With bikini season just around the corner, some women will do anything to get smooth, hair-free skin.
If YOU are thinking about having laser hair removal you have go to the right place. Here at Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre, we use the Light Sheer Duet – the Gold Standard, High-Speed Laser Technology. Face and body hair can be annoying to deal with – no matter what you do to get rid of it; waxing, shaving, tweezing, threading, cream depilatories, etc., it will keep coming back because these methods are all temporary.
When you calculate what you’ve spent over the years on these temporary methods of hair removal, you would be shocked and conversely, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the money you could save by investing in a much better and more permanent method; Laser!!!
So, I’m sure you all have some questions:
- Is it painful?
Most patients will say that Laser Hair Removal with the Light Sheer Duet is far less painful then waxing, but yes, there is some discomfort. You may however, use a topical numbing cream to reduce this discomfort if you wish.
- Are you a candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
If your hair is darker than your skin, then yes, you are a candidate. Period!
- How do lasers work on reducing hair growth?
Short and sweet – lasers produce a beam of highly concentrated light that heats up the target, which in this case is the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicle. This pigment absorbs the light, and the light destroys the hair.
- How many sessions will I need?
This depends on your hair type (light or dark, fine or course) and body part. The average amount of treatments required is approximately 6-8 treatments, however it could take more. Here’s why – the laser works best when the hairs are in an early growth phase called Anagen – when the hair is visible above the skin and still attached to the vascular/nutrient supply. However, not all the hairs in a treatment area are in this phase at the same time, so we need to treat several times to destroy all the hairs. Also, we treat larger areas in sections, so to not cause fatigue on you.
- Are there side effects?
Yes, which can vary from patient to patient and depending on the extent of the treatment and skin type, these may include redness, swelling around the hair follicle, which are in fact, positive clinical end-points. Some less common side effects are pigment change, scabbing and blistering.
At Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre we require that you have a consultation and test patch on the area that is be treated to ensure that you are a good candidate.
Now come on in and start enjoying a smooth, hair-free you!
DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.