Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is the most effective and safe way to remove unwanted hair on almost any area of the body, including:
  • Armpits
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Legs
  • Neck
  • Shoulders

While there are many methods of hair removal, such as shaving, plucking, tweezing, waxing, and threading, these only provide temporary results. Laser is the only method for permanent hair removal.

Laser hair removal uses a specialized laser device to emit a concentrated beam of light absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicles. The energy from the laser heats the hair follicle and destroys the papilla responsible for hair growth.

Over time, the hair that grows back becomes finer and lighter until the follicle cannot produce new hair after the required number of treatments.

Unlike most at-home hair removal procedures, laser treatment has a low probability of irritation at the treatment site and can even help prevent painful ingrown hairs and razor bumps. This treatment is a wise investment for anyone looking for a permanent hair removal solution who wants to say goodbye to unwanted hair for good.

How Hair Removal Works at Elite Medical Spa in Oakville

At Elite Medical Spa, our latest laser hair removal technology allows us to perform easy and fast hair removal for most skin types.

When you book your personalized appointment with us, one of our licensed practitioners will meet before the treatment to discuss your medical history, skin type, and current medications. They will also evaluate your hair type to determine the best laser hair removal treatment plan for you.

After that, our practitioner will clean and prep the area for treatment. The laser glides over your skin as it releases pulses of laser light.

Many describe the sensation as similar to being snapped by a rubber band and should only be mildly uncomfortable. However, we can apply a topical anesthetic beforehand if you have particularly sensitive skin.

The number of sessions required depends on factors such as the thickness and density of the hair, the colour of the hair and skin, and the area being treated.

Typically, sessions are spaced several weeks apart to allow hair regrowth and ensure we can target hair in different growth phases.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair permanently. Some of its many benefits include:

Long-lasting results

Laser hair removal provides long-lasting results, unlike traditional hair removal methods like shaving, waxing, or plucking. After a series of treatments, many people experience permanent reduction in hair growth in the treated area.


Laser hair removal is quick and efficient as it can treat multiple hairs at once. The procedure’s length depends on the treated area, but sessions typically last between 15 minutes to an hour.

Fewer ingrown hairs

Laser hair removal can reduce the painful occurrence of ingrown hairs.

Smooth and clear skin

As the laser targets the hair follicle, it can stimulate collagen production, leading to smoother and tighter skin.


Proper preparation for your laser hair removal appointment is key to achieving the results you’re hoping for. Make sure to:

  • Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and self-tanners for at least two weeks before the appointment
  • Shave the treatment area one to two days before the treatment
  • Avoid other hair removal methods, such as plucking, waxing, or hair removal creams
  • Avoid applying lotions, creams or deodorants on the day of the procedure

After laser hair removal, it’s important to take care of the treated area properly to ensure that your skin heals and minimizes any potential side effects. Here are some of our post-treatment tips:

  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds, and make sure to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen if you need to go outside
  • Avoid exercise or strenuous activities for 24-48 hours post-treatment
  • Avoid skincare products that contain retinol, alpha-hydroxy acids or other harsh chemicals
  • Keep the treated area moisturized