At Concept Medical in Ottawa, we offer effective solutions to meet your hair removal needs. Laser hair removal is a therapy for patients looking for a solution to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair growth on the face and body. Laser hair removal in Ottawa is a great option for patients who are concerned about unwanted hair growth and desire to look their best while baring beautiful skin. Laser hair removal at Concept Medical in Ottawa uses a high-intensity laser beam to interrupt hair growth by damaging the follicle where hair growth originates.
By destroying the follicle and impeding its function, hair growth is greatly slowed and in many cases eliminated. At Concept Medical in Ottawa, laser hair removal is relatively painless. Patients report a slight stinging sensation, similar to a small rubber band snapping on your skin. Depending on the area being treated, laser hair removal sessions may last up to 30 minutes or more.
Multiple treatments are required to treat the area effectively. Due to the fact that not all the hairs on the human body grow in unison, multiple treatments (often 6-12 sessions) are needed to inhibit hair growth. Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure that doesn’t require any recovery.
Laser hair removal can remove hair for several years, although touch-ups at some point down the road are usually encouraged. At Concept Medical, our specific laser can treat any areas of the body. However, most common areas for laser hair removal include the face, back, legs, underarm, and bikini area. Undergoing a laser hair removal at Concept Medical offers a highly effective alternative to traditional hair removal treatments such as waxing, plucking and shaving.
Laser hair removal has many benefits including a safe alternative to traditional hair removal measure such as waxing, tweezing and shaving, less ingrown hair and irritation, and is time-saving.
While almost all hair and skin types can undergo laser hair removal, patients with medium to dark and coarse hair have higher success rates in removing unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is not recommended for patients with fine, white, light coloured shades of hair, as well as patients with red hair.
Immediately following treatment, patients often report mild redness on the treated area. This minor side effect often resolves within hours. It is recommended that patients use a sunscreen with SPF of 30 or more after treatment if the area treated is on the face or another body part that comes in contact with direct sunlight.
For more information about laser hair removal in Ottawa, please contact our clinic.