Unwanted hair is a common concern for people across the globe. You may have unwanted hair on your face, legs, bikini area, or other areas, and many traditional methods of hair removal can be time-consuming and temporary. Laser hair removal presents a more long-lasting and efficient solution to unwanted hair. With this method, we use state-of-the-art technology to reduce hair growth significantly and provide you with smoother skin.
At Aesthetics Now in Vaughan, Ontario, we consider everything from skin type and tone to personal aesthetic goals when creating our treatment plans. We believe that aesthetic treatments should never be a one-size-fits-all experience. If you are looking for personalized hair removal treatments, you can begin by scheduling a consultation with us.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that utilizes advanced laser technology to manage unwanted hair growth. This method targets hair follicles, the root source of hair growth, aiming to reduce the frequency and density of unwanted hair over time. It is a popular and effective alternative to traditional methods like shaving, waxing, or plucking, providing longer-lasting and smoother results.
Our permanent hair removal technology allows for us to specifically target hair follicles without affecting the surrounding skin. This contributes to the effectiveness of the procedure, as it can be tailored to suit different hair types and skin tones, tackling hair growth at its root.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The laser technology used in laser hair removal service is highly selective, targeting specific areas, without damaging surrounding tissues. When applied to these areas, the device emits light energy at a specific wavelength which passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicles.
Once absorbed, this light energy converts into heat, damaging the hair follicles. This damage hinders the follicle’s ability to produce new hair, leading to a significant reduction in hair growth over time. The skin surrounding the hair follicle remains unaffected, which contributes to the short downtime of laser treatments.
Because your hair grows in cycles and because the laser hair removal process is most effective on hair in the active growth phase, multiple treatments are often necessary to target all the hair and achieve optimal laser hair removal results.
Why Choose Laser Hair Removal?
Permanent Hair Removal
No other hair removal method can offer the longevity of results that professional laser hair removal can. Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams all offer temporary results so you will continue having to purchase the products or treatments. While occasional touch-up treatments may be needed with laser hair removal, it offers a much more permanent result.
Because of the high degree of precision available with laser hair removal devices, we are able to treat very specific areas while leaving the surrounding areas untreated. These devices also target the melanin in the follicle with precision, preserving the health and appearance of the surrounding skin.
Professional laser hair removal treatments are fast, and small areas can be treated in just a few minutes. This efficiency allows clients to easily fit their treatment sessions into their busy schedules.
More Comfortable Treatments
Although laser hair removal involves the application of heat, the process is generally more comfortable than traditional methods of hair removal. The cooling gel applied before the treatment enhances comfort, and the quick nature of the laser pulses minimizes pain. Most clients compare the sensation to a rubber band lightly snapping against the skin.
Improved Skin Texture
By reducing hair growth, laser hair removal services contribute to smoother skin and an improved skin texture. There are no cuts or nicks that can leave scars, as may happen with shaving, and the skin remains hair-free for much longer periods than with waxing or plucking.
Bikini Laser Hair Removal
Opting for bikini laser hair removal is a popular choice for many seeking a long-term solution to managing unwanted hair in sensitive areas. This precise treatment significantly reduces hair growth in the bikini region, resulting in smoother skin that is always bikini ready. You won’t have to worry about razor burn, ingrown hairs, or the pain of waxing again, and your laser hair removal results will be longer-lasting and more comprehensive.
Small Area Hair Removal
Say goodbye to unwanted hair.
Compared to traditional methods of hair removal such as shaving, plucking, and waxing, laser hair removal is a proven method for permanent hair reduction for all skin types. You can comfortably remove unwanted hair on the following small areas:
- Upper Lip
- Bikini Line
Cutting Edge ND: YAG Technology
For all skin types.
Cutera was the first to develop a high-powered Nd: YAG laser for hair removal to enable clinicians to offer safe and effective hair removal to individuals with darker skin.
Save time and money.
Although every individual is unique in their response to laser hair removal, there is no question that ND: YAG technology produces faster results when compared to other laser hair removal technologies. Numerous studies have proven that the ND: YAG lasers can permanently reduce hair growth by 80 – 85% in the treated areas.
The Laser Hair Removal Process
Before Your Laser Hair Removal
Preparation for your laser hair removal treatment will include an initial consultation where we will assess your skin and hair type so that we can tailor a treatment plan. We may advise you to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least two weeks before the treatment as tanned skin can affect the laser’s effectiveness. You should also refrain from waxing or plucking hair in the treatment area. You may be instructed to shave before coming in.
During Your Laser Hair Removal
During your laser hair removal, the treatment area will be cleaned and a cooling gel will be applied to minimize discomfort and protect the skin. We then use the Cutera ND: YAG laser device to deliver controlled light pulses to the targeted hair follicles. The duration of each session varies depending on the size of the area being treated, but most treatments are relatively quick and downtime is negligible, allowing you to return to your daily activities immediately after the appointment.
After Your Laser Hair Removal
You will need to protect the treated area from the sun after your treatment. We recommend using broad-spectrum sunscreen whenever you are outside. Some hair shedding is normal within the first few weeks — this is the body’s natural response to the destroyed hair follicles. Remember, multiple treatments are typically necessary to remove all of the hair.
FAQ & Common Treatments
Typically, 4-6 treatment sessions are required for good clinical results to be seen. Individuals with hormonal imbalances may require more.
You may notice slight redness and swelling at the treatment site post-procedure. This can be alleviated with the application of an icepack immediately after the procedure. Topical steroids can also be applied for a few days after the treatment for symptomatic relief.
The 1064nm wavelength of the Excel V+ Laser Hair Removal laser is used for this purpose. The laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the hair follicle and therefore prevents future hair growth.
Superior contact cooling ensures that there is only a slight discomfort associated with this procedure.
Dr. Mazzuca and her team of highly skilled Medical Professionals will customize a plan that takes into account the thickness and density of your hair, along with your hair’s natural growth cycle. Generally, a 4-6 week wait in between sessions is recommended.
With each session you should see a consistent decrease in the amount of hair in the treated area. Laser hair removal works best on hair in the active growing phase, which is why it is important to stick to the treatment schedule recommended to you by our team.
Reduce Unwanted Hair Permanently With Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal offers an efficient, precise, and long-lasting solution for unwanted hair. At Aesthetics Now in Vaughan, Ontario, we deliver this service with expertise, tailoring each treatment to our clients’ unique needs. Contact us today to schedule a laser hair removal treatment by calling (226) 778-2552 or by booking online.
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