Laser Hair Removal in Vancouver, BC
The Vancouver Laser & Skin Care Centre, established in 1996, is Canada’s first laser hair removal clinic! We have treated thousands of patients since then, employing our vast background of experience with regard to safety. We offer different laser devices for laser hair removal in Vancouver, BC based on the varying skin types.
To be fuzz free for the long run, lasers or Intense Pulsed Light now play a central role in hair removal with superb results.
Request a consultation online to learn more about enjoying smooth skin without the fuss of regular plucking and waxing. During your visit to our office in Vancouver, laser hair removal treatments will be explained and all your questions will be answered. You can also call 604-708-9891 to schedule your treatment appointments.
Laser Hair Removal Benefits
This treatment offers a number of advantages for women and men who want a lasting solution for unwanted hair.
- No downtime
- No need to shave, wax or pluck
How Laser Hair Removal Works
We use the LightSheer DUET, which is a laser that produces a larger beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted is well absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles. During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, allowing the hair to absorb the light and heat up. As it heats up, the hair shaft and bulb are damaged which significantly impedes its ability to re-grow. With the large spot size, the process treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously, making the treatment much faster than traditional laser hair removal alternatives.
What to Expect
The result: A 50 to 80% (or better) reduction in unwanted hair. Hair is natural to your body and it grows in stages. At any given time, not all hairs are growing and lasers are most effective at targeting the growing hairs. In practice, no laser destroys all of the hair follicles. Some follicles are destroyed, while others are reduced to fine hairs or shocked into prolonged dormancy. Multiple treatments provide the best results.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Multiple treatments are needed for best results, and the best interval for retreatment depends on the hair cycle growth patterns in that area of the body. It is possible that with a sufficient number of treatments, true “permanent hair removal” can ultimately be achieved, but not for every single hair present in a given area. Be advised that the FDA cleared these lasers for “permanent hair reduction,” and not “permanent hair removal,” which is advertised by many clinics.
Many clinics that have advertised “guaranteed permanent hair removal” have gone out of business, or change their corporate names when they become unable to honor their guarantees of “permanent hair removal.” Many of these “guarantees” are simply assurances that your hair will be finer for a short period of time. Age, ethnicity, weight, metabolism, medication, and hormones all play a role in the location, resilience, and thickness of hair.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to predict how many treatments each individual will require to achieve the best long term benefits. Experience to date with laser hair reduction suggests that the hair reduction achieved may be permanent, but an honest, reputable physician cannot guarantee this fact.