Laser Hair Removal Montreal

Dermafina esthetic dermatology clinic provides laser hair removal in Montreal and the surrounding areas. We welcome everyone of all ages wanting to explore the benefits of laser hair removal whether it’s your first time or not.

The Treatment Process

1. Consultation

2. Appointment Booking

3. Treatment

4. Follow-Up Appointments

Who Can Get Laser Hair Treatment

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The lasers used for laser hair removal operate by focusing on the melanin contained inside the hair follicles. This means that hair colour and type might affect the success of laser hair removal.

Quick Details About Laser Hair Removal

  • Laser hair removal is more effective on dark hair.
  • Laser hair removal may not work as well on blonde, red, or grey hair because of their lighter colour.
  • Laser hair removal is an efficient treatment option for coarse hair.
  • Hair that is both fine and light in colour may be a challenge to style.
  • Laser hair removal may be successful on curly or wavy hair, although more treatments may be necessary.

If you’re still not sure if your hair can be removed with laser hair treatment, call or contact us (connect to contact form) to book a consult.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment Areas and Pricing

All of our laser hair removal treatments are Pay Per Session. You can pay per session or we offer a 20% discount when you purchase a package of treatments and a 30% discount off a package if you are a student. We do advise that you schedule your follow ups with us after each appointment.

Note: Most hair removal treatment areas will require between 6-8 sessions for hair removal to be successful. All prices are listed as cost per session

Upper Lip Laser Hair Removal


Chin Laser Hair Removal


Jawline Laser Hair Removal


Laser Hair Removal Sideburns



Laser Hair Removal Cheeks


Laser Ear Hair Removal


Laser Hair Removal Eyebrows



Laser Hair Removal Neck



Shoulder Laser Hair Removal



Laser Hair Removal on Back

Half Back – $150-$160
Full Back – $330-$340

Laser Hair Removal Chest



Abdomen Laser Hair Removal


Laser Hair Removal Arms

Half Arm – $140-$150
Full Arm – $210-$220

Armpit Laser Hair Removal


Laser Hair Removal Bikini Area

Bikini Line – $95-$105
Brazilian – $145-$155

Full Bikini & Inner Buttock


Laser Hair Removal Technology: Gentle Max Pro

GentleMax Pro is a dual-platform laser system that utilizes two fast and powerful lasers: the Alexandrite and Nd: YAG lasers, which allows it to accommodate a wide range of skin and hair types. If we could add: This laser is known as the gold-standard of laser hair removal devices for its effectiveness and safety on all skin types. 

Alexandrite Laser: This laser has a shorter wavelength (755 nm), highly effective for lighter skin types.

Nd:YAG Laser: With a longer wavelength (1064 nm), this laser is used safely on darker skin types.

Key Features of the GentleMax Pro Technology

Versatility: Because it combines two laser types, GentleMax Pro can be used on all skin types – from very light to very dark. The different lasers allow the device to target the hair follicle at different depths, making it very versatile.

Speed and Efficiency: The GentleMax Pro is known for its speed and efficiency. It uses a larger spot size resulting in faster treatments.

Comfort: GentleMax Pro has a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) technology, which prepares the skin for treatment by spraying a cooling burst of cryogen milliseconds before the laser pulse. This helps increase comfort during treatment.

Effectiveness: The system’s ability to deliver high energy in short bursts contributes to its effectiveness in disrupting hair growth.


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What To expect

During the Laser Hair Removal Consultation

This is a meeting where the laser technician will assess your hair and skin type, discuss your expectations, and explain how the process works. They’ll also discuss the risks and potential side effects, and answer any questions you may have.

You’ll be asked to fill out a medical history form so that we can make sure there are no health conditions or medications that could make laser hair removal unsafe for you.

The laser technician might perform a patch test. This is a small test where they’ll use the laser on a small area of your skin to see how it reacts. This can help them determine the right settings to use for your treatment.

What To expect

Preparing For Laser Hair Removal Treatment

It is possible that you may be required to shave the treatment region a day or two before your scheduled session, but this will depend on your individual circumstances which will be discussed during your consultation. Avoid the sun and certain skincare products in the days leading up to your visit. A cooling gel might be applied to protect the skin during treatment.

For a detailed breakdown of how to prepare for your laser hair removal appointment please see How To Prepare For Laser Hair Removal Treatment: A Complete Guide.

What To expect

During Laser Hair Removal Treatment

After determining your skin tone and hair colour, the laser equipment will be set to its optimal settings for your application. On the day of the appointment, you’ll need to come in and visit us at the clinic.The practitioner will use a handheld device to deliver laser light to the hair follicles in the treatment area.

Hair follicle pigment is targeted by the laser’s highly focused light. The follicles are damaged by the heat produced as a result of this light radiation. The laser’s heat destroys the hair follicles, preventing new hair growth. However, it does not work instantaneously; the hair will fall out gradually over the course of a few weeks.

Because hair grows in cycles and the laser can only touch actively growing hair, it normally takes numerous sessions to get all of the hair when it’s in the active growth phase. These appointments are spread out over a period of weeks to accommodate this rhythm.

What To expect

Laser Hair Removal Aftercare & Follow-Up

Clients undergoing laser hair removal are provided with post-treatment care recommendations. Follow these guidelines to lessen or eliminate pain and avoidable problems. The instructions provided will also help you ensure that the skin heals properly.

