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Laser Hair removal

Updated: Nov 26, 2022


 




At Vidanta Laser Spa we offer two different devices for Laser Hair Removal treatments.


We can Treat patients fast with higher max energy* from its 755nm & 1064nm Nd:YAG technology with our Elite I.Q. Laser device by Cynosure.


We also offer Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for Hair Removal Is light that depletes the hair follicle of moisture, causing it to burn and die. IPL hair removal adopts the photo-thermal therapy and can be selectively absorbed by the target while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. As IPL hair removal therapy eliminates the unwanted hair from the hair root to the tip, the Derma Lase IPL device has proven to be a very effective long-term hair removal technique


Vidanta Laser Spa only uses Health Canada approved lasers for Laser Hair Removal.

Our Cynosure Elite IQ with melanin reader. At vidanta we have class 3, and 4 devices for laser hair removal. It provides effective, pain-free treatments for all your hair removal needs, for all skin types.

About Laser Hair Removal

 

Get to the Root of Unwanted Hair


Unwanted hair is a common problem, for both men and women. Frequent hair removal

chores including shaving, depilatories, plucking, and waxing are time-consuming,

inconvenient and often painful. At best, these frequently used methods offer only

temporary results – for some only a few hours. It’s no surprise that according to the

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, laser hair removal is the 3rd most

performed non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the US and Canada.


Free yourself from the constant need to shave and wax unwanted facial and body hair

in order to look and feel your best. Laser technology has brought us a better way, a

safe, long-lasting way to remove unwanted hair from any part of the body, leaving skin

feeling smooth and looking great.


We can help you get at the root of the problem with laser hair removal with our state-

of-the-art Elite+ laser system. Laser hair removal gives you effective, permanent hair

reduction anywhere on your body that you have unwanted hair. Whether it’s your

face, legs, back, or bikini line, you can have the results you want.

Contact us to find out how we can help you get to the root of unwanted

hair.



How It Works:


To understand how laser hair removal works, it’s helpful to understand how your hair

works.

How Your Hair Grows:


Hair grows from deep within hair follicles, which are thin cavities embedded in the skin.

Hair does not grow continuously, but grows in a three-phase cycle.


1. Anagen Phase. This phase is where the hair actively grows. The Anagen phase

typically lasts for several months and is the best phase for Laser Hair Removal.


2. Catagen Phase. During this brief phase, the hair bulb regresses and begins to

shrink.


3. Telogen Phase. The final phase is a resting phase which lasts a few months.

During the Telogen phase, the hair is released from the follicle. After the resting

phase is complete, the hair will restart the Anagen or growth phase.

While the rate at which hair grows differs by individual, the length of the hair growth

cycle generally depends on the type of hair and area of the body. For example, the

active growth phase of the hair on your head may last several years, while hair on the

body has an active growth phase that may last only a few months.



How Laser Hair Removal Works:


During laser hair removal procedures, a laser device emits light energy that travels

through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and hair shaft.

Pigments are the substances that give skin and hair its color (also known as melanin).

The energy absorbed damages the pigmented hair follicle, which impairs its ability to

grow. Hair follicles that are in the anagen, or active growth phase, have more pigment

and absorb more energy, and typically respond the best to treatments. For this reason,

it typically takes multiple treatments to achieve the best results – it’s important to

“catch” your hair in this active growth phase when you are receiving treatments.


Technology We Use:


There are many devices for laser hair removal however, we use the best in laser

technology, the Cynosure® Elite+TM. The Elite+TM uses two proven laser wavelengths that

provide treatments for patients of all skin types. Treatments with this system are fast,

effective, and safe. Fast With spot sizes up to 24mm, the Elite+TM laser provides fast treatments, allowing you to resume your normal activities as quickly as possible. These larger sized spots make for quick treatments of larger areas such as the back, legs, or chest. Smaller spot sizes are used for smaller areas, such as the upper lip.

The Elite+TM contains two different types of laser wavelengths that provide effective

treatments on patients of all skin types. One of the lasers is better for lighter skinned

patients, and the other is better for darker skinned patients.

The Elite+TM system has been in clinical use for many years and has been proven safe in

many clinical publications.


What To Expect On The Day Of Treatment:

Prior to your procedure you should make sure the area being treated in freshly shaven.

This will allow for effective energy delivery of the laser device to your hair follicles, thus

providing a more effective treatment. During the treatment, the laser specialist will

guide the device over the treatment area. As he or she does, it will deliver light energy,

which travels through your skin and is absorbed by the hair follicles. You may feel cold

air blowing throughout the treatment for added comfort. You will also hear a slight

beep as the laser delivers this energy into your skin. It is normal to feel a slight snapping

like a rubber band as the energy is being delivered.


The hair follicles that absorb energy from the laser will be damaged. Hairs that were

present in the follicles at the time of treatment will fall out over the next couple of weeks

and future hair growth will be impaired. Since not all hairs are actively growing at the

same time multiple treatments are required for optimal results. As the follicles in the

transitional and resting periods return to the active growth phase, you may notice some

hair regrowth but not as thick as it was before the treatment. This regrowth will become

thinner and lighter with each subsequent treatment until there is little, to no hair at all.






Follicular Edema



If you’ve had a laser hair removal treatment and noticed almost immediately after that you had little red, raised bumps, you can take a deep breath and relax—this is totally normal! It is a phenomenon known as “follicular edema” and it’s basically swelling around the treated hair follicle. This is a good thing, when you see follicular edema as it means that you got a great laser treatment!


It’s important to note that follicular edema is temporary. It should last a few hours to up to a day or two post laser hair removal treatment. Why follicular edema happens. During the laser hair removal treatment, the laser concentrates a large amount of heat and energy into the individual hair follicles. This energy causes changes to the follicle which can make it swell and become red. Thus, the term edema (swelling) is used because it’s exactly what is happening in each follicle.

Vidanta Laser Spa laser hair removal after care:


At Vidanta Laser Spa after care instructions are provided after each treatment. Aftercare plays an essential in obtaining great results. Even though we use the safest protocols and gold standard equipment, you will not get great results if you do not care for your skin outside of our clinic. Please, make sure to follow these aftercare tips to ensure your treatments success.

  1. Keep the treated area clean and free of lotions, perfume for 24 to 48 hours post treatment. Clean the area gently with soap and water and pat to dry.

  2. Showers can be taken 2 hours after treatment but avoid high-pressure hot water from hitting the treated area.

  3. No Baths, hot tubs, swimming pools, and all other activities that involve soaking the treated area should be avoided 24-48 hours.

  4. Use sunblock with SPF of 25 or higher should be applied for one month prior to treatment.

  5. Itchiness is very common and can be alleviated with vitamin E ointment, or hydrocortisone cream.

  6. If you feel excessive discomfort or inflammation, you may take Tylenol or apply a cold compress after 24 hours have passed from the laser treatment. Avoid taking aspirin as this can increase the risk of bruising.

  7. No sunbathing if doing IPL Laser hair removal. Please note that protocol is different with our Elite IQ device as Laser treatments can be safely performed during summer months on tanned, to dark skin.