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 an effective alternative to electrolysis in Vancouver and a lasting solution for unwanted hair.
- No downtime
- No need to shave, wax or pluck
How Laser Hair Removal Works
We use the Fotona, which is a high-performance Nd:YAG laser system with FRAC3®* technology. This innovative system introduces a new standard of efficiency in providing safe and effective hair reduction. Unlike other wavelengths, only Nd:YAG is safe to use on all skin types. Fotona’s innovative system effectively targets the pigment located in the hair follicles while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected.
*FRAC3® is a three-dimensional treatment effect that seeks out minuscule, age-related imperfections in skin tissue. With FRAC3® more surrounding tissue remains unaffected, ensuring faster healing and less patient downtime compared to conventional fractional treatments.
What to Expect
Most patients can expect a significant reduction of 50% to 80% or better. The success of hair reduction treatments depends largely on a patient’s skin and hair type, as well as the skills and treatment insight of the practitioner. Hair is natural to your body and grows in stages so in practice, no laser destroys all of the follicles. Some are destroyed while others are reduced to finer, lighter regrowth and/or prolonged dormancy.
Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?
Multiple treatments at consistent intervals provide the best results. Treatment intervals can vary depending 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. These clinics that have advertised “guaranteed permanent hair removal” have gone out of business, or change their corporate names when they become unable to honour 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.