Everything You Need To Know About Laser Hair Removal

Avi Islur
May 29, 2023
Everything You Need To Know About Laser Hair Removal

Say goodbye to unwanted hair for good with the most effective and safe method out there: laser hair removal

At The First Glance Aesthetic Clinic and Surgery Centre, our laser hair removal treatment uses advanced technology to target hair follicles with laser light energy. This energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, destroying them and preventing further hair growth. The result? A long-term reduction in hair growth in the treated area. Our patients have happily reported a 75-95% reduction in hair growth after their treatment at our Winnipeg plastic surgery clinic!

Get ready to feel confident and hair-free with laser hair removal! At our award-winning medical aesthetic clinic, we are proud to have 3 expert laser technicians who specialize in laser hair removal in Winnipeg. They are here to help answer all of your questions about this amazing treatment!

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Although laser hair removal may not be a permanent hair removal solution, it can still provide amazing long-term results! By targeting hair follicles with laser light energy, the treatment slows down hair growth and can even damage them to the point where they no longer produce hair or only produce very fine, light-coloured hair. While it’s true that some hair may still grow back, it’s usually in smaller amounts and with thinner hair strands, which means smoother skin for longer periods of time! So don’t let the idea of “non-permanence” discourage you from trying laser hair removal and enjoying the benefits of reduced hair growth and hassle-free skin!

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

The duration of your laser hair removal results depends on various factors. After a full course of treatment (generally 6 treatments a few weeks apart), most experience a significant reduction in hair growth, with finer and lighter hair growth when it does return. Results can last for a few months to several years, but eventually, some hair regrowth is likely. A single maintenance treatment every few years may be required to keep the area hair-free. But don’t worry, consulting with one of our Winnipeg laser hair removal technicians at The First Glance can help you determine what to expect for your unique situation and ensure that you continue to enjoy the benefits of laser hair removal for as long as possible!

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

During a laser hair removal treatment, you may experience some level of discomfort, although this can vary depending on which part of your body is being treated and your individual pain threshold. Areas with thinner skin may tend to be more sensitive. Patients often describe the sensation of laser hair removal as similar to a rubber band snapping against their skin or a mild pricking feeling. It’s generally considered to be more efficient and less painful than other hair removal methods, such as waxing. Talk to your First Glance Laser Technician if you feel uncomfortable during your treatment. They are trained to provide you with the best possible experience and can help alleviate any discomfort you may be experiencing!

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

During a laser hair removal treatment, you may experience some level of discomfort, although this can vary depending on which part of your body is being treated and your individual pain threshold. Areas with thinner skin may tend to be more sensitive. Patients often describe the sensation of laser hair removal as similar to a rubber band snapping against their skin or a mild pricking feeling. It’s generally considered to be more efficient and less painful than other hair removal methods, such as waxing. Talk to your First Glance Laser Technician if you feel uncomfortable during your treatment. They are trained to provide you with the best possible experience and can help alleviate any discomfort you may be experiencing!

Can Laser Hair Removal Treatments Be Done On Any Skin Colour?

The best candidate for laser hair reduction is a person with lighter skin and darker hair. This treatment can be performed on people with dark skin with the understanding that the side effects mentioned may occur and you will need 8-12 treatments due to the lower energy that we would have to use to lessen the chances of the side effects.

  • Darker Hair Vs. Lighter Hair
    The pigment in the hair is the substance that actually absorbs laser energy. Thus, the darker the hair, the more laser energy it will absorb which is the key to vaporizing the hair and destroying the papilla. Additionally, the thicker the hair, the more laser energy it will absorb. Think of the hair shaft like a lightning rod, the thicker the rod, the more electricity it can absorb. Therefore, thick jet-black hair is easiest to remove. Patients with very light, white, gray, red or blond hair are not candidates for this treatment.

If you have any questions or concerns, talk to one of our laser technicians at our Winnipeg Aesthetic Clinic and Surgery Centre. We are here to guide you every step of the way and alleviate any worries you may have about the treatment.

At The First Glance, we have two highly effective laser hair removal treatments availableVectus and Fotona’s hair reduction. Together with your Certified Laser Technician, we will review your options in detail and determine which type of laser treatment is best suited for your individual needs. Our Winnipeg plastic surgery clinic offers laser hair removal treatments for various areas of the body, including the face, legs, arms, underarms, back, hands, toes, chest, nipples, pubic area (aka Brazilian) and bikini line. Say goodbye to the hassle of shaving, tweezing, waxing, bleaching, or dealing with skin irritations caused by ingrown hairs! With our high-tech hair removal systems, you can enjoy the freedom of hair-free skin. To book your consultation and experience the benefits of laser hair removal at The First Glance, call us at (204) 885-1419 or book online.

If you have a preferred treatment date, do not wait until it’s too late.

The First Glance Aesthetic & Surgery Centre is a very active practice. Call (204) 885-1419 to reserve your consultation today. Our Patient Coordinators are happy to help you, every step of the way.

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