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Hair removal options

There are three different types of hair removal techniques offered in Complete Skin & Beauty salons ensuring our clients can enjoy hair free skin all year round.


Waxing is a process of temporary hair removal, the wax bonds to the hair and it is then removed from the follicle. Waxing is ideal for any type of hair no matter the colour or the thickness, the only requirement for waxing as a hair removal treatment is to ensure that the length of the hair is at least half a centimetre in length. Waxing doesn’t simulate more hair to grow but can actually help to reduce the hair growth as well as thin the hair out. This treatment has minimal down time and for best results, this treatment should be done every 4-6 weeks.  

Pre & Post Care for Waxing

  • Exfoliate the area the day before.
  • Avoid hot showers and exercise for 24 hours after your wax.
  • Apply Medi-soothe for three days after treatment to reduce inflammation.
  • Waxing can weaken the hair follicle so its important to use an exfoliator 3-4 times a week (at least 5 days post treatment) to help prevent any ingrown hairs.
  • Wear loose fitting clothes post wax to prevent any irritation for 24 hours.
  • Apply Mineral Pro SPF daily to protect the skin.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Hair Removal

IPL is a non-invasive semi permanent hair removal technique similar to laser hair removal as both use light to heat the hair follicle. IPL hair removal uses intense pulse light that is attracted to the melanin in each individual hair follicle, ideal for hair that has pigment which attracts the light.  The short burst of light is absorbed into the hair follicles heating it to 70 degrees resulting in a reduction of hair growth. The treated hair will start to fall out 5-7 days after the treatment, with most clients achieving optimal results of an 80% hair reduction after receiving 6-12 Treatments on a regular cycle. Clients are recommended to have IPL treatments done every 4-6 weeks until optimum results are reached, with maintenance treatments after tailored to each individual client to continue their results. 

Pre & Post Care for  IPL

  • Exfoliate & shave the day before, to save and optimise you treatment results
  • Avoid hot showers and exercise for 24 hours post IPL
  • Apply Medi-soothe for three days post treatment to calm and soothe.
  • Use an exfoliating mitt 5 days post treatment to draw out any underlying hairs
  • Apply Mineral Pro SPF daily to the treated areas as, IPL can make you more susceptible to UV rays.
  • Wear loose fitting clothes to prevent any irritation for 24 hours.


Electrolysis is the only permanent hair removal and is ideal for any type of hair no matter the colour, best suited for smaller areas such as the face, neck, chest. There are three different types of electrolysis Galvanic, Thermolysis & Blend. Galvanic creates a chemical reaction within the cell matrix where Thermolysis creates heat to destroy the cell matrix. Blend is a combination of both creating heat as well as a chemical reaction. This treatment works by placing a small electrode needle into the individual hair follicle using a direct current dependent on the type of electrolysis being used by your therapist. The hair is then removed after treatmet with tweezers.

Pre and Post Care

  • Avoid hot showers and exercise for 24 hours after Electrolysis.
  • Apply Medi soothe three days post treatment.
  • Do not pick or rub the treated area
  • Apply Mineral Pro SPF daily as the wound healing process can make you more susceptible to UV rays.

Smooth, silky, hair free skin is always in  and Complete Skin & Beauty therapists are experts in the field of hair removal from all areas of the body. If you have any questions, or would like to better understand what hair removal treatments are suited to your skin and hair type, call or visit your local salon to find out more.

**Electrolysis not available in all locations.

Katie has a diploma of beauty therapy and over 3 years experience in the beauty industry. She specialises in waxing, tinting, electrolysis and skin treatments. Katie's passion is to educate her clients on how to look after their skin using a range of products/skin treatments that will meet their skincare goals. She loves inspiring her clients to have complete confidence in themselves. When she is not working in the salon she loves to be outdoors Gold Detecting or spending time with her pets.

Beauty Therapist
Complete Skin & Beauty Bendigo