Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted body hair can be a constant annoyance for men and women alike. Whether you grow hair in unwanted places, or are tired of the daily routine and time consumption that comes with shaving and waxing, the bother is all the same. At Skincare Laser Centre in Northwest Calgary, our providers treat unwanted hair with laser hair removal.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is the removal of hair using non-invasive light therapy. By using a soft beam of light that targets dark hairs, the laser is able to remove undesired patches of hair from different regions of the body. Our laser hair removal treatments can be used for clients with virtually any skin type and in nearly any area. In general, your hair needs to be pigmented in order for the laser to accurately target it, so not all shades of hair will respond well.
How does it work?
Using a non-invasive laser beam, the provider will target the unwanted hairs on the patient’s body. By aiming the beam at the root of the hair, the light is absorbed by the pigment and destroys the unwanted follicles. This still eventually stop the growth of the unwelcome hair.*
What areas of your body can receive laser hair removal?
Medical technology is advancing every day, making laser hair removal a viable option for most of your body. A consultation is recommended to ensure your aesthetic goals are reached. That being said, the most common treatment areas currently are:
- bikini area
Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?
Generally, laser hair removal is most successful on patients with dark hair. Unfortunately, laser hair removal is not effective on patient’s with lighter colored hair because the hair follicles and skin color are too similar and the laser cannot effectively target the pigment.
What is the treatment time frame?
Treatment time frames vary from patient to patient. The time frame of an actual procedure can be anywhere from a matter of minutes to hours, depending on what area is being treated. Speak to the expert providers at Skincare Laser Centre to learn more about fulfilling your aesthetic goals.
What are the side effects?
Patients have reported the treatment itself as typically painless. If you are worried about the possibility of pain, there are topical numbing ointments that can be applied. Side effects can include redness, swelling, and itching around the treated region, but they have been reported to dissipate within a matter of hours or days.*
If you would like to learn more about laser hair removal and to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure, please contact one of our providers at Skincare Laser Centre to schedule a consultation.