Updated: Jan 11, 2022
Laser hair removal at our medical spa in Brampton is one of the various beauty procedures we provide. Learn more about laser hair removal and its benefits.
Did you know that 90% of people who get laser hair removal see a permanent change in their hair growth patterns? But aside from a decrease in hair production, there are also other hidden benefits of getting laser hair removal.
So keep reading to learn how our medical spa in Brampton can help you achieve a clean and beautiful look. We promise you won't regret it!
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
So how does laser hair removal work you may be asking? Well, the procedure begins with a machine that pulses out UV lights.
This machine can attack the hair and the follicle with precise focus. Doing so will prevent the hair from growing back because the root gets destroyed in the process.
However, because hair grows in three precise stages, multiple treatments are needed. This treatment is most effective when the hair is in the growth phase. So some technicians will ask you to shave the area a few days before the actual procedure.
Doing so will cause your hair to be in the growth phase once you come into the procedure. Nevertheless, you may need extra treatments to get the best results.
Step by Step Laser Hair Removal Procedure
The process first starts by getting a consultation and discussing the areas you want to treat. Typically, the areas that you may want to treat are your armpits, bikini area, legs, and arms.
Once you've decided which areas need immediate treatment, the procedure will start. You do have an option to get a topical anesthetic, especially if you have a low pain tolerance (if you go with our deka motus ax it will not be necessary as it is completely pain free!) This topical solution will be applied about 20 to 30 minutes before the procedure.
Doing so will allow the topical solution to fully seep into your skin so you don't experience discomfort. Along with the topical anesthetic, the technician will also place a gel-like cream on the area. This gel will protect the rest of the skin and reduce side effects.
You will also be given eye protection gear. You will be instructed to wear these at all times during the procedure.
Lastly, the technician will adjust the laser settings based on your skin, the location of the hair removal, and the coarseness of the hair. Once everything is in order, the treatment will begin!
Who Are the Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal?
Here at our Brampton spa, we give everyone the opportunity to get laser hair removal. However, there are some individuals that may enjoy this service more than others.
For starters, anyone taking estrogen may be prone to thicker and faster hair growth. So if you're currently taking this medication, laser hair removal may be for you!
However, we highly encourage you to speak with your doctor before the procedure. Another great candidate for laser hair removal is someone who has been shaving for 10 or more years.
Typically shaving with a razer causes a lot of damage to the skin which may cause ingrown hairs. Luckily, laser hair removal can correct this and prevent future build-up in the hair follicle.
Lastly, anyone who is tired of other hair removal procedures should try laser hair removal. It is the fastest and effective way to treat unwanted hair.
Other Ways to Treat Hair Growth
Of course, there are other ways to treat unwanted hair. But be aware that these options do come with some cons.
First, shaving is the most well-known way to remove hair. And it's because a razer can be easily accessible and cheap. However, just because this option is cheap, doesn't mean it should be done.
Shaving causes a lot of disruption in the skin and hair follicles. Many people that shave are prone to razor burns, strawberry legs, ingrown hairs, bumps, discoloration, and cuts.
Not to mention, shaving is not a permanent solution to hair removal. Most people will see their hair grow back after just one day! And shaving every day to avoid growth can cause severe in-grown hairs and bumps.
Electrolysis works by inserting a small needle into the hair follicle. The needle insertion will then destroy the root of the hair, thus preventing it from growing back.
Although electrolysis is a long-term solution to hair removal, it still has a lot of cons. For starters, it can only target one hair at a time, while laser hair removal can target a whole area.
Electrolysis can also take hours to complete since only one hair can be targeted at a time. Not to mention, many people describe the process as being very painful.
And you're treating a large area, you will need to endure hundreds of needle pricks to see the final results. Overall, this procedure is not the best option for those who want fast and easy pain free results.
Waxing is another hair removal option for some people. This procedure can remove the hair down to the follicle by using a thick liquid substance and paper.
However, this option is very painful and causes a lot of redness, swelling and even burn your skin. Not to mention, the results are not permanent.
Most people have to get touch-ups every 3 to 4 weeks to keep up with their hair growth. And doing so can get very expensive and time-consuming.
Depilatory creams were very popular in the 90s and early 2000s. However, as we know now, these creams contain really harsh chemicals which could cause serious illnesses.
Also, depilatory creams cause severe redness, itchiness, and even burning. In some cases, you may even damage your skin if the cream gets left on too long or you can get an allergic reaction.
Hidden Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Out of all the methods mentioned above, laser hair removal is still the best option. But if you still don't believe us, here are some of the best-hidden benefits of this simple and easy procedure.
