Laser Hair Removal
Are you tired of shaving, waxing, or plucking unwanted hair on your face and/or body just to have it continually grow back? Thanks to revolutionary advancements in laser technology, you may never have to use these traditional methods of hair reduction again!
As one of the top minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures in Canada, laser hair removal can be an effective solution for both men and women interested in eliminating undesired hair. At our practice, Dr. Shehla Ebrahim and Dr. Christopher Pavlou offer two of the most innovative laser hair removal technologies available: Sciton® Forever Bare BroadBand Light (BBL™) therapy and Cutera CoolGlide® Nd:YAG laser treatment. With these state-of-the-art techniques, our team can help eradicate unwelcome hair on virtually any region of the body for all types and tones of skin. Additionally, both treatments can be performed with little to no discomfort or downtime, and the results are often permanent.
To learn more about laser hair removal with Sciton® Forever Bare BBL™ and/or Cutera CoolGlide®, we encourage you to take a look at the frequently asked questions listed below. If you are interested in scheduling a complimentary consultation please contact us today.
What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
- Upper lip
- Chest (Sternum)
- Lower legs
What is laser hair removal with Sciton® Forever Bare BBL™ like?
Proven to eliminate between 85 to 95 percent of hair in targeted areas, Sciton® Forever Bare BBL™ therapy is one of the most efficient and effective laser hair removal methods on the market. This technique can be used on nearly all types of skin, and each treatment can be customized to meet your unique needs and goals.
During the Sciton® Forever Bare BBL™ procedure, a handheld device will slide evenly across your skin in the targeted region, delivering light in a precise and controlled fashion with maximum coverage thanks to IN-Motion technology. This light energy works to damage hair follicles by producing heat, and a built-in dual cooling mechanism helps leave surrounding tissues unharmed. As a result, the risk of common side effects such as discomfort, irritation, and swelling can be greatly diminished, and little to no downtime following treatment is generally required.
Approximately six treatment sessions with Sciton® Forever Bare BBL™ therapy may be necessary to achieve near permanent hair reduction results.
What is laser hair removal with Cutera CoolGlide® like?
Designed with a longer wavelength and a unique cooling technology, the Cutera CoolGlide® laser can be an excellent hair removal option for all skin types and tones, including light, dark, and tanned skin. During treatmentthe CoolGlide® handpiece over your skin as it delivers light energy into hair follicles to disable active growth. As the CoolGlide® device moves over the targeted area, it effectively cools and soothes the skin, helping to minimize any potential discomfort, redness, or swelling.
You may notice what seems to be regrowth of hair in the targeted region approximately three to seven days after treatment; however, these hair follicles are likely being shed as opposed to regrowing. For most individuals, about three to six treatments are necessary to attain optimal, potentially permanent results.
Does it hurt?
At our practice, we strive to provide the most comfortable laser hair removal treatments possible. Though patients rarely need local anesthesia or pain medication, a topical anesthetic can be applied if necessary.
What can I expect after laser hair removal?
Some redness and swelling in the targeted area is possible after laser hair removal treatment, though these symptoms are often minimal and most patients experience little to no downtime. Multiple treatments may be necessary based on your skin type and thickness of hair, but most outcomes are permanent.
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