Review: Laser Hair Removal Deals

While everyone in Toronto is trying to get increasingly more warm, furry, and cozy, I’m continuing to attend my laser hair removal sessions courtesy of a deal on Buytopia. For only $89 I got a year of unlimited laser hair removal at Vika Spa in Yorkville so starting last June, I have been going for laser hair removal sessions every 5-6 weeks. By the time this June comes around I’ll be able to ditch my razer and let my legs do the talking.


The Procedure
The best part of lazer hair removal is that unlike waxing, you don’t need to grow your hair out like a beastly caveman beforehand. Actually, you’re supposed to be clean shaven for your appointment. That means that you don’t have to worry about planning your appointments around beach vacations or hot dates. Show up to your appointment with clean skin and a clean shave.

The technician will go over your health and skin history, your hair type and growth patterns, any allergies or sensitivities, and the details of their procedure before your appointment. This is your time to ask lots of questions and make sure you are completely comfortable with the procedure and your technician before you begin.


Depending on the type of laser they are using, they will put conductive gel (ultrasound gel) on your skin and run the laser over it. Every time it senses a dark spot (hair follicle) it will zap it in an effort to kill the root and eliminate re-growth. After we finished each side of my leg, a cool damp cloth was placed on the area to help soothe my sensitive skin. It’s important during the procedure to communicate if anything is unusually painful! I explained once that a certain part of my leg hurt more and my instructor explained that bony areas (such as your shin) or always slightly more painful.

It’s recommended you avoid very hot showers and saunas or hot yoga for 12 hours afterwards just to avoid letting sweat or dirt get into your open pores. Other than that, you are free to live and shave as you please until your next appointment.

After just one session the hair started to grow in much thinner. In the past few months I’m finding that hair only grows in (really thin, and really slowly) in tiny patches. Before you can call me and say “beers in Bellwoods?” this spring, nothing will grow! I’m looking forward to running around all summer without having to worry about whether or not I remembered to shave my legs or if I missed a spot.


The Pain Factor
The sensation is equal to a light pinprick. It sounds painful but it really isn’t. It’s a 2/10 on my pain threshold (with waxing being a 7/10) and is only slightly uncomfortable. I actually manage to kick back, relax, and have some good conversation during my sessions.

The Value
I was wasting tons of money on waxing, razers, and shaving cream so for me it’s a good investment. I bet I spent more than what a hair removal deal cost me on all of that stuff, nevermind how much I would spend for the rest of my life!

And while I love the results I’ve gotten with laser hair removal, I don’t love the price tag when you’re paying full price. Buytopia always has the best deals on laser hair removal and now is a great time of year to get started. This way, your hair will be growing in much slower and much thinner by the time summer comes. So start shedding that fur before summer, ladies and gents!

Some deals live right now:
1 Year Unlimited Hair Removal on Unlimited Body Parts for $199
1 Year Unlimited Hair Removal on Unlimited Body Parts for $199
1 Year Unlimited Hair Removal on Unlimited Body Parts for $89

Don’t see any you like? Don’t worry, there are new ones popping up daily!
Catch you on the smooth side, Toronto! 

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  1. January 28, 2013 / 11:32 am

    Haha, the old internet adage “Pics or it didn’t happen” come to mind.

    • JamieLeighTO
      January 28, 2013 / 12:02 pm

      I definitely thought about posting before and after shots, but how do I show that hair isn’t growing? Stumped!

      • January 28, 2013 / 12:04 pm

        The proof is in the pudding. (I don’t understand that saying… isn’t the pudding in the pudding? Maybe you put fruit in it, or like tapioca… but then the fruit or the tapioca would be in the pudding… I don’t get it.)

  2. May 23, 2013 / 7:10 am

    Such kind of deals are always welcome, I am tired of waxing and really want to get rid of unwanted hair permanently.