Laser Hair Removal

Are you tired of wasting valuable time shaving, waxing and tweezing? At Okanagan Skin Care Centre, we use GentleLase laser hair removal system to permanently remove any unwanted hair and allow you to enjoy silky smooth skin every day. This hair removal treatment can be performed on any part of the body.

Ideal For:
  • Face (particularly your upper lip and chin)
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Bikini
  • Neck
  • Only dark hair (brown to black) can be successfully treated by the GentleLase system.

During a comprehensive consultation with our experienced Registered Nurses, they will assess your skin and hair type to determine the best course of treatment for you so that you can enjoy more confidence in your appearance.

The GentleLase system is a revolutionary, long pulsed, high energy Alexandrite laser which emits a gentle beam of light through your skin and directly to the hair follicle, where it is absorbed. This laser energy is then transformed into heat which destroys the hair follicle, preventing future hair growth while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. 

Incredible Benefits of GentleLase System
  • Faster treatments - Your underarms can be treated in only two minutes.
  • More flexibility - the laser comes with a 8mm spot size, making it effective in treating trickier areas such as your ears and nose.
  • More comfort - it has a unique cooling system for greater patient safety and comfort.

Duration: The duration of this hair removal system varies depending on your skin type, the coarseness of your hair as well as the size and location of the treatment area. Our skin care specialists will be better able to advise you on the timing for your specific treatment. 

Number of treatments: While the number of permanent hair removal treatments needed depend upon your skin color, hair color and coarseness of your hair, our clients usually require a minimum of 4-8 treatments spaced approximately 6 weeks apart. 

Results: The results of the GentleLase system can be seen almost immediately. The treatment area will remain virtually hair-free in between your appointments.

At Okanagan Skin Care Centre, we want you to experience the freedom and joy of not having to worry about any unwanted hair. Our Registered Nurses are highly trained to deliver customized GentleLase system treatments based on your skin and hair type, giving you the fastest, most successful results.

To discover how our permanent hair removal services can benefit you and improve the quality of your life, contact our office today at 250.868.9290 or visit okanaganskincare.ca

Laser Hair Removal FAQ

How does the GentleLase permanent hair removal system work?

The GentleLase Plus Alexandrite laser sends a high intensity light directly to the hair follicle, where it delivers a therapeutic heat to eliminate the follicle’s ability to grow hair. A cooling burst of cryogen helps protect the upper layers of the skin to give you optimal results with minimal side effects.
During the laser hair removal therapy, we will provide you with protective goggles to protect your eyes while one of our trained practitioners guides the laser handpiece across the treatment area. This may take only a few minutes or up to two hours depending on the size of the area being treated.

Is the GentleLase hair removal system painful?

During your laser treatment, slight discomfort may be felt although the unique, inbuilt cooling technology of the GentleLase system helps keep you safe and comfortable. A topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment but many of our patients tolerate the laser well enough that they do not need this step. Following the treatment, a soothing gel/cream will be applied to the affected area.

What can I do to prepare for my hair removal treatment?

Avoiding exposure to the sun is very important 5-6 weeks prior to your laser hair removal treatment. You must also avoid plucking, waxing and electrolysis for up to 6 weeks, although shaving is allowed. These precautions are to ensure optimal results from your treatments.

What can I expect after my hair removal treatment?

After treatment your skin will be tender with a small amount of redness and possibly slight swelling. These side effects usually resolve within a few hours and you will be able to enjoy your results for up to 6 weeks.

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