Laser Hair Removal in Toronto

Laser Hair Removal Before & After Pictures

Procedure Time
15-30 minutes/zone
Recovery Time
First few hours

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is the process of using laser energy to reduce growth and permanently eliminate unwanted hair. The laser releases photons that attract to pigment in the hair shaft. The photons travel in waves to kill hair follicles.

If your excess body hair is affecting your self-esteem, and you find yourself constantly shaving or waxing, laser hair removal may be right for you. By committing to 5-8 treatments,  Dr. Mulholland and his team of experienced laser hair removal technicians can permanently remove 50-85 percent of your unwanted hair. SpaMedica has every major laser hair removal device and wavelength ever made for successful laser hair removal. By combining different lasers as your treatment program and response dictates, we can ensure you get the best possible results.

Who Is a Laser Hair Removal Candidate?

Ideal candidates are women and men who:

  • Have unwanted hair on their arms, legs, back, bikini area, or face
  • Patients of any skin color, light or dark, are good candidates.
  • The unwanted hair must have some pigment (color), either brown, light brown or black.
  • Understand that 50-80 percent of unwanted hair can be permanently removed
  • Are willing to commit to several treatments

If you are not a good candidate for laser hair removal, consider one of the other nonsurgical treatments available at SpaMedica.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

The cost of laser hair removal in Toronto start as low as $99-$499 per zone and a five-treatment package pricing is available.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Laser Hair Removal?

There is no real downtime after laser hair removal. Some redness and swelling may occur after the treatment but will dissipate within the first few hours.

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?

Permanent hair removal in Toronto takes 15-30 minutes per zone.

Combining Technology is The Key

SpaMedica has the best selection of laser hair removal devices and laser wavelengths in Canada. Each Laser Hair removal program is customized to include the best possible combination of lasers, wavelengths, and technologies that will give the most effective permanent hair removal results, in the fewest treatments with the lowest incidence of risk. At the time of your consultation, your consult coordinator will review the best combination of Lasers to provide the results you are looking for, including the LightSheer, GentleMax Pro, Triton, Elite, Vectus, Diolaze, and Motive ELOS Diode.

SpaMedica is Canada’s largest, oldest, and most respected private cosmetic laser center. Why are there so many laser hair removal devices available? The answer is simple: using only one laser will not give the best results. Superior laser hair removal and permanent hair reduction are only achieved by the customized combination of two or more of the following technologies that work in different, yet synergistic and summative ways to achieve the best results.

The new Triton, 3 wavelength 1064 nm NdYAG, 810 nm Diode, and 755 nm Alexadrite. The Triton has the world’s only synchronous double wavelength handpieces with the DuoLight, which includes the 810 nm Diode and 755 nm Alex in the same pulse and the DuoDark, which fires the 1064 nm YAG and 810 nm Diode in the same treatment for best in class results. 

Other Lasers that may be combined for your laser hair removal program include:

Lightsheer 810 nm high-speed diode

GentleMax Pro 1064 nm Nd:YAG and 755 nm Alexandrite

Elite 755nm Alex and 1064 nm NdYAG

The 810 nm Vectus 810 nm diode

Diolaze 810 nm diode 

The IPL-Diode Motiv ELOS diode 

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

SpaMedica’s patients are pleased with the numerous benefits provided by laser hair removal.

Permanent Results

Laser hair removal provides a 50-85 percent reduction in unwanted hair after as little as five treatments for most patients. The results are permanent, so patients don’t have to wax or shave the areas again.

Can Be Done Anywhere on the Body

People experience excessive hair growth in different parts of the body. Laser hair removal can be done anywhere, so you can get the results you want, regardless of where the hair is located.

Works for All Skin Types

Some hair removal clinics only provide optimal results for people with lighter skin. SpaMedica’s innovative laser hair removal system works for all skin types.


People who undergo regular waxing treatments spend lots of money on hair removal. Laser hair removal is a cost-effective alternative.

Laser Hair Removal Risks

Laser hair removal comes with few mild risks. You can reduce the likelihood of complications by choosing SpaMedica and the expertly trained laser hair removal specialists.

Skin Irritation

Some skin irritation is normal following laser hair removal. This side effect generally goes away within several hours.

Thermal Injury

While rare, the laser can burn the treatment area. SpaMedica reduces this risk by using the proper combination of lasers and the ideal technique for laser hair removal.

Pigmentation Abnormalities

It is possible to experience pigment changes after undergoing laser hair removal. This risk is greater for those with darker skin. Pigment changes are generally temporary and resolve themselves.


Scarring can occur even when the treatment is performed properly, due to the necessary heat exchange between the laser and the hair follicle. There is always a small risk of a laser burn and a scar with any cosmetic laser treatment

Why Choose SpaMedica for Laser Hair Removal?

Dr. Stephen Mulholland is a pioneer in the field, and his clinic is seen as one of the best laser hair removal clinics in Toronto. He’s been performing laser hair removal procedures since 1997 and has helped develop lasers used to permanently reduce hair growth. Patients who undergo laser hair removal at SpaMedica receive customized treatments that utilize different lasers and wavelengths, that combined provide the best possible reduction results.

