- Currently no longer offering laser treatments after 12 years. Instead, I'm offering laser consulting services to help you navigate the choice of laser and service provider (I don't provide references to specific technicians) as well as preparing the skin to be treated with laser by shaving it (fees apply).
- Laser hair removal uses coherent light at a specific frequency to selectively destroy the hair follicle.
- Thicker and darker hair on lighter skin is more easily treated but there are lasers that can be used on dark/tanned skin.
- It’s very difficult to remove grey/white/red/blonde or fine hair by laser.
- There are 4 types of medical hair removal lasers: Alexandrite, Nd-Yag, Diode & IPL.
- Depending on hair coarseness, density and colour, it can take between 5-12 treatments at regular intervals to achieve optimal results.
- Laser only rarely removes 100% of hair from treatment areas.
- Beware any clinic that promises perfect results in fewer than six sessions!
- The area to be treated must be shaved the day of treatment for best results. Our back laser preparation fee is 50$.
- Treatment itself feels like rubber bands snapping rapidly against the skin.
- Discomfort is manageable... coarse hair increases the potential for discomfort.
- Successive treatments are less painful as the relative amount of hair decreases.
- After treatment, your skin will feel slightly “sunburned” and a little tight.
Treat it gently for the first 24 hours!
- Avoid prolonged, direct sunlight for 2 weeks before and after any laser treatment.
- As your skin heals, the remains of the follicle will be shed. Gently exfoliate in the shower with a loofah or washcloth to encourage the process.
- In the beginning, treatments are done every 4-6 weeks. Eventually, 8-10 weeks is needed between treatments to achieve optimal results.