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Unwanted Hair
Unwanted hair

Women and men alike experience unwanted hair – whether it’s on your face, back, legs, fingers, feet or toes: just because it’s there doesn’t mean it has to be there forever.

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There are many causes of excess unwanted hair, ranging from genetics to polycystic ovarian syndrome. If the hair that concerns you is dark, the most effective way to deal with is Intense Pulsed Light or ‘IPL’ – a much more permanent solution than shaving, waxing or creams. If you’ve got unwanted hair, our registered nurses are here to help.


There are several treatments available to reduce hair, but the most permanent and effective treatment is Intense Pulsed Light or IPL.  This however, is only suitable for darker hair. Intense Pulsed Light treatment can be done anywhere on the body. The procedure involves pulsed light energy that goes through the hair shaft down to the follicle, therefore destroying the hair’s root. An IPL treatment session lasts for about 15-30 minutes, with a follow up in 3-4 weeks. A series of about 5-6 IPL treatment sessions are required on average.

Why Skin Institute?

Feeling confident and looking the best you can are things we all aim for. Skin Institute has over twenty years of experience in skincare, and we pride ourselves on keeping at the forefront of developments in appearance medicine. Our expert teams are helping Kiwis across the country show the world their best face – and you could be one of them.

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