Permanent Hair Reduction

If you’re sick of waxing, tweezing or plucking, laser is well recognised as an effective treatment for permanent hair reduction on any part of the body. Although results can be noticed after a few treatments, 5-10 treatments are generally recommended for ideal effect. Due to hair thickness, genetics, area and hormonal influences more treatments may be required and in some cases on going, periodic, maintenance treatments.

The Face Place MedSpa™ team spent 2½ years researching the top 5 medical grade Laser/IPL machines to bring you the best results. Medical grade machines are much more powerful than beauty therapy grade machines, and so have a much better hair reduction result.

Permanent hair reduction FAQ's

Will I need an initial consultation? 

Yes, as with all of our services, you must have an initial-consultation before proceeding with your first treatment - regardless of if you have had this treatment elsewhere. This ensures you are fully educated and informed before proceeding with treatment. We are a best-practice clinic and consistently deliver optimal results by placing paramount importance on education and informed consent.

What to expect after a hair reduction treatment?

You may experience some reddening and/or local swelling at the treatment site, but this typically goes away within hours. On rare occasions, clients may experience some pain, crusting, blistering or bruising, but this typically resolves quickly. The skin can become darker or lighter following treatment, but will generally return to normal within a few weeks. Limiting sun exposure before and after each treatment will minimize the risk of complications. Following the treatment, you can generally return to work and resume all regular activities immediately.

How long will permanent hair reduction last?

After a series of 6-10 treatments you will experience permanent hair reduction in the treated area, unless new hair follicles are activated by hormonal stimulation.

Why do I need a series of permanent hair reduction treatments?

Hair growth occurs in a three-part growth phase: active, dormant, and transitional. To maximise the removal and delay of regrowth, hair must be treated while in the active phase. Since each hair on the body has its own individual growth cycle, a course of treatments over time disables each hair follicle while in its active growth phase.

Does permanent hair reduction hurt?

A gel is applied to the area to be treated and you will be given dark eyewear to protect your eyes. You feel the smooth, cold surface of the IPL head gently pressed against your skin as it applies pulses of light. You may feel a sting or flicking sensation. You can return to work the same day and resume all your regular activities.

Is permanent hair reduction safe?

Yes. It is a non-invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual concerns and skin type. Our medical skin therapists have also undergone significant training, are Syneron Candella certified and perform these treatments on all the team.

How long does the procedure take?

Treatment is generally administered in a series of 6-10 sessions which should be spaced at 6-8 week intervals for excellent long-term results. Treatments are booked half hourly or hourly, depending on your specific needs.

How quickly does it work?

Depending on the colour and thickness of the hair you are treating, and the severity of the individual problem, a series of 6-10 treatments may be required.


To find out if this treatment is right for you, book a consultation now with one of our Medical Skin Therapist's on 0800 COSMED.

Opening Hours
Monday 10am – 5.00pm (Takapuna closed)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am - 6.30pm
Friday 9am - 5.30pm, Saturday 10am - 4.00pm