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Laser hair removal is an ideal solution for women who wish to continue looking great without the worry of waxing, shaving, or tweezing away unwanted hair. In fact, laser hair removal is one of the most popular services we offer here at Esthetics by Gilla. To learn more about what you can expect from this service, continue reading our handy guide below.

How does laser hair removal work?

During a laser hair removal procedure, one of our trained estheticians will use a special instrument to remove the hair from your legs, underarms, bikini line, and other areas of your body. This instrument uses a highly concentrated beam of light to destroy the hair on your body, all the way down to the root. The laser targets only the hair, leaving the skin undamaged.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is quick and painless. This is because a single laser pulse can target a quarter-sized area, and each pulse only lasts a fraction of a second. Laser hair removal can give you the appearance you want in far less time than it takes to shave or wax. Additionally, nearly 90 percent of clients who receive laser hair removal treatments will experience permanent hair loss in the targeted areas after only four sessions.

How to prepare for your laser hair removal session

While shaving your body hair is fine, you should not do any plucking or waxing for at least six weeks before your laser hair removal session. This is because the laser hair removal treatment targets the roots of your body hair. Those roots are temporarily removed when you wax or pluck hair. It’s also important to avoid exposure to the sun for a few weeks both before and after your treatment, as this can make the laser treatment less effective.

What you should expect during a laser hair removal treatment

Our esthetician will begin by shaving the hairs in the targeted areas . The laser will then be adjusted to suit your skin color, as well as the color and thickness of your hair. The location of the hair being treated will also be a factor.

You’ll be given eye protection to wear throughout your treatment. Your skin will also be treated with either a cool gel or special device to help the laser light penetrate below your skin to the roots of the hair without causing any damage to your skin. This important step ensures that the root of the hair is removed.

Next, a special device will be used to pulse light onto a small treatment area. The esthetician will then check carefully to ensure that no adjustments need to be made to the settings. They will also watch to ensure that you don’t experience any unpleasant reactions to the treatment. If no reaction occurs, and all the settings are correct, treatment will then continue over the entire designated area of treatment.

Following your treatment, you’ll be given a special lotion or cream to ensure that you don’t experience any discomfort. You can then schedule another treatment for four to six weeks. After three to five treatments, most clients find that they no longer experience any hair growth in the targeted areas.

Are there any risks or side effects of laser hair removal treatment?

Side effects from laser hair removal are rare. The most common side effect is a feeling like you’ve been sunburned. Other side effects may include:

  • Slight swelling or redness
  • Temporary scarring
  • Blistering (rare, but more common in clients with darker skin)
After Care

Your skin may be sensitive for a few days after your treatment. This sensitivity will feel much like a sunburn. Using the moisturizer or lotion recommended by Esthetics by Gilla professionals will help alleviate any discomfort you may be feeling. If treatment was on your face, you should be able to continue to wear makeup as usual. Your hair will begin to fall out over the next three to four weeks. It’s important that you use sunscreen during this time in order to ensure your skin stays as healthy as possible.

Why Esthetics by Gilla for Laser Hair Removal?

We know that there are several over-the-counter models that claim to offer professional results for laser hair removal at home. However, it’s important to remember that laser hair removal is considered to be a medical procedure. Our estheticians are trained professionals who understand the correct procedures to use in order to minimize the chances of unpleasant side effects or bad reactions. You wouldn’t perform cosmetic surgery on yourself at home – this is no less important. The Esthetics by Gilla laser hair removal facilities in Ottawa have been optimized for your health and comfort, and our professional staff will work hard to ensure that you leave our offices both looking and feeling fantastic.

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