Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted hair can be a burden, and time spent shaving, waxing and tweezing can feel fruitless.

If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, laser hair removal is a safe and non-invasive way to remove unwanted hair from virtually any area of the body.

At Skin Science Dermatology in Toronto, we use revolutionary Broadband Light (BBL) technology for permanent hair reduction for most skin types. After a series of gentle treatments, and with little to no downtime, your face, back, chest, underarms, bikini line, legs, arms or hands will be smoother than you ever thought possible.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Broadband light (BBL) technology works by emitting controlled flashes of light that penetrate the skin, targeting the pigment found in hair follicles. Without damaging the surrounding skin, the light effectively destroys the follicle to prevent regrowth. Unlike traditional laser hair removal technologies that apply all of their energy to the treated area at once, BBL provides energy in multiple bursts to progressively raise the follicle temperature to the therapeutic level for hair removal. The skin is protected with cooling throughout the treatment, allowing for a safe, comfortable, and effective treatment for most skin types.

Is laser hair removal safe?

BBL is Health Canada and FDA approved for permanent hair reduction, and is extremely safe provided you’re a good candidate for treatment.

Many patients describe the treatment sensation as prickly, or like the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. The BBL system cools the skin’s surface before, during, and after each laser pulse to provide a more comfortable and safe treatment experience. Most individuals find it to be very tolerable, but a topical anesthetic may be applied prior to treatment to further minimize discomfort if desired.

How many laser hair removal treatments are needed?

The number of laser hair removal treatments required will vary based on the area being treated, your skin type, hair colour, and individual response to treatment, though we typically recommend at least five treatments, spaced four to eight weeks apart. Every treatment will result in some hair loss, but because laser hair removal can only eliminate hair that is in the active growth stage, several treatments are required to achieve permanent hair reduction.

Is laser hair removal right for you?

Laser hair removal is an effective solution for both men and women looking for a long-term solution for unwanted hair. Treatments can be customized according to your skin tone, hair colour and texture, and the area being treated. We don’t recommend laser hair removal for patients who have a tan on the treatment area (including self-tanning lotions or sprays) since tanning can increase the risk of complications such as blistering or discolouration. Patients should also avoid plucking, waxing, or using chemical depilatories for one month prior to treatment; BBL works best when the hair is shaved on the day of treatment.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

  • Quick & easy treatments
  • No downtime
  • Safe & effective
  • Long-lasting results

Recovery & Results

How long does it take to see results from laser hair removal?

Unwanted hair will be reduced as you make your way through the scheduled treatment series, but final results of laser hair removal may not be apparent for several months post-treatment.

How long is the downtime after laser hair removal?

Following laser hair removal, you can immediately resume normal daily activities. Your skin may be slightly red or swollen immediately, which will subside within 2-48 hours depending on the individual and the area being treated. There is no specific care required following laser hair removal.

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