Toronto Laser Hair Removal
Goldberg Centre for Vision Correction & Cosmetic Surgery
Dr. Chaim Goldberg and his dedicated medical team are proud to offer patients a range of sophisticated, highly effective aesthetic procedures. One of the more exciting treatments they perform is laser hair removal in Toronto a procedure that helps eliminate unwanted hair in a safe, effective and permanent manner. In fact, removal of bothersome hair has become one of the most desired procedures among Dr. Goldberg's cosmetic surgery patients. Please read the paragraphs below to learn more about laser hair removal.
Laser Hair Removal in Toronto: Is It For You?
Laser hair removal involves the use of a special laser to impair growth of unwanted hair. During the treatment, the laser heats the hair follicles, thereby impairing their ability to re-grow. The number of treatments required varies depending of several factors, including the color and thickness of the hair and the size of the treatment area. Significantly less hair grows back with each treatment, ultimately resulting in permanent hair reduction.
The Goldberg Centre for Vision Correction & Cosmetic Surgery features some of the latest laser hair removal equipment: the Light Sheer Diode and Epilight Laser Hair Removal systems. These lasers can be used to treat all skin types. Many Toronto laser hair removal patients are delighted to learn that these lasers can be used not only to treat legs, arms and the bikini area but also to safely remove annoying facial hair.
Laser Hair Removal Procedure
The laser removal procedure begins with the application of a special numbing lotion. Once the patient is ready, laser energy is administered over the treatment area. Due to the precisely targeted laser beam, only hair follicles are destroyed, leaving the surrounding skin intact. The procedure can take one hour to several hours to complete, depending on the treatment area.
After the laser hair removal procedure, patients are advised to avoid tanning or visiting the sauna or Jacuzzi for at least 24 hours. Most laser hair removal Toronto patients do not experience any discomfort following their treatments. Minor redness and swelling is common, which generally subsides quickly. You should use a mild soap to clean the treated area following the procedure. Dr. Goldberg may prescribe an antibiotic ointment or other topical lotions to apply to the treatment area as well.
Laser Hair Removal Results
The result of laser hair removal can last from seven to 17 weeks, depending on the area treated. Repeat treatments are often necessary for the best results.