Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal in Vancouver has been fast gaining in popularity as a standard procedure for getting rid of unwanted hair from different areas of the body. Conventional methods like shaving, waxing, and tweezing have not proved very effective not only because of the attendant side effects but also because hair grows back quickly. The laser technique has almost no side effects and does away with the need to shave or wax your hair.

Getting ready for the laser mechanism

Laser hair removal Vancouver is a very specialized cosmetic procedure in which intense LASER (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) beams or rays are focussed on hair follicles. The melanin pigment in the follicle takes in the light that kills the hair strand. The person administering the technique has to be an expert hand and must have undergone the thorough apprenticeship.

Before you can decide on going for the laser treatment, shortlist three or four specialty clinics offering state of the art hair removal services and check on the reputation of each. Find out how long have they been in business and ensured whether the physician or the technician is qualified and authorized to carry out the procedure.

You should restrict from tweezing, plucking or shaving at least six weeks prior to treatment that might abrade or smoothen out your hairs’ roots. You should also stay away from the sun for six weeks preceding the treatment and six months after the procedure. Exposure to sun or sunlight negates the efficacy of laser hair removal Vancouver and leads to complications post-treatment.

Cosmetic benefits of laser hair removal


The traditional hair removal methods like shaving or waxing results in hair growing inwards causing itching and irritation. The skin might develop discolouration known in medical parlance as post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. Via laser removal procedure, the discolouration fades away and leftover traces can be evened out with a cream or an ointment.

With shaving or tweezing, the surface of the skin or epidermis feels bristly or rough because the hair strand that is visible to the naked eye has not been fully removed. This is a common grouse with athletes. With every single laser process treatment, your skin feels smoother to the touch.

With each treatment, you reduce the probability of your ingrown hair growth. A series of 5 or 6 graded treatments is par for the course as you’ll have to shave your armpits only once or twice every month. A laser removal mechanism focuses only on the coarse thick hairs and leaves the surrounding area intact.

The procedure is not at all painful and contrary to what you might think does not have any known side effects. The areas such as the cheeks or the lips don’t take even a minute to be treated upon while your back or limbs will need upto an hour to be treated upon.

You can expect lasting hair loss if you go for four to six sessions. The laser technician or the doctor will thoroughly guide you on the steps to follow during the treatment and the precautions to follow after treatment.

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