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The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal In Toronto

The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal In Toronto

We get it – shaving and waxing frequently can get frustrating and repetitive for both men and women. If you relate to this, we have a long-lasting solution you’ll love – laser hair removal. Our downtown Toronto Medical Spa, MD Skin Lab offers laser hair removal using a state-of-the-art DiolazeXL device.

Traditionally, the pursuit of hairless skin has been largely marketed towards women, but as we navigate through more inclusive times, laser hair removal knows no gender boundaries! It’s a universal solution to hairless skin by both men and women, catering to anyone who wishes to simplify their grooming routine with a desire for long-lasting results.

At MD Skin Lab, we offer the DiolazeXL laser hair removal treatment for all our patients – regardless of gender. Let’s get into the specifics of laser hair removal at our Toronto Medspa, from how it works to areas you can treat, the recovery and more.

What Is Laser Hair Removal and How Does It Work?

At MD Skin Lab, we use an advanced, modern hair removal technology called DiolazeXL, which is a diode laser and a gold standard. This state-of-the-art technology uses the latest innovations in hair removal. It is highly effective at eliminating unwanted hair for both men and women. DiolazeXL targets hair at the root. It is a diode laser with a more prominent spot size, offering higher energy to provide fast and efficient hair removal. The larger spot size allows larger quantities of hair to be treated at once, while the higher fluence means the hair follicles are targeted in a more effective way, resulting in better hair removal.

When our laser aestheticians perform laser hair removal with the DiolazeXL, they utilize a special handpiece which directs a beam of laser energy into the hair follicle. The pigment inside the hair follicle absorbs the powerful heat energy, which becomes damaged during the process. With a sufficient number of laser hair removal sessions at MD Skin Lab, you can expect the follicle to become entirely destroyed, slowing down hair growth and, often, stopping it altogether. Our laser hair removal device, DiolazeXL, is highly effective and powerful enough to treat the most stubborn hairs while using a gentle approach that works for all skin types, whether male or female.

We highly recommend consulting a qualified professional at MD Skin Lab to determine whether this technology suits your skin and hair type.

What Body Parts Can Be Treated with Laser Hair Removal?

Diolaze XL can treat most areas of the body. In addition, even the most sensitive areas can be targeted to reduce hair safely and consistently. Treatment areas include:

    • Bikini
    • Underarms
    • Face 
    • Legs 
    • Arms 
    • Back 
    • Shoulders 
    • Chest 
    • Abdomen 
    • Neck 
    • Chin 
    • Hands 
    • Feet 
    • Beard
    • Buttocks

Why MD Skin Lab Believes Laser Hair Removal Is for Everyone

At our downtown Toronto Medical Spa, we have patients of all genders, and one of the popular services everyone loves is laser hair removal. We’ll break down the reasons why we believe that laser hair removal is for everyone.

1. Efficiency and Time-Saving: It’s clear – we’re all busy, and finding solutions to save us time is preferred! Laser hair removal using the DiolazeXL device will surely save you time. Laser hair removal significantly reduces the need for regular shaving or waxing, freeing up tons of time in your grooming routines. This is appealing to those with busy lifestyles.

2. Cost-Effective in the Long Run: While the upfront cost may seem high to some, laser hair removal is cost-effective over time. This reduction in the need for razors, shaving cream and waxing appointments adds up over time. This makes laser a wise investment for both men and women looking for a long-term solution.

3. Reduction in Ingrown Hairs and Skin Irritation: Unlike shaving and waxing, laser hair removal reduces the risk of ingrown hairs and minimizes skin irritation, making it an ideal option for individuals with sensitive skin or those prone to razor bumps. These are common concerns across genders.

4. Precision and Customizability: The precision of laser hair removal treatments with DiolazeXL allows for targeted hair removal in specific areas, as mentioned earlier. This makes it suitable for both the broad back areas preferred by men and the delicate bikini lines preferred by women. The customization of the laser hair removal treatments at our Toronto Medspa means we can cater to the unique preferences and needs of each and every individual.

