Ottawa Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted body and facial hair is a common problem for many men and women of all skin types. Laser hair treatments are safe, effective, painless, and convenient way to achieve hair reduction. These painless treatments deliver outstanding results, saving you time and money.
Laser Hair Removal
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a medical cosmetic procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to destroy hair follicles, inhibiting future hair growth. Here at Inovo Medical in Ottawa, we use the Fotona SP Dynamis, the best laser on the market.
What are the benefits?
Laser hair removal treatments are safe, fast, accurate and cost-effective. The laser precisely targets your hair without damaging the surrounding skin. Each pulse takes only a fraction of a second and can treat several hairs at the same time. Laser hair removal can also result in permanent hair reduction, saving you time and effort in the future.
What areas can be treated?
Hair removal treatments can be done at any location, including underarms, bikini line, face, neck, back, chest, legs and more!
The Fotona Laser
The Fotona SP Dynamis is the best on the market. It is currently the only laser in the industry capable of treating all skin types. It has the programming to adjust to more than 60 treatments, ranging from acne scars to vaginal tightening, to toenail fungus. The Fotona Laser is the most high-end laser technology in the industry to date. In fact. the Fotona SP Dynamis received the 2018 Aesthetic Industry Winner Badge for the most outstanding product.
FAQs About Laser Hair Removal
Who can get laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal treatments traditionally work best on people with fair skin and dark hair since the light from the laser does not get absorbed by dark pigments in the skin surrounding the hair follicle. However, devices with longer wavelengths, such as “Nd:YAG” laser, have the ability to treat darker skin types, as they can reach the deepest hair follicles with lower light absorption by the surrounding skin.
What if I have darker skin?
The Fotona Dynamis Nd:YAG laser can be used on all skin types. It uses an exclusive method of laser delivery called Avalanche FRAC3®. This method is based on a technique by which the absorption of laser light in the hair follicle is increased with each successively delivered laser pulse. The Avalanche method helps reduce discomfort and improves the efficacy of the treatment for darker skin tones.
How should I prepare before treatment?
It’s important to ensure that you haven’t had significant sun exposure to the area that you will be getting treatment. We also want to make sure that you avoid applying any self-tanners to the area.
Please ensure that you have shaved the area - do not use wax, sugar, or hair removal creams, gels, or foams (i.e. veet, nair). These options will target too closely to the root of the hairs, which will not allow for the laser to successfully penetrate the hair follicle and ensure optimal results are achieved. Shaving before the treatment allows us close exposure directly to the root of the hair.
How long does the treatment take?
Generally, a treatment takes around 30 minutes. Depending how much you are having done, that time could increase. We also recommend coming 20 minutes prior to your appointment if you require numbing for the area.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically, you will need 6 treatments. Depending on your skin and hair type, more treatments could be required.
Is laser hair removal painful?
No, the treatment should not be painful. There may be more sensitive areas where some discomfort may be experienced, however, we limit any discomfort with the use of a topical numbing cream. This should ensure the maximum amount of comfort during your treatment.
When will I see results?
You will begin to see results after your first few treatments.
How long will the results last?
Results are typically permanent, however, fine hairs could potentially resurface in the distant future.
Are there any side effects to laser hair removal?
Side effects for laser hair removal are not very common, however, minor instances such as redness and sensitivity to the treated area can occur.