Additional Hair Care Information:
GSD is ready to lead the industry with a vision to reach the pinnacle while focusing the best quality standards of FDA, CE, ISO9001 and ISO13485 in providing IPL treatment, laser hair removal treatment and beauty equipments in NSW Australia. Laser and IPL treatment use energy in the form of light to destroy the hair follicle. The energy directed from the hand piece is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle, momentarily heating it to around 70 degrees centigrade killing the follicle and thus preventing further hair growth. However to complicate matters most people also have melanin in their skin that also absorbs light energy creating heat in the skin. If this heat is excessive it will cause blisters or burns. For this reason the ideal candidates for laser and IPL hair removal treatments are those who are dark haired and fair skinned like the typical Irish complexion, whereas suntanned Danes with very fair hair are poor candidates.
At GSD we always insist that clients stay out of the sun for a few weeks prior to treatment so that the level of melanin in the skin is as low as possible and therefore winter time in the Australia is the ideal time for treatments. With care most people can be treated but some may require many more treatments and any white, grey and even some red hairs will respond poorly (or not at all) to light based hair removal treatments. These will require many more treatments at a much lower power level and the operator will have to be extremely careful to ensure that the hair removal machine is correctly set to avoid skin damage. Thankfully, our most modern laser hair removal equipment and IPL devices make this process much easier but it is still necessary to have a highly skilled operator. Hair grows in cycles and many factors influence its growth including age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism along with your hair's location, thickness and resilience. Only hair that is in its growing cycle will be destroyed at each treatment session.
The number of hairs growing at any one time and the length of time between treatments varies, but generally clinics allow 4 to 8 weeks. There is sometimes mild pain associated with laser hair removal treatment. This discomfort ranges in intensity and has been described from as mild as the snap of a rubber band, to the sensation of a hot pinprick. When treating sensitive areas, (upper lip and bikini areas) some practitioners often elect to use a topical anesthetic cream, which helps to reduce any discomfort. There are two big differences between Laser and Intense Pulsed Light systems. One is in the area that can be treated in one go and the treatment speed. Generally IPL treatment heads are up to 8 times larger than the small spot produced by lasers and therefore treatments are much quicker. The other difference is the wavelength of light produced. Lasers produce light with one specific wavelength whilst IPL uses an entire waveband. Different wavelengths penetrate the skin to different depths so using IPL is like using a group of lasers in a single treatment. Here at GSD we offer both laser hair removal treatment and IPL (Intense Pulse Light) treatments; because they offer the best, most effective results for our clients. At GSD clinics we tailor your beauty treatments to suit your skin tone and color of your hair to ensure all treatment have the superlative results.