Laser hair removal treatments have become extremely popular with Toronto residents over recent years. The procedure is highly sought after by those who have grown tired of the tedious activity of shaving, waxing, or plucking to remove unwanted hair.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a treatment that involves the use of a laser that transmits highly concentrated light energy into each hair follicle in the treatment area. The pigment within the hair follicle will absorb this energy and be destroyed by thermal energy. This prevents the future growth of hair in the treatment zone.
How Does the Treatment Work?
Laser hair removal works through the transmission of laser energy that destroys melanin, the pavement responsible for producing your hair color. Lasers allow us to precisely target only hair follicles and leave surrounding skin tissue intact. Since the melanin in the hair absorbs the energy from the laser, those who respond best to the treatment tend to have darker colored hair, since this type of hair has more pigment for laser targeting.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The vast majority of people make suitable candidates for this treatment. We are able to treat both men and women of all skin types and ethnicities. For some with lighter colored hair, the treatment may not be as effective. You can schedule a consultation where we can determine if this would make a good treatment choice for you.
Why Are Multiple Treatments Necessary?
Not all of your hair grows in the same way at the same time. Each individual hair follicle has its own unique growth cycle. A hair in a growth phase has a hair present for laser targeting, but a follicle in a dormant phase has shed its hair, so it cannot be targeted. Multiple treatment sessions allow us to catch all hair follicles when they eventually move into a growth cycle and are available for treatment.
Are There Any Precautions That I Should Follow?
Do not undergo a chemical peel, treatment with retinol products, or another type of laser procedure in the treatment zone prior to your laser hair removal procedure. Avoid excessive sun exposure for about one week before and after your treatment. UV radiation can interfere with the treatment process and prolong your recovery.
If you would like to join the thousands of Toronto residents who have permanently set aside their razors by undergoing a laser hair removal procedure at Silk MedSpa, we invite you to visit us in Mississauga, Toronto, or Thornhill. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!