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  • IPL Near Me

    IPL Near MeGoogle, find a clinic that does IPL Near Me

    Are you looking for a client that does IPL in Simcoe County, Ontario? Bradford Skin Clinic and Med Spa often sees patients from Holland Landing, Aurora, Sharon Barrie Orillia and other areas who travel to the clinic for superior permanent hair removal treatments.

    IPL and True Laser Hair Removal

    When it comes to permanent hair removal, many people don’t know that there’s a difference between IPL and true laser hair removal.

    IPL hair removal uses a multifunctional platform with multiple different wands to target a variety of conditions, including broken capillaries, collagen building and pigmentation. It’s a cheaper option than true lasers for spas.

    True laser systems, such as Mediostar requires a significant investment. It can take a while for a spa to save up enough to afford a specialist true laser machine, which offers targeted permanent hair removal.

    “I found a spa that offers IPL near me, but what’s the difference?”

    IPL and laser both use light energy which the dark hair pigments absorb. The laser causes damage to the hair follicles, which ultimately destroys the hair root and reduce hair growth.

    Laser’s unique properties include:

    • Unlike ordinary light, laser does not cancel itself out. It is coherent.
    • Laser light waves are parallel and divergent (collimated) which makes it potent. Therefore, almost all the light can be used for hair reduction treatment.
    • Laser light emissions are of the same wavelength (chromatic) which makes them more potent.

    These characteristics make lasers a fantastic tool to selectively target specific chromophores by targeting melanin. The lasers deeply penetrate the target, but it avoids being absorbed by other chromophores.

    IPL is actually not laser at all. In fact, it produces a broad spectrum of wavelengths, similar to a light bulb. IPL cannot be concentrated or focused into a beam to selectively target chromophores.

    The variety of wavelengths that are distributed at different depths makes it difficult for the light to be effectively absorbed into hair follicles. These factors make IPL less effective than true laser hair removal treatment and that is why IPL is much cheaper than true laser hair removal – it is less effective.

    Bradford Skin Clinic for True Laser and IPL Near Me

    If you’re looking for effective permanent hair removal, book a true laser treatment with one of our qualified therapists. Our MeDioStar machine achieves superior results. Many of our clients see a 80% reduction after only four to eight treatments.

    If you still need IPL treatment for capillaries, pigmentation, pore reduction, redness and rosacea, we can help with that, too.

    Call Bradford Skin Clinic and Med Spa today for IPL treatment and true laser hair removal.

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  • Tis’ The Season For… Hair Removal

    Tis’ The Season For… Hair Removal

    hair removalSummer has come to an end and it has been brought to our attention through our clientele that the most bothersome beauty task that was required to be done every single day, was shaving.  Not only is shaving time consuming and unbearably itchy the following day as the new follicles begin to grow, but consumables can also become quite costly over the course of a year. Continue reading >

  • Three Reasons to Stop Shaving Today

    Shaving: nobody likes to do it, but somehow it feels mandatory for both men and women. After all, who wants to bare hairy legs in a miniskirt, or meet with an important client while sporting a 5-o’clock shadow?

    I’m here to tell you that with today’s superior hair removal options, you have no good reason to shave. In fact, you have some very compelling reasons not to.

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    It’s Unsanitary

    Scary but true: Your razor may house the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, the same bug that causes nasty staph infections. These bacteria live in your nasal passages, where they typically do no harm. Introduced to other areas of your face and body, however, these microorganisms aren’t quite so harmless.

    Staphylococcus is responsible for the dreaded “barber’s rash,” which results in small red bumps in the shaved area. These can be itchy, irritating and even erupt into blisters.

    If you don’t wash your razor thoroughly after each use or change your blades weekly, you’ll be more susceptible to bacterial woes. But changing razors every week gets pricey, and many people simply can’t afford to do it.

    It’s Time-Consuming

    If you’re like the average woman, you’ll spend about 1,728 hours of your life shaving your legs, according to a study by the beauty brand Escentual. That works out to a whopping 72 days that you could have spent with your friends or family — or on the couch doing nothing at all.

    The truth is that shaving is an ordeal. It starts at the drug store where you have to browse the aisles for razor blades and shave cream, and continues in the shower where you actually perform the task. Because the hair re-grows so quickly, you’ll probably have to shave again within a day or two. And along with their legs, many women shave their arms, bikini line and other areas, resulting in an even bigger waste of time.

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    You Have Better Options

    Half a century ago, shaving was probably your best bet if you wanted smooth, hairless skin. But those days are long gone, and now you can remove unwanted hair permanently at your med spa or dermatologist’s office.

    Laser hair removal is quickly becoming the preferred method for shedding fuzz. It’s safe for most body areas — including the face — and results can last for the rest of your life with occasional touchups.

    During treatment, your aesthetician will use a special laser that targets the hair follicle while leaving your skin unharmed. Once the follicle is destroyed, hair will not grow back in that spot again. After four to eight sessions, the entire treated area will be virtually hair-free for years, and only minimal maintenance is required for life-long results.

    Laser hair removal is most promising for people with lighter skin tones and darker hair, as the laser targets pigment. However, other professional options, such as electrolysis, work well for people of all skin tones.

    If you’re tired of wasting your time with razors and are ready for smooth skin that lasts, contact us at Bradford Skin Clinic to discuss treatment options. We’ll analyze your skin type and determine whether laser treatments or other hair-removal options are best for you. Soon, you’ll be able to quit shaving for good. Call us at 905-775-SKIN (7546) to schedule a meeting today.

    About The Author
    Mia Liefso is a professional medical skin therapist and the owner of Bradford Skin Clinic & Med Spa in Bradford, Ontario.  She has certifications in IPL, VPL, laser and ultrasound technologies, as well as body contouring and medical facial peels. Her professional interests include difficult skin conditions—psoriasis, eczema, and acne—premature aging, skin care for the elderly, endocrinology, and helping people love the skin they’re in. Her diverse personal interests include history, animals, roller derby, travelling and gourmet cooking. 

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