Pain, burning, and redness are some of the side effects that might occur if you don’t follow the aftercare guidelines for laser hair removal. Skin blistering, crusting, hyperpigmentation, and scarring are more serious consequences of ignoring a dermatologist’s advice.

We want to help our patients achieve their desired results and avoid these side effects, so we put together a short guide.

Please note that laser hair removal typically requires multiple treatments to be effective. You’ll need to schedule these follow-up appointments according to your practitioner’s advice.

Before & After Laser Hair Removal Photos

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Gentle Max Pro Laser hair removal on armpit results, laser hair removal montreal


What They Say

I was hesitant to get laser hair removal done again as I was previously burned at another spa for not using the right laser or laser settings for my skin type. My legs were left scarred until I found Dermafina and they helped through the process! I am so thankful I did because now, my pigmentation is cleared and I have restarted my laser hair removal treatments and see such an improvement in a short amount of time with absolutely no side effects! Thank you Dermafina!

I’ve tried 4 different machines over the year & the gentle max pro is by far the most effective. I am currently working on my jawline, upper lip and chin. I am also noticing a lot less breakouts on my jawline since killing the hair follicles. I am relieved I finally found something that works for me.

I previously lasered my lower arms elsewhere with a different laser. It worked to thin out the hair but thats about as good as it was going to get. I finally decided to try the Gentle Max Pro at Dermafina with Nadine. Pretty much all my hair never grew back! I’m shook. If you’re looking into laser hair removal, this is the only machine that has worked super well on me. I’ve pretty much been lasering my whole body and I am so impressed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is laser hair removal safe?

Yes, when performed by a skilled, trained professional, laser hair removal is generally safe. However, every procedure carries some risk. Potential side effects include skin irritation, pigment changes, and, rarely, burns or blisters.

Does laser hair removal work for everyone?

Laser hair removal tends to work best for individuals with a contrast between hair and skin color (dark hair and light skin). However, advancements in technology have made it more effective for a wider range of skin tones. People with very light or white hair may not see significant results.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Some discomfort is common and is often described as a rubber band snapping against the skin. The level of discomfort can depend on the treated area, the person’s pain tolerance, and the type of laser used.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal can significantly reduce hair growth but doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. Periodic maintenance treatments might be needed.

How long does one laser hair removal session take?

The time of one laser hair removal session depends on the treated area. Smaller areas, like the upper lip, can take just a few minutes, while larger areas, like the back, can take an hour or more.

How many treatments of laser hair removal will I require?

Typically,6-8 treatments for laser hair removal are needed, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, but this can vary depending on your skin and hair type.

Is there any downtime?

There is often no downtime associated with the procedure; however, some patients may have transient redness or swelling. 

What can I expect in terms of results?

You might anticipate a dramatic slowing in the growth of new hair. On the other hand, some maintenance treatments may be required. Ingrown hairs are another common problem that can be alleviated with laser hair removal, and some patients also report improved levels of hygiene.

What are my choices for Anesthetic creams?

Emla and Lidocaine are the two greatest options for topical anesthetics. Always do your best to abide by the product’s instructions and your provider’s recommendations. Allergies to any medications should be mentioned before the procedure.A topical numbing cream may not be needed as the Gentle Max Pro has a cooling agent built in. This should be discussed with your laser technician prior to treatment.

Are anesthetic creams safe?

Yes, anesthetic creams are safe when used as directed. 

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How much does laser hair removal cost?

Depending on the size of the area being treated and your location, the cost may vary greatly. One session can cost anywhere between $140 and $500 CAD on average. Although prices may differ in Canada, they will normally be comparable.

What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

Most areas of the body can be treated by laser hair removal including the face, neck, underarms, bikini area, legs, arms, and back.

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

To prepare for laser hair removal, it’s best to avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and tanning creams for at least two weeks before treatment. Do not wax, tweeze, or pluck hairs in the area to be treated for about a month before. Shave the area 24 hours before your appointment. For a more indepth article about how to prepare, click here. 

What to do after your laser treatment?

After laser hair removal treatment, avoid sun exposure, use sunscreen, and avoid heat (like hot tubs and saunas). For a more detailed guide on maintaining beautiful results, please look at our article. 

How can I optimize the results of my Laser Hair Removal treatment?

Laser hair removal can hurt depending on someone’s pain tolerance. Some discomfort is common and is often described as a rubber band snapping against the skin. The level of discomfort can depend on the treated area, the person’s pain tolerance, and the type of laser used.

Who is the best candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

The ideal candidate for laser hair removal has lighter skin and darker hair, but advancements in technology have made it possible for a wider range of people to be treated.

What is the difference between a diode LASER and an IPL in Laser Hair Removal?

Diode lasers only work with one particular wavelength of light, which lends to their superior efficiency and accuracy. IPL (intense pulsed light) devices utilize a wide spectrum of light, which may not be as successful as other types of light treatments.

What are the most frequent complications of Laser Hair Removal?

The most frequent complications of laser hair removal can include skin irritation & pigment changes. In some rare cases, burns or blisters can occur.

What are the recommended Laser Hair Removal treatment intervals?

Treatment intervals are recommended to be spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Additional Laser Hair Removal Resources

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