Laser Hair Removal

As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, laser hair removal offers rapid, effective, and safe results. Unwanted hair can be embarrassing and a hassle to maintain. While you can shave, tweeze, and wax, the upkeep just never seems to end. Imagine if you could significantly reduce or eliminate unwanted hair. Now you can. Laser hair removal in Ottawa is now available at Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic can safely reduce unwanted hair from any part of the face or body. It’s an effective option for most men and women. Dermaworks is one of Ottawa’s premiere laser clinics for hair removal.

Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Hair Removal

How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Does Laser Hair Removal permanently get rid of hair?
Does Laser Hair Removal hurt?
Can I still remove hair between treatments?
Are there any side effects?
Am I a candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
What areas can Laser Hair Removal Treat?
How Many Laser Treatments will I Need?
How far apart are my treatments scheduled?
What is the cost of Laser Hair Removal?
What is the wave length output of the laser?

How does Laser Hair Removal work?

Hair removal lasers emit a light at a specific wavelength that is known to be absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. The light is converted to heat energy, which in turns disables the hair follicle so that it will not produce another hair.

Does Laser Hair Removal permanently get rid of hair?

The majority of clients see permanent reduction in their hair when they complete a series of treatments. However, we cannot guarantee all of the hair will be gone permanently.

Does Laser Hair Removal hurt?

While there may be a mild discomfort associated with the treatment, most clients are able to tolerate the treatment very well. Depending on the site being treated, a topical anesthetics may be applied.

Can I still remove hair between treatments?
Yes, you can shave or trim hair. However, you shouldn’t pluck, use depilatory creams, or wax as these remove hair from within the follicle.

Are there any side effects?
Some parts of your body are more sensitive than others and after laser treatments your skin may appear red. This will go down within a few hours. In some cases, the skin can either become darker or lighter. You can help minimize these effects by avoiding sun exposure for at least 4 weeks prior to and during treatment while also using a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher throughout the course. In extremely rare cases blistering may occur.

Am I a candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser technology works by targeting dark pigment. Therefore, it works best on pale skin and dark coarse hair. The lighter the skin and the darker and more coarse the hair, the better are the results.

What areas can Laser Hair Removal Treat?

Both men and women seek laser hair removal to remove unwanted hair. Hair removal is commonly done on underarm, pubic area, legs, abdomen, lip, chin, back, buttocks, thighs, face, neck, chest, arms, and toes.

How many laser treatments will I need?

Most patients need at least 6-8 treatments. Hair grows in cycles therefore several sessions are necessary in order to affect all hair on any given area.

How far apart are my treatments scheduled?

Due to length of hair growth cycles, treatments are usually needed once every 8-12 weeks. Hair cycle length varies depending on the body part. The face usually requires more frequent treatments (about 8 weeks apart) whereas legs and back need less frequent treatments (closer to 12 weeks apart).

What is the cost of laser hair removal?

The cost of laser hair removal varies depending on the size, complexity, and other factors of the area being treated. At Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic we offer free Laser Hair consultations.

What is the wave length output of the laser?

The wavelength output is 800 to 950 nm. It has pulse widths up to 400 ms, and a fiber bundle delivery for the most uniform and comfortable treatment available from a high power hair removal laser.

 

Contact us today to book your free, no obligation consultation. Visit our Laser Skin Treatment page to learn more about more services offered at Dermaworks.