Frequently Asked Questions
Laser hair removal questions:

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Some patients feel no pain during laser, but others may experience slight discomfort. laser hair removal is described by some as feeling similar to a light rubber band snapping against the skin. At any time during the treatment, you can tell your practitioner if you are experiencing discomfort and they will adjust the laser accordingly to provide relief.

Does laser hair removal hurt more than waxing?

Most clients would agree that laser hair removal is not as hurtful as waxing, as waxing physically pulls the hair from the skin. Of course, this will depend on your individual capacity of pain tolerance and the area of the body that is being treated.

Does laser hair removal hurt tattoos?

The laser technology that is used in laser hair removal can hurt or damage your tattoos. This is because the laser is attracted to the dark pigment of the ink and can cause scattering of the ink. A strict protocol is followed by us to make sure the laser does not go anywhere near the tattooed area.

How long does laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal does not hurt after the completion of the treatment session, although treated areas may appear “sunburnt” after treatment. Active skincare products and cold compresses will help ease any discomfort or swelling. If you experience any pain long after a laser hair removal treatment, it is recommended by us that you contact your treating clinic right away.

Why does laser hair removal hurt my teeth?

Laser hair removal should not be hurtful for your teeth or gums, as the laser does not penetrate deep enough to reach these areas. If the pain or sensitivity in your teeth or gums persists after laser hair removal, we recommend visiting your dentist as these sensations could be due to an underlying condition.

Where does laser hair removal hurt the most?

Most discomfort is experienced by some clients in sensitive areas where the skin is thinner, or where the hair is thicker or darker. Sensitive areas may be the Brazilian, underarms, upper lip, and around the ankles.

Does laser hair removal have to hurt to be effective?

No, it is not necessary that laser hair removal has to hurt to be effective. The treatment works by laser energy being absorbed by the pigment in the hair and destroying the hair follicle, any discomfort felt during this process will depend on the individual and the area undergoing treatment.

Does laser hair removal hurt with numbing cream?

Laser hair removal should not be so uncomfortable that the individual undergoing the treatment requires a numbing cream. We make use of other methods to make sure the client is comfortable all through the treatment process by adjusting the laser settings and controlled cooling.

Does laser hair removal hurt like a tattoo?

The sensations of laser hair removal as compared to that of a tattoo are different and any discomfort experienced depends on the pain tolerance of the individual. However, most people tend to think that laser hair removal is less painful than getting a tattoo as it does not involve any physical penetration of the skin by a needle.

Does laser hair removal hurt pregnancy?

It is not recommended to receive laser hair removal during pregnancy, as the risks are not certain. We are not able to treat you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, due to insufficient information available about the effect on the fetus. The fluctuation in hormones during pregnancy and pregnancy can also minimize the effectiveness of your treatment and compromise your results.

Can laser hair removal hurt your eyes?

Yes, laser hair removal can be hurtful or damaging for your eyes if the proper protective eyewear is not worn. At our clinic we all clients must wear full block-out goggles to protect their eyes from the laser, and our technicians also wear approved safety glasses.

Does laser hair removal hurt more before your period?

While some women may feel a little more sensitive, laser hair removal does not typically hurt more before or at times of your period. You may want to schedule your treatments after your period just to make sure that the session is much more comfortable.

Does laser hair removal hurt more than an epilator?

Most clients would agree that laser hair removal is not as hurtful as s using an epilator, as epilators physically pull the hair from the skin. Of course, this will depend on your individual pain tolerance level and the area of the body that is being treated.

Does laser hair removal hurt more than electrolysis?

Electrolysis is the process during which a fine probe is inserted that uses shortwave radio frequencies to target the hair follicle and is thought to be more painful than laser hair removal.

Laser hair removal pain killers?

A laser hair removal treatment should not be so uncomfortable that pain killers are required to ease the pain. At our clinics, we use other methods to make sure that the client is comfortable all through the treatment by adjusting the laser settings and using controlled cooling. We do not recommend the intake of pain killers or other types of medication before laser hair removal treatment without consultation with your doctor.

How long does laser hair removal take?

Laser hair removal is a fast and effective treatment, depending on your area that is undergoing treatment you can be in and out in time as little as 15 minutes.

How long does laser hair removal take to work?

Within a month of your first treatment, your laser hair removal treatment will start to work. After every treatment, the hair becomes lighter or thinner and once your treatment plan of 6-12 sessions is completed, you should expect long-term hair reduction.

Can laser hair removal make you infertile?

No, laser hair removal will not make you infertile, as the laser does not penetrate deep enough that it reaches the reproductive organs.

Does laser hair removal make your skin dry?

Laser hair removal does not cause dryness of the skin; however, it can irritate the skin that is already dry. An active skincare product will help ease any discomfort and also help lock in the moisture into your skin.

Does laser hair removal make you break out?

