SHR Hair Removal FAQ


We are providing the following FAQ’s for your most asked questions. You may have more questions so please contact us at Central Coast Laser Clinic on 4333 3777 to arrange your FREE consultation to discuss a treatment plan that suits your needs with one of our trained, Fully Qualified and very experienced staff.

SHR Laser Hair Removal is a safe, effective, and commonly used treatment, providing optimal results in the removal of unwanted hair. Lasers work by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the skin. This light is converted to heat and is absorbed by the cells being targeted, while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. Our lasers feature a patented skin-cooling device for even greater clients comfort and safety and better results.


Who can have Laser Hair Removal treatment?
We can treat Women and Men of all ages. Children under 18 will require a presence of a parent or guardian on the first consultation or a signed written consent from their parent or guardian. The Central Coast Laser Clinic therapists do sometimes need to refer clients to their General Medical Practitioner for assessment and when in doubt will not treat until a Medical Clearance is provided.

Is Laser Hair Removal permanent?
Hair reduction is assured. Clients can achieve anywhere from 80% to 90% hair reduction. These results will be influenced by certain conditions such as skin, hair colour and hormones. We advise 2 to 3 Maintenance visits a year. As with all Laser therapy treatments, the frequency and number of treatments will depend on your skin type, the area affected and the size of that area.

Unlike other salons/clinic's, at Central Coast Laser Clinic we can treat all skin colours from fair to dark and all types of hair colours including white, grey,fair, blonde and red. With our technology gone are the days of "The lighter the skin and the darker the hair" Our technology is able to treat all people safely and effectively.


Is Laser Hair Removal treatment safe?
Yes, laser treatments have been used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. At Central Coast Laser Clinic we only use the latest medical grade technology.

How long will my treatment take, and how many treatments will I need?
Every SHR Laser Hair Removal treatment, like every client, is unique. Individual treatments will vary according to skin and hair colour, to be expected. On average, we recommend 6-10 treatments. Some clients may require additional treatments, depending on the individual.

Treatments should be repeated every 6 weeks for the body and 4 weeks for the face depending on the hair growth rate. There is no need for long hair. 


What precautions should I take before or after my treatment?
Unlike waxing, there is no need for long hair. Hair must be short for your laser treatment, about 2-3 days hair growth, 3mm max. Shave or trim the hair before your laser hair removal treatment.
Shorter hair ensures the treatment is more comfortable for you and allows the laser energy to travel down to the follicle faster. Avoid sun exposure on the area for 2 to 3 weeks before treatment, and 1 to 2 weeks after treatment. You can use Spray Tan 24 hours after the treatment. We recommend wearing a 30+ SPF sun screen even for casual (routine) exposure to the sun.


Are there any adverse side-effects to laser treatments?
A small percentage of persons treated may experience side effects (unwanted outcomes); these side effects are usually temporary and mild, though can be more severe and longer term. 
They include:
Blistering and possible scarring may occur with all skin types and especially if the required precautions (relating to sun exposure and some medicines) are not followed, before, during and after treatment.

Hyper-pigmentation (darker skin) can occur because of inflammation caused by laser treatment and a brown mark arises that usually takes some months to fade with the assistance of lightening agents.

Hypo-pigmentation (lighter skin): laser treatment can cause a loss of skin pigmentation in the treated area. This pigmentation usually returns but can take up to 12 months and in very rare cases can take so long that is considered permanent.

Bacterial or viral infection. Any infection in a wound created by a laser has the potential for scarring and laser treatments have been known to trigger herpes simplex outbreaks. In general, most procedures have a low risk of adverse side effects. Some clients do experience a slight pigment change in their skin colour. If this occurs, the skin typically returns to normal pigmentation in a few weeks. You may apply Vitamin E cream to the treated areas; it will help the fading process. All treatment results are individual.


Is it painful?
NO At Central Coast Laser Clinic, the SHR Technology laser machine we use have a dynamic cooling device. This cools the skin, making the treatment very comfortable Individual pain experience can vary.

Should I be receiving Laser Hair Removal treatment if I am on medication?
There are certain medications that can affect the treatment. The most common are Roaccutane and Retin A. We are unable to treat client's until they have been off Roaccutane and Retin - A for 12 months. Any one taking or have taken medications in the last 6 months that make the skin light sensitive we are unable to treat. It is better to be safe than sorry.

You can contact Central Coast Laser Clinic on 02 4333 3777 to arrange a FREE consultation to discuss your treatment plan that suits your needs with one of our trained, fully qualified and experienced laser hair removal staff. The Central Coast Laser Clinic therapists do sometimes need to refer clients to their General Medical Practitioner for assessment and when in doubt will not treat until a Medical Clearance is provided.

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