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.

215 thoughts on “Laser Hair Removal

  1. Good afternoon doctor

    I would like to know the cost of your BOTOX injections approximately to pull up downturned mouth corners please? Can you provide me with a doctor’s name so that I can make an appointment.

    Many thanks

    1. Hi Sunette. The total cost of Botox depends on the number of units required and that depends on the muscle mass. For downturned mouth corners between 2 and 6 units per side or so. The cost of Botox in 2017 is R76 per unit.

  2. Ek is 71 jaar oud en as gevolg van vetterige vel skeer ek my kop skoon wanneer ek my baard skeer, maar sukkel met uitslag as gevolg van skeermes. Sal laser behandeling help om my kop haarloos te hou en wat sal dit kos, ek is n pensionaris. Dankie.

    1. Hi Pietie. Ek stel voor dat jy ‘n afspraak by my assistent, Sr. Spence maak…. Sy kan dan vir jou kwoteer. Dit sal jou niks kos vir die afspraak by haar nie.

  3. Do you do removal of skin tags etc by laser.
    Application of remedies which can be applied have not worked.Is there a pricelist for this?

    1. Hi Christina. Light cautery for the smaller ones works best. Please read here: Skin tags

      The cost depends on the number and size of the lesions. Ballpark R900 – R1700.

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