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If you are tired of plucking, waxing, or shaving, laser hair removal in Toronto may be the perfect solution to remove the hassle from your life. Over the years, this treatment has become more and more advanced, and we are now able to remove hair virtually forever. At the Canadian Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Centre, we offer state-of-the-art laser hair removal for our discerning patients in Toronto and surrounding areas.

Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?

At the Canadian Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Centre in Toronto, we have multiple types of lasers for hair removal, allowing us to treat a wide variety of skin tones and hair colors. Almost every patient who simply wants to remove hair on a part of their body is a candidate for this procedure. Whether you are male or female, we have a solution for you and the procedure is highly effective and safe.

The most popular treatment areas include:

  • Eyebrows
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • For men - back and shoulders

What are my laser hair removal options?

We offer two different lasers for your laser hair removal in Toronto. They are both considered as the gold standard in laser hair removal.

  • Venus Velocity
  • Soprano ICE
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No more endless shaving, tedious plucking, painful waxing, sharp razor nicks, and messy hair removal creams. Venus Velocity takes the stress out of hair removal with comfortable, ultra-fast treatments, so you can finally enjoy the beauty of smooth, hair-free skin that lasts. Venus Velocity is a diode laser for hair removal and permanent hair reduction. Venus Velocity provides treatments that are fast, comfortable, and safe for all skin types, including tanned skin.

  • Safe for all skin types and tones
  • No downtime
  • Ultra-fast and comfortable treatments

How does Venus Velocity work?

Hair grows in a cycle of three stages: anagen (growth), catagen (transitional), and telogen (resting). Venus Velocity uses laser technology to target the hair follicle in the anagen phase, which is when the hair responds best to the treatment. About 30% of hair is in this phase at any given time, which is why you need multiple treatments to see results. Venus Velocity works by delivering energy to the hair follicle, where it's absorbed by the hair pigment. This destroys the follicle so that the hair cannot grow anymore, resulting in permanent hair reduction.

  • Fast treatments: Remove unwanted hair in less time than traditional treatments, even for large areas of the body.

  • Comfortable for all skin tones: Treatments are safe for all skin tones, even tanned skin. The advanced cooling system works on contact to ensure your skin is always protected, so you can enjoy a more comfortable treatment.

  • No downtime: Return to your regular routine immediately after your treatment sessions.

Venus Legacy - Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for Venus Velocity treatment?

Laser hair removal is for individuals who want to permanently reduce unwanted hair on their face or body through laser treatments because they're tired of the conventional methods that only yield temporary results.

For your safety, you may not be able to get this treatment if you have/are:

  • Previous problems with laser therapy
  • A history of keloid scarring
  • Active infection or history of herpes simplex in the treatment area
  • Hypersensitvitiy to hydroquinone or other bleaching agents
  • Use of oral Accutane within 6 weeks prior to treatment
  • Use of depilatories or other hair removal treatments, such as waxing, plucking, or electrolysis, within 6 weeks prior to treatment

If you are ever in doubt or have specific questions, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to address your concerns in a timely manner.

I have darker skin can I still get Venus Velocity treatment?

Venus Velocity hair removal treatments can be done on darker skin tones, even tanned skin, but using different settings, as there is a higher risk of discoloration (since darker skin has more pigment in it). The specialist will perform a test spot and wait between 15 minutes to 48 hours, depending on your skin tone, to assess your reaction to the laser. they will know best what treatment parameters are most appropriate to use for your skin type.

How long does each treatment session take?

It depends on where you're getting the treatment - an upper lip will be much faster than both legs.

What does the treatment feel like?

Once the treatment starts, you'll feel some heat in the area, but this will only last a short while, thanks to the real-time cooling system that kicks in right away to help minimize discomfort. If the specialist is using PULSE mode, it will feel like a light snap of an elastic band against your skin. If they are using SLIDE mode, it will feel like a series of light snaps as they glides the applicator continuously across the treatment area.

Will the treatment be painful?

The applicator has a built-in cooling feature to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but you might feel a bit of discomfort if you're treating a more sensitive area, like along the bikini line. If you find it too uncomfortable, let us know and we can adjust the settings accordingly.

How long will the results last and are they permanent?

It depends on how your hair grows. Some people may see longer-lasting hair removal, while others who see sporadic hair growth in the area may need a touch-up treatment to maintain the results.

Do I need to do anything after my treatment?

Be sure to gently clean the treated area twice a day and apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 before going outside; however, avoid excessive sun exposure. You should also steer clear of hot baths, massages, or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for the first 2 days after your treatment.

Do you offer financing?

One of our goals as a practice is to provide access to cosmetic dermatology, plastic surgery and med spa procedures to patients in Toronto and the surrounding area. That's why we offer financing options to qualified patients through Medicard, a reputable Canadian patient financing company.

Medicard offers a simple and affordable way to finance your treatment, ensuring that you don't delay your treatment due to cost concerns by offering you a variety of financing terms with convenient monthly payments.

Below is a table showing the approximate monthly payments required for various terms of your financing agreement. Please note that this is to be used as a general guideline only and your rates may vary.

