Laser Hair Removal

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Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses pulsed laser energy to remove unwanted hair from a targeted area. Common areas on which laser hair removal is performed are the bikini, legs, underarms, chin and upper lip.

MedAesthetics offers you quick hair removal treatments, minimal discomfort and long-lasting results with the GentleMax Pro.

Although there are many temporary treatments, including tweezing, waxing, shaving, using depilatory creams to remove unwanted hair, patients seeking more permanent methods are frequently good candidates for laser hair removal. Hair can be removed from nearly any area of the body (the eye area is an exception because of the possibility of serious eye damage).

What Our Laser Hair Removal Clients Are Saying

C Thomas

I currently go here for laser hair removal and let me say - I was initially intimidated, as I have heard of other aestetic businesses that will put people down in order to sell more products and services. This is an incredibly welcoming place and the staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I have always felt super comfortable and I will definitely continue to come back here!

Casey Shortt

Lisa has been amazing for my Laser hair removal treatments! Everyone I’ve dealt with has been so kind in the office. I have always struggled with bad acne; I got a face scan done for free and they recommended some products that have made such a great difference in my skin 🙂

Megan Starr

I have had amazing experiences at MedAesthetics! I have been getting laser hair removal treatments with Lisa and she makes the process so quick and painless! She also makes you feel incredibly comfortable during & after the procedure by explaining the process and aftercare thoroughly. 

Jenny Thompson

I have been going to Medaesthetics for five years now. I started with laser hair removal and facials, and now being 40+ have transitioned into BBL treatments, Botox, etc. The staff there make me feel like a million bucks upon arrival. This is by far and away the most kind and efficient team working together. They don’t make me feel embarrassed, silly, ugly, or small.

Candidates for Laser Hair Removal

Because the laser beams used to remove hair targets melanin (pigment), the best candidates have dark hair. Conversely, those with blonde, red, grey or white hair are usually not good candidates. Techniques for using lasers to effectively remove light-coloured hair are being investigated.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

There are many benefits to having unwanted hair removed through the use of laser therapy. They include the following:

  • Hair is precisely targeted
  • Procedure is quick
  • Results are permanent (for 90 percent of patients) or long-lasting

For many patients, laser hair removal is painless, although some experience minor discomfort.

Laser Hair Removal Procedure

Laser hair removal is performed while the target area is numbed by a topical anesthetic. A handheld device that emits intense laser pulses is moved across the area, focusing on individual hair follicles. There are several different methods of laser hair removal, some of which combine laser impulses with radiofrequency. The appropriate method for each patient is decided in consultation with the physician administering treatment.

Hair growth takes place cyclically, in three stages. The most effective laser hair removal takes place during the anagen (full-growth) stage, because the hair follicles in this stage are susceptible to laser energy. But, because all hair is not in the same stage of growth at any given time, several laser treatments, usually a treatment series of eight, spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart, are necessary. To some extent, the length of treatment depends on the texture of the patient‘s hair, and the location from which it is being removed.

Recovery from Laser Hair Removal

Some redness, soreness or swelling may occur immediately after laser hair removal, but they almost always disappear within a few days. Cold compresses or ice packs may minimize discomfort. Sun exposure should  be avoided as much as possible for the duration of treatment.

Complications of Laser Hair Removal

The most common complication of laser hair removal is the regrowth of the unwanted hair. Frequently, however, the hair that regrows is finer and lighter than the hair that was removed. Usually, regrowth can be addressed with a few additional treatment sessions. Other complications that may arise after laser hair treatment include skin irritation such as blistering and crusting; changes in pigmentation or texture of the skin; and scarring at the removal site.

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