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LASER HAIR REDUCTION TREATMENT INFORMATION

DLK on Avenue utilizes multiple top-tier laser hair removal machines to remove unwanted facial and body hair safely and effectively with no down time. During your initial consultation, the most effective hair reduction program for your area(s) of concern will be prescribed to you by a DLK medical aesthetician.

Multiple sessions are necessary as the laser is most effective during the growth phase (anagen) of the hair and at any given time only 50-90% of hairs are in this stage. Hair falls out 3-4 weeks after treatment and approximately every 6-12 weeks another treatment session should be scheduled for optimal results. This process is repeated until the desired hair reduction is achieved. Long lasting hair reduction is seen in 4-6 treatments.

Lasers work by causing localized damage by selectively heating dark target matter, (melanin), in the area that causes hair growth, (the follicle), while not heating the rest of the skin allowing for a comfortable and well tolerated treatment. By utilizing a unique computer-guided scanning system, treatments are automated ensuring rapid and consistent treatments. The computer sets the parameters and places the beam in an optimum pattern for your skin to ensure a safe, fast, effective and gentle treatment.

OUR TECHNOLOGIES:

CHILLED TIP AND VACUUM-ASSIST

Backed by long-term clinical data, this system has the ability to permanently reduce hair growth and treat a broad range of skin tones and hair types.

This uses Diode Laser technology which offers high powers and both short and very long (400 ms) pulses to safely and effectively treat all skin types.

The recognized “Gold Standard” for hair removal, this laser is a state-of-the art system that incorporates two unique hand pieces: a wide head with vacuum-assist technology allowing for comfortable and quick treatments on large areas without the need for anesthetics and gels; and a smaller head with a chilled tip that provides the ultimate in epidermal contact cooling, ideal for treating smaller areas on the face.

In addition to the chilled tip and vacuum-assist laser, we offer hair reduction treatments with the ND-Yag laser and Intense Pulse Light.

The choice of technology is based each individual’s hair and skin colour, hair density, and the desired treatment area.  Results achieved vary from patient to patient as each hair removal treatment and skin type is different.

PRE-TREATMENT:
Patients will have to refrain from waxing, tweezing/plucking, electrolysis, or any other epilating method four to six weeks prior to their first treatment and must minimize the sun exposure for at least one month to ensure an optimal treatment. Shaving the night before is recommended.

DURING TREATMENT:
The laser emits heat into the hair follicle, causing the hair to vaporize; therefore a tingling or slight stinging effect may be felt. Different laser energy is required for different people and areas of the body so the sensation will also vary. Cooling of the skin is generally all that is required to ensure comfort. Since each individual hair follicle is surrounded by nerve endings, laser hair removal can be mildly uncomfortable but is generally well-tolerated.

POST-TREATMENT:
The skin will be slightly pink to red after the treatment which usually lasts 1-2 hours. Afterwards patients are advised to use SPF-30 sunscreen on treated areas if sun exposure is unavoidable. At home, the skin can be cleansed daily with a mild cleanser and patients will be given some recommendations according to their individual skin care needs.

To schedule your treatment or consultation please call 416-440-2597.

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