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Laser Hair Removal Questions & Answers

Laser Hair Removal Calgary

Laser hair removal is probably the most well-known service provided by laser clinics. Women want smooth silky legs and a trim bikini line, while men like a smooth chest and a smooth back. At Flawless Laser & Body Sculpting we take pride in providing safe and effective laser hair removal treatments and customized packages to suit your needs. Below are some common questions we receive, from our clients in Calgary, regarding laser hair removal.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure that uses an Elight laser with Radio Frequency to remove unwanted body hair. In the past, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) lasers were popular for doing hair removal treatments but newer technologies, such as Elight with RF, have proven to be much more effective. YAG laser's are a solid-state laser that are used for hair removal for darker skin tones. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to damage the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Although laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth, it doesn't guarantee permanent hair removal right away. It typically takes several laser hair removal treatments to provide an extended hair-free period. Periodic maintenance treatments may be needed as well. 

What are the risks involved with laser hair removal?

Elight with Radio Frequency laser hair removal technology is a powerful tool that requires experience and training to provide a safe and effective treatment. If used improperly, a patients skin can become irritated, inflamed and in some cases can cause pigment changes. At Flawless Laser & Body Sculpting, our technicians have many years of experience both performing treatments and teaching proper laser hair removal techniques. We will provide you with a free consultation to discuss your unique needs and skin condition.

Can I get laser hair removal if I have a tan?

Short answer: No. If you enter a clinic and ask if you can have a laser hair removal treatment, and they say yes without noticing that you have a tan, then you are in an unsafe environment. A tan greatly increases the risk of side effects including pigment change or skin lightening. Make sure your tan is completely faded before you undergo any form of laser hair removal procedure. That said, naturally dark skin tones can still receive laser hair removal treatments. A different technology is used in this case call a YAG laser.

How do I prepare myself before my treatment?

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As previously mentioned, tans are bad when it comes to laser hair removal, so stay out of the sun! Also avoid plucking, waxing and electrolysis as these hair removal methods can disturb the hair follicle and interfere with the effectiveness of using a laser for hair removal. That said, shaving is ok, and in fact it is recommended prior to any laser hair removal treatment.

What can I expect after my treatment?

First off, expect to be provided with proper eye protection. During the treatment a technician will apply cooling gel to your skin and will then proceed to press a hand-held laser hand piece against your skin which will flash very brightly and you may detect some heat. This action is repeated, slowly covering the entire area to be treated. It is possible to feel some slight discomfort, but laser hair removal is mostly painless if done correctly.

Do men get laser hair removal?

Of course! All the time! Many of our Calgary laser hair removal clients are men.

How many treatments will I need?

This is highly dependent on your individual skin tone and hair color. Laser hair removal works best on light skin tones with dark hair. However, it can be effective for most skin type and hair color combinations. After a full consultation we can provide you with the best possible treatment program to suit your needs.

How do you determine what kind of laser hair removal treatment is right for me?

Our technicians at Flawless Laser & Body Sculpting have cumulatively acquired decades of experience performing laser hair removal treatments for Calgary clients. We are also leaders in Calgary for laser skin care treatments and laser anti-aging technology. We have technicians on staff who have been certified as trainers for some of the most well-known laser manufacturers in North America. We provide free consultations to allow us to get to know you and your unique skin care needs as well as your medical history, before recommending or performing any treatments. Give us a call at 403-264-5200 to book your free consultation and let us get you started on a program that will result in beautiful, healthy and smooth skin!