While shaving, plucking and waxing unwanted body hair can temporarily remove unwanted body hair, these methods are time-consuming and can result in skin irritation and ingrown hairs. At Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre, our laser hair removal treatments are a painless, more permanent solution to clearing the skin of body hair.
Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre is located in Guelph, Ontario. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover the benefits of laser hair removal.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
The use of razors, wax and tweezers on unwanted can body hair can not only lead to damage and irritation of your skin, it removes only the hair shaft, allowing body hair to grow back after a short period of time. During laser hair removal treatment, laser energy is delivered directly into the skin, where it is absorbed by the pigment in hair follicles and converted into heat.
Once heated to a controlled temperature, the hair follicles are damaged, preventing future hair regrowth. At Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre, we offer two laser technologies for this safe, effective treatment:
- Lumenis® LightSheer Diode – Featuring high-performance technology and contact cooling, this laser is quickly becoming the gold standard in laser hair removal and is easy to fit into any busy schedule with its fast treatment time.
- Cutera CoolGlide® – With a unique design and longer wavelengths, this innovative laser technology is safe for use on a wide range of skin types and tones, allowing for safer hair removal on darker-skinned women.
What Does Laser Hair Removal Treat?
Laser hair removal can be used on multiple areas of the body for women, including the:
- Bikini areas
Depending on patient preference, multiple areas may be treated in one session, which can be discussed with our medical team during your consultation.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
During laser hair removal treatment, the dark pigment of hair follicles is targeted, leaving surrounding skin and tissues undamaged. Treated areas may appear slightly red or flushed after treatment, which is normal and should subside in a day or so. Most patients are able to return to normal activities immediately.
At Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre, we ensure that all of our laser technology is safe, FDA-approved and proven to be effective and reliable in clinical studies as well as on our own staff. We also invest in the most current technology for fast, reliable, and safe results.
During your consultation, our medical team will take your individual skin type and treatment areas into consideration and evaluate which type of laser treatment is right for you. All of your questions will also be addressed during this time, and a patch of your skin will be tested with the laser to ensure safety.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and eliminate shaving, waxing and plucking from your life for good.