Laser Hair Removal
Smooth, hair-free skin. Methods of laser hair removal have been proven to be highly effective.
Even so, numerous methods of removing unwanted facial or body hair have been used for centuries.
Tweezing, waxing, sugaring, shaving, or even the use of pumice stones are some of the temporary options that have been available.
Electrolysis, lasers, and the next generation of hair removal services such as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) systems provide a more permanent method of hair reduction using laser treatment or similar techniques to render skin hair free and virtually permanently.
Electrolysis is a painful and time-consuming process and may only be suitable for certain smaller facial areas like the upper lip, chin, etc.
There is a better way, but before you decide, let us provide you with additional information.
Laser Hair Removal Methods and Techniques
Though experiments for hair epilation with lasers were performed in the mid-1970s, commercial use became more popular and acceptable in the 1990s.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), though technically not a laser, provides safe and effective treatments for unwanted hair on all skin types and hair color ranging from blonde to black.The process of permanent hair reduction is straightforward but most effective when used by an experienced and educated technician.The target chromophore for this process is melanin (the dark pigment that gives the hair its color) in the hair follicle.
After preparing the area, an entirely safe wavelength of light is pulsed or administered to the skin, which is absorbed by the melanin. This light energy which is absorbed is converted into heat energy which destroys the hair follicle.
Because our hair grows in different cycles at any particular time, only a small percentage of hair follicles have enough pigments to be destroyed.
Multiple treatments are required to see significant hair removal. Depending on the individual hair growth and the area to be treated, the time in between the treatment varies from five to twelve weeks.
At Laser Genesis, we use “Palomar Starlux,” one of the most powerful and versatile FDA approved platform for hair removal and esthetic treatments. Advanced contact cooling, photon recycling, and larger spot sizes make for the most comfortable and fast treatments. Full legs or a man’s back can be treated in as little as 30 minutes. Intense Pulsed Light treatments are very effective for the reduction of Pseudofolliculitis (ingrown hair) in all skin types. Improvement can be seen even after the first treatment.
Frequently asked questions?
For us at Laser Genesis client satisfaction is the top most priority. Our neat, clean and spa-like atmosphere gives you a feeling of comfort & relaxation.
And most importantly, at Laser Genesis we guarantee you the most effective and painless treatment possible. We GUARANTEE OUR RESULTS.
Palomar Pulse Light systems use a unique long pulse width that delivers a smooth pulse of energy through a cool hand piece to the skins surface over a long period of time.
Palomar’s Smooth Pulse Delivery and Active Contact cooling make the treatments safer and more comfortable.
IPL hair removal treatment is tolerated well by almost everyone. You may experience a feeling similar to a snapping of a soft rubber band on the skin but most people do not report this sensation as painful.
With the IPL parameters well within the control of the operator, each treatment is customized according to the individual’s skin type and hair, making the treatment absolutely safe for all skin types.
The number of treatments varies depending on the skin type, the body part being treated, the type of hair (fine or coarse), and how many hairs are in the active phase of growth. A better assessment can be made after a proper consultation.
Most people will have no side effects. You may experience temporary redness and mild sunburn like effect that can last a few hours to a few days.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology makes it simple to treat all skin types. However people with uncontrolled Diabetes, pregnant women or those who are trying to conceive, people with any viral, bacterial or fungal infection or people with widespread eczema may be contraindicated for IPL treatments.
You should use a sun block with at least SPF 30 and avoid direct sunlight, hot tubs and tanning beds until the skin returns to normal.
The cost of IPL hair removal depends on the size of the area being treated, but is highly dependent on your individual scenario which can be addressed in a free, in-depth and private consultation. Contact us to make an appointment.
The Laser Genesis Skin Care Clinic in Port Credit, Mississauga can help you in reducing and forever eliminating unwanted hair using the most effective laser hair removal techniques available. Contact us for a FREE and in-depth private consultation.