Different Types of Laser Hair Removal

Dr. Mulholland  and SpaMedica uses up to 14 different lasers for hair removal depending on the needs of the patient. By combining lasers, SpaMedica provides patients with optimal results.

Lightsheer Diode Laser

The Lightsheer Duet 810nm diode laser is recommended for patients with light, medium, and darker skin and dark hair. This fast-paced laser includes a suction-coupled handpiece that reduces discomfort during treatment.

GentleMax Pro Laser

The GentleMax Pro Laser is a combination of the GentleLase 755nm Alexandrite and the GentleYAG 1064nm Nd:YAG laser hair removal devices. The GentleLase 755nm Alexandrite is used for patients with lighter colour skin and brown or dark hair, while the GentleYAG is used for patients with darker skin and dark hair. By combining both devices with the GentleMax Pro Laser, SpaMedica can reduce hair growth for all skin types. The laser can treat large areas quickly and efficiently, speeding up the treatment time.

Triton Laser

The Triton Laser combines three wavelengths in a single device.  It is the only laser in the world that will release 2 wavelengths in the same pulse,This device contains the 755nm Alexandrite for light skin and dark hair , the 810nm Diode, and the 1064nm Nd:YAG laser wavelength for  dark skin and dark hair patients. This device works on light and darker skin types and glides across the skin, quickly treating large areas. The dual wavelength emission gives 85% reduction in only 3 treatments.


The Diolaze 810nm high-speed diode laser is used for patients with light to dark skin tones. The high-speed laser maintains short pulse duration and optimal high fluence and can treat large areas quickly.

Elite Laser

The Elite Alexandrite and Nd:YAG laser hair removal system is a dual-wavelength laser that combines the Elite 755nm Alexandrite laser and the Elite 1064nm Nd:YAG laser into a single device. While the 755nm is used for lighter skin and dark hair, the Nd:YAG 1064nm is recommended for darker skin and dark hair. Dr. Mulholland blends the two lasers to provide the best possible results.

Vectus Diode Laser

The Vectus 810nm Diode Laser is used for patients with light, medium, and darker skin types and dark hair. This is the fastest diode laser hair removal system available and can complete the lower leg, chest, or back in 6-8 minutes.

eMax Laser

The eMax laser combines intense pulsed light and bipolar radiofrequency to provide optimal laser hair removal. Hairs with little pigment and fine hairs respond to this system.

Elos Motif Vantage Laser

The Motif Vantage includes an 810nm diode laser with bipolar radiofrequency energy. This creates electrical optical synergy (ELOS). The hybrid laser reduces the risk of hypopigmentation and burns and can be used on darker skin types and to treat fine and light hair.

Non-Surgical Laser Hair Removal Alternatives

There are home based energy devices that can provide some temporary home pulsed light reduction as well as shaving, waxing and electrolysis.

How Is Laser Hair Removal Performed by Dr. Mulholland?

SpaMedica’s highly trained laser technicians, perform the laser hair removal procedure. The process begins with a consultation to determine the right combination of lasers and wavelengths to use to achieve the desired effects. SpaMedica can use up to 14 different lasers for each patient, which is why they can perform some of the best laser hair removal in Ontario.

Then the laser technician trains a beam of light on the unwanted hair. This disables the hair follicles so they cannot grow back. Hair grows in cycles, so patients will come back for four additional treatments, spaced out every 8-12 weeks.

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

Patients need to take some steps to prepare for laser hair removal at SpaMedica. Patients should:

Avoid sun exposure for two weeks.

Avoid electrolysis, tweezing, and waxing for four weeks.

Do NOT shave the hair on the day before and the day of the treatment, leaving stubbles for the technician to easily identify the borders of the hair bearing skin.

What to Expect After Laser Hair Removal

Patients can leave SpaMedica immediately following the laser hair removal treatment. It can take one to two weeks to begin to notice the results, and the full results aren’t apparent until after the final treatment.

Laser Hair Removal Recovery and Timeline

Recovery is relatively simple following laser hair removal. Patients will often experience bumps and redness that generally go away within 8 hours but may last several days. Ingrown hairs also might take several days to express. Dead hair shafts will often eject out over the first 2 weeks.

Suntanning is not recommended for two weeks following the session. Patients should wear sunscreen when going out in direct sunlight as well.

Best Procedures Paired with Laser Hair Removal

Non-surgical, non-invasive fat reduction treatments with Coolsculpting, Evolve or Sculpsure. Skin tightening and cellulite reduction pair well with laser hair removal.

Laser Hair Removal FAQ

How Painful Is It to Get Laser Hair Removal?

Permanent hair removal in Toronto is not painful. SpaMedica uses lasers with built-in cooling systems that reduce the discomfort. The laser technician can also provide a topical anaesthetic cream and laughing gas (nitrous oxide) during the treatment to reduce any further discomfort.

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

The results of laser hair removal are permanent.

Should I Wax or Pluck Between Treatments?

You should not wax or pluck in between laser hair removal treatments. Instead, you can shave to remove unwanted hair between treatments and ensure you do not shave 2 days before the next treatment, or long enough to ensure there is visible stubble.

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