Toronto laser hair removal can be a fantastic way to contend with unsightly body hair. Nobody enjoys shaving. Razors dull quickly and can lead to pulling, cuts, and skin abrasions. It’s also a time-consuming and messy process that requires a lot of cleanup. Other hair removal options like epilators and waxing have their own problems and have to be repeated frequently. Aesthetic Medicine & Veins in Toronto offers laser hair removal as an alternative option to consider.
Toronto Laser Hair Removal
Let’s face it: hair is a problem. It clogs up your drain and the clippings clutter up your bathroom. Unsightly body hair can also ruin an otherwise perfect and fashionable look. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple, painless treatment that allowed you to go anywhere from months to years without plucking, cutting, or pulling hairs? The good news is that such a treatment already exists. Laser hair removal is the best modern process for putting your body hair behind you forever.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a simple process that removes body hair by damaging hair follicles at the root. The energy from a Diolaze laser tool focuses a beam of highly concentrated energy on the hair follicle which slows and can even permanently stop hair growth. The laser operates on a process called selective photo thermolysis. The laser automatically matches light wavelengths and pulse duration so that it only affects hair follicles and does not interfere with the surrounding tissue.
Is The Process Comfortable?
During the treatment, your specialist will cover the target area with a cool gel that helps sooth and moisten your skin. The Diolaze laser tool will be passed across your skin in a way that is similar to an ultrasound. Some patients notice a sensation from the tool that they say is similar to the feeling of waxing.
Laser hair removal does not have to be performed regularly, so it is a much more comfortable process than shaving, epilation, or waxing. The treatment can be performed with no interruption to your daily activities.
What Areas Are Suitable for the Treatment?
Many patients seek laser hair removal treatments for small patches of hair that they wish to have permanently removed. A good example is hair on your lip or face. Laser hair removal is ideal in these situations because it provides a permanent solution to what is otherwise an embarrassing beauty blemish.
Once you have experimented with a small patch of hair, you might want to consider treatments on larger areas. It is not uncommon for people to have laser hair removal treatments on their legs, shoulders, back or virtually anywhere.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
The duration of the treatment depends on the size of the area being treated. Small patches of hair on the face can be completed in as little as five minutes. If you are treating the legs or back, the treatment may take up to an hour.
During the treatment you will be able to relax in comfort in a warm, safe, and nourishing environment. The effects of the treatment become visible in about two weeks and hair will continue to fall out from the treated areas for around two months.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
Every individual is different and the number of treatments necessary to completely and permanently remove hair varies. If you have especially thick hair, more treatments might be required. Treatments are spaced out over a period of four to six weeks, and you will see results after every treatment. After the initial treatment phase has been completed, you might wish to go in for maintenance treatments for a year or two.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
It is important to analyze the cost of Toronto laser hair removal. On the basis of one treatment, laser hair removal is slightly more expensive than waxing or other methods of hair removal. However, when you consider that a single treatment can last anywhere from months to years, or even become permanent, the cost of laser hair treatment becomes an intelligent investment.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The short answer is that this is a process for anyone and everyone. As we age, it seems like our body hair begins to take on a life of its own. Even if you don’t have any unwanted hair issues now, it’s still good to know that laser hair removal exists as a permanent solution to your hair removal needs.
People sometimes develop hair on their ears or other places of their body where they’ve never seen it before. With laser hair removal, you get to take control over your personal appearance with minimal maintenance.
Everyone is busy, and we don’t often have the amount of time we need to attend to our personal care. If you are constantly traveling or have a very full schedule, laser hair removal can be a treatment that allows you full flexibility and can improve your self-confidence.
Wouldn’t it be great to be assured that you’ll always look great, even if the time for your morning beauty ritual is only sufficient for a quick shower? Laser hair removal allows you to forget a major component of self-maintenance forever.
Your laser hair removal specialist will design a treatment specifically for you. Because laser hair removal works with selective photo thermolysis, it is important that your skin tone is not the same color as your hair follicles.
