Therapy what is will it cost?

    Your Response will be highly appreciated

  4. Hi sister Jessica or Dr louw.
    My name is Nadia. Ive been doing lazer hair removal for 5 years on my lower legs and under arms. I decided to do my upper legs and i got burned. It was very sensitive afterwards and red. Then it went into scabs.
    Now its white spots.
    Im so afraid it will be there forever.
    Can you please tell me what i can do?
    Is there something i can use? cream or do i need more lazer treatment to get the spots away.
    Please will you come back to me.?

    1. Good day Nadia

      It would be best to schedule an appointment for assessment of the area. In the interim avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen.

  5. Hi there,

    I have a hairline hair that never grows, this makes it hard for me to go out with my hair. I have decided I want the hairline hair removed permanently so that I have a new hairline and hair of the same height. Its just a thin line of hair at the front of my hair which also make me have a short forehead. How much can it be to remove this hair and how many treatments will I need to do?

    Thanks

    1. Good day Onke

      Please refer to our pricelist listed our website. You will require multiple treatments at 6 week intervals.

  6. Hello.

    My name is Josh and I am a diabetic. I would like to have my stubborn beard removed with laser. I have to shave every day and the moment I shave, my skin forms bumps and acne forms. I have a very strong hair growth. could you please provide a price estimate and if it would be possible or not with the diabetes?

    1. Good day Josh

      Please refer to our pricelist listed on our website. Laser Hair Removal is safe to do on Diabetic patients.

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