Laser Hair Removal

Removal of unwanted hair has become one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in recent years for women, as well as for an increasing number of men. At Spa Lumina, we offer laser hair removal in Barrie, Ontario, as an effective alternative to the more traditional (and often temporary) methods of hair removal such as depilatories, epilators, shavers, waxing kits, and electrolysis.

Laser hair removal is popular with clients from Collingwood, Orillia, Newmarket, and other Central Ontario communities. To learn more about your options, request your free consultation or give us a call at (705) 721-7775.

Laser Hair Removal Patient Photos

*Spa Lumina client - before & after a series of 8 laser hair removal treatments

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal systems gently remove unwanted hair. While dermatologic surgeons continue to research the exact science of laser hair removal, it appears that the light energy causes thermal injury to the hair follicle. This occurs because laser light is converted into heat as it passes through the skin and is absorbed in the target pigment melanin found in the hair follicle. When the temperature reaches a high enough level in a hair follicle during its active phase, the targeted hair structures are disabled, thus inhibiting hair re-growth. In clinical trials to date using a number of different lasers and intense pulsed light hair removal systems, some test sites remained hair-free for up to 2 years.

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive method of photoepilation, which does not require needles or messy chemical creams. Since thousands of hairs can be zapped in a single treatment session, large areas like the back, shoulders, arms and legs can be effectively and efficiently treated.


Why should I choose Spa Lumina for laser hair removal?

In Canada, lasers are NOT licensed by the Canadian government. In essence, anyone can purchase a laser and perform laser hair removal without any qualifications. At Spa Lumina, all laser treatments are medically supervised by our doctors. Clients will have a consultation with a doctor first, and the doctor will then judge what strength of laser is best for the individual.

At Spa Lumina, we only use the best laser for hair removal, the Cutera® CoolGlide®. This laser has won numerous awards from the American Dermatological Society, and was voted best laser of the year by them.


What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

The CoolGlide® laser can be used just about anywhere on the body, and usually requires no anesthetic or other treatment. Even sensitive areas such as the nipples, upper lip and bikini line can be treated easily and with minimal discomfort.


What are laser hair removal treatments like?

The CoolGlide laser generates a pulse of intense, concentrated light which is directed through a small, cooled hand piece which is gently applied to the treatment site. This laser energy passes through the skin to the hair follicle, where the energy is absorbed by pigment in the hair and hair follicle, causing selective damage to the hair root without damaging delicate pores and structures of the skin. The laser is pulsed, or “turned on,” for only a fraction of a second. Our doctors will carefully determine the duration of the pulses so that laser energy will be absorbed by the hair follicle without transferring excessive heat to the surrounding skin.

Some of the hair which was in the treated follicles is wiped off immediately after treatment, and the rest is shed over the next 2 to 3 weeks. The hair roots which have been destroyed are reabsorbed by the body.

The surface of the skin is protected by cooling gel pads applied immediately before and after treatment, and by a gold-plated cooling head which glides over the skin (CoolGlide) half a second before the laser beam. This selectivity helps to protect the skin, while effectively treating the unwanted hair.

Occasionally people experience a snapping sensation or a mild sting. Some clients do find that taking Advil or Tylenol before the procedure does help.


Why should I consider laser hair removal? It is so expensive!

Laser hair removal is convenient, safe and efficient. While no laser can guarantee hair-free skin, lasers will remove up to 90% of hair within 4 to 6 treatments. Just imagine no longer needing to dedicate extra time for shaving or scheduling time for waxing appointments.


  • " "It's been ten years and the reduction in my hair is STILL there." K.C Had laser hair removal in 2005 "

    5 Stars
    K.C. Barrie



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