What is Laser Hair Removal?
Tired of waxing, shaving or tweezing? Lasers can dramatically reduce and sometimes completely eliminate unwanted hair. The process is quick and the discomfort is minimal, with long lasting results. You may never have to experience razor burn again!
Why see Dr. Horton?
Dr. Horton has personally trialed many different laser machines and selected only the best of those for Metrotown Surgical Centre. You can chat with him about his experience using the various lasers; he had laser treatment on his face and neck and doesn't have to shave his beard anymore! He selected the Palomar Pulsed-Light System that has built-in cooling on the laser head which helps to minimize discomfort during and after the treatment for the best patient experience.
Dr. Horton also has a team of laser technicians that are certified to operate our FDA approved lasers. Your experience with laser hair removal will have as much to do with our technicians as with the laser itself.
What is the difference between the Palomar Pulsed-light System and traditional Lasers?
Pulsed-light systems are very similar to traditional lasers, and remove hair in a similar way. However, the Palomar Pulsed Light Systems used by Dr. Horton remove hair up to ten times faster than regular lasers.
What areas can be treated?
With Dr. Horton's Palomar Pulsed-light laser, all skin types can be safely and comfortably treated - from dark pigment to fair complexion. The treatment is safe to be used on any body area, except around the eyes. Some popular treatment areas include the following:
- Upper Legs
- Lower Legs
- Upper Lip
What is a treatment session like?
Treatments are quick and easy. After some initial preparation, one of our trained technicians will move a wand-like handpiece over your skin. The handpiece emits a light that disables the hair follicles. Most people would describe the sensation of the treatment as a "snapping" as though with an elastic band. As soon as the treatment is completed, you're ready to go! Total time will vary depending on the side of the area being treated; Dr. Horton can give you a specific time estimate during your consultation with him. However, the Palomar Pulsed-light Laser is generally faster than waxing or traditional lasers.
What is the recovery period like?
Most people experience some mild redness and tenderness in the treated area for a short period after treatment. This sensitivity will not interfere with your normal activities, and will usually subside within a day. Dr. Horton can give you more information during your consultation, including some less likely side effects that may result from the treatment.