Laser Hair Removal Ottawa

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Professionnal Laser Hair Removal Sessions in Ottawa, ON

If you’ve been dealing with stubborn hair and persistent stubble for too long, laser hair removal may be right for you! Gone are the days when you had to constantly wax, tweeze, and shave to achieve long-lasting results. Now, you have the power of laser technology to help you achieve safer, longer-lasting results! Laser hair removal is an FDA-approved treatment that can be customized for different skin and hair types. It is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in Canada and the rest of the world. 

Unlike other methods such as shaving, waxing or threading, which have to be repeated frequently to keep the hair from growing back, laser hair removal permanently removes the follicles from which your hair grows. As a result, you can enjoy silky smooth skin for many years without having to worry about your hair growing back.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is an effective way to reduce unwanted body hairs by using light beams from a hand-held laser device. The beam targets individual hair follicles and destroys them while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. This treatment requires several sessions over a period of four to six weeks to achieve maximum results. During this time, some redness may occur in the treated areas before the hair grows out. To minimize irritation, our experienced staff suggests applying a thin layer of sunscreen immediately after each session.

How does it work?

Laser treatments work by using heat to destroy the roots of hair follicles. This process is more likely to be successful if the hair is in the growth phase. Treatments take place over several weeks and result in fewer hairs after each session.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal Services

There are numerous benefits associated with laser hair removal. One of them is speed – you can expect results within 3 to 4 visits or even sooner. You also save money because you only pay for one treatment instead of paying for individual laser devices that you would need to purchase in order to cover the whole body. The cost savings add up over time.

The process is fast and effective. Because lasers do not pull off hairs but rather stimulate them to fall off naturally, there is a lower risk of injuring the follicle underneath and losing all of your hair. Moreover, you won’t experience annoying red bumps where you were previously pulling out hairs.

Another benefit of laser hair removal is its non-invasive nature – your body doesn’t feel anything during the procedure unlike waxing or tweezing which can cause minor bleeding and discomfort. There are also fewer risks related to laser hair removal compared to traditional methods such as electrolysis and epilators.

It’s fast and precise, safe for people of all skin types and very cost-effective compared with other methods of permanent hair removal. With minimal maintenance, you’ll be able to enjoy smooth skin for years to come!

Laser hair removal treatment process

Before any treatment begins, you’ll meet with your medical aestheticist during a consultation to answer your questions, discuss your objectives and decide whether or not you’re a suitable candidate for LHD. If so, we’ll proceed with a test patch to ensure LHD is the right treatment for your skin type. We use a laser with state-of-the-art technology to safely and comfortably eliminate unwanted hair. We’ll advise you of after-treatment recommendations and what to expect after the procedure. You’re then free to resume your usual activities.

What to Know Before Getting Laser Hair Removal

Your technician will provide exact instructions on how you should prepare your skin before treatment. You should shave 12-24 hours before your appointment. Do not apply any lotions, makeup, or deodorants on the area to be prepped. 

Treatment Areas

Laser hair removal can be used to remove hair anywhere on your body. You can use laser hair removal on your legs, bikini line, armpits, upper lips, chin, back, chest, abdomen and other places.

Pre and Post-Treatment Care

We recommend following a few rules to prepare your skin before and after any laser hair removal treatment. Always moisturize your skin thoroughly before undergoing any laser hair removal treatment as this helps prevent dryness of the skin and potential flare-up of eczema. After receiving a laser hair removal treatment, avoid spending time under the tanning beds or direct sunlight for 2 weeks. Also, take care of your newly smooth skin. Try to minimize shaving until your skin becomes completely healed and the wound is fully healed because the razor cuts could become irritated. It is recommended that you wear sunscreen to protect against photo damage.

What to Expect from treatment

Laser treatments can be a little bit uncomfortable, but it doesn’t hurt too much and are worth it. Your skin will be protected by the laser handpiece during the procedure. You may also feel a slight tingling sensation when the laser hits your skin. This is normal. Appointments can last anywhere between 20 and an hour. The length of your appointment depends on the size of the areas you are treating. For example, if you’re going to treat your bikini line or armpits, it’ll probably be easier than treating your legs or back.

