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Unlike shaving, waxing, or tweezing, laser hair removal in Toronto, Ontario, can help you achieve smoother skin with longer-lasting results. Bertucci MedSpa offers permanent laser hair reduction using an advanced laser technology called the LightSheer Diode Laser. This state-of-the-art equipment is effective in the treatment of a variety of skin tones and can safely inhibit future hair growth by 70 to 95% with little discomfort.

Due to certain individual characteristics, some people may experience better results with laser hair removal in Toronto, Ontario, than others. Call 905-850-4415 or contact us today to find out if laser hair reduction is a good choice for you. Bertucci MedSpa is located in Woodbridge, Ontario, and serves men and women in Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Thornhill, Mississauga, Barrie and all of Greater Toronto. 

Laser hair reduction is a good option for individuals who would like to permanently reduce the amount of unwanted hairs in a specific area of the body such as the arms, legs, face, chest or bikini.

Although the best candidates for laser hair removal are those with fair skin and dark hair, the LightSheer Diode Laser can be effective for darker skin tones (though more treatments may be required). Men and women with grey, white, red, or blond hair may not benefit from laser hair reduction because lighter hair colours do not absorb the energy transmitted by the laser beam as easily.

Under the direction of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Vince Bertucci, we may suggest that you apply a local anesthetic cream 1 hour before your procedure to minimize discomfort. As the laser is passed over the treatment area, a stinging sensation or feeling of heat may be experienced. The amount of skin sensitivity will depend on the area being treated.

After a laser session, it is not uncommon to see small black dots in the hair follicle, which represent residual hairs that typically fall out within 1 to 3 weeks. Sun exposure should be limited for 4 to 6 weeks and a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher should be applied regularly.

Although individual results can vary, most people notice fewer, finer hairs after just one procedure. For enhanced results, Dr. Bertucci recommends approximately 4 to 8 sessions every 6-8 weeks, depending on individual circumstances.

Are there any side effects?
Most people will not have problems after their laser hair reduction treatment. However, some may experience redness and swelling in the treated areas while others may notice small bumps or brown crusting a few days after their procedure. These symptoms are not permanent and usually resolve within a week.

Other less common side effects include hyperpigmentation or skin darkening. This can often be prevented by avoiding sun exposure and wearing sunscreen before and after your laser treatment. Blisters are also rare but may appear in less than 10% of patients. Often, our skilled doctors are able to predict blister formation and will preemptively prescribe a cream to reduce the chance of this occurring. Extremely rarely, focal hypopigmentation or whitening of the skin and scarring may occur.

What other options are available?
Many people who choose laser hair reduction undergo mole and spot removal or laser skin resurfacing to further reduce the appearance of imperfections on the face and body.

 

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