Laser Hair Removal: Cape Town

If you’re looking for the best laser hair removal Cape Town has to offer, NuSkinnovation has got you covered. Are you looking for a long-term solution to hair growth? Laser hair removal is the best choice you can make. With minimal side effects, the quick treatment reduces and prevents the growth of stubborn, unwanted, and ingrown hairs. We have come a long way in accepting our body hairs, but we totally understand that for some people, permanent removal is the goal.


Keep reading to learn more about laser hair removal as well as what our team at NuSkinnovation can do for you. We make use of high-quality technology to ensure our clients are backed by the best equipment when it comes to laser hair removal. For some of the best laser hair removal Cape Town has to offer, NuSkinnovation is the way to go.




How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?


The procedure is performed by one of our trained somatologists who uses a hand-held IPL and laser system that emits a concentrated beam of light energy. The device is positioned over the target area, and the laser or IPL energy is emitted in short pulses. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat multiple hairs at the same time.


The light and heat energy emitted from the laser device travels through the skin melanin (pigment) in the hair follicles, reaching the derma papilla (blood supply of the hair). It then destroys the blood supply in the hair follicle, creating permanent hair removal.


Unfortunately, not all hair is at the same phase of its growing cycle (anagen) at the same time, which is why multiple sessions of laser hair removal are required. Laser hair removal is perfectly safe due to its precision. While “zapping” and removing the unwanted hair in the area, the surrounding skin is left undamaged.


Does Laser Remove Hair Permanently?


After your full course of treatments, maintenance sessions are recommended every few years, just to be certain that those stubborn hairs stop growing. Overall, each treatment session takes between 5-30 minutes, depending on the area of the body you are having treated, and you will need to undergo roughly 6-12 treatments for maximum results.


How Much Is Laser In South Africa?


The cost of laser treatments in South Africa usually depends on the type of treatment you’re looking for and the laser clinic you choose to go to. The prices can range from a few hundred to several thousand Rands, so it’s best to get in touch with a laser clinic in Cape Town for an accurate estimate.


Is 4 Sessions Enough For Laser Hair Removal?


Beauty treatment is seen as an investment that requires patience as the results are yielded over a seemingly long period of time. It takes about 2-3 weeks after your first session to see a difference in hair growth, and about 6-12 treatments to get the full result as only hairs that are in the active growth phase can be targeted by the laser.


How Many Years Will Laser Hair Removal Last?


The longevity of your hair removal treatment results depends on how thick your hair is, the specific treatment, and where it is you’re being treated. A single session is not a permanent cure-all and an additional set of sessions may be needed to maintain whatever regrowth occurs and to clean up whatever hair didn’t take in the last round of sessions.




Do You Shave Before Laser Hair Removal?


Shaving properly before getting a laser hair removal treatment is essential. If you don’t shave before getting laser hair removal, the hair will end up absorbing the light waves that were intended to target the hair follicle. This means the treatment won’t be effective at its job of long-term hair removal.


Are Laser Treatments Worth It?


The modern trend of laser hair removal has taken over the world. Laser hair removal is one of the most common aesthetic procedures, using laser light to remove unwanted hair from the body. It is most effective on dark, coarse hair, and lighter skin. Laser hair removal can be used to treat almost any part of the body and is a worthy investment for those looking to build confidence and feel comfortable in their skin.


What Are The Black Dots After Laser Hair Removal?


Some clients will notice small black dots on their skin after laser hair removal. These are merely a small side-effect of the procedure – the black dots are hairs that have not yet pushed through the skin. These will likely shed on their own and are no cause for concern.


Laser Hair Removal Or Electrolysis


Lasers and electrolysis are both popular methods of hair removal. Both target hair follicles under the surface of the skin. While both come with benefits and risks, laser hair removal remains the more popular option in the aesthetic industry.


Laser Hair Removal Cape Town: The Treatment Process


Sun exposure should be avoided for 6 weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure darkens the skin, making laser hair removal less effective. The damage from sun exposure can also create other complications and increase the possibility of risks such as burns to occur from the treatment.


Before going for laser hair removal, it is important to shave or trim the unwanted hair. This makes the treatment easier for the somatologist, while also preventing the hair from being burned and creating a foul odour. Waxing, plucking, and electrolysis should be avoided for six weeks before treatment as the laser hair removal device needs to target the blood supply of the hair, damaging its root and preventing future growth.


30-20 minutes before the laser hair removal session, a topical numbing cream can be applied to the area being treated. This helps with the sting of the laser pulses. The laser pulses are not extremely painful, and the small sting is bearable. The laser system is then adjusted to the colour, thickness, and location of the hair being treated as well as the colour of your skin.


Depending on the light source being used, you and the technician will need to wear eye protection. A cooling gel or a special cooling device will be used to protect the outer layers of your skin. This also helps the laser light to penetrate your skin. The somatologist will then give a pulse of light on an area being treated, testing, and looking for any reactions. This testing pulse is also used to ensure the correct settings are being used on you.


