Laser Hair Removal

Exceptional results with a few comfortable and typically fast treatments. Forever Bare BBL is a comfortable treatment with virtually no downtime. During the treatment, pulsed light delivers photothermal energy to hair follicles. The rapid, short pulses of light or photothermal energy causes the hair follicle to stop producing hair without harming any surrounding tissue. Any area of your body can be treated. Typically 6 treatments 4-8 weeks apart (depending on the area) are required.

We also have a 1064nm Nd: YAG laser which is highly effective for hair removal for darker skin types. At Jeffrey C Dawes we are able to treat all patients for hair removal, regardless of skin colour.

Some redness and slight swelling of the hair follicles may be present in the area that has been treated. However, this should subside within a few hours. Your skin will be sensitive to ultraviolet light for a couple weeks after treatment, and you must avoid direct sun exposure. You need to cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.

Laser FAQs

Can I get laser treatments in the summer?

This depends on your lifestyle. If you can avoid prolonged sun exposure then yes, you can get laser treatments in the summer. If you plan on being outside in the sun without protection (SPF & a hat) then we would recommend that you postpone your treatments until the fall or winter.

Can I have laser treatments if I have a tan?

Typically no. Our registered nurse/laser technician can assess you to determine whether you are a candidate for laser. Depending on the treatment and the area being treated there are different recommendations but in general, the skin must not be tanned in order to have a laser treatment.

Is laser painful?

This depends on what type of treatment you are undergoing. BBL treatments are not painful.  The halo laser will feel hot and you will experience some pain for about 45-60 minutes after the treatment but then it completely goes away and is quite tolerable. Deep resurfacing laser treatments are painful but our office provides many forms of pain relief including oral, topical and local anesthetic.

What is the downtime for laser treatments?

This depends on what type of laser treatment you are having. There is no downtime associated with BBL. Halo has 5-7 days downtime. Deep resurfacing has a 2 week downtime and then prolonged redness (few months) which can be covered with makeup.

What type of lasers do you have?

Our laser is a state of the art medical grade laser called the Sciton Joule. This platform has many different lasers built into it. We have a Broad Band Light (BBL) system which is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market. We also have a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser; the Halo laser which is a hybrid of two laser wavelengths (1470nm and 2940nm); a full resurfacing Erbium YAG laser (2940nm) and a Profractional ablative laser, which is also the 2940nm wavelength but instead of treating the entire surface of the skin it just treats a fraction of the skin – creating channels in the surface.

What conditions can you treat with laser?

Many including: unwanted hair growth, spider veins and small facial vessels, rosacea, acne, pigment and wrinkles.



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