Unwanted body hair is something both women and men struggle with. Shaving and waxing are traditionally the go-to choices for dealing with unwanted body hair. Both sexes hate shaving or waxing areas of their body that they want to keep looking and feeling smooth.
Nobody wants the nicks and cuts from shaving, or the pain and irritation of waxing. Then there is the time factor. How many hours are you spending every year on shaving and waxing?
Where Does Unwanted Hair Appear?
Women most commonly struggle with unwanted hair on their upper lip, chin, bikini line, underarms, and lower legs. They want a smooth and silky look for their skin.
Men usually deal with excess hair on their neck, shoulders, chest, and back. They may feel conscious of their body hair and may be shy removing their shirts in public places like beaches.
Many body builders also want smooth skin to make the definition in their muscles pop.
How Do I Get Rid of Unwanted Body Hair?
If you're shaving, waxing or plucking your unwanted body hair, stop now! Laser hair removal can actually save you a considerable amount of money, as well as time and effort.
At our clinic, we offer treatments from 3 different types of machines for hair removal: the Soprano laser, the CoolGlide Excel laser and the Harmony IPL.
Which type of machine is best for you will depend on a number of factors, which we will go over during your assessment.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The laser light energy targets pigment called melanin in hair. The laser light energy is absorbed by the melanin in the hair root creating heat and destroying the hair follicle but preserving the skin.
Different lasers use different wave lengths to accommodate different skin pigments, which obviously can be determined by your race or tan.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right For Me?
Also, the darker the hair color the better. Dark hair absorbs more light, which makes more heat to damage the follicle. Coarse hair also generates a lot of heat, which helps to target the cells of the follicle that make the hair.
Laser treatment is ineffective on blonde and white hair, because it contains little or no melanin. Red hair is also difficult to treat.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?
Laser hair removal is very safe, with absolutely no risk of skin cancer.
The wavelength of light that produces skin cancer is in the ultraviolet range of the spectrum. The CoolGlide and Soprano produce light at the opposite end of the spectrum in the infrared range. The Harmony IPL has filters that block out the light in the ultraviolet range.
How to Get Started
Our knowledgeable and experienced staff can help you with your unwanted hair today. You can contact us by calling 905.853.3200 or you can click here to book an appointment.