Laser hair removal is a treatment that permanently reduces unwanted face and body hair by damaging follicles with pulses of light from a laser-emitting device. While laser hair removal has been on the market since the early 1990s, the technology has come incredibly far over the last three decades.
How does it work?
The effectiveness of your laser hair removal treatment depends on your hair, your skin, and whether you’ve found the best laser hair removal clinic for you. With six locations across the Greater Toronto Area, Canada MedLaser Clinics is a medical esthetics chain that offers safe, reliable, and effective laser hair removal treatments.
Their experienced medical aestheticians use the Candela GentleMax Pro system, one of the few laser technologies that safely and effectively treats all skin types. The machine is pressed against the area with unwanted hair, and when the laser is switched on, the light bypasses the skin and is absorbed by the hair’s melanin. The treatments take maximum one hour, are relatively pain-free, and there’s no numbing or sticky gel application required.
Who can get laser hair removal?
One common misconception is that laser hair removal only works for people with light skin and dark hair. While treatment for those people is generally more effective (the light is more attracted to hair with high melanin), that’s not to say that people with lighter hair or darker skin can’t see great results.
“I tried other laser clinics for years before going to Canada MedLaser,” says Sashagai, a Toronto-based beauty influencer who’s known by the handle @FlawsofCouture. “I would leave with burnt and scabbing skin because the machines weren’t effective, and the estheticians didn’t know how to customize the treatments to my darker skin colour. I’d given up hope until I finally found Canada MedLaser.”
Canada MedLaser specializes in all skin and hair types. Their experienced estheticians will customize each treatment according to your skin colour and the density and colour of your hair. The clinic also uses the Candela GentleMax Pro for treatments such as hyperpigmentation.
“Growing up as a Black girl, I had a lot of issues with hyperpigmentation,” adds Sashagai. “Certain parts of our bodies can appear darker than others and shaving can make it worse. Canada MedLaser’s treatments have worked wonders on fading my hyperpigmentation and acne scars, and I can’t recommend it to my community enough.”
Canada MedLaser believes everyone should have the opportunity to look as beautiful as they feel, regardless of size, shape, race, or gender. The clinic regularly offers pro-bono treatments to empower members of the community — in fact, many of Canada MedLaser’s clients are members of the LGBTQ2S+ community who are going through transition.
“For trans people, removing a beard or moustache can be such a defining moment in becoming who they are,” says Sashagai. “I have friends going through transition that recently completed their laser hair removal treatments, and they’re just so excited to look in the mirror and see the person they feel like on the inside.”
As a medical clinic, Canada MedLaser has taken every precaution to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Masks, temperature checks, and screening questions are all mandatory. Book your free in-person or virtual consultation today at canadamedlaser.ca.
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