Breakouts as a result of hair removal treatments such as waxing, plucking, and threading, are generally attributed to the irritation caused in the process of pulling the hair from the skin. Laser hair removal treatment does not pull the hair from the skin, but rather is less invasive and makes use of light to target the hair follicle, to prevent further growth and eventually have the hair fall out. Hence, laser hair removal may result in a decrease in breakouts.

If you have fine hairs on your face, you may find that you still get a breakout even with laser hair removal treatment. If this occurs, talk to your treating technician for aftercare recommendations.

Does laser hair removal make you itchy?

If performed appropriately, laser hair removal will not cause itchiness, although treated areas may appear “sunburnt” after treatment. If you do experience any itching, it may be due to the shaving before the laser treatment.

Does laser hair removal maker you sweat more?

No, laser hair removal does not increase your sweating.

Does laser hair removal maker you sweat more?

No, laser hair removal does not make you sweat more.

Does laser hair removal make skin darker?

No, if performed appropriately laser hair removal will not make the skin darker. However, in some cases where incorrect machines or settings are used, the pigment may be produced by the skin as a defense mechanism against the heat. We take great care in selecting the correct machine and using correct aftercare to ensure the safe and effective treatment for all types of the skin.

Does laser hair removal make underarms lighter?

Yes, laser hair removal can make the underarms appear lighter by removing the ‘shadow’ caused as a result of hair sitting just below the skin. Laser hair removal does not actually physically lighten the skin.

How long does full body laser hair removal take?

Laser hair removal for the full body can require anywhere between 90 minutes to 120 minutes depending on the size of the areas to be treated and the thickness of the hair.

Does laser hair removal make hair grow back thicker?

No, laser hair removal does not make hair grow back thicker. If regrowth does take place after the full amount of recommended treatment sessions, the hair is usually much finer than the original growth and can be maintained with one treatment every six months.

Does laser hair removal last forever?

No laser clinic can claim 100 percent permanency and no hair growth, as some hair will always strive to grow back.

Re-growth of hair is affected by hormones and other biological factors, which differ from person to person.

Laser hair removal on teenagers may often require re-treatment in later years but most teenagers still feel they have had a considerable benefit in spite of this.

How long after laser hair removal does it take for hair to fall out?

Following a session of laser hair removal, the hair will fall out gradually over the period of one month.

The timing of your treatments dramatically influences the outcome due to patterns of hair growth, thus we suggest you book a course of laser hair removal treatments rather than sporadic appointments. Treatments should be carried on every 4-6 weeks or as advised by your laser technician.

How long does laser hair removal last?

A full series of laser hair removal may permanently reduce hair growth in the treatment area.

However, no laser clinic can claim 100 percent permanency and no regrowth of hair, as some hair will always strive to grow back.

Hormones and other biological factors, which can differ from person to person, can affect re-growth of hair.

Skin treatment questions:

What is microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin treatment that helps to exfoliate and remove the dead, dull, outermost layer of skin. It is often referred to as a micro or microderm and is gentle and invigorating treatment. It leaves your skin clean, clear, bright and purified.

Is microdermabrasion the same as a regular facial?

Microdermabrasion is not like a regular facial since it involves the use of active skincare products and advanced technology to exfoliate the dull, dead, outer surface of the skin, leaving it clear, bright and purified. Most specifically, microdermabrasion treatments feature the use of diamond-tipped machines and vacuum suction for the extraction of debris from your pores and the collection of dead skin cells.

How long does microdermabrasion take?

We offer a selection of time options and treatment types to suit your lifestyle. You can go for a 20-minute express treatment to a 50-minute High-Performance Microderm, depending on the intensity of the treatment you wish to experience. You can even enjoy microdermabrasion during your lunch break.

Does microdermabrasion hurt?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment during which the outermost layers of the skin are targeted. The diamond-tipped suction machine feels similar to tiny sand-like particles running across your face; a strange sensation for first-timers but not painful at all.

How many microdermabrasion do you need for the best results?

For the best outcomes, a minimum series of three treatments is recommended. For people suffering from acne, regular fortnightly or monthly treatments can give long-term control over your skin and breakouts.

What is the time duration of micro-needling treatments and what is the downtime?

The total treatment time required is 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area and there is a minimum to no downtime. Slight redness and warmth to the skin may be experienced following your session, and dryness can be experienced a few days after the treatment.

How many skin-needling treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed will depend on your individual requirements and this will be discussed during your initial consultation. Typically, a treatment course of 3-6 sessions, at monthly intervals is recommended by us.

How much does micro-needling cost?

The pricing for micro-needling will differ depending on the area being treated. You can also see our price list to check the pricing of full micro-needling.

How does micro-needling differ from Fractional RF?

Both treatments deal with concerns of loose creepy skin, scars, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, open pores. However, if you want a more targeted treatment, Fractional RF is best suited for the improvement of overall appearance and general redness and Nanopore micro-needling is best for skin tones that are darker, pigmented or sun-damaged. As always, we recommend strongly that you take advantage of our free consultations so that our technicians can help you chose the best treatment that will suit your wants and needs.

Can micro-needling provide treatment for the delicate dark circles under the eye?

