15 Feb Five Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Traditional hair removal methods with razors and wax are time-consuming. Not only that but in many cases, irritation and ingrown hairs can cause frustration and pain. These common hair removal methods only last a few days or weeks at most, then you’re back at the beginning, starting over and over to remove that hair that you don’t want.
If you’re like many of our clients, you’ve probably searched laser hair removal in Kelowna but have some questions and wondered if it’s right for you. At Healthpoint Laser Clinic, we’re here to help and always offer a free consultation before you begin any treatments with us.
We can assure you that by using the latest technology on the market, our laser hair removal equipment is a powerful and efficient system that is more versatile and easier to use than other devices. Treatments are faster, getting you home quicker and making it easier to schedule your appointments on lunch breaks or in between all of life’s other demands.
While this method does not guarantee to entirely get rid of hair, it does provide a 50-95 percent reduction of new hair, and the new hair that grows will be finer and easier to maintain.
Here are five of the best reasons you should consider laser hair removal:
Treatments Are Quick
Laser hair removal treatments are much quicker than you may expect. It takes around 20 minutes to perform the treatment on the underarms or bikini area and only about an hour for larger areas like arms and legs. Book a treatment during your lunch hour, and we’ll get you back to the office in no time.
Save Money Long Term
Throw the razors and shaving cream away, and significantly decrease your waxing appointments – if not, cancel them altogether. The cost of having laser hair removal in Kelowna has decreased while the cost of waxing has increased. Laser hair removal is better on the wallet, takes less time, so no missed hours of work, and the results last longer.
Eliminate Ingrown Hairs
Laser hair removal is an excellent option for sensitive skin and those who experience skin irritation post-shaving or waxing. Lasers attack the hair root and put very little stress on the skin, unlike waxing which removes the top layers of the skin or the friction caused when using a razor blade.
Comfortable For Any Skin Tone
Pain is a thing of the past with our laser technology; it is one of the most comfortable on the market. Perhaps one of its finest features is that with this laser, you will no longer have to hear the words “no tanning between appointments” or “no tanning 4 to 6 weeks before treatment” because this laser works on ALL skin types, EVEN TANNED SKIN!
You Don’t Need to Grow Hair Between Treatments
Unlike waxing, you can shave in between your treatments. You no longer have to wait to grow your hair out because you can shave as much as you want in between sessions with laser hair removal. Like we mentioned before, the laser isn’t looking for the hair shaft; it’s more interested in the hair root, which lives under the skin and stays intact when the hair is shaved.
Common Questions about Laser Hair Removal
What are the risks?
Laser hair removal is non-invasive, so there are very low risks and little downtime.
Is it painful?
Laser hair removal is no more painful than waxing. The Venus Velocity features a new “SLIDE” mode, in which an entire area is gently heated, making the treatment significantly faster and eliminating discomfort. Combined with the advanced real-time cooling system, which works on contact to ensure your skin is always protected. The result is an enjoyable, comfortable treatment with a 90-95% permanent hair reduction and 100% satisfaction. If you have sensitive skin, numbing creams can make the experience more comfortable.
How does the laser remove the hair?
The lasers emit light at a specific wavelength that will be absorbed by the hair follicle’s pigment without damaging the skin around it. The light is converted into heat energy, which then disables the hair follicle to not produce more hair. Our system is so advanced that it can distinguish between hair pigment and darker skin pigments, so it’s more comfortable than traditional laser hair removal systems.
How many treatments are needed?
Typically, it will take six to eight treatments to achieve a full, clear area, but certain people only need three treatments.
How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal
Before having laser hair removal done, you should check with your doctor to ensure you are a good candidate for the treatment. You should limit waxing, plucking and tweezing, and electrolysis for six weeks before the treatment. The laser targets the roots of the hair, which are temporarily removed when you have them waxed or plucked.
After the treatment, your skin will look and feel sunburned for a day or two. This brings us to an important point – we always recommend wearing sunscreen but especially after laser hair removal for the following month, to avoid temporary colour changes in the skin. Moisturizers and cool compresses can help. Over the next month, the treated hair will fall out.
Besides saving you time and money, laser hair removal will leave you feeling extra smooth and full of confidence.
Contact us for a free consultation on this or any other skincare treatments and packages.