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Laser hair removal
Effective, precision-laser hair removal with Cutera Excel HR™.

Remove unwanted facial and body hair and reveal silky smooth, hair-free skin this summer with Cutera excel HR™ leaders in aesthetic laser technology. With Cutera excel laser HR™ technology, hair removal is quick and efficient! As an added bonus, you’ll also notice the treated area is smoother, brighter, more youthful looking and with a more even tone.

The new Cutera Excel with laser genesis technology is one of the least painful and fastest lasers on the market. It will treat all skin types with minimal to no downtime. You can finally say goodbye to unwanted hair.

Suzy Raetz
Appearance medicine Nurse
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How does excel HR™ work?

Traditional methods of hair removal, like shaving, waxing and depilatory creams, are all temporary and must be frequently repeated – with ongoing expensive, discomfort and time-wasting. The Cutera Excel HR™ laser works by targeting the melanin in your hair – which is what gives it colour. The melanin absorbs the heat from the laser, which destroys the follicle.

The Cutera Excel HR™ system offers the most advanced premium hair removal solution for all skin types. It constantly cools the skin during treatment, reducing side effects and discomfort. Unlike older technologies that use low-powered energy sources like pulsed light, Cutera Excel HR™ only uses true, premium, laser sources for patients of all skin types.

What areas can be treated?

Any area with unwanted hair can be treated with Cutera Excel HR™. Commonly requested areas include underarms, legs and bikini area, and chest and back for men

Do treatments hurt?

All laser hair removal treatments can be uncomfortable, but the superior cooling technology of Cutera Excel HR™ can significantly reduce your discomfort before, during and after each laser pulse. In a patient-preference study measuring comfort and satisfaction, 100% of patients chose Cutera Excel HR™ laser hair removal over a competitive procedure.

How long do treatments take?

Treatments last only thirty minutes, so Cutera Excel HR™ can fit into your busy schedule – even your lunch break.

What is recovery like?

There is no downtime with this procedure. Afterwards, you may notice redness, which will go away in a few hours. You can get back to your day immediately – just make sure you apply sunscreen, as your skin may be more sensitive.

What results can I expect?

You will see great results immediately – the laser destroys the follicle and your hair will fall out. For more permanent results, you’ll need multiple treatments. This is because hair grows in different phases – only some of your hair can be targeted at each treatment. Generally, 5-6 treatments 6 weeks apart reduces the surviving follicles to single percentages. Re-treatment is only necessary if you notice any surviving follicles.

Can I space my treatments out?

No – it is very important to stick with your treatment schedule. Missing a treatment will allow your hair to grow back too much, and may increase the number of treatments you need. Typically, time between treatments is 6-8 weeks for facial hair, and 8-10 weeks for body hair, back and legs.

Is this right for me?

The superior technology of Cutera Excel HR™ delivers exceptional results on all hair and skin types, including very fine or coarse hair, and on darker skin.  Like most of our treatments, Cutera Excel HR™ is not suitable if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, and can be dangerous if you’re on certain blood-thinning medications or have skin conditions.

Easy Ways to Pay

There are now easy ways to pay for your treatments.


Humm – take it today, take time to pay

        • Buy “little things” up to $1,000, interest free!
        • Repay in 5 fortnightly or 10 weekly slices
        • Repay and free up your balance to spend again​​​​​​​
        • OR buy “big things” and get approved online or in-store for up to $6,000, interest free!
        • Depending on where you shop and what you buy repay over 12 months
        • Available for both in-clinic and Skin Store purchases.

Q Card

        • 12 months interest free
        •  Apply quickly and easily online whilst in the clinic, via the online application form. Application time takes around 3-5  minutes.
        • Q card automatically approve amounts up to $15,000 via the online application process.
        • Higher limits can be requested but take a little longer to be approved so the application should be completed prior to your treatment.
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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