Laser Hair Removal is the use of laser energy to produce long-term hair reduction. This is accomplished by producing heat in the hair, which is transferred to the hair follicle, which in-turn produces inflammation. The hairs go through three different stages during their life cycle at different periods of time and are most vulnerable to laser at their active stage of life. This is one of the reasons why several treatments are required to assure the destruction of hair follicles. The laser is locked on the target which is the melanin pigment contained within the hair shaft. The tricky part of Laser Hair Removal is targeting it without damaging the melanin pigment in the surface of the skin.
Thus the laser light has to be long enough to heat the hair, but not too long to allow that heat to spread to the surrounding skin causing damage. Light skin makes Laser Hair Removal easier to perform. Fewer treatments are required, and better, faster results are obtained. People with darker skin can be treated, but results are slower, more sessions are required, and greater expertise is required on the part of the laser technician. Therefore, the darker a patient’s skin, the more difficult it is to avoid injuring the surface of the skin while treating the hair. Laser Hair Removal must be individualized for each patient. The darker a patient’s skin, the more difficult to avoid injuring the surface of the skin while treating the hair. Laser Hair Removal must be individualized for each patient.
Dark hair absorbs more laser energy and is, therefore, much easier to treat. Coarse dark hair responds the best to laser treatment. Light hair is more difficult to treat, while blonde or red hair being extremely difficult to treat. Multiple treatment sessions are required, and results are variable. Blonde or red hair usually contains pheomelanin, which absorbs laser energy less avidly than the eumelanin pigment which is present in black or brown hair.
How many Laser Hair Removal treatments are needed?
The number of Laser Hair Removal treatments required depends upon your skin type, hair coloring, and coarseness of the hair, depth of the hair follicle and the size of the area that need be treated. Generally, 80% – 90% of good candidates will need minimum 6 to 8 Laser Hair Removal treatments spaced 6 – 10 weeks apart to experience 70% to 90% hair reduction. The cycle of hair growth has three phases and laser is killed in the active growing phase. A minimum of 6 to 8 treatments are needed to target ALL hair in the active growth phase. Hormonal issues can also cause to a longer process of Laser Hair Removal by creating new hair follicles in addition to those which were destroyed before. Usually, men will need more treatments than women because of their skin structure and the male hormones. The treated area can also influence of the number of treatments needed; face will usually summed in more treatments than other body areas like bikini, legs or underarms.
Laser Hair Removal and Pain
If you ever been through Laser Hair Removal procedure you might have bad memories from the incidence. Weather you experienced it or may be a friend or a relative told you about her/his “adventure” you might be scared a bit. It is just natural that some experience of you or other resulted in strong pains and even more. Previous Laser Hair Removal machines were quite painful, to tell the truth, so the use of anesthesia cream (such as “Emla”) was widely spread. The cost of Laser Hair Removal machines is extremely high. Therefore many clinics are still keeping their old models which were purchased just few years ago with huge investment.
Are there any side effects on Laser Hair Removal treatment?
In most cases there are no side effects associated with the procedure. However, pigmentary change of the skin treated can occur, including either dark or light areas. Pigmentary changes may persist for months, but are almost always temporary. They are very rare in patients with fair skin, who are untanned. Blisters and burns are rare, but occasionally occur, particularly in patients with dark skin.
Tanning and Laser Hair Removal
Having a tan increases the risk of side effects such as blistering and discoloration. Due to the fact that on a tanned skin, the laser tends to aim at the surrounding skin rather than the hair, scarring of the skin may also occur. It is highly recommended to avoid tanning while having Laser Hair Removal procedure. Even you have stayed only in Toronto you still might hit by strong sun exposure. Be aware of it.
Laser Hair Removal Toronto Pricing
Why Laser Hair Removal is is so expansive? The price of the treatment should cover the total sums of the Laser machine cost (which can amount well beyond $100K) weather it is owned, leased or rented, the costs of running the clinic (machines service costs, rent, employees salaries, insurances, bills, etc) and in many cases – the cost of consumable parts of the machine (like IPL handpieces) which need to be replaced when reaching a certain amount of pulses. When taking all those costs into consideration one should conclude that the “pricy” treatment is actually quite reasonable. Liliana Laser Clinic is an island of affordable Laser Hair Removal in Toronto and area without compromise the quality.
The Soprano XL Laser Hair Removal Revolutionary System
A revolution is underway, for long-lasting body hair removal that is virtually painless. The Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ Laser Hair Removal treatment, offered by Liliana Laser Toronto Clinic, can now free you from daily shaving, painful plucking and expensive waxing to give you silky smooth and beautifully bare skin.
Pain-Free, Hair-Free is the next-generation of Laser Hair Removal in Toronto and around the world. It’s an effective and long-lasting Laser Hair Removal solution that is simple and easy. It takes cutting-edge medical laser technology and combines it with the comfort and convenience of a trip to the clinic. In fact, Pain-Free, Hair-Free use new breakthrough technology that has been described as one of the most comfortable Laser Hair Removal options available.
Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ breaks the mold of previous Toronto Laser Hair Removal systems. The system’s unique IN-Motion technology, along with the sweeping motion of the laser, safely and gently heats the targeted area under your skin while you stay comfortable.
Most people, in Toronto as well as around the world, find Pain-Free, Hair-Free treatments very comfortable. While pain tolerance is subjective, many patients often describe the sensation as soothing as a “hot stone massage.”
How does it work?
Pain-Free, Hair-Free works by using pulses of infrared diode laser energy to gradually heat the hair follicles in the subdermal layer of skin until they can no longer produce new hair. Using unique, IN-Motion technology and a patented DualChill treatment tip, the surface of your skin stays cool and comfortable. The sweeping motion also eliminates any skipped or missed spots common to other types of Laser Hair Removal.
What to check when looking for a Laser Hair Removal Toronto Treatment?
First ask if the Laser Hair Removal machine is owned or rented. Clinics who own their machines are, usually, committed to doing Laser Hair Removal regularly. Liliana lasers Clinic in Toronto owns the entire machines.
Second, check about their experience. Just ask how many Laser Hair Removal treatments the have been doing during a period of time. Liliana Laser Clinic Toronto Has vast experience and it is, literally, performing thousands of sessions in Toronto.
Third issue, it is highly recommended to verify who will perform your Laser Hair Removal treatments? Will it be the same person during the whole process or perhaps there will be a different person who will take care of you each and every visit to the clinic. At Liliana Laser Clinic Toronto there is only one person, Liliana, who will do all the work for you, from A – Z.