Laser Hair Removal Treatment Toronto
Removal of unwanted dark hair has become the most popular cosmetic treatment in recent years for women and men. Laser hair removal will work on almost any part of the body, from your legs, bikini line, arms, chin, upper lip, face and neck, to even your back or shoulders—practically anywhere.
All you need to know about Laser Hair Removal procedure
Laser hair removal treatment has been around for well over 25 years. It’s really an aesthetic service. It can be annoying to have hair in certain parts of the body and that is why some of us like to remove it. More people are considering permanent laser hair reduction over the years compared to other traditional waxing and shaving which are not permanent.
The laser, a source of energy, targets the root of the hair and destroys the hair follicle while the surrounding skin is protected by cooling. The darker the hair the better the results. Laser hair removal does not work on white, blonde or grey hairs. Reddish blonde hairs may have mixed results. While no laser can guarantee 100% hair-free skin, the laser will remove up to 75%–90% of hair within 6–8 treatments. The remaining hairs that come in are very fine and light and can easily be removed.
There are so many different Lasers and light-based devices in the market and that makes it confusing for one to know which laser is the best suited for one’s skin type. At Surani Clinic we use state-of-the-art technology. We use the Cutera Coolglide and also the Prowave system.
The Cutera coolglide is a Nd Yag 1064 laser and can be used for all skin types and it is the gold standard for ethnic skin types. While the Prowave device is like having 3 different lasers and is ideal for Caucasion and Mediterranean skin types. Results are really dependent on what kind of laser is being used, the settings being used and the skill of the technician. At Surani Clinic, all procedures are performed by a medical professional with more than 10 years of experience with laser hair removal treatments.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?
If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should not pluck or wax the hairs for at least 4 weeks before treatment. That’s because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.
You should also avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal?
Your hair that will be undergoing treatment should be shaved the night before so that the skin is not irritated on the day of the treatment. The laser equipment settings will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color. Laser goggles will be worn by the client during the procedure. To protect the outer layers of your skin, a cold ultrasound gel is applied to the skin.
At Surani Clinic we also use a special cooling device to further numb the skin. Next, the laser handpiece is glided over the treatment area about 3 by 3 inches if a test spot is done. After about 10 minutes the area is assessed to make sure the best settings were used and to check for reactions.
This test spot is sometimes done a couple of days before and sometimes on the day of treatment. If the operator gets the expected reactions, then the rest of the procedure is completed. Aloe Vera gel is applied after the procedure. You may schedule your next treatment four to six weeks later.
What are the Recovery and Risks?
For a day or two afterward, the treated area of your skin may look and feel like it’s sunburned. You may have some redness or swelling. Cool compresses and aloe vera gel may help. If your face was treated, you can wear makeup the next day unless the skin is still red.
Over the next month, your treated hair will fall out. Wear sunscreen for the following month to help prevent temporary changes in the color of the treated skin. Complications like blistering and scarring are rare when done with experienced hands.
What is the Cost of Laser Hair Removal?
The cost of laser hair removal depends on
• Size of the area being treated and time required for treatment.
• Number of treatments required – most people need about 6 to 8 treatments.
At Surani Clinic we offer a complimentary consultation and a test spot by appointment.
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Located in East York, Toronto, The Surani Clinic provides state of the art Laser Hair Removal services.