One of the most common cosmetic concerns nationwide, unwanted hair can cause self-consciousness as well as be time-consuming and tedious to treat. While shaving, tweezing and waxing and are still common methods of removing unwanted body hair, these methods can be painful and cause uncomfortable irritation of your skin with results that are only temporary.
At Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre in Guelph, Ontario, we offer safe, effective laser hair removal for unwanted body hair. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and find out how our laser therapies can remove your unwanted hair with no healing or downtime.
What Causes Unwanted Hair?
While most women develop hair on or around their underarms, legs and bikini areas during puberty, the growth of dark, coarse hairs can also occur in other visible areas such as the upper lip, chin and back. Heredity, as well as overdevelopment of certain hormones, can contribute to the growth of unwanted hair, but at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre, we can help.
How is Unwanted Hair Treated?
While traditional methods such as shaving, plucking and waxing fall short of delivering long-lasting results and electrolysis treatments commonly take a long time to effectively remove hair, laser hair removal is both fast and has proven success in preventing hair regrowth in treated areas.
At Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre, all of our lasers have proven safety profiles and are approved by the FDA for hair removal. We primarily feature the LightSheer and CoolGlide® lasers for hair removal, which are some of the most advanced laser technologies on the market and effectively remove unwanted hair on the full spectrum of skin types.
During laser hair removal, controlled laser energy is delivered to treated areas, where it is absorbed by the dark pigment of hair follicles without damaging surrounding skin or tissues. While multiple sessions may be necessary to fully prevent future hair regrowth, this treatment is well-tolerated by most patients with only slight skin redness as a common side effect. Most patients are able to return to normal activities immediately after treatment.
Contact Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and find out if you are a candidate to have your unwanted hair removed with laser therapy.