Thousands of people living in the Vancouver area have benefited from laser hair removal procedures that allow them to free up time for less tedious activities than shaving, waxing, or plucking to remove unwanted hair from places like their face, arms, underarms, legs, and bikini area. Only a few treatment sessions are needed for the permanent removal of unwanted hair.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a convenient treatment involving the use of a laser to destroy hair follicles producing unwanted hair. The pigment-producing part of the hair called melanin absorbs the laser energy and the follicle is destroyed. Those with dark hair tend to respond best since they have more melanin present in their hair, although the technology has advanced and allowed even those with light-colored hair to enjoy results.
The amazing precision of the laser equipment allows us to target an area the size of an individual hair follicle. We can treat a single hair follicle or many follicles simultaneously. We can treat an area the size of a quarter in under one second.
Do I Need More than One Treatment?
You will need several treatment sessions to permanently remove hair in the treatment area. This is because each hair follicle will be in a certain growth phase at the time of treatment while others are in a separate phase. The laser needs the presence of a hair shaft to destroy the hair follicle. A hair follicle in a dormant phase will have shed its hair, meaning it cannot be treated until it moves into a growth phase.
Are There Any Precautions I Should Take?
Avoid UV radiation exposure for two weeks before and after your treatment so that the laser hair removal procedure is not rendered ineffective or there is any problem with your recovery. Do not undergo any other type of laser procedure in the area of treatment after your hair removal procedure.
Am I a Candidate for This Procedure?
The vast majority of people qualify for a laser hair removal procedure. We are able to treat both men and women of all skin types and ethnicities. Since the laser is attracted to hair pigment, those with very light-colored hair must be evaluated for eligibility. Ultimately, we can make this determination at your consultation.
If you are a resident of Vancouver who feels that you would benefit from a convenient laser hair removal treatment, please feel free to make an appointment with Lougheed Laser Centre. At our office in Burnaby, we are pleased to serve the areas of Vancouver, Port Moody, and Coquitlam. Our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!