If you’re tired of shaving, tweezing, or waxing to get rid of unwanted hair, laser hair removal at our Guelph, ON, clinic is an excellent option. In Canada, laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed. Our board-certified dermatologists and aesthetic specialists perform laser hair removal for men and women from Kitchener, Cambridge, and throughout Southwestern Ontario.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The laser used for hair removal delivers a concentrated beam of light energy that targets the dark pigment in the hairs. The heat is transferred to the hair follicle, where it is absorbed, causing damage or destruction of the follicle. Because hair grows in phases, multiple treatment sessions are needed to reduce the hair in the treatment area as much as possible.
What Are The Advantages Of Laser Hair Removal?
Patients enjoy many benefits of laser hair removal, including its ability to work on virtually any area of the body. That includes the face, legs, chin, back, arms, underarms, bikini line, and other regions.
Other advantages of laser hair removal include:
- Precision: Lasers can target dark, coarse hairs while causing no damage to the surrounding skin.
- Speed: Each laser pulse lasts a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at once. Every second, the laser can treat an area around the size of a quarter. Small areas, like the upper lip, can be treated in under a minute, while larger areas, like the back or legs, can take up to an hour.
- Predictability: After an average of 3 months, the majority of patients have permanent hair reduction.
What Should I Know About Laser Hair Removal?
Hair in the treatment area is clipped to a few millimetres above the skin surface just before the treatment. We modify the laser to match your hair’s colour, thickness, and position.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
To help alleviate the sting of the laser pulses, we can apply a topical numbing cream about 20 to 30 minutes prior to the laser process. You can opt not to have the treatment area numbed. Most patients find the treatment to be quite tolerable.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
The cost of laser hair removal starts at $50 per treatment, although the cost varies depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of treatments needed. A laser hair removal procedure can take anywhere from 10 to 60 minutes, depending on the area. No recovery time is needed, but patients should avoid exposing the treatment area to direct sunlight between treatments.
Schedule A Consultation
Women and men from Kitchener, Cambridge, and surrounding areas in Southwestern Ontario considering laser hair removal choose deRMA Skin Institute for their treatments. Request a consultation using the online form or call us at (888) 803-3762 to schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists.