Laser Hair Removal

Light Sheer Duet Laser Hair Removal

Permanent laser hair removal services at affordable prices

 

laser-hair-removal-before-picMost don’t realize that unwanted hair has been something that bothers people for centuries. Since ancient times, there have been all types of non permanent hair removal techniques such as sugaring, threading and tweezing. The first electrolysis device was used in the early part of the 20th century and electric razors were introduced in the1930’s. In the past few decades a myriad of treatments have come and gone.

Nearly all women and about half of all men have unwanted hair. The fact is that hair doesn’t always grow in the locations that you want it to grow, and it is often re-growing, meaning it will likely grow back even if you do remove it. For many it is a constant source of anxiety and embarrassment.Today, millions of people use pungent creams and lotions or they hide it, shave it, pluck it or wax it, but these are all temporary measures. So, what is the permanent hair removal solution? Laser It!

For Women, Men and Teens of all Skin Tones and Types

laser-hair-removal-after-picLaser hair removal at Laser It! Salon and Medical Spa delivers the most effective method in rapid, gentle, permanent removal of unwanted hair. It is a simple process with amazing results and a relatively comfortable and inexpensive method. Many Southwestern Ontario residents look to Laser It! as a permanent solution to the problem of excess, unwanted hair. We are fully committed to providing the safest and most advanced treatments available, at affordable prices.

Imagine the GOLD STANDARD in permanent Laser Hair Removal – Only FASTER & Virtually PAIN FREE!  DRAMATIC results you’ll love. AFFORDABLE? You bet!

  • Gold Standard
  • Unsurpassed efficiency
  • Dramatic results
  • Proven
  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Great for large areas such as backs, chests & legs
  • Virtually pain free
  • Up to 3x faster than previous equivalent treatments

What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is the non-invasive removal of unwanted facial and body hair with the use of a laser. The light emitted by the laser is highly concentrated and targets the pigment in the hair. The heat builds up in a fraction of a second, destroys the hair follicle and retards or prevents future hair growth. Our LightSheer™ laser uses the patented ChillTip™ technology with a square sapphire tip that actively cools your skin before, during and after treatment pulses. This technology protects your epidermis, minimizes discomfort and allows for the use of a more powerful, more effective laser.

Are laser hair removal results permanent?
Yes. The LightSheer™ Diode laser has been approved for permanent hair reduction by the FDA. A long term clinical study was done to evaluate the LightSheer™ Diode Laser for hair removal. Of 92 patients, all had temporary hair loss and 89% had long term hair loss. Also, regrowing hairs were shown to be thinner and lighter than previously. Because the laser tends to treat hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, more than one treatment will be required to disable hair follicles that subsequently enter this growth phase.

Is laser hair removal safe?
The LightSheer™ system was developed from years of research at the Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, one of the world’s leading medical laser research institutions. The laser is pulsed, or “turned on”, for only a fraction of a second and the duration of each pulse is just long enough to disable the hair follicles. A unique component of the LightSheer™ system, the actively cooled sapphire handpiece, was designed to protect the skin by actively cooling it before, during and after the laser light is transmitted. It also draws off heat from the skin surface, which protects the skin from injury.

Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?
Anyone with hair that is dark enough for a laser to pick up is a candidate for laser hair removal. It does work best on pale skin and dark coarse hair, however people of all ethnicities can benefit from laser hair removal.  A complimentary consultation will provide specific details as to the likely efficacy of the treatment s on a person by person basis. For many people this is a life changing treatment. Ideal candidates include: women and men who have unwanted hair on any facial or body part; women with hormonal imbalances that have resulted in excessive body or facial hair; women or men who have excessive hair growth due to medications; individuals who are tired of shaving every day; are prone to skin rashes, irritation or bumps after shaving; or suffer from ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal does not work on white, gray, blonde or most shades of red hair.

Is laser hair removal painful?    
The cooling tip has a mild anesthetic property, which allows tender areas to be treated in a relatively painless fashion. You may find that the laser produces a feeling that has been described as a tingling sensation, somewhat like the snap of a rubber band. Different body parts vary in sensitivity. If you find that first treatment is too uncomfortable you can request a prescription for a topical anesthetic. Most people tolerate the laser treatments very well.

What are the after effects?
Within several minutes, the treated area may become slightly red and puffy. This reaction usually subsides quickly and returns to normal within a day or so. Depending on the area treated you should plan work or social engagements accordingly. Around days 3-7 after treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as result of your treatment and are not regrowing. In-between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hairs, but it is permissible to shave.

What are the possible side effects?
Normal side effects can include: itchiness, redness for up to 3 days, swelling around hair follicle for up to 3 days, slight pain, tingling, or general tenderness in the treated area. Rare side effects can include: crusting/scab formation (on ingrown hairs), bruising, purpura (purple coloring of the skin) on tanned areas, infection, or temporary pigment change (hypo-pigmentation or hyper-pigmentation). Side effects occur infrequently and, as a rule, generally are temporary. If any of the above last for more than 3 days, make sure to contact your technician. There is a possibility that settings were set too high and the technician needs to know in order to adjust on your following treatment.

How do I prepare for laser hair removal?
You should shave the area to be treated as close as possible to your treatment appointment. Always leave a small dime sized patch of hair so that your technician can determine the texture and colour of your hair. No waxing or removing hair with the root with any other way is allowed 4-6 weeks before and throughout the course of treatment as hair needs to be in place to be targeted by laser. The area should be shaved as closely as possible so that laser can target the most energy towards the hair follicle and not waste energy on the part of the hair above the skin’s surface. If your hair is the type that you can’t see where it was right after you shave, make it a bit easier on your tech not to miss the spots you want treated by shaving 1-3 days before so the outline of where hair is growing is just VERY slightly visible.

What should I expect following my treatment?
After treatment is completed, you may apply a soothing lotion such as SwissTEC soothing gel or ProDerm Hydrogel to soothe the skin for a few days. Within 2-4 weeks, you should experience shedding of all treated hair. At first, hair will look like it’s growing back in, but it is just coming through the skin to shed. Shedding starts at about 2 weeks and can last until 4 weeks post-treatment or so. Exfoliating and/or scrubbing gently in the shower with a loofa can help speed up the process. After shedding finishes, you might experience little black dots still “stuck” in the skin. These are commonly referred to as “pepperspots” and will shed eventually, but might take a bit longer. Exfoliate to help those out as well.

How many treatments are generally needed? When do they take place?
Most individuals’ hair loss will be between 60% and 95% and this generally takes place in 4 – 6 sessions. This is an average result. It must always be clear that individuals and individual body parts will respond at different rates. Depending upon hair type and genetic factors, some clients may require additional treatments beyond the initial 4-6 treatments. If it seems like the treatments are not working after several treatments, patients should look into possible underlying reasons. Treatments for the face and neck are normally spaced 4-6 weeks apart whereas treatments for areas of the body are spaced 8-10-12 weeks apart. This is because of the cyclic growth pattern of hair.

Why does laser hair removal sometimes not work in ideal candidates?
There can be many reasons why this could be the case.  The causes of excessive hair growth may include: heredity, pregnancy , glandular and/or hormonal imbalances (possible PCOS condition for women), diseases causing these effects, insulin resistance issues, reactions to certain medications,  and normal aging processes (i.e. hormonal aging surges: men’s backs, ears & noses – women’s facial areas).

What should I do if I have excessive hair growth that might be related to one of the above reasons?
Every laser candidate should explore a possible underlying reason of the extreme hair growth before starting laser because if there is something in the body consistently triggering hair growth; laser treatments might seem ineffective because the body will keep developing new hair. So, it will always seem like there is not reduction, when in fact it’s NEW hair your body is producing that you are seeing, not that treated by laser growing back. Women with PCOS hair growth patterns (upper lip, chin, cheeks, etc) should see an endocrinologist and have hormonal tests taken. Men can get tested for insulin resistance etc. Talk to your doctor if you suspect you might have an underlying medical condition causing excessive hair growth before starting laser hair removal. Once the condition is control through treatment/medication, laser hair removal can then be performed. Laser can affect the hair that’s currently present, but cannot prevent NEW hair from developing.

What is important when choosing a laser clinic for laser hair removal?
Complimentary consultations should be your first step in choosing a location for laser hair removal. During your consultation you will have the opportunity to inquire about the lasers that are used for the treatments. You will want to know the average number of sessions that are generally recommended. Sometimes a low cost treatment on an individual basis can lead you to a very expensive full treatment plan. Not all lasers are created equally and as such do not perform equally. The same is true for the laser technician. How are they trained and how often are their skills updated? Finally, reputation and referrals make a great reason to choose one clinic over another. Ask for references if you wish. Also look for a clinic with experience and successful results.

“I had laser hair removal done about four years ago, because I was tired of shaving. It’s been amazing. The hair has never grown back. I love it! I would highly recommend it”.

– Sandy Wright


“I heard about Laser It’s laser hair removal services many years ago… About 2 years ago I decided to have done for my face and my underarms. What a new lease on life! I wanted to go to the best and I got the best!”

– Stacey K.

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