5. Boosts Confidence: Undoubtedly, hair-free, smooth skin is linked to personal confidence! Laser hair removal provides a pathway to achieving the aesthetic goals set by an individual, not society’s gender norms, empowering men and women to feel their best!

Breaking Down Gender Norms

The rising popularity of laser hair removal among men has grown. At our downtown Toronto Medspa, we’re seeing more men seek laser hair removal treatments for areas like the back, chest and neck, not only for aesthetic purposes but also for comfort and hygiene. This shift is a testament to the changing perceptions of self-care, which is no longer seen as exclusively feminine but as a universal pursuit of well-being and confidence for everyone!

Answering Frequently Asked Questions

At MD Skin Lab, we often get many questions about laser hair treatment with DiolazeXL. We address some of these below to help prepare you for your appointment:

How Do I Prepare Myself for a Laser Hair Removal Treatment? At MD Skin Lab, we highly recommend avoiding excessive sun exposure, self-tanner and tanning beds for at least six weeks before pursuing a treatment. Additionally, shave the treatment before the procedure and avoid using hair removal products. Lastly, you’ll want to stop using active ingredients such as glycolic, salicylic acids, and benzoyl a few days before your treatment.

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe? Yes, laser hair removal with DiolazeXL is safe as long as it is performed by a trained medical aesthetician, like at our downtown Toronto Medical Spa. Before undergoing your treatment, we highly recommend discussing your medical history and potential risks and benefits with your aesthetician.

How Long Will a Laser Hair Removal Session Take? Your appointment can last 10 minutes for a small area and up to 2 hours for a full body treatment, depending on the area(s) treated. The timing can work well during a lunch break!

What Does a Laser Hair Removal Treatment Feel Like? DiolazeXL removes unwanted hair using cool tip technology during the treatment, which means minimal discomfort! You may encounter a mild, warming or slight snapping sensation as the laser passes over the skin during your treatment. However, patients at our Toronto Medspa say it is a painless sensation.

Is There Any Downtime After My Laser Hair Removal Treatment? With DiolazeXL, there is virtually no downtime post-treatment, and you can return to your normal activities immediately. We recommend avoiding extremely hot environments (saunas and steam) and direct sun exposure, such as steam rooms or saunas. Patients should use suitable sun protection and broad-spectrum SPF 30+. Additionally, avoid applying harsh creams or lotions to the treated areas until the following day.

How Many Sessions Will I Need to See Results from Laser Hair Removal? This answer is different for everyone, as each individual is unique. The number of appointments you need depends on various factors, like the thickness and colour of your hair, hormone levels, the type of area being treated and the individual's skin tone. Our Medspa usually recommends anywhere from  6-9+ sessions for effective results. We recommend spacing treatments out 4-6 weeks apart to allow the hair to regrow. It's important to note that areas of hormonal hair growth, like the face and the other body parts, may require additional maintenance treatments. Most patients notice decreased hair growth after 3-6 sessions to ensure the best results. Even though you will notice reduced body hair reasonably quickly, completing 6-9+ sessions to catch the hair follicle in all stages of its growth cycle is important. Once a patient has achieved their desired level of hair reduction, the results are long-lasting; this can be anywhere from several years to permanent. However, it is essential to note that new hair follicles can become active over time, with some hair growth returning. Additionally, areas of hormonal hair growth such as the face, armpits, and bikini areas can regress so that you may need yearly touch-ups.

Making the Choice

Undergoing laser hair removal is a personal decision that should be made based on individual preferences, needs, and research. Our senior laser technicians at MD Skin Lab are happy to assist with your decision-making process. We can discuss your goals, skin type, and hair colour during your appointment to ensure the best possible outcomes. Our device, DiolazeXL, is effective for a wide range of skin tones and hair types, making it an inclusive option for anyone looking to reduce unwanted hair.

Are you ready to book your appointment? We can’t wait to provide you with a tailored, bespoke plan to help you with your hair removal needs. We look forward to meeting you at our downtown Toronto Medspa.