Life's too short to spend time shaving.

A hair free Summer? Yes please!


When I was a younger, laser hair removal didn’t exist.

Since Thrive opened its doors almost 2 years ago, we have walked hundreds of women through the process of hair reduction. The resounding response has been ‘why didn’t I do this earlier?!’.

The most satisfied customers are older women who have battled coarse chin hairs, and sweaty inner thigh hairs for years. It is a personal issue many women have but are often unsure of how to best address.

Winter is the perfect time to start your hair reduction journey - These are our top five tips for a hairless Summer!

1. Timing

We generally advise a hair removal session every 4-6 weeks, depending on area, colour and texture and your hormonal status. Starting treatment now will mean it is possible to achieve the results you want by Summer time.

2. Sun exposure

Excess sun or tanning (real or fake!) can cause the skin surrounding the hair to heat up too much, and cause excessive pigmentation of the skin. This makes Winter time perfect for hair reduction. The golden rule - Avoid sun exposure and faux tanning 2 weeks before treatment.

3. Prepare

  • Shave the treatment area 24 hours before your appointment.

  • Do not wax, epilate or pluck the hairs before treatment and in the weeks between treatments. This is because the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle and if you pluck out the hair, the target is gone.

  • Don’t do any vigorous exercise or visit the sauna on the same day after your appointment as this can cause inflammation.

4. Expectations

Yes, it sometimes hurts a bit. However it hurts less than waxing, is more economical, and it’s quick! Our motto is: if you can feel it, it’s working. Many clients have given feedback that our laser removes hair much quicker than other laser clinics who use lower settlings, cheaper equipment and require more sessions.

5. Holistic Hair Assessment

Sometimes, people need to see a doctor about their hair issues. While excessive hair growth can be genetic, occasionally it is due an underlying medical condition such as polycystic ovaries, hypothyroidism or excessive adrenal hormones.

Current Specials

Bikini and Underarm $69
Brazilian and underarm $79
Upper Lip/Chin $40

Our medical director Dr Grant can assess you for these issues - if you are concerned about your hair growth ask our staff about arranging an appointment with Dr Grant.