At FCP Dermatology we have the most advanced laser technology on the market to permanently destroy hair follicles anywhere on the body on any skin type.
All treatments are supervised and overseen by our Double Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Kristy Bailey. Our laser technicians have a 2-year degree and years of experience with advanced lasers. This advanced training is necessary to provide our patients with a safe and effective laser experience. We often see burns and pigment changes from other clinics with lasers operated by unqualified laser technicians. Don’t trust your skin to anyone, do your research and seek out a clinic with a Dermatologist on site and an experienced and educated laser technician.
Laser Hair Removal can be used on the calfs and thighs to remove unwanted hair.
Laser Hair Removal can be used to treat the underarms to remove unwanted hair.
Laser Hair Removal can be used on the bikini line or Brazilian to remove unwanted hair.
Laser hair removal consists of destroying the hair follicles using laser energy to prevent it from growing back. During the treatment, a laser emits a light that is absorbed by the hair pigment (melanin). Light energy is converted into heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs inside the skin (hair follicles) that produce hair. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth. Multiple laser hair removal treatments are required for hair removal, and maintenance treatments may also be needed. Laser hair removal is most effective for people with light skin and dark hair; however, at FCP Dermatology we also have a laser with a long wavelength to treat darker skin types with dark hair in smaller areas.
It is possible to treat unwanted hair anywhere, the only exception is around the eye. The most common areas to treat are the underarms, legs, back, chest, bikini, genital area, and face.
A Diode laser is the most effective laser for destroying the hair follicle. It is important to ask what type of laser is being used. IPL or Intense Pulsed Light can also be used for laser hair removal, however, it is much less effective and will require many more treatments to achieve less hair removal than a Diode laser. Darker skin types are more prone to pigment changes and require an Nd:YAG laser which has a longer wavelength to safely treat darker skin types.
At FCP Dermatology, our team of experienced, educated, and qualified laser technicians together with our on-site Dermatologist will determine which laser and what settings are right for your skin type. We have only the best laser technology on the market at FCP Dermatology and it is fast, effective, and virtually painless in comparison to other lasers. Our laser uses suction technology during the treatment which significantly reduces pain, making the treatment as comfortable as possible for patients. Don’t risk permanent scarring, pigment changes, and lasers that are not optimal for hair removal, come to FCP Dermatology for a pain-free experience that works.
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Since lasers are not regulated in Canada, anyone can operate a laser. Unfortunately, when you go to an inexperienced and unqualified laser technician pigment changes and permanent scarring can occur. Blistering, scabbing, or other changes in skin texture can also occur if the person operating the laser is not qualified. At FCP Dermatology all our laser technicians have a degree from a 2-year program in laser technology and have years of experience operating many types of advanced lasers found in Dermatology clinics. As with all our procedures, laser hair removal is overseen by our on-site Dermatologist.
Is Laser Hair Removal painful?
At FCP Dermatology, we have the most painless laser on the market. Pain is something very variable depending on each person’s sensitivity and skin type. There are body areas where the skin is more sensitive and there may be some mild discomfort.
Some of the contraindications are:
- Pregnancy and lactation.
- Immunosuppressive disorders.
- Active skin infections in the area to be treated (Herpes, impetigo, etc.).
- Oral retinol or isotretinoin consumption.
- On any photosensitizing drugs.
Laser hair removal sessions can last from 5 to 15 minutes for small areas. Sessions on larger areas can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
The results of laser hair removal are permanent since we are destroying the hair follicle. However, annual, or semi-annual maintenance sessions may be necessary according to the hair growth pattern.
Laser should not be combined with waxing as waxing pulls out the hair follicle which is the target of the laser. Without a hair follicle laser hair removal will not be successful.
At FCP Dermatology, all treatments are supervised and overseen by our Double Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Kristy Bailey. Our laser technicians have a 2-year degree and years of experience with advanced lasers. This advanced training is necessary to provide our patients with a safe and effective laser experience. We often see burns and pigment changes from other clinics with lasers operated by unqualified laser technicians. Don’t trust your skin to anyone, do your research and seek out a clinic with a Dermatologist on site and an experienced and educated laser technician.
Laser Hair Removal is considered an aesthetic procedure, it is not covered by medical insurance.
There is a permanent decrease in the quantity and thickness of hair, however not every single hair can be removed, and some maintenance treatments may be required.
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