Dr Hans Raetz, Skin Institute doctor with the Cooltech™ Machine

A World of More Beautiful Skin

The experts at Lovely by skin institute answer some commonly asked questions about Laser Hair Removal and Cooltech™

Is Laser Hair Removal suitable for all skin types? What about blonde hair? And those with darker skin tones?

Lovely by skin institute offers laser hair removal from top to toe, starting from the face through to the upper areas of the body such as underarms through to the lower body. We cater to all different skin types, however blonde, red, grey or white hair do not respond to laser. The most suitable candidates for laser hair removal are people who have dark, thick and coarse hair on their face or body, also people that are prone to ingrown hairs or have to shave frequently. Laser hair removal is effective in creating a long-term hair reduction solution.

Does Laser Hair Removal hurt?

We use a Class 4 medical grade laser system which is quick and efficient. Laser hair removal is painless, however everyone experiences something different. Some customers refer to a ‘sight flicking of a rubber band’ on the skin sensation.

How many treatments do I need?

We recommend 6-12 treatments (depending on the area we are treating and your hair type), as well as maintenance treatments. Sometimes the face can require more treatments. Our therapists provide a detailed treatment plan during consultation.



What is Cooltech™?

Cooltech™ is a non-surgical fat-freezing treatment that removes fat deposits by freezing them. Cooltech™ is not a substitute for total body weight loss. It is perfect for stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Cooltech™ works by freezing your fat cells through a process called cryolipolysis.

Using Cooltech’s unique applicators almost any area can be treated, including the stomach, hips, thighs, knees, upper and lower back, arms and chin. Fat freezing decreases the bulk of fat to sculpt your contours precisely, making it possible to achieve a smoother body line without surgery.

For the procedure, a vacuum applicator is applied to the area which then draws in the skin (and fat), forming a suction seal. This stays on for 70 minutes freezing the area and then over the course of two to 12 weeks, you will start to see the results as the fat cells are naturally flushed from the body permanently. Optimal results are seen at three months post treatment.

A treatment like this can remove up to 20-30% of localised fat forever (granted you maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime).



What makes Cooltech™ different to other fat-freezing technology?

Cooltech™ is proven European technology and is scientifically proven unlike others on the market. Cooltech™ does have longer treatment times (70 minutes), however fewer treatments are required (typically 1-3). It is also more affordable compared to other technology. Cooltech™ also has ongoing research and regular updates to stay at the forefront of fat-freezing technology.

Is it safe?

Cooltech™ has been proven to be a safe treatment. Specifically designed gel pads are placed between the skin and the applicators to ensure skin tissue, muscle fibres and nerves are unaffected. The entire process is monitored both by a Lovely by skin institute therapist, and by the Cooltech™ device, which has suction and temperature controls. This medical device must be administered by a healthcare professional. Individual results may vary.

To book a treatment please visit lovelybyskin.co.nz