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Reasons Why You Should Get Laser Hair Removal

Reasons Why You Should Get Laser Hair Removal

There comes a time in every person’s life when they have to deal with unwanted hair somewhere on their body. Body hair can make people feel extremely self-conscious in their daily life, especially when the summer comes around or when it is time for a winter getaway.  There are several options to get rid of this unwanted hair, like waxing, shaving, sugaring, or electrolysis, but the best option is laser hair removal. Laser hair removal works by using intense pulses of light to target the hair follicle. The laser light is able to focus on the dark pigment in the hair without damaging the skin around it, and the heat from the light damages the hair follicle so that hair stops growing from it.  Read on to learn 5 reasons why you should consider laser hair removal at Canada MedLaser in Toronto to get rid of your body and facial hair just in time for summer!

  1. Laser Hair Removal is far more effective than shaving.

Shaving may be more popular than laser hair removal, but this is purely out of convenience. Anyone who has tried shaving away his or her unwanted hair will admit that it does not work very well.  Laser hair removal gets rid of hair right at the follicle. With shaving, hair is only removed from the surface of the skin. For some people, the hair grows back so quickly that the smooth, shaven skin doesn’t even last an entire day. Then, there’s the issue of ingrown hairs, razor burn, and itchiness. This is an ever-present problem with shaving that laser hair removal can eliminate. Overall, while using a razor might be the easiest option up front, it is truly an undesirable option!

  1. Laser Hair Removal can be considered a beauty investment.

There is one major factor that keeps more people from getting laser hair removal treatments—the cost. While it is true that it costs more than waxing, shaving, or threading, it needs to be considered for what it truly is, which is a beauty investment. Getting laser hair removal now can potentially save money in the long run, and save something even more valuable, which is your time! Consider all the time and money spent on razors and shaving, waxing appointments, and even in the cost of skin products for irritations and ingrown hairs that result from these methods.  With advancing technology, laser hair removal is also now more cost effective than ever before. Just imagine the value of the freedom and peace of mind that this treatment can offer you!

  1. Laser Hair Removal is relatively painless, with no downtime.

Laser hair removal is great for people with a lower pain tolerance, as it is considered relatively pain-free. While it may be more painful than shaving, it’s incomparable to shaving in its efficacy and results. Most people report that laser hair removal is far less painful than waxing and electrolysis. With electrolysis, a small metal probe has to be placed in each hair follicle and is then delivered an electric shock to kill the follicle. While it is effective in being a permanent hair removal solution, it is considered very painful and time-consuming – appointments can take hours and may need to be repeated for up to a year or more. Laser hair removal works much more quickly and while it is not considered officially “permanent”, it works well enough that hair in a treated area will not need to be shaved or waxed again. There is also no downtime required with laser hair removal treatments. Although you may experience some redness, you can resume most day-to-day activities as soon as you finish your treatment, however you will want to avoid the sun for some time prior to and after the procedure.

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  1. Laser Hair Removal is the most versatile.

This treatment is popular for men and women alike, and can be used virtually anywhere on the body, such as the:

  • Face (eyebrows, chin, upper lip, sideburns)
  • Neck
  • Stomach
  • Legs
  • Arms and underarms
  • Bikini area
  • Back

Multiple sessions are needed with laser hair removal treatments – about 4-10 sessions, 6 weeks apart will be required for the best results, however hair will be visibly reduced even after the first session. A medical aesthetician will be able to provide a good estimate of the number sessions that you will need, as every individual’s hair growth is different!

  1. Canada MedLaser uses the best technology in Laser Hair Removal.

Canada MedLaser in Toronto uses the GentleMax Pro system by Candela for all laser hair removal procedures. It is considered to be the best tool for laser hair removal in terms of efficiency and cutting-edge technology. The GentleMax Pro utilizes two lasers—the 1064 nm Nd: YAG laser and the 755 nm Alexandrite laser. It has the ability, if needed, to cover a larger surface area at once, meaning a faster treatment time for laser hair removal without losing any efficiency. The Nd: YAG laser is well known for its long wavelength and its ability to treat all skin types, especially darker skin types. This system also comes equipped with a patented Dynamic Cooling Device, which is exclusive to Candela. Milliseconds before the laser pulse, the DCD system delivers a blast of cryogen to the skin to ensure optimal comfort for the patient and as little pain as possible. Canada MedLaser can also use the Candela GentleMax Pro system for laser skin treatments, such as in the treatments of spider veins and hyperpigmentation.




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