Anyone who shaves regularly knows that it is a time-consuming process that has to be repeated almost daily. If removing hair is a major process for you, there is no competition between shaving and laser hair removal. Shaving needs to be done every day for smooth skin and often results in nicks, cuts, razor burn and ingrown hairs. Laser treatments provide permanent hair reduction, leaving you with smooth skin for many months. If you’re interested in taking tedious hair removal out of your daily routine, consider laser hair removal treatments.
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country. The laser used in this treatment is specially designed to target hair follicles. The pigment in the follicles absorbs the light as heat and is destroyed, which means the follicle can no longer grow hair. The procedure is suitable for unwanted hair all over the body. The most common treatment areas include the face, underarms, arms, legs and bikini area. The treatment offers precise hair removal that can target both small and large areas.
The procedure is very quick and is performed by the trained technicians in our office. We offer two types of this treatment at our office. Lumenis® LightSheer Diode offers quick hair removal, while Cutera CoolGlide® utilizes longer wavelengths to allow safe and effective hair removal for a wider range of skin tones. During your consultation, we can help you decide which of these methods would provide the best results for you.
To get the best results, we recommend you come in for multiple treatments. Depending on your particular goals and needs, it takes generally three to seven treatments to get smooth, hair-free skin. This is mainly because hair grows in different stages, and laser hair removal only works during the growth stage. Multiple treatments ensure that every targeted hair follicle is treated during this stage.
There are a few things you should do to prepare for your treatment. You should refrain from plucking or waxing the area you want to treat a few weeks beforehand, because plucking and waxing removes hair follicles, which are needed for laser treatment. You can shave because this does not affect the follicles. In fact, it is recommended that you shave prior to your treatment. This will make it easier for the laser to reach the hair follicle.
During treatment, you will be given eye protection. All of our equipment and treatments are FDA-approved to ensure that you are provided with safe, effective cosmetic care. We can even test a patch of skin beforehand to make sure you get the best results.
There is simply no comparison between laser treatments and shaving. With one, you get a permanent solution to unwanted hair that leaves your skin smooth and soft for months. The other may also leave your skin smooth and soft if you shave very carefully, but it will only last for a few hours or one day at most. If you are interested in learning more about this popular hair removal treatment, turn to the professionals at Guelph Medical Laser. We are located in Guelph, ON and proudly provide patients in the area with skilled cosmetic care. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!