Durban Cosmetic Laser Centre is uniquely positioned to offer leading-edge laser hair removal, IPL hair removal and electrolysis all under one roof. We are KZN’s longest-running laser hair removal clinic. We use medical-grade lasers, including the latest LightSheer® Duet, which offers fast, effective and virtually pain-free treatment among its many advantages. Our electrolygist has over 30 years’ experience.
We’re a modern clinic and offer hair removal for all skin types (Fitzpatrick I-VI), and for both men and women. In consultation with the client, we will decide which of our methods is best suited for the task at hand. We have a solution for you.
We’re at an easy to find location on leafy Innes Road (opposite Mitchell Park). In addition we have gated, off-street parking. Contact us to make an appointment. Or read on to find out more about KZN’s most experienced laser hair removal clinic and our various options…
Laser hair removal
Our state-of-the art Lumenis LightSheer® Duet is an 800nm diode laser. It comes with two head sizes. The ET hand piece is for small, focussed bony areas, and the HS handset is for fast and painless treatment of larger areas. The HS handset uses vacuum-assist technology, which enhances light absorption for greater effectiveness. It has an ultra-large spot size of 22×35 mm, making it incredibly fast and efficient. No gel or anaesthetic is required during the treatment. If you’d like to read more about the advantages of vacuum-assist technology and large spot size lasers, links to independent peer-reviewed articles are provided here
Laser hair removal is suitable for the face (upper lip, sideburns, chin/beard), underarms, legs, back, bikini line, pubic area, neck, stomach, navel, buttocks, chest, or any area where pigmented hair grows.
IPL hair removal
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is technically not a laser as it uses a broad-spectrum light source (515-1200nm) with interchangeable filters. The new Lumenis M22™’s unique design allows us to customise treatment according to the specific colour, texture and location of the unwanted hair.
For blonde, red, grey or fine vellus hair, both IPL and laser are less effective than on darker hair. However if the machine can target at least some pigment, they can have some benefit. If not, electrolysis uses a different method of permanent hair removal that does not rely on hair pigmentation.
Finally, for particularly stubborn hair that lacks pigment and does not respond to the laser, or for areas that require absolute precision, Durban Cosmetic Laser Centre also offers electrolysis. We are a one-stop-shop for all your hair removal needs.
All our treatments are performed by licensed, trained and certified medical and aesthetic professionals. We have 30 years of hair removal experience and we pride ourselves on fair pricing, cutting-edge equipment and high-quality customer service. Contact us today to book an appointment or for answers to any questions you may have.
Read more for peer-reviewed articles:
Publimed.gov: Conclusion: Treatment with the LightSheer Duet HS causes less pain.
Publimed.gov: Conclusion: Lower fluence diode laser, delivered under conditions of vacuum and using larger spot sizes, can provide significant hair reduction.
Taylor & Francis Online: Conclusion: Treatment with the vacuum-assisted handpiece is faster. It has a tendency to be more comfortable
Publimed.gov: Conclusion: PSF significantly reduces pain in all patients, even when higher (+30%) energy levels are applied.
Publimed.gov: Conclusion: A long-pulsed diode laser with a large spot size and vacuum-assisted suction is safe and effective for long-term hair removal. This is the largest prospective study to evaluate long-term hair reduction. It is the first to quantify decreases in hair thickness and darkness with treatment.