Laser hair removal

In today’s life, it is really important for every individual to practice what is safe and bring the best out of them. Sometimes people glancing at your imperfections is all it takes to shatter your confidence, just a peek at your unwanted facial or body hair. One may use tweezers, thread, waxing, shaving for other painful methods to get rid of the patches of unwanted hair, but none of those is a long term solution, and the hair would keep returning. However, if you are ready to let go of the conventional ways and find long term freedom from unwanted hair, then Laser Hair Removal is exactly what you need.

Why Do You Have Unwanted Hair?

Every individual has a different body type and different hormone levels from others around you. These days unwanted hair growth is very common, especially in women due to multiple reasons. One of which may be higher than the essential levels of androgen. Androgen is the hormone responsible for the development of male traits. Although not in high quantities, this hormone is also present in women. The excessive production of androgen may be due to the use of drugs like steroids, hormonal imbalance, or medical background. This leads to hirsutism, which is the technical term for the growth of hair in unwanted parts of the body.

How Does It Work?

Laser hair removal is a medical treatment in which a concentrated laser beam is used to eliminate unwanted hair. The concentrated laser beam targets the deep hair follicles which produce the hair. The hair follicles are tube-like pouches. When the concentrated beam hits them, they absorb the heat from it, which damages them and delays the hair growth for a very long time or permanently. However, permanent removal of hair is not done in just one sitting; it takes multiple sessions to remove 80% to 90% of the targeted hair. Once the whole procedure is completed, very rare maintenance treatment sessions are needed after that to keep any minor growth of hair from reoccurring.


Modern Laser Technology Is much Less Painful

Initially, laser hair removal was very painful and uncomfortable, but modern technology has made it safe, less irritating and much more reliable. Although the use of technology or laser may differ for different skin types. The safest for dark skin types is the Nd: YAG laser treatment as it easily burns the dark follicles while alexandrite laser or diode laser gives the best results on fair skins and people with blond or red hair.

Things to Avoid During the Process

  • Avoid getting into the procedure bluntly. One should consult multiple qualified dermatologists or cosmetic surgeons and always prefer the best rated and most qualified surgeon. Before the treatment session, make sure to consult with your doctor and ensure if the treatment is the right option for you based on your medical history, skin type or any previous medical or non-medical treatments.
  • Avoid direct contact with sunlight a week before the treatment, during the sessions and at least 3 weeks after the last session. Whenever you go out after that, use sunscreen of at least SPF 30 or above.
  • Don't pluck out the hair, avoid waxing or getting into any other follicle disturbing process a month before you start the treatment.
  • Don't use tanning sprays or other chemicals on your skin and avoid shaving on the treatment area at least a week before the treatment starts.
  • Keep it in mind that many of the antibiotics consumed today are photosensitive. So, reschedule your treatment if you are on any necessary antibiotic medication or stop taking it a week before the treatment.

Risks and Side Effects You Can Expect

  • Aforementioned laser hair removal treatments are usually completed in 3 to 6 sessions as it varies from person to person and their hair type.
  • The frequently occurring side effects include skin irritation, which may occur a few minutes after the treatment, redness, itchiness and swelling may also take place. Gentle massaging with ice and painkillers helps reduce the pain, but the side effects may disappear within hours or a day.
  • You can also expect pigment changes, which means the treated area may start to appear darker or lighter, but this rarely happens, and it is temporary. This may happen to those who do not take proper precautions and do not avoid the sunlight.
  • Less frequently, scarring and blistering may also occur as a result of the laser treatment. In such cases, if these side effects do not disappear on their own within 3 days after the treatment, you should consult your dermatologist. Do not apply any home remedy or self-medication without the doctor's approval as it can cause serious harm to the skin.

Cost of Laser Hair Removal

One session of laser hair removal treatment can cost a minimum of $60 CAD to a maximum of $400 CAD. This price may differ from one service provider to another based on the level of expertise or the type of service they provide. It may also vary depending on which area of the body and hair type is to be treated for laser hair removal. As it may need a maximum of six sessions in normal conditions and for some people, it may take a little more than that, one should make up his mind that it is not a cheap process, but anything that can make you lose your unwanted hair permanently is worth it.

Looking on the brighter side, you can realize that this treatment will save you from countless trips to the salons, a huge amount of time wastage and painful temporary escapes from unwanted hair. 

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Here at the Paradise Laser & Botox spa, you can expect great and natural looking results. We rejuvenate your skin, roll  the back clock by removing signs of aging and contour your body to your vision. 

With fourteen years experience, we offer services for everyone’s beauty needs.