Laser Hair Removal
Common Questions & Answers
Q. How many sessions will it take to reach the desired effect?
On average, it should take between 4-6 sessions, 4-6 weeks apart to receive a permanent result. The
intensity of the beam will depend on your skin type and hair colour. For those who have darker skin,
it will require more sessions. Those with light hair will require more sessions as well. This is because
the laser light is attracted to dark colours (melanin) in the hair. Some people who have a darker skin
colour or tan will have less of a benefit because the darker pigment in the skin will absorb some of
the laser light energy. These people can still achieve a satisfactory result if a lower energy is used.
Those people with white, grey, light blonde or red hair the results will also be reduced and will require
Q. Is laser hair removal permanent? Do you guarantee it?
We guarantee it! If by the 7th session you have not had permanent results, we will continue providing
to you sessions free-of-charge (the 8th session onwards) for a period of one year. This one-year
period commences from the first session. Please note that sessions 1-7 must not have an interval
between each session longer than six weeks or the guarantee will be voided. Our guarantee is unique
to the industry.
If You’re Dark-Skinned and/or Have Lighter Hair
Since you may require more than seven sessions, we ask that you waive the guarantee, but as
compensation we will significantly reduce the price. There may be some cases where we will have to
turn you away. Please call us at 905-836-4255 for more details.
Q. Does my hair need to be long to perform laser hair removal?
On the contrary, it is preferable for hair to be short, namely 1-2mm (1-2 days’ growth ) at the time of
the procedure. Hair can be clipped or shaved prior to the treatments, but waxing or plucking should
be avoided for 2-3 weeks prior to the treatment to enhance effectiveness.
Q. Are there any possible complications of laser hair removal?
The most common complications of the procedure are hyper-pigmentation (dark spots) or hypo-
pigmentation (light spots). This is a relatively rare complication and is temporary in nature.
Q. Is it safe?
Yes. The treated area may become slightly pink or red afterwards. This will go away within a few
minutes to a few hours and in some cases a few days. Since the energy from the laser passes through
the body, it does not accumulate within the body, and therefore does not leave a residue; it is safe.
Q. What does it feel like?
1.) “A pinch on the skin”
2.) “A mild rubber band snap”
The vast majority of patients tolerate it very well.