Shaving, waxing, threading and sugaring are some of the rather painful and time-consuming ways we try to maintain a smooth, sleek body. Because none of them are permanent, women tend to get stuck in an endless loop of spending time, money and frustration on getting rid of unwanted hair. Fortunately, laser hair removal is a far more permanent option, and it’s available at any reputable skincare clinic in Ottawa.

If you’ve ever considered laser hair removal but weren’t sure about whether or not it was right for you, this post can help to answer some of your questions.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The process of laser hair removal is straightforward and virtually painless. A laser handpiece is passed over your skin, and the laser light is absorbed by the melanin in the hair and transformed into heat. This process damages the hair and the follicle, which is where the highest concentration of pigment is found. This damage to the follicle is what prevents hair regrowth. In many cases, you will need multiple laser hair removal sessions to get the best results. This is because hair grows in cycles, and each new cycle of growth must be treated.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Laser hair removal is generally considered to be painless. Most people describe the sensation of the procedure as a series of heated pinpricks. If you are concerned about pain, you can mention it during your consultation, and the staff will help you decide how to proceed so that you’re comfortable.

After your laser hair removal treatment is complete, you may notice redness and swelling. This is normal, and it may feel mildly uncomfortable for a couple of hours post-treatment. Most doctors recommend applying ice to minimize this discomfort.

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

When you visit our laser clinic for a consultation, the staff will tell you that the procedure destroys up to 95 percent of the hairs in the treatment area. Any leftover hairs will be very fine and colourless, which makes them virtually invisible.

New hair growth can happen, especially in cases of pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations or medication changes. Because of this, periodic maintenance treatments may be needed to maintain smooth, hairless skin.

Are There Additional Benefits to Laser Hair Removal?

Aside from the convenience of always having smooth, stubble-free skin, many people wonder if there are other benefits to these treatments. One of the biggest benefits is never having to worry about ingrown hairs. Not only are ingrown hairs painful, but they can become infected and leave behind hyperpigmentation that takes weeks to fade.

Another pro to consider is that it’s a safe and extremely effective hair removal method. Thousands of people get laser hair removal in Ottawa each year, and most require five or fewer treatments to achieve the results they are after.

Finally, even though the cost may be more significant upfront, you are actually saving a huge amount of time and money over the long term. You will no longer have to purchase razors, wax or depilatory creams, and you won’t ever have to stress about fitting a waxing session into your busy schedule.

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe For My Face?

With the advances in laser hair removal technology, clients can now rest assured that this procedure is safe for use on facial hair for both men and women. Additionally, clients of all skin tones can enjoy the benefits of our laser treatment.

The procedure works best when the hairs being treated are dark, which means that light-coloured “peach fuzz” may be more difficult to remove, but it is possible to have unwanted facial hair lasered away safely.

If you feel that you may not be a good candidate for laser hair removal on your face, you can always opt for a professional wax instead.

Let Us Help You Get Rid of Unwanted Body Hair

Are you ready to ditch your razors once and for all? Chances are good that you will be able to achieve the sleek and smooth skin of your dreams with laser hair removal.

Contact us today to book your free consultation, and get started down the path toward a more beautiful you.