At SILK, we are proud to stand behind our services, and we believe all our clients deserve the best possible results. In most cases, eight to ten treatments is all that it is required to achieve the desired result, but if further Laser Hair Removal treatments are required after the completion of ten treatments, we promise to provide additional Laser Hair Removal treatments to you at 40% off for the rest of your lifetime! *
*40% off applies to the standard RRP per-treatment price in the original area of treatment only.
Laser hair removal achieves the best results for people with fairer skin and darker hair, however our laser technology and laser preparation products allow us to treat a variety of skin and hair types. Laser hair removal is not suited to blonde, red, grey or white hair. Your Dermal and Laser Technician will be able to assess your hair during a free consultation.
We ensure our client’s total satisfaction by using the medical grade Candela GentleLASE PRO, YAG and GMAX lasers, the world’s most effective lasers for hair removal. Treatments are quick, comfortable and effective, giving instant results.
The Candela GentleLASE PRO, GMAX and YAG lasers at SILK Laser Clinics is a Medical Grade 4 Alexandrite lasers that produce a near infra light which targets the pigment in the hair follicle, without damaging the surrounding skin tissue. This light then generates heat within the hair follicle to sever the connection between the follicle and its blood supply destroying hair in the active growth stage only.
No lasers can claim to have achieved 100% permanent hair removal. However, FDA/TGA Approved Medical Grade 4 Lasers can, in most cases, achieve permanent hair “reduction” with approximately a 70% – 90% reduction in hair growth.
These results are dependent on the individual and can be influenced by such things as skin type, hair colour, and hormones. Permanent hair reduction may not be achieved by all clients, the vast majority of these clients are females with fine facial hair or members of both sexes experiencing varying levels of hormonal activity such as puberty, pregnancy or menopause.
At SILK Laser Clinics we offer two cooling options to our clients which are designed to keep the surface of the skin cool so that maximum energy from the laser can reach its target matter. A very happy consequence of these cooling systems is that our clients find it dramatically improves their level of comfort throughout treatments making it almost painless.
These two cooling options include the Zimmer Cryo System which delivers a constant stream of cold air throughout the treatment and can also be used to pre-cool sensitive areas. Along with Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device which gives the skin a short spray of cryogen milliseconds before the laser pulse.
Many clients have likened the treatment to the feeling of having an elastic band flicked against the skin. Please note that all clients pain thresholds differ substantially though and if pain is an issue, topical anaesthetic can be applied prior to treatment.
At SILK Laser Clinics, laser hair removal treatments start from as little as $6 and discounts are offered for pre-paid courses. This makes laser hair removal treatment extremely affordable when compared to ongoing costs of alternative hair removal methods, such as shaving and waxing. For more information on pricing, please refer to our pricing and specials page.
The number of treatments can vary, dependant on the individual and can be influenced by skin type, hair colour, medications, and hormones.
Depending on the area being treated, a course of 8 – 10 treatments is generally required to achieve the most significant hair reduction results. Your technician will make a recommendation of the number of treatments you require as part of your complimentary consultation and treatment planning session.
As hair growth is cyclical, it is recommended that a treatment is completed every 4 – 6 weeks for facial areas and every 6-10weeks for body areas, until the entire course is completed. However your technician will monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan if required.
We recommend clients adhere to their treatment plan, as a clients who miss an appointment or who leave a long period of time between treatments will not achieve optimum results.
Nearly all areas of the human body are treatable. For a list of our most commonly treated areas, please refer to our pricing page.
At SILK Laser clinics we recommend Laser Hair treatments for clients over the age of 18 years old. This is due to the fact that hair growth has not fully developed due to changing hormonal levels. If you are under 18 years old please speak with your parent or guardian about laser hair treatments prior to contacting SILK Laser Clinics as they will be required to attend your consultation and sign a consent.
The laser specifically targets the pigment within the hair follicle. Consequently, it is important not to affect the skins pigmentation in anyway before or after your laser treatments. Sun exposure can increase the risk of adverse reaction including burning, blistering and post inflammatory hyper or hypo pigmentation in some cases these reactions can be permanent and prevent you from achieving your ideal results.
Please avoid sun exposure or solariums 2 – 4 weeks prior to your first treatment and continue to avoid exposure to the treatment area throughout your entire treatment plan. Be sure to also apply sunscreen hourly if you are exposed to direct sunlight.
It is also recommended not to use any form of artificial tanning products prior to your treatment, this includes fake tan sprays or lotions and bronzing powders or creams. As these products alter your natural skin colour they must be completely removed from the treatment area prior to your appointment, otherwise your technician may advise you to postpone your treatment.
Some medications may have blood thinning or photo-sensitising properties which can increase the risk of an adverse reaction, so it is important to bring along a comprehensive list of any medications or supplements you are on to discuss with your technician prior to treatment.
Clients with hormonal imbalances or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) are recommended to consult an Endocrinologist for evaluation and possible medical treatment. These clients tend to have excess hair growth secondary to their medical condition and may find that they require both medical treatment as well as ongoing laser treatment, in order to achieve optimum results.
Before your appointment, please ensure that:
- No waxing, tweezing, creams, epilating or bleaching to the area for 4 weeks prior.
- No fake tan to the area at time of treatment.
- No sun exposure to the area for 2-4 weeks prior.
- No sunburn to the area for 4-6 weeks prior.
- No Microdermabrasion to the area for 1 weeks prior.
- No Dermal Peels to the area for 1 weeks prior.
- No Dermapen to the area for 2 weeks prior.
- No LHR to the area for 4 weeks prior.
- For body areas, please shave the area 12-24 hours prior to your appointment. For your first appointment, please leave a small patch, for the technician to assess.
- For facial areas, please do not shave prior to your appointment.
Redness and swelling of the skin is common and can last up to 48 hours after your treatment, to ensure the skin is protected it is important that only SILK Skincare is used in the treatment area.
- SILK Soothing Gel, must be applied for a minimum of 3 days after your treatment, morning and night, in place of any other moisturizer.
- SILK Skin Cleanser, must be used to cleanse the treatment area for a minimum of 3 days after your treatment.
- SILK Face & Body Scrub, must be used 2 times each week starting a week after your treatment.
- SPF must be applied to all treatment areas, SILK recommends an SPF which can be purchased from the clinic, and sun exposure must be avoided at all times.
- It is recommended that only mineral makeup is applied to the skin for the first 3 days after laser treatment.
- Avoid excessive physical activity, hot showers, pools, spas and saunas for up to 48 hours post treatment.
- When treating underarms, deodorant must not be applied for 12 hours post treatment.