Laser Hair Removal
Just imagine not having to tweeze, wax, shave or endure the long, painful hours of electrolysis again! At Advantage Laser Clinic, we provide laser hair removal in Toronto with the Lightsheer™, Prowave™ 770 and the Coolglide™ making this a reality for you! Men and women of ALL SKIN TYPES are now able to eliminate unwanted facial and body hair rapidly, safely and effectively with laser hair removal..
The Lightsheer™ laser for hair removal is a diode laser which is recognized as the “Gold Standard” in the industry. The Lightsheer™ system was specifically designed from the ground up for effective laser hair removal. Its patented chilltip technology provides continuous contact cooling of the epidermis for maximal patient safety and comfort. The Lightsheer is best for laser hair removal of light to moderately pigmented skin.
The Coolglide™ is an Nd-Yag (1064nm) laser which is also a Gold Standard for laser hair removal for ALL skin types. Although this laser is effective for all skin types, it has been awarded the best laser for laser hair removal of darker skin types. The Coolglide™ bypasses the skin, in turn bypassing the pigment in the skin. Since this system targets only the melanin in the root of the hair and not the skin, this makes for an effective treatment of darker skin types as well as for those who have tanned skin. The Coolglide™ laser for hair removal also has a built in cooling system for maximum epidermis protection.
The Prowave 770™ is actually intense pulsed light, otherwise known as an IPL system. Unlike other IPL systems available for laser hair removal, the Prowave 770™ has a programmable wavelength translating into rapid and safe treatment of larger areas. The Prowave 770™ also has a cooling mechanism which helps protect the skin with every pulse. The Prowave 770™ is also considered a “Gold Standard” IPL in the industry for laser hair removal. This laser hair removal system is also best for light to moderately pigmented skin.
Popular treatment areas include underarms, legs, the bikini area, the upperlip, chin, and men’s backs and shoulders to mention a few. Laser hair removal generally works best for areas where the hair is dark and/or coarse. The number of laser hair removal treatments varies based on ones’ ethnic background or skin type as well as the area treated. We recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation to give you realistic expectations and to determine whether you are in fact a good candidate for this popular procedure. There is absolutely no obligation with the complimentary consultation.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROCEDURE
Once you have taken the first step of booking a complimentary consultation for laser hair removal, the laser hair removal specialist will assess the area(s) of concern, discuss all details of the treatment including expectations and pre-treatment protocols, while addressing any concerns and questions you may have. At this time a patch test on the desired area may be performed at the appropriate laser parameters upon request.
Prior to a laser hair removal treatment, all surface hair is removed by shaving or snipping to prevent any damage to the skin. The laser emits a near-infrared laser light that is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle. The laser system generates heat in the hair shaft, which diffuses to the stem cell and matrix targets to cause desired damage.
In addition to the treatment protocol, it is important to know the growth cycles of hair. Hair growth has three stages: Anagen (active stage), Catagen (regression) and Telogen (resting). In order to achieve permanent laser hair removal reduction, ideally the hair follicle should be infected by the laser during the anagen or active stage of hair growth. Since approximately 10-20% of hairs are in this active growing stage at the same time, 5-7 laser hair removal treatments are generally required for best results. Anything after 5 is considered maintenance which is 50% off the regular price per session.