Laser Hair Removal for Dark Skin

Look Smooth, Feel Confident!

  • Winner of the Top Choice Award in
    2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024.

When it comes to Laser Hair Removal on Dark Skin, experience and technologies matter!

Welcome to Laserlicious, where cutting-edge technology meets expertise for a laser hair removal experience tailored to the unique beauty of darker skin tones.

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At Laserlicious, we understand the concerns surrounding laser treatments for individuals with dark skin, and we’re here to shatter the myth that laser hair removal isn’t effective for diverse skin types.

Our commitment to providing an exceptional experience begins with the recognition that outdated technologies fall short. That’s why we’ve left IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) behind and embraced the future with the Candela GentleMax Pro, a powerhouse device designed to cater to all skin colors effectively and safely.

For our clients with darker skin tones, we utilize the Nd: Yag laser, renowned for its longer wavelengths and reduced melanin absorption rate, ensuring a gentle yet potent approach. Your unique and beautiful skin deserves a customized treatment plan, and our highly trained technicians excel in tailoring each session to meet your specific needs.

At Laserlicious, we don’t just remove hair; we transform your experience with advanced technology, expertise, and a commitment to your satisfaction. Trust us to redefine the narrative, providing a laser hair removal journey that speaks directly to the beauty and diversity of your skin. Discover the Laserlicious difference – where your experience matters as much as your radiant skin.

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Choose Quality and Experience with Laserlicious.

No Strings Attached, Just Savings!

At Laserlicious we keep it simple. Purchase reasonably priced laser sessions, pay only for what you need, and break free from expensive commitments. No ties, no overpaying – just freedom and savings!

Life’s dynamic, and so is our laser solution. YOU ARE IN CONTROL, receive the treatments you need, and enjoy discounted touch-up sessions (if required). We’re committed to your satisfaction, not unnecessary expenses.

Choose Laserlicious for a laser journey that’s flexible, affordable, and tailored to you. Smooth, carefree skin without the unnecessary price tag – because why pay more for guarantees when you can pay for what you truly need? Join us and embrace a laser experience that’s all about your freedom!

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Toronto laser hair removal for dark skin
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Embrace Honesty and Expertise with Laserlicious!

At Laserlicious, we prioritize honesty, integrity, and empowering our clients with knowledge and control. With over 30 years of combined experience and a track record of unparalleled client satisfaction, we’ve proudly secured the title of Top Laser Hair Removal Clinic in Etobicoke and Toronto for four consecutive years 2021-2024

Be in control, we believe in providing you the information you need to make informed decisions about your laser journey. Our commitment is rooted in transparency, ensuring you feel confident and in control every step of the way. With Laserlicious, trust that you are in the hands of seasoned professionals dedicated to your satisfaction and the honesty you deserve. Your smooth, confident skin journey starts with us!

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Consultations are always complimentary.

Book an appointment to come in and discuss any concerns, have your questions answered, and, most importantly, see if you feel comfortable. We want to be part of your journey to healthy, clear and radiant skin.


When dealing with Lasers, the machine does matter. t It is important to know what machine is being used on your skin. For safety and efficacy of treatments, having a Laser System that is Health Canada and FDA approved is so important; especially when dealing with darker skin types.

The Nd:YAG laser is recommended for safe and effective laser hair removal on darker skin tones. Its longer wavelength minimizes the risk of pigmentation issues, making it a suitable choice for permanent hair reduction in individuals with darker skin.

The number of laser hair removal sessions required for dark skin can vary depending on various factors, including the hair color, area treated, the health of the individual and the specific laser technology used. However, a common recommendation is an average of 6-10 sessions for optimal results.

Its best to consult with our laser hair removal specialists who can assess your specific skin and hair characteristics to provide personalized recommendations.

Laser is a light that targets melanin and the difference between different laser types is the depth of penetration.

There are three types of laser’s that target the hair bulb and they all can produce permanent results.

It all boils down to where the energy is being focused as it is targeting the pigment. In the case of laser hair removal for dark skin, the deeper the laser the safer it is, as it will not target the pigment in the skin and will attract to the pigment of the hair instead.

There are three types of laser hair removal technologies available

  • Alexandrite Laser
  • ND: Yag Laser
  • Diode Laser

Lets dive into the difference between all three laser hair removal technologies:

Alexandrite Laser
Of the three lasers, the Alexandrite laser is the most superficial laser at 755NM deep; meaning that the laser hits at the superficial layers of the skin. This is ideal for lighter skin types as well as for fine, thin hairs.

The important thing to understand about it is It is highly absorbed in melanin and is therefore not safe for use on darker skin tones.The reason is that superficial lasers can pick up the pigment in the skin.

The GentleMax Pro System offers dual-wavelength laser allowing us the choice between the two different lasers: Alexandrite and ND: Yag lasers, so we can safely and effectively treat all skin types and most hair types.

