Is Laser Hair Removal Safe? An Answer from Laser Experts

June 18, 2018

With today’s advanced laser technologies, professional clinicians have long established that laser hair removal is safe. When expertly managed, and with the proper personal aftercare, laser hair removal is safe and effective for most. In Canada, many of the laser technologies have been Health Canada approved further establishing safety and efficacy.

Considered safe for all skin types and hair colours, different laser devices are used depending on the need. Today, with advanced laser technology, unwanted body hair is removed safely and affordably with little more than a half dozen treatments. One treatment at a time, body hair is removed progressively until the skin is completely hair free.

With high-tech devices laser hair removal is safe

At IGBeauty Studio, our trained laser technicians use different laser devices for different skin colours and hair types. More importantly, our clinicians will recommend the best approach.light sheer duet laser safe fda health canada approved toronto

LightSheer® DUET™ 

Ideal for dark hair and lighter skin, this device (Health Canada approved) is used for removing facial hair, leg hair, bikini hair, back hair, and arms hair. The new generation of LightSheer® DUET™ enables complete hair removal after 5 or 7 treatments. This technology is both safe and effective – a non-invasive procedure that stops hair growth in the treated. Most clients see permanent results after about 5 treatment sessions, with some responding more quickly than others. In addition to permanent hair removal, LightSheer® DUET™ also reduces the occurrence of ingrown hairs and rejuvenates the skin. At IGBeauty Studio, our laser specialists also treat unsightly veins, skin pigmentation, and sun damage. With LightSheer® DUET™, there are numerous benefits derived with treatment.

GentleMax Pro®gentle max pro laser fda health canada approved toronto

GentleMax Pro® Alexandrite laser 755 nm is the device used for lighter colored hair or fine hair. This laser targets the hair follicles right at the root to ensure permanent hair removal. GentleMax Pro® is considered faster and more comfortable than many other treatments, resulting in 80%-98% permanent hair reduction during the first few treatments. Post treatment, there is no more need for shaving or waxing. The Nd:YAG  1064 nm is used for hair removal on darker skin. Nd:YAG  1064 nm has proven effective with darker skin as well as tanned skin. This is the fastest and most powerful YAG laser available on the market today, providing unequalled client comfort with a cooling spray throughout the procedure. This laser can be used for a variety of skin conditions.

Make sure you go to a reputable skin care clinic

While laser hair removal is safe overall, it’s important to be treated by a trained laser technician at a skin care clinic that is trusted and reputable. Anything short could be risky in terms of the outcomes – not to mention the potential for skin damage and other side effects.

At IGBeauty Studio, our advance laser therapy devices focus their light source precisely on the treatment area – that makes for far less complications and a much safer laser experience. More than that, our clinicians ensure that every treatment is a good match for skin/hair.

Understanding the potential side effects of laser hair removal

Like any medical treatment, laser hair removal has some potential side effects. While they are minimal, the risks vary with skin type and hair colour, and other variables relative to the client’s overall health. What’s key with any treatment plan is to closely follow the pre-treatment and post-treatment instructions. In general, the side effects of laser hair removal might include skin irritation, surface redness, and some swelling. All of these symptoms typically disappear quickly without long-term effects. One of the most important precautions is to avoid sun exposure before and after the procedure.

IGBeauty Studio - for safe and effective laser hair removal

When you choose IGBeauty Studio, you can be sure that laser hair removal is safe and effective, with long lasting results. To find out more, call one of our clinicians at 647-764-7490 to schedule an appointment. For more information about our many skin care services visit our website at ASK ABOUT OUR FREE UNDERARM LASER HAIR REMOVAL.

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