Laser Hair Removal in Toronto

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Laser Hair Removal in Toronto
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It’s only natural for hair to grow even on the most unwanted parts of the body. And let’s face it, shaving, plucking/tweezing, and waxing your hair can be quite frustrating at times, especially when razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and acne-like breakouts occur. These hair removal methods also waste a lot of time as they have to be done regularly.

If you’re tired and irritated of dealing with unwanted hair on your body, then there’s a safe, effective, and long-term procedure to get rid of it; the Laser Hair Removal.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure that utilizes a specific, high-intensity beam of light to remove unwanted body hair. It can be used to effectively remove or reduce hair from all parts of the body, including the face, armpits, bikini area, chest, back, legs, and neck. The laser light is emitted in pulses, which get absorbed by the hair pigment. The absorbed light is then converted into heat, damaging the hair follicle and the hair bulb. Depending on your hair pigmentation, a different wavelength of light may be used to attain ideal results.

Although this may sound like a painful process, advanced laser technology, like the one we utilize at Lumiskins, integrates a cooling mechanism (cold blasts) to keep the process minimally painful.

Preparing For Laser Hair Removal Treatment

During your consultation, one of our expert dermatologists will thoroughly examine you to make sure you can undergo laser hair treatment. If you’re okay to undergo laser hair removal, you’ll be given specific instructions to follow before your set appointment. These instructions are essential as they enhance the efficacy of the treatment. Some of them include:

  • Avoid plucking or waxing 4-6 weeks before your appointment
  • Minimize exposure to sunlight a few days prior to your treatment as laser hair removal cannot be done on tanned skin (apply sunscreen).
  • Avoid any activities or procedures that irritate the skin
  • If possible, avoid anti-inflammatory medications, e.g., aspirin, as they increase the risk of bleeding during the procedure
  • Don’t apply skin products on the target area, such as makeup, perfume, or deodorant, before your procedure

Note that if you have an infection (bacterial or otherwise) on the target site, the treatment cannot be performed until the area heals.

What To Expect During Laser Hair Removal Procedure

During your appointment, your Lumiskins specialist may first trim the hair on the target area close to the skin (a few millimetres). This area is then cleaned.

A topical numbing gel is then applied on the area to be treated to reduce the laser stings. While waiting for the numbing gel to kick in, the specialist adjusts the laser machine to the most effective light wavelength as per your hair pigment and thickness, and the skin tone of the target area.

Before the procedure starts, everyone in the room wears protective eyewear to avoid damage to the eyes from the laser light. The specialist then focuses the high-intensity laser light at the treatment area, and your hair starts vaporizing. Depending on the target area, the procedure might take a few minutes (small areas like the upper lip) to one or more hours (larger areas such as the back).

What To Expect After Laser Hair Removal Treatment

After a laser hair treatment session, you may experience some minor irritation, which is typical with the procedure. This and other minor effects that you may experience subside within a few hours or days. To reduce irritation and the extent of other side effects, you’re required to avoid exposure to sunlight (apply sunscreen) and other skin irritants.

One treatment session is not enough to eliminate all the hair on any desired area as hair follicles respond differently to the laser light treatment. About three to eight sessions are required to acquire the desired results. After your first treatment session, you will notice a significant hair reduction (up to 25%). As you continue with more treatment sessions, more hair will be eliminated. After successful hair removal, you may require one or two yearly maintenance sessions.

Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal

  • Since the laser light is set to be absorbed by the hair pigment only, the skin is not affected
  • Compared to other hair removal procedures, laser hair removal is fast
  • Requires fewer sessions to attain long-term results (3-8 sessions)
  • It’s suitable for all types of skin and hair
  • Has minimal to no downtime
  • Enhances your looks

Are you struggling with ingrown hairs, irritating skin, or razor bumps due to undesired hair? Or are you looking to improve your looks by removing hair from some parts of your body? Contact Lumiskins or book an appointment for professional, effective, and safe laser hair removal in Toronto. You can also contact us if you have any enquiries regarding this or any other procedure that we perform.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of laser hair removal varies as per the size of the target area and the number of sessions required to attain the desired results. To know how much it will cost you to get rid of hair on any part of the body, schedule a consultation session with one of our specialists.

As a minimally invasive procedure, laser hair removal does not pose serious side effects. However, there are minor side effects that one may experience after treatment, including:

  • Minimal swelling
  • Irritation on the treated area
  • Redness of the skin

These side effects subside after a few hours or a few days. To relieve them, you can take OTC painkillers or place an ice pack on the affected area. You’re also required to avoid tight clothes, exposure to sunlight, and any skin irritants to minimize the degree of the side effects.

The laser machine utilized at Lumiskins can be set to safely and effectively remove any hair (light, dark, fine, and coarse) on any skin type.

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