Laser hair removal
For over 30 years, laser hair removal has been the method of choice for the lasting elimination of unwanted hair. With the exception of the eyebrows and scalp, all areas of the body can be safely treated.
To achieve the desired results, several treatment sessions are required, depending on the degree of hairiness, the area to be removed, its size, hair color and skin type. The initial consultation with our laser hair removal specialists will enable us to assess these different parameters and plan the schedule to be followed. Even with the most powerful lasers, complete hair removal is impossible. New hairs may appear, for example, as a result of hormonal or medicinal influences. However, these new hairs are much finer and rarer than those they replace.
A treatment in brief
- Area assessment and marking
- Application of ultrasound gel
- Sweep the area with one of the two handpieces
- Application of a moisturizing product
On the day of your official appointment, the qualified esthetician will again validate your overall state of health and ensure your comfort, before proceeding with the laser treatments. She will also make sure you follow the treatment plan established during the consultation.
Following the laser treatment, the laser technician will explain the precautions to be taken over the next few hours and days to optimize the results and guarantee your well-being.
The area to be treated must be shaved the day before the hair removal session. You MUST avoid exposure to the sun before and after laser hair removal sessions, and avoid taking photosensitizing drugs (antibiotics, vitamin A, Accutane).
We recommend applying an aloe gel for 2 to 3 days following laser treatment. Sun exposure is not recommended. If the weather is sunny, sunscreen should be applied, and for a period of 24 to 48 hours, avoid heat sources such as hot tubs or hot baths.
Between 70% and 90% of hair is removed in 5 to 8 sessions, depending on the type of hair and the area to be treated. From the 1st session, a clear reduction in regrowth is observed. Sessions are spaced 1 to 2 months apart, depending on the regrowth cycle, eliminating the need for waxing or shaving and leaving your skin clean and smooth for a long time to come.
No, you’ll need to shave the area if necessary. Photoepilation requires the hair shafts to remain in the hair follicle. This is why shaving is necessary between sessions. So don’t tweeze, wax or electrolysis.
Laser hair removal is not considered a medical procedure in the eyes of the Collège des médecins, and the laser we use is the same one used by the medical profession to perform their laser hair removal treatments.The area to be treated must be shaved the day before the hair removal session. You MUST avoid exposure to the sun before and after laser hair removal sessions, and avoid taking any photosensitizing medication (antibiotics, vitamin A, Accutane).
A consultation is mandatory before starting laser treatment. It is FREE and lasts 45 minutes. Call us to find out more about this permanent hair removal technique.