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Laser Hair Removal

At Exquisite Laser Clinic we specialise in Laser Hair Removal on all skin types. MEN & WOMEN

Hair Removal is the number one requested aesthetic procedure, at our laser clinic we offer the very best laser hair removal system on the market. The Cutera Coolglide® Nd:YAG laser is for all skin types and tones, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wavelength and innovative cooling design, allow extremely effective, safe and permanent results to remove unwanted hair.

Important Note: IPL Machines are NOT Laser Hair Removal

One of the greatest injustices in the cosmetic industry today is the confusion between IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal and laser hair removal. The uncertainty is understandable – after all, many people understand lasers to be little more than ‘Intense Light’. However, IPL hair removal is very, very different to laser hair removal! When investing in hair removal treatments we encourage you to do your research into the differences between one potentially harmful, and one effective and safe treatment.

How do IPLs work?

Intense Pulsed Light systems use a beam of traditional light of many different wavelengths to burn the hair shaft, hopefully damaging the follicle to prevent immediate re-growth of the shaft that was removed. The big word for it is photothermolysis – ‘light heat breakdown’.

How does laser hair removal work?

If IPLs work by photothermolysis, laser hair removal works by selective photothermolysis … and that single word makes a world of difference! You don’t want to cause ‘light heat breakdown’ in the cells of your skin, you want to selectively target the hair cells and follicles. The use of a particular wavelength of light in laser hair removal is what allows that selectivity, creating a heat injury to the hair, but not the surrounding skin.

How can I tell the difference between IPL and laser hair removal?

The easiest and most direct way to tell the difference between the two treatments is to ask the provider. You can also check for:

  • Mention of specific wavelengths of light (measured in nm) in the description of the service
  • Mention of types of machine including an Argon laser, Ruby laser, Alexandrite laser, Pulsed Diode Array, or an Nd:YAG laser indicate that you are purchasing true laser hair removal.
  • Pricing. IPL treatments are much cheaper than laser treatments, mostly because the equipment is far cheaper and have alot higher risk of side effects and unsatisfactory treatments results compared to laser. However any equipment in the wrong hands can be very dangerous with an inexperienced operator.

The Dangers of IPL

At best, IPL will create some reduction in hair growth in the long term. At worst, though, it causes severe burns, hypo-pigmentation, blistering and scarring. It’s a lesson that some people have to learn for the rest of their lives, unfortunately.

Many IPL injuries go unreported, with people feeling that they should have known better. It is very important to know the difference between laser and IPL before starting your treatments.

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What machines do we use?

exqlaser14-p-laserThe CoolGlide Difference

CoolGlide systems are by far the more superior laser hair removal systems on the market for all skin tones, from light to dark, including tanned patients.

This unique design, longer wavelength and innovative cooling allows for extremely effective, safe and permanent results.

How do CoolGlide lasers compare with other hair removal methods?

Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all temporary methods which must be repeated on a frequent basis. The CoolGlide laser offers permanent hair reduction for lasting results.

exlaser-31Why choose CoolGlide lasers over other laser hair removal systems?

Using the latest technology in laser hair removal, CoolGlide laser systems can treat large areas without the limitations of older technologies.

The CoolGlide systems longer wavelength allows it to be used safely and effectively on patients with all skin types as well as tanned skin. Unlike other systems CoolGlide lasers can treat the fine hair on a woman’s upper lip just as easily and effectively as the coarse hair on a mans back. The cooled handpiece increases patient comfort and minimizes the adverse skin reactions commonly seen with other hair removal systems.


Versatile Long-Pulse Nd:YAG

For permanent hair reduction, Cutera has created a long-pulse 1064 nm laser that represents several clinical firsts.
The 1064 nm Nd:YAG Advantage:

  • First laser FDA approved for permanent hair reduction on all skin types, including tanned skin
  • First for treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae, year-round
  • Specifically for laser hair removal
  • Minimal side effects unlike other systems

For more information on the CoolGlide Laser please don’t hesitate to ask. We offer Free Consultations please contact us on 09 630 8042 or info@exquisitelaser.co.nz