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If you’re ready to give up shaving, waxing, and tweezing, the experts at FacePLus Aesthetics are here to help you achieve smooth skin by removing unwanted hair using laser technologyContact us today to ask questions, book an appointment, and learn more about our Laser Hair Removal service. 

For more information about or to schedule an appointment, call us at  (613) 606-2572  or visit our contact page.

Frequently Asked Questions

We offer three types of laser treatments: one for short term effects, another for medium term effect, and the last one is suitable for permanent effect. It takes approximately 30 minutes per session for short term effect, 1 hour per session for medium term effect, 3 hours for permanent effect. During this time, you can shower or bathe as usual. After the treatment, you need to wait for the healing process to complete before taking care of your newly shaved areas. You should avoid tanning beds for 6 months if you’ve had laser treatment.

The results are permanent for a number of reasons. For starters, new hair grows in at a slower rate once it’s been permanently removed. Additionally, it is harder for your body to regrow hair after it has been destroyed by laser. And finally, laser destroys hair follicles which means you can prevent future hair growth altogether. However, what you lose in terms of hair growth, you gain in terms of skin smoothness. With regular maintenance, the visible results of laser hair removal last approximately 2 to 5 years before requiring another round of treatment. 

Hair loss occurs after every treatment. Treatment improves over time.

Laser hair reduction doesn’t cause any side effect except little redness which is normal. For example, if you shave your legs regularly, then you could experience more irritation during the initial days of your laser hair removal than others who haven’t shaved their legs yet. The redness will eventually disappear though. Some people also complain of slight itching sensation just after the procedure. This will subside within 24 hours but a mild sun lotion can be used to ease the discomfort. In rare situations, if a patient suffers from low blood pressure and sweating, he/she can experience headache and dizziness.

Laser hair removal is generally seen as a semi-permanent method. If you keep breaking out or getting ingrown hairs, it’s best to visit us again to discuss possible additional solutions. If you want to achieve long-term results, we suggest scheduling regular appointments so that your skin gets plenty of time to heal and recuperate.

It’s not uncommon for laser hair removal to leave behind some darker marks. This is a natural side effect of the process and it’s usually temporary. During your first couple of sessions, your body might produce more melanin (the pigment responsible for darkening your skin). However, if you find that one or two sessions aren’t sufficient to get rid of those spots, just schedule another appointment. Your treatments should look much lighter within three to four weeks since your body is starting to shed old pigment. When you come back for subsequent sessions, your skin will already be ready for new growth. In case you notice persistent discoloration right after your last session, speak to us about having it treated separately from your main areas.

No. Anyone above 18 years old, regardless of their gender can get Laser Hair Removal done. However, pregnant women should consult with us first for safety consideration.

It depends on how sensitive your skin is. In most cases, the pain is manageable and not severe enough to distract you from other activities during the procedure.

Usually yes. However, it’s best to wear a swimsuit under the temporary tattoo until the wound heals completely.

Laser hair removal takes about 6 to 10 sessions to get rid of most or all of your unwanted hair. After you finish your last session, you should be left with smoother skin!

If anything happens during the service, please tell us immediately so an appropriate course of action can be taken. We will conduct follow ups to determine whether further services are needed or not.

Laser hair removal is considered a permanent hair reduction, but it doesn’t work perfectly. You’ll leave some baby hairs behind after the treatment. And even though your skin will be smoother, there might still be some stubborn hairs.

The best time for this effective treatment is when there is a sufficient amount of hair growth but not too much. This is because the skin and pores will be open, so penetration of hair follicles will be effective. This period usually happens during the summer months or just after a waxing treatment. It’s also recommended to do laser hair removal during this period because body temperature is at its peak, which will help in the complete absorption of the light energy emitted from the laser machine.

But if you have sensitive skin, it’s best to do laser hair removal treatments during the winter months or early spring when your body is still getting used to colder weather conditions and pores may dilate as your body tries to warm itself up.

An ideal time for laser hair removal treatments will depend on your skin type and sensitivity level. If you have sensitive skin, winter is better for you than the summer months. 

Yes it does! Laser hair removal works well on all skin types – including brown, black, and olive complexioned skin. It is usually much more comfortable than waxing. So if you’re considering laser hair removal and have dark skin, give us a call today!

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