Laser Hair Removal and Common Questions part 2

The benefits of laser hair removal are clear but you still have some unanswered question? This is very common so we’ve included a Q&A section based on popular client inquiries:

Q: How many sessions will I need?
A: Every body part has a different hair growth cycle and the time of the growth cycles can vary from 4 to 12 weeks, depending on the area of focus. After a couple of treatments, clients typically experience a significant reduction in hair along with an overall slower growth pattern. You can expect to see an average of 10 to 15 percent hair reduction after each session. An average of eight sessions are required for maximum hair reduction. It is important to keep in mind that the number of laser hair removal sessions you will need depends on many factors, including areas of the body being treated, skin colour, coarseness of hair, sex, hormones and any underlying health conditions.

Q: How does laser hair removal work exactly?
A: Laser and IPL systems use energy in the form of light to denature the blood supply to the hair follicle. The energy from the light source is absorbed by the pigment, called melanin, which gives hair its colour. The hair rapidly absorbs this filtered light and transfers it to the surrounding cells, which in turn converts it into heat. This heating denatures the cells, rendering them incapable of producing further hair growth. Your pre-treatment consultation begins with a health history questionnaire, followed by a patch test to choose the correct settings according to your skin colour and hair type. The treated hair will fall out after two weeks as the epidermis renews itself. Some hairs may fall out during the treatment as well.

Q: How do I choose the right laser clinic?
A: The most important thing to look for is a laser clinic that offers a complimentary consultation and patch test. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you have and allows your skin therapist to educate you on the treatment and the process. The patch test is mandatory to determine if you are a good candidate for the treatment. Be sure to look for a reputable establishment with many happy clients.

Our clinic provides dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable skin therapist who share a genuine interest in medical esthetics and clinical skincare. We are committed to offering services based on the most recent technological advancements in the industry.

Contact 416-228-0011 to book a complimentary consultation.

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