Laser Hair Removal is the most effective method of hair removal, and at North we’re pleased to offer the latest technology for laser hair removal in Toronto using the Candela GentleMax Pro, rated #1 in client satisfaction and comfort.
The Candela GentleMax Pro provides virtually painless hair removal and is suitable for patients with many different pigments of skin and hair type (including darker skin tones, which previous machines weren’t able to treat due to the potential to develop post-laser pigmentation changes).
For laser hair removal in Toronto, you can’t find any better technology and technicians than at North Medical Spa – one of the best spas in Toronto and the GTA.
A consultation is required for us to be able to assess your skin and determine the best skin rejuvenation treatment and develop a unique plan just for you. During your initial consultation, we will listen to your permanent hair removal goals to determine the best fit for your hair reduction needs.
After the skin is cleansed and eye protection is applied, a small hand-piece will be used to deliver each laser light pulse. Candela GentleMax Pro emits a pulse of cooling spray in the treatment area to protect it against burning and to increase comfort. A pulse of laser light will then be emitted in order to target hair follicles and stimulate skin cell renewal. A tolerable stinging sensation is normal as the therapeutic heat is being absorbed by the skin tissue.
The treatment can take 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the existing skin condition, treated area, and desired cosmetic goals.
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The laser light targets only hair follicles that are actively growing - because of the way hair grows in stages, multiple treatments are necessary to treat all the hair as it grows. The number of treatments varies per patient (and depends on the area that is being treated, the thickness and color of the hair, and the patient’s skin tone), so we suggest 4-6 sessions for desired results. Each treatment should be booked 4-6 weeks apart.
The treatment is safe and effective for all skin types. The Candela GentleMax Pro’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) technology allows it to deliver consistent bursts of protective cryogen (a substance that produces very low temperature) while preventing thermal damage in the treatment area. In addition, its Air Cooling Compatible (ACC) technology improves patient comfort by directing cold air into the area.
After a Candela GentleMax Pro treatment, you can resume normal activities, but sunscreen must be worn on any treated areas whenever exposed to the sun. Limiting sun exposure to treated areas by covering them with clothing or staying indoors is best. You may also be advised to use a formulated skincare product after the procedure.
Once the hair follicle is damaged, it cannot grow new hair. However, there will always be a few hair follicles that manage to partially escape the laser during each treatment. Some of these follicles may only be stunned temporarily and will need to be retreated.
Hormonal changes or certain medications may also cause hair regrowth. After completion of your treatment, some individuals may need a “reminder” treatment session once a year. We treat our patients on a case-by-case basis and will be by your side every step of the way on your permanent hair removal journey.
After you've finished all of your sessions, the treatment will last for at least two years; however, maintenance sessions may be needed to keep the area without hair forever. Permanent hair removal is possible when the right steps are taken.
Permanent side effects are rare and may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering, and purpura (laser bruise) in the treated area. However, these usually do not last more than a few days. Your practitioner will have more information about potential side effects.
There are many types of permanent hair removal, with different levels of comfort and efficacy. At North Medical Spa, we use the Candela GentleMax Pro, which is rated #1 in client satisfaction and comfort, ensuring your treatment will be both effective and comfortable. The machine uses a dual-wavelength laser platform that combines a fast and powerful 755nm Alexandrite laser with an equally powerful 1064nm Nd:YAG laser for a high-performance treatment.
Yes, unlike older laser technologies that were unsafe for darker pigments and skin-tones, our Candela GentleMax Pro® is safe and effective on all skin tones and colours and is suitable to treat all hair types.
We choose the settings based on a variety of factors, including each individual’s skin color, hair colour, and background. North Medical Spa technicians will also factor in the results from your thorough consultation. These steps, combined with our extensive experience and training, allow us to expertly tailor your treatment to exactly what your skin and hair need.