In the past, seeking laser hair removal with darker skin or very tan skin could be problematic. However, advancements in technology have largely addressed this issue. The Diolaze tool is so advanced that it is now possible for people with dark skin to receive laser hair removal.
The consultation will also include gathering information about your overall health and skin tone. The consultation is the best time to ask all your final questions about when the effects will be seen and how many follow-up treatments will be necessary.
Tattoos sometimes feature coloration that can complicate laser hair removal. However, just because you have a tattoo does not mean you cannot get laser hair removal. Your specialist will examine your skin pigmentation and will also create a treatment plan for any tattooed areas on your body.
Laser hair removal is very versatile, and you should never hesitate to consult with a specialist about the treatments that are available to you. Be sure to mention whether you have tattoos in your initial consultation.
Your specialist will walk you through the treatment and ensure that you feel comfortable about every step and you know what is expected of you leading up to your appointment. The process should be relaxing and you should feel secure and safe.
Never hesitate to ask questions or to be completely honest with your specialist. Information that might seem innocuous to you might be critical to ensure your specialist provides the best possible treatment. Here is a general overview of what to expect.
Before Your Appointment
Prior to your first laser hair removal treatment, you will have to abstain from waxing and plucking your hair for a period of around four weeks. It is also important not to sunbathe or come in with skin that is excessively tanned, sunburned, or features other cracks or abrasions.
Finally, do not apply make-up to the treatment area. Your specialist will inform you if your skin is in appropriate health for laser hair removal both on the day of your consultation and on your appointment date.
Don’t Pluck or Wax Between Sessions
Plucking and waxing removes the hair effectively enough that the laser cannot focus on the hair follicle. The result is that plucking and waxing makes your laser hair removal less effective. You do not want to go through laser hair removal treatment only to discover hairs that you waxed and plucked return six weeks after the treatment.
Be Honest About Medications
Some medications have light-sensitivity as a side effect, so it is very important that you inform your specialist about any medications you are taking leading up to both the consultation and the first appointment.
If you become ill and are prescribed a new medication between your consultation and the first treatment, you need to inform your specialist. Your specialist will know which medications are safe and which require you to postpone your treatment.
There Is No Danger to Reproductive Areas
Rest assured that there are no risks associated with accidental laser exposure to reproductive areas. There is nothing in laser hair removal that could in any way affect your long term reproductive aspirations.
Don’t Be Shy
Remember that if you are receiving laser hair removal treatment on the bikini area, it will require a state of undress and some awkward body positions. Your specialists are professionals and they are used to seeing people in these positions. It can be difficult to not feel embarrassed or uncomfortable, but your specialist will do everything possible to put you at ease.
If you are concerned about this component of the treatment, don’t hesitate to discuss it with your specialist so they can give you some preparation tactics to help you feel more comfortable.
The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
The next time you cut yourself with a razor while shaving, or you are burned by wax that is too hot, consider that laser hair removal can end the process of attending to unsightly body hair forever. Wouldn’t it be nice to say goodbye to rashes from irritated skin or the annoying pain of plucking unwanted hairs?
You can also say goodbye to purchasing blades, epilators, waxes, and shaving cream. Finally, consider how much time you would save if you didn’t have to attend to shaving and the messy hours of clean-up that follow it.
Toronto laser hair removal can allow you to experience a whole new level of self-confidence, beauty, and personal freedom. The process is simple, risk-free and is a good investment that will save you a lifetime of hair care expenses. Laser hair removal is a versatile and powerful tool.
Schedule a Consultation Today
The experts at Aesthetic Medicine & Veins in Toronto are ready to answer any further questions you might have about laser hair removal. Their friendly representatives can put you at ease and begin the process for a hair solution that will provide you with beauty, freedom, and self-confidence for the rest of your life. Don’t wait! Call today and find out how laser hair removal can help you feel like a new you!