Only the Nanopore micro-needling device can provide treatment for the eye contour. Unlike other types of micro-needling devices, Nanopore is one of the first treatments of its kind that can target the more sensitive areas around the eye due to its adjustable needle depth and increased oscillation (speed). The result for the eye contour is a lessening of fine lines and wrinkles, along with a healthier, tighter-looking appearance.

How long are LED Light Therapy treatments?

A relatively short time is required, depending on your individual treatment plan. Generally, treatments are fast effective and last between 10 and 20 minutes.

How much is the downtime after LED Light Therapy?

There is not any downtime needed from the standalone LED treatment. However, if LED Light therapy is a supplement to other treatments, there may be associated downtime to your other procedure. This will be discussed with you by your technician during your consultation.

How many LED Light Therapy treatments will be needed by me?

The number of treatments needed will depend on your individual goals, which will be discussed during your initial consultation. Generally, clients are treated twice a week over a period of time and many clients see and feel results after just one treatment.

Can LED Light Therapy be used for the treatment of post-surgery scarring?

Yes, LED Light Therapy was initially developed to help in the recovery of wounds and post-surgery scars, eliminating the harmful use of radiation. These days one can undergo LED Light Therapy to help with pain relief, superficial skin lesions, rosacea, burns or as an addition to your advanced skincare routine.

Can you have LED Light Therapy while pregnant?

LED Light Therapy is safe for you if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, so you can have glowing, fresh rejuvenated skin. This is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment and is friendly for all skin tones, types and conditions.

Can Varicose veins be treated with laser?

No, we do not provide treatment for varicose veins.

Can spider veins be treated with laser?

Yes, we provide treatment for spider veins with a laser from the waist upwards as the veins are near the surface of the skin.

What is spider vein treatment laser recovery?

Recovery will differ for each individual; however, the standard is no required downtime, with clients being able to get back to normal daily activities. It is advised not to resume routine exercise for a week. Minor bruising and tenderness are common and sometimes there may be a slight swelling of the area that is treated, this will subside within a few days.

How much does laser for veins cost?

Laser for facial veins costs $199 per treatment.

Cosmetic Injectables questions:

Do dermal fillers hurt?

The injections themselves feel like a slight pinch, and you may experience mild pressure or a ‘stinging’ sensation as the product is being injected. Depending on your individual pain tolerance and on the area, your practitioner may apply or inject a local anesthetic to the area to be treated.

What brand of dermal fillers are stocked by the clinics?

Due to guidelines given by TGA, we are not able to advertise the brand names of prescription medicines such as dermal fillers. We the leading brands of all fillers are stocked by us and when you have your consultation, we can freely talk about the options available.

Are dermal fillers safe?

The dermal filler that is mostly used by our practitioners is the most scientifically documented HA-based dermal filler in the world with detailed studies that support its safety and efficacy. It has been used in more than 10 million treatments worldwide during the last twelve years and it is absolutely safe. Because the dermal filler is similar to the substances that occur naturally in the body, the risk of allergic reaction is minimal.

What areas can be treated with Cosmetic injectables?

Dermal fillers can be used for the smoothening facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and revitalize the skin. The most common areas that are treated are nose to mouth lines (the nasolabial folds), lips (adding volume and shape), cheeks.

How long does dermal filler last?

The duration depends on numerous factors, such as the individual’s skin type, skin condition, lifestyle, and age as well as the type and amount of product used. After the first treatment, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 to 12 months depending on the individual and the product used. A lip treatment can last up to six months.

Fat reduction questions:

When will I notice the results with CryoDefine and are they permanent?

The body’s natural rhythm may take 6-12 weeks to remove the broken-down fat cells. Progressive results will be seen 20-90 days following the treatment. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they cannot come back. Each treatment destroys about 20-25% of fat cells so additional treatments may be needed.

Where does the fat go after the process of CryoDefine Fat Freezing?

It’s a very old question: how does the body eliminate fat? With CryoDefine, the fat cells that are treated are crystalized during treatment and then die off, naturally being processed and are removed by the body’s lymphatic system.

Does CryoDefine Fat Freezing Hurt?

CryoDefine fat freezing is a treatment that is comfortable and you may wish to bring a book or magazine to read during your treatment! You will initially feel a burst of intense, localized coldness. This will subside within five to 15 minutes as the area gets numb. Suction pressure that is caused by the vacuum applicators may result in pulling and/or pinching sensations and you may have a bruise in the area afterward.

What areas can be treated with CryoDefine?

CryoDefine is unique with its dual-paddle action system, unlike other fat-freezing machines, and allows two body areas to be treated at one time. There are seven major areas for treatment including the abdomen, flanks, love handles (hips), bra-bulges, back fat, inner, and outer thighs and buttocks.

Am I eligible for CryoDefine treatments?

If you are pregnant or suffering from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, you are not eligible to get CryoDefine treatments. It is important that you understand CryoDefine should not be used as a weight-loss solution, and as a treatment for obesity.