As thoughts turn toward the warmer weather on the horizon, you may be considering how to address nagging body concerns such as unwanted hair. Over the past decade, laser hair removal has become one of the most in-demand cosmetic procedures. Thanks to technological improvements, treatments are now safer and more effective than ever. In this article we detail why you should opt for reducing unwanted hair with laser hair removal.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal involves the use of a concentrated beam of light to send heat energy into the skin – specifically targeting the hair melanin and destroying the hair germ cell. Multiple treatments are required to effectively reduce the unwanted hair. This is due to the hair’s growth cycle, which has three phases. Hairs that are effectively treated in the first phase of hair growth (the anagen cycle) will not grow back. Hairs that are in the second and third phases of growth (catagen and telogen) will not be removed as an untreated new hair germ cell is waiting in the wings to grow. Regular treatments over a period of months can ensure that hairs that have regrown can be treated in their first phase of growth, eventually resulting in a substantial overall reduction in unwanted hair.
Is laser hair removal painful?
Advances in laser hair removal technology have resulted in safer and more comfortable treatments. Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare works with the GentleMax Pro laser hair removal technology which is safe for all skin types. A patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ keeps the skin’s surface calm and minimizes discomfort. Treatments can be performed quickly with only mild redness and swelling present post-treatment.
Why choose laser hair removal over other hair removal methods?
While the initial investment in laser hair removal treatments may seem costly – the savings add up exponentially over time when compared to the cost of shaving, waxing or depilatory treatments.
The time required to perform other hair removal methods adds up to months over a lifetime. The permanence of laser hair removal gives you back this precious time to be spent however you please.
Redness, swelling, irritation and ingrown hairs are just a few of the skin concerns that can result from waxing, shaving and using depilatories to address unwanted hair. With laser hair removal, the final result is smooth and even skin.
We’ve all had moments where an impromptu beach day was disrupted by the presence of unwanted hair that has been unattended. With laser hair removal, you won’t have to think twice as there is no unwanted hair to be exposed when throwing on your bathing suit or wearing a sleeveless top.
The benefits of laser hair removal make a convincing case for this hair removal method. If you’re considering this course of treatment, Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare invites you to book a complimentary consultation with Bethany, our medical aesthetician to see if laser hair removal is right for you. Receiving your treatments over the winter and early spring months is an ideal time in order to prepare for the summer season. Laser hair removal treatments can photosensitize the skin, therefore any treated skin that you anticipate will be exposed to UV light must be protected. Bethany will go over these important points and more during your consultation. Call 905.901.9545 or email [email protected] to request an appointment.