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Hair Removal

Dr Garsing Wong has written & reviewed medical articles on hair growth & hair loss which have been published on the web. Hair Removal at Auckland Cosmetic Medicine Clinic Ltd - Sapphire uses the powerful while at the same time, comfortable technology to give you superior results.  Dr Garsing Wong, former executive member of the New Zealand College of Appearance Medicine now renamed the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine, continues to teach doctors. 

Understanding Hair Removal Procedures

To achieve hair removal, it is necessary not only to destroy the hair but you need to destroy the stem cells that create the hair. There are many ways to achieve this. Dr Garsing Wong believes the most efficient and comfortable way is using the Starlux Intense Pulse Light system which uses sapphire crystals to simultaneously cool the surface of the skin, while delivering high energy light down the shaft of the hair follicle to heat up and destroy the stem cells in the hair follicle.

It is important to understand that the hair is only a conduit for the light energy, and the target for successful long lasting hair removal is to destroy the hair follicle stem cells that make the hair.

At any one time, only between 15% to 75% of the hair follicles will have hair follicle stem cells present. That is why you require repeated treatments to get the desired result. It is important that the hair follicle is not damaged after the light based treatment or this may stimulate further stem cells to repair the hair follicle(hence after treatment, you need to leave the hair to fall out by its own accord).


The Starlux system is suitable for all skin types including Asian and dark skins, and can treat large areas comfortably and quickly. This is an important feature because Asian skin is very easy to damage. If a system cannot cool the surface of the skin adequately, then you can have serious consequences such as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation - leading to unwanted patches of dark skin stimulated by the hair removal energy source. That is why at Sapphire Appearance Medicine Clinic, we have chosen the Starlux Super Intense Pulse Light system, operated by a professional medical team who understand.

Sapphire Appearance Medicine Clinic - Auckland Cosmetic Medicine Clinic Ltd choose its name to reflect the innovative technology in the leading Intense Pulse Light, Laser, and Fractional Infrared platform. Hair removal at Auckland Cosmetic Medicine Clinic Limited using the Starlux system will give you clinically proven results that are as good as however in Dr Garsing Wong's opinion, better than single-application "gold standard" lasers. We have handpieces that perform permanent hair reduction with increased speed and comfort due to their large spot sizes (meaning you can treat larger areas per single pulse of light), and superior efficacy with the Palomar Starlux patented Photon Recycling and Advance Contact Cooling with the sapphire crystal technology.


Permanent hair reduction is achieved when the cells responsible for growing new hair are distroyed. Pulses of light at specific wavelengths can target the pigment in hair follicles, which absorb the light energy as heat and destroys the hair follicle stem cells making new hair growth.

Photo of before and after hair removal with the comfortable and effective Palomar Starlux Intense Pulse Light system.



Specific wavelengths of light can target both finer and coarse hair as well as lighter hair, on all skin types. Different spot sizes and concentrations of power can treat large areas of hair as well as smaller areas with speed and comfort, such as underarms and bikini lines.


Even though photos may not be shown, you can rest assure that if you have darkhair and of any skin type, then we can help to rid you of the unwanted dark hair.

Please contact Margaret for a consultation to see how we can effectively get rid of or reduce unwanted pigmented hair.


Hair removal using the Palomar Starlux Super Intense Pulse Light system at Sapphire Appearance Medicine Clinic also known as Auckland Cosmetic Medicine Clinic Limited is located at 26 College Hill, Freemans Bay, Auckland which borders on Ponsonby and St Mary's Bay, is just up the road from the New World Supermarket at Victoria Park Market.

Updated 21 July 2022

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