If you’re like most people, hair removal is just part of the daily routine. Shaving, tweezing, and waxing all come with their own unique benefits and downsides, but they all share one thing in common: they’re temporary. For those looking for a more permanent approach, laser hair removal may be the answer.
Laser hair removal is a semi-permanent treatment that involves applying a specially designed laser to the hair follicle. The pigment in the follicle absorbs the light and is destroyed. Once this happens, it will no longer grow hair. This is called a semi-permanent treatment because it can only be performed on a growing follicle. Since our hair follicles have different growth stages, not every follicle can be treated at once. Because of this, patients enjoy optimal results when they receive multiple treatments about four to six weeks apart.
One great thing about laser hair removal is its precision. Just as it can treat the entire back and chest, it can also target a single hair on the face or chin. We offer this treatment on the following areas:
- Bikini line
Is Laser Hair Removal Right for Me?
Laser hair removal is great for candidates who are looking for long-term hair removal. In addition to destroying the follicle and preventing it from growing hair, any hairs that do grow back will be significantly thinner and less noticeable.
Traditional methods such as waxing and shaving are popular, but they are short-term methods that require constant maintenance. Laser hair removal will give you hairless skin for up to a year, after which you will only need touch-up treatments to maintain your results. Imagine taking hair removal out of your daily routine!
Most people are good candidates for laser hair removal. In the past, this treatment only produced desirable results for those with light skin and dark hair. However, thanks to advances in science and technology, several different types of lasers have been developed that can remove hair from darker skin without causing damage. If you are concerned about how well your excess hair will respond to the laser, we can answer all of your questions and give you all the information you will need during your consultation.
How Should I Prepare?
If you decide you would like to receive laser hair removal, there are a few steps you should take prior to your treatment. First, stop waxing and plucking a few weeks before your first appointment. Waxing and plucking remove the hair follicle, leaving nothing for the laser to target. However, we do recommend that you shave the areas you would like to treat before your appointment, as this will help the laser find the follicle more easily.
If you are tired of going through the same routine day in and day out, consider laser hair removal. The results last for months, and you’ll only need a touch-up treatment here and there to stay hair-free. Delta Laser and Skin Care Centre proudly offers laser hair removal as one of our many services designed to help you look and feel your best. To learn more about what this treatment can do for you, schedule a consultation at our office in Delta or Burnaby today.