Pain Free Laser

I frequently get asked, “… can laser hair removal be completely pain free and yet still be effective?” It can certainly be argued that pain levels are very subjective as we all have different thresholds and tolerance to pain. It is this level of pain tolerance that will ultimately determine the optimum balance of comfort and treatment efficacy.

It is extremely important to first understand the physics behind how laser hair removal works. In the simplest of terms, the laser essentially targets the pigment in the hair follicle. The heat is absorbed and destroys the cells lining the follicle; more specifically, the bulb, bulge and vascular supply.

That being said, there are many different types of lasers on the market, and it should be highlighted that many of these machines are by definition,  not actually lasers at all, but rather Intense Pulsed Light (“IPL”). The major concern with using IPL is that it doesn’t destroy the follicle, but rather damages the hair, causing temporary shedding; however, it can’t produce the permanent hair reduction results that clients are seeking. At Bradford Laser Centre, we use IPL to remove pigment only; we do not find it effective for hair removal. The pain experienced with IPL is very low as it does not penetrate the skin very deeply.

The Candela® GentleMax Pro® Alexandrite laser (755nm) produces a specific wavelength of light in the infrared spectrum. We use this laser for hair removal for lighter skin types (I-III),  and employ Dynamic Cooling Device (“DCD”) that delivers a cryogen spray that cools the skin to make the treatment experience more comfortable. The pain level is comparable to a snap of an elastic band on the skin.

The Candela® GentleMax Pro® Nd. YAG laser (1064nm)  is a long pulsed laser and is considered the gold standard for darker skin types (IV-VI), with us even being able to treat black skin safely and effectively. As this laser penetrates the skin much deeper, the pain level is greater than with the Alexandrite machine, therefore we use a Zimmer™ Cryo Chiller to direct cold air on the skin to make treatments more comfortable.

To sum things up, pain is subjective, and each technology platform will feel differently. You do need to feel some level of discomfort for effective results. We recommend that you do your research thoroughly before choosing your laser clinic so that you receive the best overall comfort, value and treatment satisfaction.

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Holiday Gifts

Mother Mary Soap Co



The Holiday Season is fast approaching so let Bradford Laser Centre be your one stop shop for Holiday Gifts and Gift Certificates! Treat that special someone on your list to a Mother Mary Soap Co. Artisan Soap Gift box. We have soap treats available for all budgets and tastes. Prefer to shop out of the comfort of your own home? Check out our online store where you can have your Holiday Gifts delivered right to your front door. No need to endure the long, frustrating lineups at the mall any longer. 

From the staff at Bradford Laser Centre/Mother Mary Soap, we thank-you for your support in 2018 and want to  wish you Happy Holidays and a very prosperous 2019!

Mother Mary Soap Holiday Gifts




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Syneron Candela GentleMax Pro


We just added a new GentleMax Pro unit to our facility which will now give us four laser platforms to choose from!

The Syneron Candela GentleMax Pro is the Gold Standard for Laser Hair Removal in all Fitzpatrick skin types. It is a dual wavelength laser platform that combines the fastest and most powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser with an equally powerful 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser for high performance treatment capabilities in terms of speed, efficacy, ease-of-use, performance, safety and Client satisfaction. 

A 20/22/24 mm Large Spot Delivery System makes the Syneron Candela GentleMax Pro the fastest dual wavelength hair removal laser in the market!

Bradford Laser Centre™ has been providing laser hair removal, skin treatment and aesthetic services since 2008, and is centrally located serving clients in Alliston, Aurora, Barrie, Beeton, Bond Head, Bradford, Brampton, Holland Landing, Innisfil, Keswick, King, Maple, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Richmond Hill, Queensville, Sharon, Sutton,Tottenham, Toronto and Vaughan.

Want more information on Laser Hair Removal and what the new Syneron Candela GentleMax Pro can do for you? Contact Bradford Laser Centre for a no-obligation consultation at  905.775.1568

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