Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted hair is a nuisance. It’s time consuming to remove, not to mention the regular cost of upkeep. Oakville Plastic Surgery offers a solution to reducing unwanted hair. Using the GentleMax laser from Candela – the gold standard in gentle laser hair removal™ – we can safely and comfortably remove those unwanted hairs. This dual wavelength laser combines the efficacy of the 755 nm Alexandrite laser with the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser for unmatched speed, performance and patient safety.

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Treatment

Unwanted hair is a nuisance. It’s time consuming to remove, not to mention the regular cost of upkeep. Oakville Plastic Surgery offers a solution to reducing unwanted hair. Using the GentleMax laser from Candela – the gold standard in gentle laser hair removal™ – we can safely and comfortably remove those unwanted hairs. This dual wavelength laser combines the efficacy of the 755 nm Alexandrite laser with the 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser for unmatched speed, performance and patient safety.

 

How It Works

The laser specifically targets the melanin (pigment) in the hair follicle. The laser concentrates its energy on the melanin and effectively destroys it (and the attached hair follicle) through heat energy, preventing future growth. The amount of treatments required will be determined by hair type and colour, body area, skin type and hair growth cycle. Treatment times will vary based on the area(s) to be treated. In preparation for your treatment, avoid sun exposure for a minimum of two weeks beforehand and do not bleach, pluck or wax the hair for at least four weeks prior. Because the laser targets hair pigment, avoid bleaching the hair and any form of tanning – this will make it harder for the laser to distinguish differences in pigment and can result in laser burn.

Recovery

A patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ cools the skin’s surface to provide a comfortable treatment experience. The skin may be slightly red immediately following the treatment. This response can last a few minutes to several hours depending on the individual.

 
Treatment Area

All body areas

Treatment Time

10-60 minutes

Average Recovery Time

N/A

Recommended Treatments

5-7