Many people still choose hair removal methods such as shaving and waxing to get rid of unwanted body hair. However, all of these methods are only temporary. Even electrolysis, which results in the slowing of hair growth, often requires years of treatment and can cause discomfort. These methods can also cause side effects such as ingrown hairs that necessitate further treatment. That’s why laser hair removal treatments have become one of the most popular procedures at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre. These pain-free treatments have few side effects and are considered a more permanent solution to hair removal, resulting in saving time and money.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Laser hair removal targets hair follicles in the skin through bursts of targeted energy. It safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging delicate pores and other structures of the skin. Hair follicles are destroyed causing hair to fall out and not regrow until the body’s natural process restores the follicles. This makes laser hair removal a long-term, non-invasive treatment that is completely pain-free.
When you elect laser hair removal, you’ll experience a quick treatment that requires only a minimal investment of time. Face and bikini areas take only about 10 minutes, although legs and larger areas take slightly longer. No preparation is required, and you don’t need to grow out your hair before undergoing the procedure. Anesthesia is also unnecessary for this non-invasive treatment.
Some patients feel a slight stinging sensation during treatment, but nothing more. Depending on your preferences, our office can treat more than one area in a single visit. Some areas of the body are naturally more sensitive than others, so redness or swelling may occur in more sensitive areas for a few hours following the procedure.
Types of Lasers
The type of laser equipment used at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of the hair being treated as well as your skin tone. We use the Lumenis(R) LightSheer Diode, which is quickly becoming the gold standard in laser hair removal. For darker skin tones, our staff uses Cutera CoolGlide(R), which allows for safer hair removal on women with darker hair and darker skin.
The light swelling and redness in some areas of treatment are normal because the pulses from the laser cause micro-damage to the hair follicles. Your body’s healing response is what produces the swelling and redness.
Following the procedure, we recommend that you stay out of the sun to avoid potential skin damage from ultraviolet radiation. When you have a laser treatment at our office, we will provide you with a complete post-procedure care guide.
If you are interested in learning about laser hair removal, contact the experts at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre in Ontario to schedule your initial consultation. We will carefully go over your treatment preparation and options before scheduling your laser hair removal sessions. Book your appointment today!