Since its introduction in 1995, laser hair removal has come a long way. It’s now one of the most popular medical cosmetic procedures, with more than 150,000 treatments performed in Canada last year.
It’s not hard to understand why the laser method has been so well-received. The procedure is fast, easy, and quickly clears large body areas that would otherwise require repeated shaving, painful waxing or messy usage of chemical depilatories.
During laser treatment, light energy is delivered to the targeted area and absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles. This absorbed energy creates a short burst of heat, which damages the germative cells that make the hair grow. With repeated damage, these cells lose their ability to form hair and are eventually removed from the body. Because hair tends to re-grow finer and thinner in treated areas, if it grows back at all, Health Canada allows the process to be described as permanent hair reduction.
The procedure lasts anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. A series of several treatments is usually required, since the laser only treats hairs that are actively growing but does not address those that are dormant or resting.
Because it’s so fast and effective, many men now prefer laser to other hair removal methods like waxing and plucking. According to a recent survey from Cargo Magazine of 500 men in North America, 54% remove hair on their back, 45% trim chest hair and more than 70% remove hair around their eyebrows, ears or neck. Of those, one in five said they prefer laser hair removal.
LaserSheer Advanced Skin Rejuvenation & Laser Centre uses the state-of-the-art LightSheer diode laser, a device that provides superior results with extremely high patient satisfaction.
Through July 31, 2010, laser hair removal on the bikini area or underarms is just $199!
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