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How Permanent Is Laser Hair Removal?

Everyone is embarrassed by unwanted body hair at some point in their lives. Men and women alike, go to great lengths to try to remove or cover up their patches of annoying hair. Probably one of the places that make people feel most self-conscious is the beach! If you found yourself cringing when the beach was mentioned, then you may be the perfect candidate for laser hair removal. Let’s look at it and answer the question of how permanent it actually is.

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What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is an alternative treatment for shaving and waxing. This non-invasive and non-surgical treatment uses concentrated light energy to heat the hair follicles which damages them and puts them in a state of dormancy. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth. 

A typical laser hair removal treatment takes less than an hour, depending on the area of the body that is being treated. Patients generally need 8 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. During the treatment series, the hair will thin and become finer in texture. It will eventually stop regrowing, leaving the client hair-free. Common areas of treatment include the back, bikini area, buttocks, legs, face, chest, underarms, and arms.

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

The short answer to this question is yes, however, this answer requires some commitment on the part of the client. The FDA has cleared laser hair removal treatments for permanent hair removal. The key is that each client needs to be dedicated to the full series of treatments in order to achieve the best results. This treatment series includes approximately 8 treatments which will be spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Because hair follicles will eventually heal after a long period of time, it is possible to see some hair regrowth. Regrowth will be finer, lighter, and fewer in number. For this reason, patients will also need to commit to occasional maintenance sessions once or twice each year to keep the results permanent.

Many people are choosing laser hair removal because the treatments are convenient (less than an hour each), results can be seen after the very first treatment, and the treatments are comfortable and efficient. Add in the fact that the treatments require no downtime and the result are permanent, we believe that our clients will be very happy with the laser hair removal options that we offer.


Consultations Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for you by meeting with one of our knowledgeable providers at Skinatomy Laser Clinic for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

What Are My Laser Treatment Options?

At Skinatomy Laser Clinic, we use  3 different lasers for hair removal:

The Gentle Yag laser system effectively treats various cosmetic skin issues including hair removal. This system removes unwanted hair and will not cause any damage to the structure of the skin. It is suitable for all skin types.

The Lightsheer laser targets the hair root and damages it, leaving behind just a small stem that the skin pushes up to the surface where it is eventually released.  It is safe and effective for all skin types.

The ClearScan laser uses an automated system that can treat a number of hairs at the same time. This is a fantastic method for targeting large areas. It is a gentle, effective, and safe procedure for use on any type of skin.


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Take The Next Step

As you can see, we have a number of treatments that may be right in helping you permanently rid yourself of unwanted hair. Are you ready to laser hair removal? If so, we would love for you to take your next step and call the professionals at Skinatomy Laser Clinic to schedule your complimentary consultation. We can help you choose the treatment that is perfect for you. Fill out the form on this page or call us at (416) 901-9392 (Toronto) or (905) 949 9198 (Mississauga). We look forward to helping you become the best you possible!

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