When the days are short and the cold keeps us bundled up, it’s easy to get complacent about our personal care (ie: unwanted hair takes up residence and pedicures go by the wayside). However, it’s actually the ideal time to begin tackling our grooming goals. Why not bid farewell to razors and wax strips and opt for a more lasting solution?
It’s really no surprise that laser hair removal has been among the top cosmetic treatments in North America for several years. The technology has evolved to provide safe, quick, comfortable and effective treatments that reduce unwanted hair for most skin types.
At Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care, we use a dual wavelength laser that combines the efficacy of the 755 nm Alexandrite laser with the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser for unmatched precision, speed and patient comfort.
What to expect from a laser hair removal treatment.
- You will be given protective eyewear.
- A quick flash of heat followed by a cool burst of air with minimal discomfort is felt as the laser works its way over the treatment area.
- The laser pulses emit heat energy into the skin to precisely target the pigment of the hair shaft.
- Some minor redness and swelling will arise over the treatment area. This should subside within 24 hours. Patients can return to their normal activities, but should avoid exposing their skin to heat within that 24 hour period, and avoid tanning during treatment duration.
Immediate results will be realized, but a series of treatments is required in order to achieve substantive hair reduction. The amount and regularity of treatments that are needed will vary based on the treatment area and the needs of the individual.
So while it is winter and you’re all covered up, there’s no time like the present to take action and be rid of unwanted hair in time for cottage season! Contact us to begin your treatment series today.