It may be cold out right now, but this is the best time to start thinking about laser hair removal. Before you know it, it’ll be time to show some skin and you’ll want it to be smooth and sleek in time for summer. While shaving is easy, the hair grows back quickly. And waxing, on the other hand, can be painful. Both these hair removal techniques can cause ingrown hairs, and like it or not, your hair will always grow back. Laser hair removal is ideal because after a few sessions, your unwanted body hair will be gone for good.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal works by sending the light of a laser through the pigment of your hair. The light converts to heat and destroys the bulb and follicle of the hair. Because each hair may need multiple sessions to be destroyed completely, and hairs grow at different rates, it’s necessary to go in for six to eight treatments. After those sessions, your hair’s gone for good.
Is laser hair removal the best way to get rid of unwanted hair?
As with anything, there are pros and cons to laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal is:
- Suited to those with sensitive skin
- Appropriate for any part of your body, even your face and underarms
- A permanent solution—after a few sessions, your hair won’t grow back
Laser hair removal is:
- Not suited to those with very fine or pale hair
- Not a one-time treatment—many sessions are necessary to remove the hair for good
- Not the most affordable option—it’s more expensive than waxing or shaving
Which laser is best for you?
You may have heard that laser hair removal only works for people with light skin and dark hair, but this only partially true. There are now lasers that work for all skin types and colours, but they still won’t work for those with very pale hair. This is because the lasers aren’t able to detect the difference between the pigment of your hair from that of your skin.
Before your first laser treatment at one of our Toronto area medi-spa clinics, your laser technician will look at your skin and hair to determine if you’re a candidate for laser hair removal.
Interested in a career as a laser technician?
If you’re fascinated by hair removal technology and passionate about making people feel good about themselves, you should consider providing laser hair removal for a living. Canadian Beauty College will equip you for an exciting career in the beauty industry. Our schools offer comprehensive training for people all over the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario. We have five different campuses to serve people in Barrie, Bolton and parts of the GTA. Call us today to find out more about our laser diploma and certificate programs.