Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is an easy and well tolerated treatment that can remove unwanted hair on the legs, arms, under arms, face, back and bikini area. The laser delivers a beam of light which is attracted to the pigment in the hair follicle. It then heats this hair follicle (but not the surrounding skin) inhibiting future hair growth. Hair removal works best in those with dark hair. Multiple treatments are needed because the hair is in different growth cycles. The hair that regrows is now finer, lighter and sparse. Treatment is performed until the hair is permanently removed.

What to expect during treatment?

Ultrasound gel is applied to the skin to help glide the laser. The tip of the laser has a cooling device to make you comfortable. Generally well tolerated, some say if feels like a hot pinch. The heat delivered by the laser may be adjusted during your treatment to make you comfortable if too warm.

What to expect after treatment?

The skin may be a little red, swollen and tender following treatment.

How many treatments are needed?

Generally, 6 treatments are needed to debulk and then rid of the hair entirely. Treatments are spaced 4 weeks apart. Some treated areas may regrow, but the hair will be sparse and finer. This may require follow up or maintenance treatments. 

When will I see results?

One study found a 70% reduction in hair growth after 3 treatments. Generally, 6 treatments are recommended. If not all treatments are needed, then left-over treatments can be banked to be used for maintenance.

Risks associated with treatment

Some redness and swelling may occur after treatment, this usually subsides within a day. 

Hair removal can improve the appearance of:

  • Unwanted hair


  • Do not shave, pluck or wax 2 days prior to treatment.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing when you come to the office.


  • Treated areas may be red or tender to the touch but subside in 24 hours. 
  • Avoid saunas, hot tubs, vigorous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.


  • Avoid direct sun exposure of treated areas.  

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The World of Fillers

The World of Fillers

Fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid, which restores volume and improves the overall texture of the skin. As we age, we lose fat in the face, the muscle wears down and even the bone structure changes. This all contributes to an ageing face. In our youth, the face is shaped like an upside-down egg, wider at the top and narrower at the bottom. As we age, this flip around. We become narrower up top having lost volume around the temples and wider at the bottom. This is because of the changes we mentioned above – loss of subcutaneous fat, muscle atrophy, and changes in bone structure.

When tackling volume loss, we start with the midface. It fills the cheeks, elevates the midface, and in doing so can improve the hollowing of the eyes and smooth the lines around the mouth. Filler can restore definition to the jawline. Not only can it plump the lips, but also restore its color and hydration too. Don’t forget the hands, always a dead giveaway of our age. The hands can also be filled, we use Restylane Lyft for this area. With the correct type of filler and amount used most won’t know what you’ve had done, just that you look rested, refreshed, youthful.

Prior to coming to the clinic there are a few things you should do to prepare. Avoid alcohol and Ibuprofen 48 hours prior to injection as this will minimize bruising. Of course, there still is a risk of bruising as we have hundreds of thousands of blood vessels in our face but taking this precaution will help. We locally anesthetize the area and in some, perform a nerve block. Other practices just use a topical anesthetic. We do not find this to be as effective. After your procedure you should avoid strenuous activity for a few days. Sleeping upright can help with swelling. Keeping hydrated and using a topical hyaluronic serum is great to support your treatment at home. By staying hydrated and using a good skin care regimen, we support and maintain our results following treatment.

We love Galderma’s Restylane line of fillers. Their line of fillers with XpresHAn technology integrates into the tissues and moves with the face keeping a natural look. We’ve included a list of Restylane’s line of filles and areas we like to use them:

Restylane Refyne – can be used anywhere on the face
Restylane Defyne – lower face such as nasal labial folds (laugh lines), chin
Restylane Contour – midface
Restylane Lyft – midface, temples, jawline, hands
Restylane – L – can be used anywhere on the face, lips
Restylane Kysse – lips, wrinkles around the mouth

We are happy to answer any questions you may have! Consultations are complimentary. Call or schedule online at

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