Laser Hair Removal Burlington
What is Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that targets the melanin in hair follicles, heating them and selectively destroying these follicles while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected. Typically 6-8 treatments are required per area. Treatments are performed every 4-8 weeks depending on the area being treated. It is important to stay on schedule for best results. It is important not to tan between treatments and daily use of sunscreen of SPF 45 or more is needed for maximum results
What kind of Laser do you use
At Flawless Medspa we use the Candela Gentlemax pro, which is the gold standard for laser hair removal.
THE BENEFITS OF USING CANDELA’S GENTLEMAX PRO
- Permanent hair reduction
- Smooth, silky skin
- Reduction of ingrown hairs
- Safe on all skin types
- Less painful due to the Dynamic Cooling Device®, which reduces discomfort from the laser pulses during treatment
- Requires fewer treatments
- Reduces excessive hair growth (PCOS)
- Safer and more effective than other laser treatments
Preparing for your Treatment
Avoid waxing, plucking or using depilatory creams for atleast two weeks prior to treatment.
Avoid electrolysis treatments for at least six weeks prior to treatment
Avoid sun exposure two weeks prior to treatment
We also advise you to shave the targeted area of hair before coming in for treatment. Skin must be completely clean, please remove any creams, makeup, or products.
How does the Laser Hair Removal Work?
Lasers safely remove unwanted facial and body hair by selectively targeting melanin (pigment) inside the hair follicle, generating energy in form of heat at the root of the hair and destroying the hair without damaging the skin.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
Laser hair removal treatments are extremely safe when pre and post procedural instructions given by our certified laser specialists are followed.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
Some parts of the body do tend to be more sensitive than others and a topical numbing cream is available. Most individuals describe it as a “snapping” sensation against the skin.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Does It Take?
The number of visits are typically 6 to 12. The face may need maintenance over the years due to hormonal fluctuations. All the hair is in 3 different stages of growth, First, second and third. Hair growth occurs in three stages: anagen (active), catagen (regression), and telogen (resting) laser hair removal is designed to treat hair in the anagen phase.This is why a series of treatments is necessary, so hair can be targeted as it moves into the growth phase. When the laser hits your skin, the melanin, or pigment in your hair follicles, absorbs the energy and is destroyed. Once a follicle is successfully destroyed, it won’t grow back.