Laser Hair Removal FAQs

February 13, 2017

Laser hair removal is gaining major popularity across the globe. This is not surprising, as it is an effective, affordable, and permanent solution to body hair removal. The days of waxing, tweezing, and harsh chemical creams are over! Let’s explore some frequently asked questions about laser hair removal.


Q: How to I prep for a laser hair removal session?

A: An important note before each laser treatment is to arrive without any lotions, deodorant, makeup, or cosmetics of any kid to allow the lasers to penetrate directly to the root and follicle of your hair. Following the treatment, skin is typically more sensitive than usual for about 24 hours, particularly to scented cosmetic products and warm temperatures. Try to avoid using extremely hot water in showers or baths, and try staying out of the sun to avoid any irritation following your treatment.


Q: Does the treatment cause pain?

A: Most people describe laser hair removal as feeling like an elastic band lightly hitting your skin. We often hear that laser hair removal is less painful than waxing. But, yes, you may feel small amounts of pain during a treatment. 


Q: How long will the treatment’s results last?

A: Results depend on the frequency of your visits, and the number of your visits. If you stick to the schedule provided by your laser technician, your results will likely be more effective. Results can also depend on hormone levels and thickness of the hair. Expert technicians will be able to provide you with information about if you need a touch-up session.


Q: Is there anything I can do to ease the process?

A: Don’t wear any makeup or cosmetic products, and take a low-dose painkiller before hand.


Q: Do they treatments cause any side effects?

A: Following your technician’s advice is the best way to avoid any negative side effects following the treatment. For example, it’s important to wear sunscreen after your treatments and avoid time in the sun, as your skin may be sensitive immediately after your treatment.


Q: How much time does the treatment take?

A: This depends on what part of the body is being treated. Some areas can take up to 20 minutes, while others can take around an hour.


Q: Do the treatments work on very dark skin?

A: Yes, the treatments provide optimal results on all types and shades of skin.


Q: How much does an average treatment cost?

A: This depends on the body part and type of laser being used for your session. Your IG Beauty expert will be able to provide you with a quote for your treatment in advance. 

Laser hair removal is a wonderful tool to manage and eliminate hair on areas of your body and face. It’s an affordable solution that really lasts! For more information or if you have any additional questions, contact IG Beauty at 416-484-4884. You can also e-mail us at Our clinic is located at 605 Eglinton Avenue East, in Toronto Ontario. 


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