I first trained in laser about seven years ago and it has been my passion ever since. There is just something so satisfying seeing the results it can give! The particular machine we use in the Medispa is the Candela gentlemax pro Series. But before I go into detail about that particular machine and the wonders it does, I will quickly explain “exactly what does laser mean” L.A.S.E.R is light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.

What this means is the laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, it is then converted to heat and therefore damaging the hair follicles that produce the hairs. This is fantastic news for us as the hair growth is then slowed down, reduced and eventually the hope is it will stop growing!! Therefore, giving us hair reduction. It’s the result we all dream off. Laser is only effective on black and dark brown hairs. It can be performed on the face or body and the results are amazing.

As a therapist my favourite treatment to perform is pigmentation and thread vein removal as the results are so satisfying and can change a persons appearance with just a few treatments.

Pigmentation has become a huge concern for many people especially as they get older and have been exposed to the sun over the years and maybe haven’t been the most diligent on sun protection. We can target the pigmentation and help lighten and reduce the appearance of dark spots.

And last but certainly not least is thread vein removal, (little tiny spider veins on the face or body) Many a client has popped into me certain there is no treatment or cure for their red, high colouring or broken capillaries and I get immense satisfaction explaining to them that I certainly can help them. I think that’s my favourite part of my whole job! Working with my client and giving them the best result possible!!

With the winter approaching this is the best time of year to undergo laser treatment. As it will be easier to cover up treatment areas from the sun. We will be wrapped up in woolies and coats and therefore skin will be less exposed to heat and more protected from uv exposure. Tans will have faded and it’s generally an excellent time of year to start treatment.

I hope this gives a little insight to Laser and what it can do. There is literally something for everyone. And if there’s anything or anyone I can help in the process. It takes my job satisfaction to another level.