Laser hair removal in Vancouver can be a blessing to those wanting to save time, save money, and live hair-free! Waxing, shaving, tweezing, and even depilatory creams can be extremely panful, time consuming, and make a large dent in the pocketbook. If you are not happy with any of these options, you may have looked into laser hair removal in the past, but probably wondered how it works, how much it costs and how long it lasts.
How It Works
Laser hair removal in Vancouver works by sending very concentrated light into the hair follicles. The light is attracted to the dark pigment in the hair, which absorbs the light and destroys the follicle. This is why laser hair removal doesn’t work on light or extremely fine hair.
The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal in Vancouver
There are so many benefits to laser hair removal. One of them being, of course, not having to deal with shaving or waxing anymore, especially in sensitive areas. The laser targets very coarse and dark hairs, without damaging the skin. What you are left with is baby smooth skin that you may have to shave once or twice a year, at most.
It is also a much faster option than its counterpart, electrolysis, which involves inserting a fine needle into the hair follicle and destroying it using electricity. Doing so with every individual hair is extremely time consuming, and can sometimes cause breakouts and scarring. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, is able to treat large areas, and even the entire body, at a fraction of the time.
How to Prepare
- Avoid sun exposure before, after, and during your laser treatments
- Go to your appointment with clean skin, without any creams or lotions
- Make sure to avoid waxing, tweezing, electrolysis, or any treatment that affects hair at the root. The hair needs to be intact in order for the laser to zap/attract the pigment
- Arrive at your appointment with freshly shaved skin on the area being treated
After Your Appointment
Following your appointment, your skin may be slightly red and the hair follicles may be swollen/bumpy. This usually goes away within 15 minutes to an hour following the session. Avoid applying lotions or creams to the treated areas for at least 24 hours. During the 6-8 week gap until your next session, make sure you are regularly exfoliating to eliminate dead skin – this helps the shedding hairs shed much easier.
We hope this article cleared up any questions, fears or confusion you may have regarding laser hair removal in Vancouver! Contact us to learn more about the procedure, or book an appointment with one of our experts to get on the path to smooth skin.