Permanently reduces unwanted hair anywhere on the face or body
Eliminates ingrown hairs over time
Shaving allowed in between sessions
No downtime, minimal discomfort
Safe for all skin types
Laser Hair Removal is an efficient and popular treatment used to eliminate unwanted facial and body hair on a permanent basis. While some hairs cannot be eliminated entirely, patients can expect about 70% to 90% hair reduction after 6 to 8 treatments on average; Any remaining hair is much finer, lighter and more managable.
The hand piece emits a very specific light at a wavelength that is targeted at melanin in the hair and/or at the follicle growth center (called the hair bulb). Melanin is the material that gives color to our hair and skin. The laser beam passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle.
The average patient starts with 6 treatments and will see significant results, however more treatments may be required for more reduction or maintenance, especially when treating areas on the face or for male patients due to hormones.
It is very important to maintain your treatment schedule every 4-6 weeks, depending on the area, as the hair is on a specific growth cycle. The Palomar system, along with experienced technicians, allow for extremely efficient sessions that last between 10-45 minutes depending on the size of the area; this is 2-3 times faster than many other systems.
Most patients have no visible downtime, however there many be slight redness in the area for approximately 2-24 hours following the treatment. During this time, patients are required to avoid activity that will increase the temperature of the skin such as using a steam room, performing vigorous exercise, exposing the area to the sun unprotected, etc. Patients are reminded not to do any form of hair removal other than shaving during the course of treatment.
The Palomar system has an amazing sapphire chilled tip that ices and comforts the skin at all times during the treatment. A mild snapping sensation is felt on areas like the arms, legs and back, with a slightly stronger sensation typically felt on more sensitive areas like the upper lip, bikini, underarm and chest. Once the session is over, there is generally no discomfort as opposed to after waxing or electrolysis.
The hair will look as if it is growing normally after each session and then will gradually fall out over a 2-5 week period; this may or may not be a noticeable process. Often the hair looks to be about 50% reduced after just one session, with shaving becoming much more manageable as well. After other sessions, the reduction will not be as drastic as after the first treatment, but will the hair will be steadily getting finer, more sparse and grow more slowly.
Smaller areas like the face, bikini and underarm range from $75-$200, with larger areas like the legs, arms, back and chest ranging between $250-$500. Custom pricing is available when combining more than one area and can be determined during your complimentary consultation.
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1010 Mainland Street, Vancouver BC
Dental Phone: 604-707-6453
Laser Phone: 604-331-1777