If you are unhappy with waxing, tweezing, or shaving to remove unwanted hair, you should consider undergoing a laser hair removal treatment. This procedure is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic treatments in the United States and can permanently set you free from the burden of removing unwanted hair. Instead, you can spend your time doing activities that you enjoy.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
The procedure allows you to remove unwanted hair from areas like your face, arms, legs, underarms, and other areas. The amazing precision of the treatment can target individual hair follicles and leave surrounding skin tissue intact, drastically reducing your healing time.
Laser hair removal is also incredibly fast. We can treat multiple hair follicles simultaneously. The fast nature of the treatment means that you can return to your daily life very quickly. Many patients have their hair removal treatments performed over their lunch times for this reason.
Preparing for Your Treatment
If you have scheduled a hair removal treatment, refrain from waxing, electrolysis, and plucking for a few weeks before your procedure, since the cosmetic laser will be targeting the roots of your hairs that are temporarily removed by plucking or waxing.
How It Works
The laser hair removal treatment works by targeting hair follicles for permanent removal. By destroying individual hair follicles, we are preventing unwanted hair from growing there. We use a laser to transmit thermal energy that is absorbed by melanin, a pigment that gives your hair its color. This is why those who respond best to laser hair removal are those with darker, coarser hair that is more likely to absorb the laser energy due to the large melanin content.
Multiple laser hair removal sessions will be necessary for the permanent removal of unwanted hair because of the way that hair grows. Each individual hair grows in its own growth cycle. And not all hair is in its growth phase at any given time. When an individual hair is in its resting phase, the hair will fall out until a new growth phase. Since melanin must be present for laser targeting, hair in a resting phase cannot be removed. Several hair removal sessions will ensure that we eventually catch every individual hair in its growth phase so that hair can be removed permanently after being targeted by the laser.
Schedule Your Appointment
We know that hair removal can be tedious and frustrating, which is why we offer laser hair removal at Silk MedSpa. This treatment is safe and effective for both men and women at our offices in Mississauga, Toronto, and Thornhill. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!