A Comfortable, Effective Way to Achieve Smoother Skin
Laser Hair Removal Toronto
Unwanted body hair can be a continuous cause of anxiety. Millions of people hide it, pluck it, shave it, wax it, use pungent creams and lotions, or undergo painful electrolysis, all in an attempt to get rid of unsightly body hair. Temporary hair removal solutions are not enough for many people. More often in recent times, Toronto, Ontario-area residents are looking to laser hair removal at the Yonge Eglinton Cosmetic Centre as a permanent solution to the problem of excess, unwanted hair.
Advantages of Laser Hair Removal
Conventional methods of hair removal, such as shaving, waxing, plucking, and depilatory creams, can oftentimes be painful, messy, inconvenient, time consuming and simply ineffective. All of these methods require frequent and ongoing treatment in order to keep up the appearance of hairlessness.
The laser hair removal procedure offered at Yonge Eglinton Cosmetic Centre, on the other hand, allows patients to avoid these common problems and inconveniences. With our state-of-the-art technology, patients can experience hair removal treatment that is quicker, safer, and more comfortable. In addition, the results of laser hair removal last far longer than those of traditional hair removal methods.
Furthermore, every LightSheer® laser hair removal treatment session at our practice is performed by a highly trained, experienced Yonge Eglinton Cosmetic Centre nurse or technician. In accordance with our practice's commitment to superior patient care, we hold ourselves to a higher standard of technological advancement, training, and safety, which translates directly to a patient experience that is unparalleled elsewhere.
The LightSheer® Treatment
At Yonge Eglinton Cosmetic Centre, our commitment to using only the highest-quality technology has brought us to offer our Toronto, Ontario patients the LightSheer® laser hair removal system.
How It Works
The LightSheer® system consists of a diode laser that was designed specifically for the sole function of hair removal. It has been clinically proven to be both the safest and most effective laser hair removal technology available. The LightSheer® device emits a laser beam that is readily absorbed by pigment in each hair follicle. Each momentary pulse of the laser (no longer than a split-second) heats up the hair enough to obstruct the hair follicle's ability to grow back.
A specially designed contact-cooling handpiece is used to protect and cool the topmost layer of skin. Because the laser heats up each hair follicle, the LightSheer® system's cooling mechanism is integral to maintaining the patient's safety and comfort level.
The LightSheer® Procedure
Depending on the size of the treatment area, the LightSheer® laser hair removal procedure can take anywhere between a few minutes and an hour. For especially large areas, the treatment may take longer than an hour. Multiple treatment sessions are recommended for ideal results, as the hair follicles in the active growth phase are most receptive to the laser's energy. Subsequent laser hair removal treatments will be able to affect hair follicles that were not in the active growth cycle during precious sessions.
Most patients find the sensation of the actual treatment to be of minor discomfort and are able to tolerate it without much trouble. However, for patients who are very sensitive, a topical anesthetic may be applied to improve comfort. After the procedure, the majority of patients are able to resume normal activities immediately.
Laser Hair Removal FAQs
Is laser hair removal permanent?
In 90 percent of individuals, hair reduction through laser removal is permanent. Most patients who are good candidates for laser hair removal can achieve 70-95 percent hair reduction. Choosing the right laser treatment and treatment schedule for your hair and skin type will maximize your success.
How many treatments will I need?
With each treatment, most clients will lose 20 percent of the hair that is present and actively growing. An average of six to eight treatments are required by most women, and eight to ten treatments are required by most men. Depending on your hair and skin type, and the density of hair in the area being treated, you may require fewer or more treatments.
How long do I have to wait in between treatments?
Although waiting times in between treatments may vary, the general guideline for most patients is six weeks for the face or neck areas, and ten weeks for all other areas of the body. Our technicians will help you to achieve the best results by showing you how to prepare for your laser hair removal treatments and customizing a schedule for you to follow.
Is laser hair removal painful?
No treatment to remove unwanted hair is completely painless. However, most of our patients do not find the treatments more painful than waxing. The sensation is most often described as being like a mild pinch or an elastic band being snapped on the skin. Of course, some areas to be treated are more sensitive than others. Our technicians can review various methods for reducing the discomfort in these cases.
Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal treatments work most successfully on hair that is light brown to black. Patients with blonde and red hairs can be treated, although very pale blonde, white, and grey hairs often do not respond well. Although almost all skin types can be treated with laser hair removal, very dark (heavily pigmented) skin may require more treatments than average.
What areas cannot be treated with laser hair removal?
Almost all areas of the face and body can be treated. Areas that cannot be treated include the eye region and eyebrows, mucous membranes, the top of the head, and any area marked by moles or tattoos. Also, any areas of the face or body that are freshly tanned should not be treated with laser hair removal. It is necessary to use sunscreen (SPF 30-45) and avoid sun exposure for a minimum of four weeks before and after treatment.
Contact Yonge Eglinton Cosmetic Centre
During your laser hair removal consultation, you'll be evaluated by our knowledgeable technicians and nurses, who will analyze your hair and skin type to identify the most effective treatment option for you. Contact our practice serving the Toronto, Ontario area to schedule your laser hair removal consultation today.