Diode Laser
Of the three lasers, the Diode laser is considered the gold standard of lasers. The reason being is that the light penetrates at the depth of the hair bulb at 810NM deep., making it safe to use on most skin types. Though the Diode laser can pick up some of the melanin in the skin, it penetrates deeper than the Alexandrite laser making it safe for olive and tanned skin types. Though the Diode Laser does look for colour, the Soprano Ice Laser System is the best system to use and it is an excellent choice for clients of tanned skin types due to the In-Motion™ SHR mode as it works by gradually heating the dermis to a temperature that effectively damages the hair follicles and prevents re-growth while avoiding injury to the surrounding tissue.

ND: Yag Laser
Of the three lasers, the ND: Yag penetrates the deepest at 1064NM. The wavelength of this laser goes deeper into the skin than a Diode, so it more successfully bypasses the pigmentation present in the skin; it’s the safest option for medium, tanned to dark skin. The Yag Laser is the most effective for maximum results for darker skin types. Though the Yag Laser is best suited for darker skin types, it can also be used for all skin types (similar to the Diode)

What makes our ND: Yag laser comfortable is the DCD cooling, where cryogen is sprayed onto the skin at a fraction of a second before each laser pulse, which provides increased comfort and safety during and after treatment.

An IPL is not a true laser, it’s an acronym for Intense Pulse Light. Though IPL machines have their place in aesthetics, it is not the best option for hair removal. Sadly some clinics will disguise the IPL as a true laser and insist on twenty sessions for maximum results which is a false statement. The spectrum of the IPL is so wide making it unsafe for darker skin tones and tanned skin, plus not a great option for hair removal for any or all skin types, as the laser has many targets other than the hair follicle itself.

The Award-Winning Soprano ICE Diode Laser Hair Removal system is an all-in-one laser system that can be safely used on any skin type, without the discomfort of more traditional technology. Together with a high repetition rate of short heat pulses that sweep over the hair follicles, combined with the instant cooling application for increased comfort, this system reaches well beyond traditional lasers on the market today. Additionally, this system has revolutionized medical photo epilation, leaving you with more long-lasting, satisfactory results. It also means little to no discomfort for you.

The Award-Winning GentleMaxPro is a dual-wavelength Laser system, an industry leader in laser hair removal, that offers the Alexandrite and ND: Yag technologies for optimal results in Hair Removal as well as a wide range of treatment options. The uniqueness of the GentleMaxPro treatments is that a burst of energy and therapeutic heat is delivered through the layers of the skin to the follicle. In doing this, over a number of treatments, the follicle is destroyed and future hair regrowth is inhibited. To maximize comfort to the client, there is a Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) which provides cooling cryogen to the treated area. This allows the laser hair removal treatment to be very comfortable.

It is important to know who is performing your treatments. As is the case with the equipment, finding a clinic that has experienced, knowledgeable and well-trained medical aestheticians is a must. Again, this will reduce the risk of side effects and should make your treatment more comfortable. Don’t forget that your skin is an organ and just as important as the rest. You wouldn’t trust your heart in the hands of someone who is not up-to-date on the latest developments in skin and laser.

It can be easy to recite a monologue to a client, telling them what they want to hear and seal the deal. You should be able to ask questions and have the technician be able to answer them in complete confidence. That is when you know you are either in the right or wrong place.

Your comfort, safety, and results matter more than anything. Laserlicious’s Soprano ICE and GentleMaxPro technologies prioritize all three. So if you’re looking for laser hair removal systems that put both the comfort and satisfaction of clients at the forefront, then this is the laser hair removal treatment for you. The revolutionized and cutting-edge technologies makes each treatment quicker, virtually pain – free and easy.

It is important to do in-depth research before selecting a laser hair removal clinic and keep in mind, medical grade lasers are safe effective but it’s just as important as the technicians working with the Laser Hair Removal System, knowledge and experience is key.

Laserlicious Medical Spa resides in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area and offers a variety of treatments for our clients, but the one we are most known for and specialize in is Laser Hair Removal; with thousands of happy clients, our qualified team of Medical Aestheticians understand skin types, the importance of timing during and in between treatments and hair growth to provide the best results. We take pride in providing the highest quality and best Laser Hair Removal services in the Greater Toronto Area. We truly believe that being honest and handling our client’s expectations is a significant part of our job.

It’s the comments we hear a lot of in our line of work – “I’m dark-skinned and I’m scared of laser” or “I have dark skin and I’ve been burned by laser” and the one we sadly always hear “I’ve done so many treatments with little to no results”

It truly breaks our hearts to hear clients say that they have had bad experiences with Laser Hair Removal or that they are scared of Lasers in general because of their skin type. This shouldn’t be the case. When we say that we can treat all skin types – it’s true.

