Laser Hair Removal In Montreal
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Laser hair removal Montreal - Permanent treatment for unwanted hair

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 permanent option for all skin types that helps you save money on hair removal in the long term. 

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What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a laser treatment that targets hair follicles with intense laser light energy for thermal destruction 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 treatments 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 for optimal comfort. The biggest advantage is that this laser can be used on all skin tones and helps reduce the probability of ingrown hair. 

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Who can receive laser hair removal treatment?

Anyone with hair can receive laser hair removal treatment, however people with dark hair and light skin are typically the people with the highest success results for laser hair removal. 

Dark skin acts as a filter of the laser beam and does not allow enough energy to reach the hair follicle. Those with dark skin are still, however, good candidates for laser hair removal but may need to go through more treatments to achieve smooth skin.

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What are the benefits of laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is an effective way to remove unwanted hair from your body. It has been shown to be safe and effective with minimal side effects. Here is a list of the benefits of laser hair removal: 

  • It’s Quick – Treatments typically only last a few minutes;
  • It’s a precise way to remove hair – You can remove hair from smaller areas and get precise results;
  • Not as painful as waxing, epilation or threading for the reduction of hair;
  • Can be used on any part of the body – Unlike depilatory creams, laser hair removal can be used to remove hair on any part of the body;
  • Prevents ingrown hair;
  • You won’t have to deal with any regrowth;
  • Long-term results – laser hair removal works as a long term and sometimes permanent solution to hair growth;
  • Can be used on any skin color, light skin or dark skin;
  • Removes any hair type;
  • Softer Skin;

Are Laser Hair Removal results permanent?

With laser hair removal, patients can expect a permanent reduction in hair growth. However, it is not possible to guarantee that hair will not regrow at a later date. Factors such as hormonal changes, pregnancy, weight gain and age related changes can cause regrowth especially in areas with coarse hair. If regrowth occurs, those areas can be retreated by laser with the same results without any issues.

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What happens during a laser hair removal treatment?

Laser treatments are carried out without using numbing cream on the skin. The laser technician uses a small hand piece which delivers an intense yet gentle laser beam to targeted areas of the skin to remove unwanted hair. A laser treatment session can last from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the area that needs to be treated and the density of hair in the area. 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 the cooling sensation of the Dynamic Cooling Device.

For each treatment you’ll wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the concentrated light. The technician may shave the site if necessary before the treatment. Several treatment sessions are necessary to obtain a complete hair removal effect. Since 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 all of the follicles during the growing stage. On average, most clients need 6 treatments for permanent hair removal, however your laser technician will discuss with you to figure out the best treatment plan for your hair type. 

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What areas can I treat with laser hair removal?

You can treat any area of the body with laser hair removal with the exception of eyebrows and eyelashes as they are too close to the eye. The most popular areas to receive the laser treatment areas are the underarms, bikini area and the legs. 

Though any hair color and thickness can be treated, the more the hair is thin and blond the harder it is to treat because it does not contain enough pigment to attract the laser’s light. Areas with dark hair tend to need less treatment sessions. This can make it harder to treat the upper lip area and thigh area for some people, but our experienced technicians will be able to help you decide the best treatment plan if those are the areas you would like to treat.

Reasons to avoid laser hair removal treatments

Many clients want to know what the contraindications to laser removal are. Here we have compiled a list of skin conditions which would inhibit a safe laser hair removal procedure :

Patients using accutane

Wait 6 months after you stop taking Accutane.

Patients with tattoos

Tattoos – We do not treat tattooed skin, including decorative tattoos, permanent make-up, and write-off tattoos.

Patients with high photosensitivity

History of photosensitivity to light of 755 nm or 1064 nm.


Patients with seizure disorders

We do not treat patients with a history of light-triggered seizures.

Patients taking specific medication

Patients taking daily blood thinners, iron supplements, herbal supplements like ginko, ginseng, or garlic may bruise more easily.

Patients taking photosensitizing drugs

Drugs that induce photosensitivity in or above the 755nm or 1064nm wavelength range.

Patients carrying the 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.

Patients with poorly controlled medical conditions

These patients must be carefully evaluated by their doctor for medical clearance.

Patients with active skin infection

We avoid treating open wounds and skin that is actively infected.

Patients with high sensitivity to cold

We use great caution when treating patients with Raynaud’s phenomenon.

Patients presenting Keloid scars

We will usually perform tests before treating larger areas.

Patients with implanted medical devices

Before treating paitients with cardiac pacemakers, cardioverters and other implantable or filling devices, the approval of our medical director is required.

Patients with recently tanned skin

We do not treat recently tanned skin within the last month. 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.

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What are the risks of laser hair removal?

There are potential side effects of laser hair removal which you may want to consider: burns, blisters, scabs, hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, purpura or activation of herpes simplex and in rare cases some 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 no matter the skin color. To reduce the chance of hypo or hyperpigmentation, patients are encouraged to stay away from sun exposure before and after receiving the treatment.

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Learn more about laser hair removal treatments in Montreal

Laser hair removal does cause minimal discomfort, but it is much more comfortable than other forms of hair removal, especially waxing. Many individuals describe laser hair removal as similar to a warm prick or the feeling of a rubber band snapping against your skin. However, with our dynamic cooling device, you will feel minimal pain or heat. This equipment minimizes discomfort by releasing a quick burst of liquid cryogen before and after each laser pulse. This cryogen quickly evaporates, cooling the outer layers of the skin for a relatively painless hair removal experience!

You will see results from laser hair removal almost immediately following your first treatment. The results will then continue to progress and improve with each treatment you continue to receive with most people seeing the desired hairless results within 6-8 treatments. Light or blonde hair may take a few more sessions to see desired results.

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. You should also make sure to apply sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) before your treatment. Since your skin will be sensitive to UV rays, 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 to use before and after the laser hair removal treatment. 

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. 

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Warning: These photos are published as an indication to provide information on the nature of the intervention. They do not constitute a guarantee of results.

Source: Clinique Face MD.

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