Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
- Smooth, flawless skin
- Never shave or wax again
- Gets rid of ingrown hairs
- Ethnic skin safe
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
THERE ARE 3 PHASES OF HAIR GROWTH:
Anagen: The growth stage, when a strand of hair is at its strongest
Catagen: The transitional stage, when that strand begins to come loose from the follicle
Telogen: The shedding stage, when the strand falls out and is replaced by a new hair
Gentle Hair Removal is a laser treatment targeting the hair follicle at the root and combines the power you need with speed and comfort you can trust, regardless of your skin type! Gentle Hair Removal is easy on your skin, delivering results with less discomfort.
Whether man or a woman, probably pondered the inconvenience of removing unwanted body or facial hair more than once. Shaving face or legs can be time-consuming and expensive, and we’ve all felt the pain inflicted by the knick of a razor. And when try alternative methods, such depilatory creams or waxing, one may find oneself dealing with skin rashes or pain. All that, only for the hair to start growing back soon.
One can say goodbye to the hassle by booking a series of laser hair removal treatments, which will gradually stop hair in the targeted area from growing. This method centers around the fact that melanin, or pigment, contained within the hair follicles attract and absorb light. Through targeted use of the laser, the hair follicle is damaged, and over time, it loses the ability to grow new hair.
Each treatment takes anywhere from a *few minutes to a couple of hours, depending on the surface area being treated and the density and coarseness of the hair that is growing there. During sessions, a laser is guided over the targeted area. Before, during and after the treatment, skin is cooled to minimize discomfort and to prevent damage to the skin cells.
Laser hair removal is *long lasting, which means there will no longer have to waste time and money on shaving or other short-term hair removal methods. At most, it might need a touch-up appointment about once a year.
Our Service Area is Toronto, Richmond Hill, King City, Aurora, Markham and Vaughan
At Unique Clinic, we use the latest in laser hair removal technology. The Candela GentleMax Pro machine is our number one choice for many reasons, including the following:
- The incorporation of two technologies (Alexandrite and Nd:YAG laser) means that any skin type can be treated
- The machine is faster than others on the market, with lasers that pulse twice per second. This means that for many individuals, we can accomplish the desired results in shorter sessions.
- Although the number of sessions varies depending on the patient’s skin type and pigmentation, in most cases individuals only need four to six sessions.
- There is no mess! Gone are the days of sticky gels that are a headache to clean off.
- Treatments are virtually pain-free – most patients need no numbing at all prior to treatments. The machine sprays a numbing and cooling solution onto the targeted area right before the laser begins to pulse
Hair growth happens in several phases, lasting for a total of several weeks. Laser hair removal targets hair that is in the phase of active growth. Within a few days of first session, one will start to see some hair loss in the area being treated. After a few weeks, as other follicles enter the growth phase, will see the growth of new hairs. These are the ones that will be targeted during the second and subsequent sessions. The amount of hair growth after each session will be progressively less and less.
The prominent and quick results will be seen if maintain a regular appointment schedule. By waiting *four to six weeks for facial hair removal and six to eight weeks for hair on other parts of the body, we can get to all of the hairs that are in different stages of growth.
Laser hair removal carries a small risk of damage to skin cells, particularly in individuals whose skin tone is similar to their hair color. However, this risk is mitigated in a number of ways:
Laser hair removal is generally not painful, but some parts of the body are more sensitive than others. The bikini area, for example, may be prone to more discomfort than the arms or legs. Topical numbing creams can be applied to these areas before and after treatment. Shaving the area prior to the session may also help. Although hair needs to be present in the follicles in order for the treatment to work, having the hair as short as possible may make the procedure more comfortable.
Since laser hair removal is a non-surgical procedure that involves minimal pain, it is done without the use of anesthesia or pain medication. Therefore, the risk of medical complications is minimum. At most, one may experience mild discomfort such as *itching or burning. For patients with highly sensitive skin, we can apply a topical anesthetic.
As with any procedure, it is important to follow the post-treatment care instructions that are provided.
- Reduce exposure to the sun. If it is unavoidable, protect the skin with loose clothing and/or sunscreen.
- Avoid getting new tattoos on the affected area until several weeks after the final treatment.
- Avoid the use of lotion and skin care products that may cause the skin to be more sensitive. Some fabrics and laundry detergents can also increase skin sensitivity.
You may experience small red bumps around the hair follicle. This is normal and expected.
Do NOT pick, rub or scratch these until they have cleared. Your skin overall may be sensitive for several days following your laser hair removal treatment.
Do NOT sunbathe or use a tanning bed for at least 2 weeks following your treatment. If you need to be out in the sun, apply sunscreen with SPF minimum 30.
Avoid swimming, hot tubs and saunas for several days following your treatment.
It can take several weeks for the hair in the treated area to “fall out” (push up and out of the follicle). This time frame is normal.
Do NOT expect your hair to “not grow back” after a single session. Laser hair removal is a process.