How Does Laser Hair Removal Work

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

If you have unwanted hair, read on to learn about laser hair removal and why it works at LightTouch Med Spa! This treatment is effective for individuals of all genders and ethnic backgrounds, as well as those aged sixteen (with parental consent) to 65+. Laser hair removal treatments are for people who are tired of painful waxing, sugaring, or shaving, and using creams that temporarily remove hair.


Advanced Technology

One key feature of laser hair removal and why it works is The Soprano laser, which provides a painless hair removal option, even for those with sensitive skin. What makes The Soprano laser far less painful than other hair removal options is its IN-motion™ technology. A combination of this technology and the cooling tip allows our staff to deliver high levels of energy without overheating or burning the skin.


Am I A Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

If you are over the age of 16, then you are a candidate for laser hair removal. With that being said, there are some contraindications for any laser treatments including laser hair removal, which we’ve listed below so that you can make an informed decision based on your skin and health background. Different skin types, colours, and hair colours will require varying degrees of energetic frequency. This is why it is important to have a trained professional treat you when it comes to laser hair removal. If you want to know what frequency levels and technology are most appropriate for your skin type, book a free consultation at LightTouch Med Spa Orlando or any of our Canadian locations in Mississauga, Milton, Markham, Oakville, or Waterloo with our medical spa director by clicking here.


Contraindications for Laser Hair Removal

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Psoriasis
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Severe reactions to histamines
  • If you’ve recently had chemical peels or laser resurfacing
  • Vitiligo
  • Sun tan or sunburn
  • Medications that cause photosensitivity
  • Lesions
  • Herpes and cold sores
  • Epilepsy


So, Why Does It Work?

Most hair removal devices use one specific type of laser wavelength. The most common ones are the 755nm, 808nm and 1064nm laser wavelengths. Each of these has unique characteristics and different absorption levels in Melanin. Melanin is the chromophore that determines a person’s skin and hair color. Alma’s newest Soprano laser devices combine all of these wavelengths simultaneously which makes them suitable for all skin types.
Most people want overnight results, and while we live in a time where people often expect instant gratification, this is a process that takes time. Typically clients see complete results within eight treatments. However, we believe that it is worth the wait, as it is a long-term solution that is safe as opposed to overnight treatments that require the use of chemicals to eliminate unwanted hair.
The Soprano’s unique gradual heating method effectively damages the hair follicles while avoiding injury to the surrounding skin. The sweeping In-motionTM delivery technique keeps the laser in constant motion ensuring full coverage of the treated area.

Connect With Our Team

To learn more about laser hair removal & why it works, book a free consultation at LightTouch Med Spa™ in Orlando or at any of our Canadian locations in Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville, or Waterloo. We highly recommend connecting with our team so that you can gain a thorough understanding of the procedure and even request a patch test so that you can see how the laser technology feels on your skin. Get the most out of your laser skincare treatments today with LightTouch Med Spa™. To book a free consultation click here or call our toll-free line at 1-888-954-2667.

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