To figure out what to expect with laser hair removal in Brampton, it’s best to understand exactly what it is and how it works first. The good news is that it’s pretty simple! A laser beams highly-concentrated light into the skin that is picked up by the pigment in your hair follicle and then destroys the follicle. You can find laser hair removal services in most cities, including Brampton and other similar areas of Ontario.

Flexible

Laser hair removal in Brampton is very flexible and is capable if treating a variety of areas, including legs, arm pits, face, arm, bikini line, and more. Treatments are precise and can target small areas without damaging surrounding areas. The laser focuses on an area about the size of a quarter, and sends out a pulse of in just a fraction of a second. This makes the treatment quick and effective. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in just a minute, with larger areas such as the full back or leg being able to be completed in about an hour.

Treatment frequency

The results will be permanent and may take anywhere from 3-7 treatments to achieve. Frequency will depend on certain factors, such as the coarseness of your hair and the surface area being treated. It is important to know that laser hair removal in Brampton works by destroying the root of the hair, which means if there is no root, there is nothing to destroy. This means that you cannot wax or puck the area prior to treatment, and it is recommended that you do not pluck or wax, or remove hairs in any other way for about 6 weeks leading up to your treatment.
Laser hair removal technicians in Brampton will also recommend that you avoid sun exposure to the area for about 6 weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure can make treatments less effective, or can cause complications post-treatment. If this is a concern or problem for you, discuss this with your doctor ahead of time.

During treatment

When being prepped for a laser hair removal treatment in Brampton, your hair will be trimmed down in the treatment area, and the laser will be adjusted to maximum efficiency based on the treatment area, skin colour and hair colour. A cooling gel or a cooling device will be used to help protect your skin and help the laser penetrate the treatment area.
The tech will likely do a pulse test or two to ensure the settings are optimal and that you do not have an adverse reaction to the treatment. Laser hair removal in Brampton will cause the surface of the skin to appear red and it will feel tender, like a sunburn, for a short time post-treatment. You may have to wait anywhere from 4-6 weeks between treatments.
Laser hair removal in Brampton will not cause your hair to disappear immediately. You will notice hair falling out or sloughing off naturally over the coming weeks without you having to do anything. You will likely need multiple treatments to ensure you’ve thoroughly removed all the hair in the area permanently.

Risks

Blisters and scarring may happen but are rare. Blisters are more commonly seen amongst those with darker complexions, but again, these are the rarer side effects. More commonly you will notice redness, minor swelling, and/or a temporary warming of the area treated with laser hair removal in Brampton.