Get Smooth with Laser Hair Removal at BC Laser
Beautiful Canadian Laser and Skin Care Clinic has been providing laser hair removal services in our Surrey clinic for the past 11 years, with many patients from Delta, White Rock, Coquitlam, Burnaby and Vancouver visiting us as well. Over the years we have used many different hair removal lasers to treat thousands of clients from across the lower mainland. Our primary objective is to provide you with safe and effective laser hair removal treatments.
We offer laser hair removal for all skin types, including both temporary laser hair removal and permanent hair reduction. We also have different lasers that we use and have used in the past. Our experience, therefore, is with many laser technologies and their effectiveness at removing hair.
In the past electrolysis was the only way to remove hair, one follicle at a time. With the advance of laser hair removal using lasers as well as Intense Pulse Light (IPL) the long treatments associated with electrolysis are over and laser hair treatments can be very short depending on how wide an area the laser covers in one pulse. No more shaving, waxing or plucking is necessary. Laser hair removal can be painful depending on the laser, however the G Max or Gentle Max laser hair removal system by Candela gives you one of the most comfortable laser hair removal treatments. This laser for hair removal is truly advanced in its delivery of laser pulses and in its cooling methods.
Simply call our office at 604 580 2464 or click the link above to learn why laser hair removal is one of the most satisfying and liberating procedures to have. During your consultation at our office near Vancouver, BC , laser hair removal methods and treatments will be explained and you can learn why laser hair removal the BC laser way works!
Laser Hair Removal Benefits
Laser Hair Removal treatments give men and women a lasting solution for unwanted hair. Whether you choose the more “permanent” laser hair removal or the Softlight method for temporary laser hair removal (lasts up to 10-12 weeks at a time), lasers are truly revolutionary in how they have transformed the hair removal industry.
- Safe, effective treatments
- No downtime
- No need for depilatories, shaving, waxing, plucking or electrolysis
- All skin types can be treated
How does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by using laser light to destroy or disable hair follicles that are in the growth phase. Not all the hair is in the growth phase at any given time and so multiple treatments are recommended to achieve the best results. The colour of the hair is also important in hair removal, as blonde hair is difficult to treat since it does not have any pigment in the hair. Very fine baby or vellus hair can also be difficult to treat, however the option of a “ Softlight” laser treatment gives people the option to have a laser hair treatment that results in temporary removal of the hair for up to 10-12 weeks at a time. This is still a great option for many people as it is still better to have this laser hair treatment than other methods of hair removal.
What is the treatment like for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair Removal treatments differ in how they feel depending on the machine that is used and your body’s sensitivity at the time of treatment. The sensation described is that of a rubber band snapping against your skin. The G Max laser is one of the most comfortable, fastest lasers and as the laser fires a blast of cold air is also given to the skin resulting in a very comfortable experience for your laser hair treatment.
Results for Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal for unwanted hair gives results of 60- 80 % or better over a course of treatments. Hair grows in stages and the laser is only effective when the hair is at its growth stage. In reality not all the follicles of hair are destroyed, some are reduced to fine hairs. Multiple treatments at set intervals for that part of the body provide the best results. Medications and hormones as well as ethnicity affect laser hair removal results. Darker skin types typically require more treatments to achieve the best laser hair removal results and only some lasers may be suitable for the treatments. Dr. Shah and his staff have a great deal of experience in treating all types of skin for laser hair removal, including African American skin.
“Permanent hair removal” is a very misleading term that is used commonly on the Internet as well as by many clinics. “ Permanent hair removal” indicates that all the hair will be removed forever. Whilst it is possible to get near permanent hair removal it is more accurate to say permanent hair reduction since it is impossible for any clinic to give the guarantee of permanent hair removal. Hair growth is affected by a number of factors such as hormones and at various stages of your life that no reputable clinic can guarantee permanent hair removal. Experience in the field of laser hair removal suggests that you can be hair free for many years and require little or no maintenance but there no guarantee can be given. In addition be aware of the more temporary hair removal methods such as the “softlight” which are better than waxing or shaving but still require treatments every 10-12 weeks. Multiple treatments with this method will not reduce the amount of hair that you have.
Laser hair removal offers women a great option for treating unwanted hair from the bikini line to underarms to that upper lip and legs. Mens hairy backs are a thing of the past with the advances in laser hair removal, giving men a great alternative to waxing or shaving. Many runners and body builders use laser hair removal as a way to remove unwanted hair as it interferes with their athletic activities.
Laser Hair Removal machines we have used at BC Laser are:
- Hoya-Conbio’s Medlite C6
- Iridex’s Lyra
- Candela’s Gentlelase Plus
- Syneron’s Emax Platform
- Iridex’s Gemini
- Cynosure’s Elite
- Candela G Max