Remove unwanted hair.
The removal of unwanted hair can be traced back thousands of years, with Ancient Egypt depicting the first examples of shaving and depilation. So people have been doing this for a very, very long time. Fortunately in the modern age, we have the option to move away from the endless task of shaving or waxing and be rid of unwanted hair once and for all. We’re talking about laser hair removal.
At Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care, we have carefully researched the best technology to deliver a safe, comfortable and effective treatment using the 755 nm Alexandrite laser with the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
When the laser connects with its target—the pigment in the hair follicle—there is a quick feeling of heat accompanied by a mild sting. We want to emphasize the word quick here, as the laser technology we work with is known for its speed. While there is some mild discomfort, the treatment is fast, making any unpleasant sensation fleeting.
How many laser hair removal treatments are required?
A series of treatments spaced 6 to 8 weeks apart are necessary to target the hairs during the first stage of hair growth. As every hair is in one of the three stages of hair growth at any given time, spanning the visits over several weeks improves the chances of treating the hairs during the first stage, which allows for its removal. The number of treatments required will depend on how much hair needs to be removed and where it’s located on the body.
The time invested to remove hair once and for all is well worth it—and the fall and winter is the perfect time to get started on this task in order to be fuzz-free just in time for spring and summer. Contact us to get started today!