Frequently Asked Questions

Laser
Hair
Removal

Is laser hair removal safe?

Yes, our team is skilled and professional and we use proper equipment. The laser emits light energy that specifically targets the hair follicle. It eliminates the hair while the surrounding skin remains unharmed. At Centre Esthétique Montréal we only use lasers approved by Health Canada.

How much does laser hair removal cost?

The cost of laser hair removal depends on the size of the surface that will be treated. Larger surfaces require more pulses and time to treat. The price is also affected by the number of the sessions required to achieve the desired result. Certain areas on the body may take more treatments than others, as they may be more affected by hormonal changes.

Does laser hair removal work for everyone?

The best results for laser hair removal involves hair with pigment. Light blond and grey hair are difficult to treat. This is because the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle. If your hair is light in colour, it will be more difficult for the laser to detect the pigment and effectively disable the hair follicle.

What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

Any area of the body can be treated. The most popular areas that clients seek treatment for are the legs, bikini, under-arms, backs and face.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

The most common sensation felt during the procedure is a small pinch, like a rubber band is being snapped against your skin. Our lasers equipment uses a cryogen gas prior to each laser pulse. The role of the cryogen gas is to cool off the skin and make the treatment more comfortable.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal will permanently reduce the amount of hair growth. Some areas of the body will experience permanent removal of hair while other areas may need some maintenance from time to time. After each visit, hair growth will be further reduced and you will require fewer sessions.

How long does one laser hair removal session take?

The length of a laser hair removal session depends on the size of the area to be treated. An upper lip can take as little as 30 seconds, while a larger area such as legs could take 60-90 minutes to treat.

How many treatments of laser hair removal will I require?

The number of laser hair removal treatments you will require depends on area to be treated. Legs, bikini, under-arms could take 6 treatments. Other more hormonal areas could require 8 treatments. They are usually spaced 4-6 weeks apart to effectively reduce hair growth.

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

The most important thing to do before your first laser hair removal treatment is to stop waxing or plucking 3 weeks prior to your appointment. Also, for best results, you will want to make sure you are applying sunscreen throughout the course of the treatments to avoid any hypersensitivity to your skin. Hydrating your skin is another important step. We encourage our clients to apply Aloe Vera body gel.

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