Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for the Face?

July 06, 2018

Professional hair removal for your face

Like so many other therapeutic treatments, laser hair removal requires a professional approach for best results.  With expert supervision, and using the right equipment, laser hair removal for your face is safe. But to enjoy long term results, it has to be done right, without compromise.

With facial hair, it’s possible to cover up the excess from time to time, but there's often no way to hide it completely. Because your face is constantly on display, you might think that everyone is focused on your hairy chin, sideburns, or upper lip. Worse still, self-consciousness can get in the way.

laser hair removal for facial hairLaser hair removal for your face is safe

From time to time, there is debate about whether laser hair removal for your face is safe. In general, everyone agrees that facial skin is super sensitive – perhaps the most sensitive on the body.

Today, laser hair removal offers a whole new approach. It has proven itself to be a safe, effective, and permanent way to reduce facial hair, without harmful side-effects. Essentially, the laser targets the dark pigments of your hair (at the root) and destroys the follicle, which prevents new growth.

With laser hair removal, a few sessions is all you need for smooth, beautiful skin. Sessions are professionally supervised, and there’s little downtime; there’s no need for recovery; and you can basically get back to routine activities immediately. However, there may be some post treatment care required.

Laser hair removal for men and women

Without the irritating side-effects of other hair removal options, laser hair removal allows you to choose the precise areas that you want to smooth out. The common treatment areas for women include the upper lip, sideburns, and chin. For men, it’s the neckline and back of the neck.

At IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic, experienced laser technicians employ the latest technologies to permanently remove unwanted facial hair. With the LightSheer® DUET™ and GentleMax Pro®, hair removal requires about half-a-dozen treatments for effective results. Each treatment removes a greater amount of hair.

In addition to permanent hair reduction, laser hair removal often provides additional benefits. For many, there’s a reduced severity of ingrown hairs which can be a source of irritation and folliculitis. Others have reported that their facial skin (after laser hair removal) is actually revitalized and rejuvenated.

Count on the experts at IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic

Using the most advanced laser technologies available, the experts at IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic can show you that laser hair removal for your face is safe. With the right aftercare, laser hair removal is both safe and effective. And in Canada, laser technologies have been Health Canada approved.

Proven to be safe for most skin types and most hair colours, IGBeauty uses different laser devices depending on your needs. For example, the LightSheer® DUET™ is the ideal approach for dark hair and light skin combinations, and therefore a good option for facial hair, as well as bikini hair and back hair.

The newest generation of LightSheer® DUET™ allows for effective hair removal in as few as 5-7 treatments. It’s non-invasive, without any side-effects, and with measurable results immediately after treatment. In addition to hair removal, IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic treats skin pigmentation and sun damage.

Another option for removing facial hair is the GentleMax Pro® laser technology. This device uses an Alexandrite laser, specifically for lighter hair colour or finer hair. GentleMax Pro® is known to be faster, and more comfortable than other treatments, with very impressive post-treatment results.

For darker skin (or skin that is tanned) the Nd: YAG laser is the fastest, most powerful YAG laser on the market. During treatment, it provides unequalled comfort, using a cooling spray to offset the heat of the laser. Beyond removing facial hair, Nd: YAG is also used for other skin conditions.

It’s important to work with a reputable clinic

While laser hair removal for your face is safe, it’s still important to ensure you work with a reputable clinic, and with a trained laser technician. Anything short of a professional could be risky – with poor outcomes and potential side effects. Laser technicians must be trained, certified, and experienced.

At IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic, in-house clinicians make sure that every laser treatment is a good match for the client. Shaving is NOT recommended before facial laser treatment and clients are encouraged to remove facial hair with a trimmer or hair removal cream (12-24 hours prior to the treatment).

With the best technology and highly trained technicians, laser hair removal for your face is safe at IGBeauty Laser & Skin Clinic.

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