4 Promising Ways To Maximize Laser Hair Removal

October 21, 2020 Laser Hair Removal, Skin Treatments No Comments »

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is an excellent approach to getting rid of unwanted body hair. Laser hair removal in Toronto at Skin Studio is performed using the DiolazeXL by Inmode. The DiolazeXL can be used on all skin types (even the darkest skin tones) to safely remove hair on most of the face and the entire body. Laser hair removal entails the use of a laser to destroy hair follicles. By destroying the follicle, the hair is unable to grow back resulting in smooth, hairless skin.

If you are considering laser hair removal, the following are the four most important things to keep in mind to achieve the best possible result:

  1. NEVER miss a treatment

Hair growth occurs in three stages. The active growth stage is the stage in which laser hair removal is effective. Unfortunately, all the hairs on our body do not enter or remain in this active stage at the same time. Because of this, it is extremely important to follow the scheduled treatment suggested by your practitioner. The laser targets pigment in the hair in order to destroy the follicle. Therefore, there must be hair present in order for this to occur. Scheduling your treatments every 6-8 weeks, ensures the ability to target and destroy the maximum amount of follicles overall.  If you were to miss even one of these treatments it could affect your end result. On average, 5-8 treatments are required to be completely hair-free. Keep in mind, darker skin tones may require more treatments.

  1. Keep away from waxing or tweezing

Since the laser targets the hair pigment, the hair bulb must be present. If you were to wax or tweeze any of the hairs that you are planning on getting rid of, the bulb would be removed in the process. By keeping away from waxing or tweezing a few weeks before the laser hair removal treatments begin, you make sure that the entire hair bulb is present.

However, this does not mean that you can’t still shave down the hair, as this method simply cuts your hair down to the surface of your skin and leaves the rest intact.

  1. Shave the day before a treatment

Please shave the day before your laser hair treatment! This is effective for a couple of different reasons. For one, it makes it easier for the laser to reach to the bulb of the hair and not the hair above the surface of the skin. It even helps lessen the amount of pain you feel from the laser and reduces the chance of hairs being singed possibly causing surface injuries to the skin.

Our DiolazeXL has an advanced cooling system as well as a large spot size making the treatment relatively comfortable and fast. However, if you do experience any post-treatment discomfort aloe vera can be extremely useful in soothing the skin.

  1. Restrict sun exposure

You must restrict sun exposure both before you start laser hair removal treatments and in between each of the treatments. This includes natural sunlight as well as tanning beds and artificial tanning products. Skin that is tanned or sunburnt cannot be treated as it increases the risk of sensitivity and burns from the laser.  Not only does it increase your risk of burns, it also interferes with the scheduled treatments as they may need to be postponed until the skin has returned to its natural state, thus, decreasing your final results.

All in all, laser hair removal is an effective procedure that can provide you with wonderful results when performed properly!

If you’re thinking about laser hair removal or professional skincare consultations in Toronto, then Skin Studio is an excellent choice! Book an appointment at skinstudiotoronto@gmail.com or call us at 416-804-7256 to learn more!

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