1. No More Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hairs can ruin your bikini line and other areas. And you can also lose confidence, especially during the warmer bikini months.
Luckily, laser hair destroys the hair at its root. Therefore, the hair will stop growing into these irregular patterns that cause them to be ingrown.
2. Low Pain Involved
Many people steer away from laser hair removal because they think it will be too painful. However, many people report very low pain during their procedure. In fact, our medical spa in Brampton ensures all patients are 100% comfortable before and during the procedure.
And if you have low pain tolerance, we suggest trying out our deka motus ax, It accommodates all skin types and deliveries phenomenal results whilst remaining completely pain free!
3. Precise Technology
Other methods of hair removal are not as precise as our laser technology. So if you are wanting to target a specific area then laser hair is perfect for you. For example, if you want to remove facial hair around your lips, laser hair removal can remove this pesky hair without removing other wanted hair!
4. Astonishingly Fast
Laser hair is the fastest and only long-term solution to hair removal. And the best part is that you don't have to do anything.
Aside from having to get a few treatments, the procedure itself only takes a few minutes! So if you're tired of spending hours on your shaving routine then consider laser hair removal.
5. Remove Any Hair of Your Choice
Laser hair removal can be used on your face and body! The only expectation is any area too close to your eyes. Nevertheless, laser hair removal can remove unwanted facial hair, armpit hair, arm hair, and even toe hair.
6. End the Growth Cycle
Everyone wants to have smooth baby-like skin all the time. However, other hair removal services just don't allow for that. Luckily, laser hair removal ends the growth cycle so you have smooth and tight skin all year round!
7. Works for a Longer Period of Time
Laser hair removal is the best option for those who want long-term solutions. Most people only need to get touch-ups once a year after the initial procedures.
And you will also have a way easier time maintaining any hair growth that does grow back. However, for the most part, there is very little hair growth.
Not to mention, because the results are so long term, you end up saving money in the long run. In fact, most people stop buying razors, creams, and other beauty products after getting laser hair removal.
9. More Time to Focus On Other Beauty Regimens
Laser hair removal will save you so much time and money. So if you want to revamp your beauty routine then you can do so after getting laser hair removal.
Also getting laser hair removal on your face could also improve your skin because there isn't any hair restricting your pores. Therefore, your skin can breathe better and any skin products will seep into your skin easier.
8. More Flexibility Between Treatments
If you wax, you will need to let your hair grow back in between treatments. Therefore, you'll have a stage of awkward hair growth where you cannot shave.
Luckily, laser hair removal allows you to shave in between treatments. So you won't have any awkward growing phases where you don't feel confident.
9. No Recovery Time
Many people think that laser hair removal is a serious procedure that requires a lot of downtimes. But believe it or not, many clients will come in on their lunch break to get laser hair removal at our Brampton spa and then go back to work.
So if you have a busy schedule don't worry because you can come in and presume your daily life. In fact, there are very low risks involved if none.
10. Minimal Side Effects
Overall, laser hair removal has minimal side effects. Typically, some patients will experience some peeling or dryness. Major side effects such as burning are very rare especially if you are working with a highly experienced technician.
Related Questions about Laser Hair Removal
After reading the benefits of laser hair removal, you may still have some questions. So down below is a list of FAQs you may have.
1. How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The answer to this question depends on many different factors. Some clients will only need 3 to 4 treatments while others may need up to 9.
It all depends on the thickness and color of the hair. Other factors may play a part as well like your skin color and the treatment area.
2. How Does the Laser Actually Work?
The laser will work by emitting light through a machine. This light will be set to a specific wavelength and strength.
Once the light touches the hair, the hair follicle will get destroyed. And because the light uses laser focus technology, other parts of the area are not damaged.
3. How Should I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?
It's recommended that you visit your doctor or dermatologist before getting this procedure. Doing so will reduce any chances of an infection if you do have other skin-related conditions.
Once this step gets cleared, we recommend not tweezing or waxing for at least six weeks. We also recommend not wearing any heavy cream products on the affected area before the procedure.
4. What Is Recovery Like?
Most people only report having dry skin that appears "sunburnt". However, good moisturizers can help with any discomfort you may have. And if you are going outside, remember to wear sunscreen to protect the skin.
Visit Our Medical Spa in Brampton Today!
Our medical spa in Brampton is here to help you with any questions or concerns. But hopefully, after reading this article, you understand laser hair removal a little better.
So don't wait any longer and make an appointment today! Our spots fill up quick so act fast!