*Based on financing $6,500

Term Monthly Payment
6 months $1,176 - 1,241/month
12 months $559 - 660/month
24 months $311 - 372/month
36 months $215 - 278/month
48 months $168 - 232/month
60 months $139 - 206/month

Please contact us today to learn more about your financing options or you may also contact Medicard customer service directly to have your questions answered.

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Soprano ICE is the most complete and effective laser hair removal solution available today. By incorporating multiple laser wavelengths and technologies, Soprano ICE allows practitioners to treat the widest range of patients and hair types all year round, administer treatments quickly and comfortably and achieve the best possible clinical results.

  • Virtually painless
  • All skin tones and hair types
  • No downtime
  • Perfect for any area of the body

How does Soprano Ice work?

Soprano ICE has simultaneous contact cooling. It is an advanced cooling technology that cools the skin during treatment for longer periods of time. The ice tech cold sapphire tip minimizes the risk of burns on the skin surface while maintaining heat within the dermis where hair follicles are treated. Contact cooling increases patient comfort, making treatments more enjoyable than ever before.

  • Perfect for any area of the body: Including sensitive or hard to reach areas such as the ears, nostrils and bikini line.

  • Tanned skin: Treatment can be performed any time of the year, including on tanned skin.

  • All skin tones and hair types: Effective results for light or dark skin as well as coarse or fine hair.

Soprano ICE - Frequently Asked Questions

Is hair removal with Soprano ICE really painless?

Soprano ICE uses Alma Laser's SHR method, which is the only clinically proven method of laser hair removal that is virtually painless. The unique heating and energy delivery method effectively damages the hair follicle while preventing injury and pain to the surrounding tissue. At the same time, integrated ICE tech cools the skin surface, preventing superficial burns and the sensation of pain.

Is hair removal with Soprano ICE safe?

Absolutely. Soprano ICE's SHR method has been proven in multiple clinical studies as the safest method of laser hair removal for all skin types. With SHR, hair follicles are damaged not by a single pulse of high energy which can injure the skin, but by repetitive short energy pulses. These pulses produce heat build-up which gradually raises the temperature of the dermis to the level needed for preventing hair growth, while minimizing the risk of burns.

Is hair removal with Soprano ICE safe for dak skin?

Yes. While the melanin in dark skin is exponentially more sensitive to the heat used in laser treatment, Soprano ICE's SHR method has been clinically proven to be the safe for dark skin types. Rather than exposing the hair follicle to a single high energy pulse which can cause trauma to skin with a high melanin count, SHR gradually heats the skin until the required heat energy is delivered to the hair follicle. This makes SHR the safest laser hair removal option, including for dark skinned patients.

Can Soprano ICE be used in the summer and can it treat tanned skin?

Yes. Soprano ICE's SHR method affects the melanin of the skin using a unique method, allowing the procedure to be performed anytime of the year as well as on tanned skin. Furthermore, sun exposure is less traumatic to the skin following SHR treatment.

How long are treatment sessions with Soprano ICE?

While Soprano ICE offers the fastest laser hair removal solution available today, the duration of treatment can vary depending on the patient's skin color, hair type and the area being treated. Treatment time can range from a few seconds for a small area such as above the upper lip, to 8 minutes for the entire back.

Do you offer financing?

One of our goals as a practice is to provide access to cosmetic dermatology, plastic surgery and med spa procedures to patients in Toronto and the surrounding area. That's why we offer financing options to qualified patients through Medicard, a reputable Canadian patient financing company.

Medicard offers a simple and affordable way to finance your treatment, ensuring that you don't delay your treatment due to cost concerns by offering you a variety of financing terms with convenient monthly payments.

Below is a table showing the approximate monthly payments required for various terms of your financing agreement. Please note that this is to be used as a general guideline only and your rates may vary.

*Based on financing $6,500

Term Monthly Payment
6 months $1,176 - 1,241/month
12 months $559 - 660/month
24 months $311 - 372/month
36 months $215 - 278/month
48 months $168 - 232/month
60 months $139 - 206/month

Please contact us today to learn more about your financing options or you may also contact Medicard customer service directly to have your questions answered.

Apply Today

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Re-Opening June 8th Update

As a valued member of the Canadian Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Centre, we want to personally update you on steps our practice has taken to protect you and your health in light of the COVID-19 situation.

As it has always been, the safety and health of our patients and staff members remain our highest priority. We want to thank you for your support and the confidence you have in our practice. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the guidelines from the Ministry of Health and have added the following extra measures to protect our patients:

  1. A COVID-19 screening questionnaire must be completed prior to your appointment.
  2. Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to check-in while in your car and one of our staff member will come and meet you at the door.
  3. Patients must arrive wearing their own face masks, and continue to wear them in office until taken into the exam room, and sanitize their hands upon arrival.
  4. We have spaced out the waiting room area and decreased our daily patient volume to reduce the likelihood of crowding.
  5. We have installed plastic barriers at the front desk for the safety of our staff and patients.
  6. Social distancing is seen as the most effective way of slowing the spread of the virus causing COVID-19. Patients should avoid close contact, minimize interaction, and put distance between themselves and other patients within the office.
  7. We will continue to provide virtual consultation options to patients who would like to see our specialists virtually.
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Thank you for being a loyal patient. We will remain attentive to this situation and keep you updated on any changes with the practice.

- The CDPSC Team