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Laserlicious for Your Next Facial
In Toronto, Etobicoke & the GTA

Because we choose YOU. Every time, no matter your circumstances or your unique skin care needs, we will choose to help you to the best of our skills and abilities as our top priority. WE LISTEN. We want the best outcome for you, and will strive to advise and educate you in all aspects of your skin care journey, be it pre-treatment plans, at-home products, laser hair removal schedules, or in-depth facial treatment programs, we are here for you and will listen to you before offering our honest assessment. WE ARE WELCOMING. That isn’t just in location, which is convenient to all of the GTA, but in the small personal ways that make you sure you’re in the right place. Our treatments are for ALL clients, and because we love your skin, we will help you develop a plan that suits you best. We are recognized as among the best. WE ARE AWARDED for our top-notch care, hygienic environment, and relaxing atmosphere while providing the best results. WE ARE DISCRETE. Whether it’s finally removing that skin tag, or inquiring about brightening your intimate areas, we are private, non-judgmental, and can explain the process in the most comfortable way possible. WE ARE LASERLICIOUS, and we can’t wait to meet you!

The Highest Standards In Laser, Body, Skin Care And Beauty Treatments

  • All products are health Canada and FDA approved
  • Natural looking results
  • Experienced and fully trained medical aestheticians
  • All systems and products onsite are medical grade
  • Easily accessible to all of the GTA
  • We offer honest opinions in order to provide our clients with the knowledge to make an educated decision
  • We treat all skin types including darker skin and sensitive skin
  • We care about our clients

Meet Our Founder And Head Aesthetician

Say hello to Rana Andriya, Head Aesthetician and Founder of Laserlicious, the award-winning medical spa located in the heart of the GTA. With over 17 years of experience, Rana has and continues to provide the latest and greatest services for all her clientele with care, detail, and integrity.

Rana’s medical aesthetics career grew from the modest desire to learn, and after her initial certifications she worked at various training institutions providing superior service and results for all her clients. It is through this time being a mentor and teacher that Rana’s personal vision of client care and service grew. While starting small with one room for laser and skin treatments, and a vast store of knowledge and experience, Rana’s special relationship with her clients and her honest and client-first approach began to grow. Eventually both her experience and client base became too big for a single room, so with the encouragement of her family and clients, and her ambition to see her vision come to life, Rana made the move to expand into a larger location. Within months her new business – named Laserlicious – had flourished with the addition of new clients, aestheticians, and top-notch support staff.

The top priority of Laserlicious comes from Rana herself; the creation of a space where everybody can get quality treatment, excellent results, and sensitive, detailed care. Rana believes that the collaboration of aestheticians with aestheticians, aestheticians with clients, and clients with the clinic is paramount to create a helpful, judgment-free space where client care is transparent, fair, and current.

As Rana and the whole proud team at Laserlicious strive for excellence, the road to success constantly changes as the industry evolves almost daily. A big believer in updated and regular training, researching new technologies and products, and keeping her staff up to date with new treatments, feel secure in the fact that Rana and Laserlicious are prepared to provide the absolute best for you and your skin.

Toronto skin care professional

Rana Andriya


Meet Our Founder And Head Aesthetician

Rana Andriya


Meet Rana Andriya, head aesthetician and owner of Laserlicious, a medical spa located in the heart of the GTA. With over fifteen years of experience, Rana has and continues to provide the latest and greatest services for all her clients with care and integrity.

Coming from humble beginnings, she started working at various educational schools providing superior service and results for all her clients. By being a mentor and teacher, it gave the experience and knowledge for Rana to further succeed in her career. With all the knowledge she has accumulated; she ventured on her own with one room giving laser hair removal and skin treatments for her clients. After several years of being a one-woman show, she made the bold move and expanded to a larger location under the new name Laserlicious. Within months of the opening she saw the business flourish with new clients and staff.

Creating a space where people can get quality treatments, excellent results and also feel like the clients are being taken care of has always been Rana’s top priority; not just as an aesthetician but as a successful business owner.

As she continues to strive for perfection, the road to success has been an extraordinary one. With the industry constantly evolving, new technologies and products being introduced almost on the daily, it hasn’t deterred Rana from doing her job which is providing the absolute best for her clients.


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Centrally Located in Etobicoke and serving the Greater Toronto Area

  • Etobicoke
  • Toronto
  • Mississauga
  • Kingsview Village
  • The Westway
  • Richview
  • Martin Grove Gardens
  • Richmond Gardens
  • Willowridge
  • Eringate-Centennial
  • Centennial Park
  • West Dean Park
  • Glen Agar
  • Islington
  • The Kingsway
  • Centennial Park
  • Mimico
  • New Toronto
  • Humber Bay
  • Long Branch
  • Alderwood
  • Eglinton West
  • Weston
  • Woodbine
  • Rexdale
  • Westmount
  • Humber Heights
  • Downsview
  • Yorkdale
  • York University Heights
  • Jane and Finch
  • Woodbridge
  • Vaughan Mills
  • Malton
  • Claireville
  • Goreway
  • Mt. Olive
  • Smithfield
  • Westwood
  • Humberwood