While laser hair removal results are long-lasting, they are not permanent. Laser hair removal can reduce hair growth up to 80% and make hair in the area much finer and slower-growing. We encourage our clients to come in for touch-ups when they notice hair growth is starting to increase over time.
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure that does not cause any pain. You may feel a slight heating of the skin, and the laser produces a sensation that is similar to an elastic band snapping against the skin. It is not painful, however some patients may find it slightly uncomfortable.
After your treatment, you may experience a little redness, swelling or tenderness of the skin. You can place a cold compress on the area to soothe any redness or swelling. We recommend wearing loose, breathable clothing. You’ll be able to resume normal activities right away, but it’s important to avoid exposing the area to the sun.
We recommend approximately 6-10 sessions per area of hair removal, but it will vary depending on the patient’s skin tone, hair colour and the size of the area being treated. Hair can only be removed by the laser during the anagen (growth) phase, so we will schedule the sessions 6-8 weeks apart since body hair grows in varying cycles. This will ensure that each session we are targeting hair that can be effectively removed.
Most people will see a 10-25% reduction in hair growth after the first session. As your sessions progress, you’ll have less and less hair growing in the area. Over time, you will notice the hair in the area is greatly reduced and what is left is finer and slower-growing.
We’re here to help! If you have any questions about whether laser hair removal is right for you, we encourage you to book a consultation with us. We can answer your questions and assess the treatment area to determine your eligibility for laser hair removal.
Laser technology offers several advantages over IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) for cosmetic and medical procedures. Unlike IPL, lasers emit a focused and precise wavelength of light, allowing for targeted treatment of specific skin concerns. The coherent, monochromatic light of lasers provides concentrated energy, resulting in more effective and efficient treatments. Laser light penetrates the skin at a specific depth, enabling treatment of specific skin layers with minimal impact on surrounding areas. Additionally, lasers are generally safer due to their precise targeting, minimizing the risk of adverse effects. Therefore, when considering cosmetic or medical treatments, laser technology is often preferred for its superior precision, effectiveness, and safety compared to IPL.
"I got my underarms laser'd by Anantha and I felt very comfortable in her presence. She was very gentle, thorough and answered all my questions without skipping a beat! Looking forward to my next treatment! :)"
"Second time at YouDerma and I was blown away yet again by Anantha's professionalism. The minute I walked into the beautiful laser room, I was greeted by Anantha who made me feel completely at ease. We treated my underarms and Brazilian and she made sure I was comfortable at each step of the process. It was almost painless and such a HUGE relief to feel much less heat compared to other laser hair removal machines I have used on my body. I look forward to my next sessions!"
"This was my first visit to You Derma. I'm a dark skinned male and was looking to get rid of my ingrown hair on my neck. A friend of mine recommended You Derma after undergoing laser treatments using their laser machine that uses ND:YAG technology and achieving positive results.
I was hesitant and was worried about pain. However, Anantha and her staff put my worries at ease. They explained the procedure in detail and mentioned the advantages of using their unique laser machine, which is tailored for use on all skin types and colours. It can vary the level of power according to your pain tolerance and also had a built-in cooling fan.
The procedure was fast, and it was done before you know it. The results were fabulous. I highly recommend their laser hair removal treatment. Thank you to the You Derma team for a great experience!"
- Jey N.
"I recently had the privilege of experiencing laser hair removal at You Derma, and I must say, I am beyond impressed with the results! As a male with darker skin, I've always been a bit hesitant about undergoing laser treatments, but after doing my research and reading about the advanced ND:YAG technology they use, I decided to give it a shot.
The ND:YAG technology they use is clearly top-notch. One of my biggest worries was potential discomfort or pain, but I was pleasantly surprised by how minimal the sensation was during the treatment.
I am thrilled with the results and can confidently say that You Derma is the place to go for laser hair removal. Thank you again for making the experience a great one!"
- Kandee S.
"I got Laser Hair Removal (Brazilian and armpits) by the amazing Anatha this week at You Derma Spa and I wanted to share my AMAZING experience. I got IPL laser before from a different spa, it hurt and after a year my hair growth returned! So I decided to give You Derma Spa a try since they have 5 star reviews and a few of my friends get treatment there for Botox, micro-needling and laser hair removal.
The moment I walked in, the space felt peaceful, calm and relaxing. I was greeted by Anantha and brought into the laser hair removal room. The machine they used is called Nd:Yag technology. I never heard of this before but WOWOW did it ever work! I do have a high pain tolerance so naturally I don't complain of things hurting too much, but this was a breeze! I am looking forward to going again. Thanks Anantha!"
- Stacey L.
"I had my first ever Fotona SP Laser Hair Removal underarm treatment with Anantha.My experience was above and beyond. The environment is clean, non judgemental and understanding. Additionally, this treatment was pretty close to painless for me.As it was my first time, Anantha explained to me the realistic expectations and outcome of the treatment. I think that she might have even over-prepared me, but that's okay because it really made me comfortable and ready.
Anantha is highly skilled and each pass she executes is strategic yet so swift. I am looking forward to more LASER treatments with Anantha as the Fotona is super versatile and the quality of the service is impeccable."
- M Ling