Laser Hair Removal In Montreal
What is laser hair removal in Montreal?
The average woman spends over $ 10,000 and almost two months of her life managing unwanted hair. A woman who waxes once or twice a month will spend over $ 23,000 over her lifetime. Laser hair removal is a laser treatment that targets hair follicles with intense laser light energy for thermal destruction, but without damaging surrounding tissue. The laser targets the hair follicle with intense light energy to thermally destroy it, resulting in permanent hair reduction in just a few treatments. Clinique Face MD offers the most advanced laser hair removal system on the market: GentleMax Pro. GentleMax Pro laser hair removal is faster and more comfortable than standard laser hair removal treatment with 80% permanent hair reduction in just 3 treatments With fast treatment times, GentleMax laser hair removal offers a more comfortable for the patient thanks to its Dynamic Cooling Device ™. This cooling system sprays the skin before each laser pulse with a burst of cryogen over the treatment area, providing a cooling protection factor more than 50% higher than contact or air cooling for optimal comfort. The biggest advantage is that this laser can be used on all skin tones.
The treatments are carried out without anesthetizing the skin. We use a small handpiece to deliver an intense yet gentle jet of energy to targeted areas of the skin to remove unwanted hair. A treatment can last from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the area to be treated and the condition to be treated. Some patients may experience mild discomfort, which has been compared to the snapping of a rubber band against the skin. This discomfort disappears quickly and is minimized by cooling. Several treatments are necessary to obtain a complete hair removal effect. Because the hair on your body is not always at the same stage, you will need to undergo several treatments, on average six to eight weeks apart, to catch them all during the growing stage. On average, most patients need 6 treatments for permanent hair removal.
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What are the contraindications to laser hair removal?
Accutane – Wait 6 months after you stop taking Accutane. Tattoos – Do not treat tattooed skin, including decorative tattoos, permanent make-up, and write-off tattoos.
Photosensitivity – History of photosensitivity to light of 755 nm or 1064 nm.
Seizure Disorders – We do not treat patients with a history of light-triggered seizures.
Medication – Patients taking daily blood thinners, iron supplements, herbal supplements like ginko, ginseng, or garlic may bruise more easily.
Photosensitizing Drugs – Drugs that induce photosensitivity in or above the 755nm or 1064nm wavelength range.
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2 – Do not treat if one or more active lesions are present in the intended treatment area. Patients with a known history of frequent lesions due to HSV 1 & 2 should start prophylaxis before treatment, as prescribed by their doctor.
Poorly Controlled Medical Conditions – These patients must be carefully evaluated by their doctor for medical clearance.
Active skin infection – Avoid treating open wounds and skin that is actively infected.
Sensitivity to cold – Use caution when treating patients with Raynaud’s phenomenon.
Keloid scars – Perform tests before treating larger areas.
Implanted medical devices – Cardiac pacemakers, cardioverters and other implantable or filling devices, consult a physician.
Tanned skin – Do not treat recently tanned skin. Blisters and hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation may occur. Let the tan fade before treatment. If in doubt, compare the treatment area with the limited sun exposure area.
How do I prepare my skin for laser hair removal?
For about six weeks before treatment, you should avoid epilating, using electrolysis or waxing.
On the day of treatment, the skin should be clean shaven and free of any makeup, cream, oil, topical anesthetic or self-tanner.
Apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) before your treatment.
Do not expose the treatment area to sunlight or a tanning booth before or immediately after treatment. If you have a history of herpes simplex virus, you may be prescribed prophylactic antiviral therapy.
What is the recovery after laser hair removal?:
There is usually no recovery time after laser hair removal. You may feel a slight redness or itching which usually goes away within a few hours. Cold compresses or cold gel packs or cooled aloe vera gel can be applied after the treatment. Resume using the usual topical creams when the irritation subsides.
Hair may not fall out for a few weeks after treatment, this is normal.
What are the risks of laser hair removal?
Burns, blisters, scabs, hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, purpura or activation of herpes simplex, in rare cases scarring may appear.
Hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation may not appear for 1 to 2 weeks and in rare cases it may last for months or more.
In the event of hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation, treatment should not be continued.
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