Laser Hair Removal

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Laser hair removal removes unwanted hair permanently by targeting and damaging the root of the hair.

The laser itself is attracted to pigment or colour. Assuming there is a good contrast between the skin and the hair, the laser damages the root and leaves behind a small stem.

Over the next 2-3 weeks, it will appear as if the hairs are growing when actually the skin is naturally pushing this stem up and out.

If you were to pull at these hairs with your fingers (not tweezers) 2-3 weeks after treatment these hairs slide out with no resistance at all.

 

Once these hairs fall out there will be a period of time where there is very little hair growth visible.

Cycle of Hair Growth

With a new cycle of hair growth occurring approximately 6 to 8 weeks for the body and 4 to 6 weeks for the face after initial treatment, multiple visits will be needed. Multiple visits are required due to the hairs on the body being in different stages of the hair growth cycle. Ideally, laser treatment attacks the hair during the active stage of hair growth (anagen stage) which is when the hair follicle has a full root. Because we don’t know which hairs are in the anagen stage at one time, more than one treatment will be needed. Normally 5-8 treatments are required for best results.

Popular Treatment Areas

LaserHair_p2Popular treatment areas include underarms, legs, the bikini area, the upper lip, chin, and men’s backs and shoulders. Laser hair removal generally works best for areas where the hair is dark and/or coarse.

The number of laser hair removal treatments varies based on ones’ ethnic background or skin type as well as the area treated.

We recommend clients to visit us for a complimentary consultation to give you realistic expectations and to determine whether you are in fact a good candidate for this popular procedure. There is absolutely no obligation with the complimentary consultation.

Contact us anytime to book your appointment!

We have a laser device for hair removal in people with Fitzpatrick skin type 6 (dark brown and black skin). We are looking for volunteers to help us optimise our treatment to achieve the best results possible. No cost to you! Approximately 15 month commitment. For more information, please call Kelly or Rachel at 226-721-5888.