Throwing away your razor may sound like a drastic step, but with laser hair removal, it can be a reality. With this treatment, you can say goodbye to razor burn, ingrown hairs, cuts and nicks and the constant need to shave. Laser hair removal more permanently reduces unwanted hair on your body, leaving you with smooth, touchable skin.
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world. It uses a laser, which is a penetrating, pulsating beam of light that targets the hair follicles. The hair follicles become damaged when the melanin or pigment absorbs the light as heat. This makes them unable to regrow hair.
Laser hair removal is suitable for the legs, face, underarms, arms and bikini line. In fact, it can be done on almost any part of the body. The procedure is very precise and can target one hair on the upper lip or chin, or it can target a wider area for removing hair on the back or legs. This precision leaves the surrounding hair and skin undamaged.
Each laser pulse takes a fraction of a second, making the treatment simple and convenient. The length of your treatment sessions will depend on a variety of factors, including the area that is being treated.
Hair grows in three stages, and laser hair removal works during the growth stage. For this reason, it usually takes a series of treatment sessions to get the desired results.
During a consultation with our expert, you can ask questions about laser hair removal and learn if it is a good option for you. You may be asked to avoid plucking, waxing or electrolysis as well as exposure to the sun for a set amount of time before your treatment date. It is alright to shave because this does not affect the follicle. You may even be asked to shave the day before treatment to make it easier for the laser to reach the follicle.
Laser hair removal is a real help for people who need to shave, wax or pluck frequently. It removes unwanted hair in a more permanent fashion, and even if some hair grows back, it will be pale and weak, which is a good thing. You can also have touch-up treatments done at our office as necessary.
If you are sick and tired of shaving, waxing and plucking away unwanted hair, talk to the team at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre about laser hair removal. Most of our patients are thrilled with the results they receive at our office in Guelph. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more.