Once the procedure is complete, ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams, or cold water will be used to ease any discomfort. Your next treatment can be scheduled six to eight weeks later. We advise you to book treatments until your hair stops growing, and to follow up for maintenance sessions, depending on your hair growth.


For a day or two after treatment, your skin may feel sunburnt. Cool compresses and moisturises should help. We advise our patients to wear sunscreen post-treatment and to avoid the sun for the next 1-3 days. If your face was treated, makeup can be worn the next day, unless your skin is blistering.


Laser Hair Removal Risks


The side effects of laser hair removal include discomfort, skin irritation, redness, mild swelling, and potential pigment changes. Blisters are very uncommon but possible if the wrong device settings have been used during treatment. These side effects are minor and uncommon; however, we do ensure our patients are aware of the possibility of them occurring. Our technicians have been properly trained and are experienced with using laser hair removal technology, making sure our patients are comfortable throughout the process and do not experience these side effects.




Nordly Laser Hair Removal: Cape Town


NuSkinnovation is here to offer the highest quality laser hair removal Cape Town has seen. We like to use IPL and laser systems to remove unwanted hair. There are a few differences between normal laser hair removal and IPL laser hair removal. Read further to explore the differences between the two:


  • Wavelength: Both laser and IPL use light to heat the hair follicle and prevent regrowth. However, the technology used to deliver the light is really quite different – with the key difference being the kind of light itself. In short, lasers produce a very specific type of light consisting of one wavelength or colour of light all going in one direction, which creates a single beam like a laser pointer. IPL devices produce a wide range of wavelengths of light to produce a single white flash. This light is closer to natural light and can appear with an orange/red glow when the device is flashed against the skin, like a camera flash.
  • Target Area: IPL and lasers are best suited for removing hair from lighter skin tones and are commonly used on the face, legs, arms, underarms, and bikini area. Normal lasers, on the other hand, can be used on a wider range of skin tones and body areas, including the chest, back, and legs.
  • Efficiency: IPL and lasers are considered more efficient for hair removal as they can cover larger areas in less time compared to normal lasers. IPL and lasers can also target multiple hairs at once, making the treatment process faster.
  • Cost: Normal laser hair removal is often less expensive than IPL laser hair removal due to the wider availability of equipment and the lower cost of manufacturing. However, the cost of both types of laser hair removal can vary widely depending on the location, the experience of the technician, and the number of treatments required.


Laser Hair Removal Cape Town: Price


NuSkinnovation is here to offer the best price for quality laser hair removal Cape Town has ever seen. Pricing depends on the area being treated, the technology being used, and more. Below are price estimates for a single session of the different IPL and laser hair removal therapies available at our Cape Town branch.

(note: all prices include VAT, prices are subject to change)




  • Full face (women)- R980
  • Beard and neck (men)- R950
  • Cheeks and forehead (women)- R390
  • Lip and chin (women)- R350
  • Upper lip (women)- R260
  • Unibrow- R270
  • Moustache (men)- R400


Arms And Legs


  • Full arm (both arms) (women)- R1500
  • Half arm (both arms) (women)- R950
  • Full arm (per arm) (men)- R1200
  • Half arm (per arm) (men)- R840
  • Underarms- R490
  • Hands- R600
  • Full leg (both) (women)- R2900
  • Full leg (per leg) (men)- R2320
  • Half leg and knee (both legs) (women)- R1950
  • Half leg and knee (per leg) (men)- R1560
  • Both feet- R300




  • Neck- R500
  • Chest- R1800
  • Neck and chest- R1300
  • Full-back- R3150
  • Upper back- R1500
  • Abdomen (men)- R800
  • Stomach (women)- R950
  • Belly button path (women)- R350
  • Belly button path (men)- R550
  • Full bikini- R980
  • Bikini sides- R520


Laser Hair Removal Cape Town: Specials


We, at NuSkinnovation, have created several special package deals, making your laser treatments more affordable in the long term. Visit our laser hair removal Cape Town branch, take a look at our website, or contact us at NuSkinnovation Cape Town to find out more.


Laser Hair Removal: Near Me


NuSkinnovation has several laser hair removal franchises in South Africa. Check out our website to search prices, contact details and more. Our current franchised locations are:


  • Centurion (Gauteng)
  • Nelspruit (Mpumalanga)
  • Pretoria East (Gauteng)
  • Montana (Gauteng)
  • Sandton (Gauteng)
  • Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape)
  • George (Western Cape)
  • V&A Waterfront (Cape Town)


Laser Hair Removal: Cape Town


NuSkinnovation Cape Town franchise is here to help you be the best you with our reliable, professional aesthetic treatments. Whether you are in need of laser skin treatment or wish to have hair removed in a safe and comfortable fashion, our team of experts is ready to help you score the aesthetic you’re going for. Don’t hesitate to get in contact and book your first appointment today!



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