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4 Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal

Laser is an up-and-coming technology threatening to displace long-standing hair removal methods, namely shaving, tweezing, and waxing. Thanks to its superior precision, treatment speed, and moderate sensation, laser hair removal has rapidly become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in North America. Most importantly, laser promises real, permanent hair removal—a claim that competing hair removal methods cannot make. 

If you have been wrangling with unwanted hair and have yet to consider laser technology, the time is now. 

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What Is Laser Hair Removal? 

Tired of trying to remove hair effectively with sharp razor blades, unwieldy tweezers, and painful wax strips? Then you should consider laser hair removal. 

This entirely safe cosmetic procedure consists of charging your hair follicles with light, which instantly burns them. Given the procedure’s high efficiency, estheticians around the world rely on it to remove unwanted hair on:

  • The face and chin
  • The legs
  • The back
  • The arms and underarms
  • The bikini line 

Laser hair removal is a specialty at the Okanagan Skin Care Centre. Our registered nurses and estheticians employ the GentleLASE technology, which uses a fine, gentle laser powered by alexandrite. See why residents in Kelowna and beyond all come to Okanagan Skin Care Centre for their laser hair removal treatment! Call (250) 868-9290 or fill out the online contact form to book a consultation. 

Why You Should Consider Laser Hair Removal 

Laser hair removal is not only new; it is arguably superior to the traditional methods of hair removal. 

Here are 4 benefits of laser hair removal that shaving, tweezing, and waxing cannot match: 

  1. Precision: The term “laser-focused” exists for a reason. Unlike a razor that only shaves off the top part of the hair follicle, laser ensures that every follicle is cleanly destroyed from the bottom up. Laser also does not leave burn marks like a razor does. 
  2. Speed: Laser removal is blisteringly quick. Each pulse of the laser can burn multiple hair follicles. This technology is so quick that small areas like the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute. Larger areas, like the back and legs, take less than an hour. Good luck matching these times with a razor, or worse, a tweezer. 
  3. Very Little Pain: Tweezers sting with every yank. Wax strips can flat out make you scream in pain. Razors leave you with nasty skin inflammation that can make you itch for days. Lasers? Just a little discomfort here and there. People have likened laser removal to a rubber band snapping on their skin—an entirely tolerable experience. Combined with its speed, laser removal is probably the least uncomfortable hair removal procedure out there. 
  4. Permanence: Above all, laser removal is the only hair removal procedure that is considered permanent. After 3 to 7 sessions, the hair in the treated area will never grow again. In comparison, hair will invariably grow if removed via more conventional methods. Even waxing cannot prevent unwanted hair from coming back after 3 to 6 weeks. 

Laser technology is not necessarily unmatched on every count. Waxing, for instance, can remove hair quicker than laser can. It is also possible some people find the sensation of laser less enjoyable than an old-fashioned shave. But what makes laser such a powerful hair removal method is that it has little to no drawbacks. Other hair removal methods cannot make that claim. 

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Is Laser Hair Removal For You? 

Laser is so good at its job that it permanently removes hair. But it does require a substantial initial investment of time and money.  

If you do not ever want to see hair growth in an area again, laser is your best and only option. Its precision, speed, and gentle sensation are almost certain to leave you satisfied. 

Who knew that permanently getting rid of your hair could be easier than temporary fixes? 

Call the Okanagan Skin Care Centre at (250) 868-9290 or fill out the online contact form to continue this conversation on laser hair removal.  


What are the side effects of laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal can leave your skin red for a few hours. It can also temporarily darken or lighten your skin. If you cannot avoid sunlight before and after the treatment or if you have dark skin, speak with a dermatologist or esthetician before committing to the procedure. 

How many treatments do I need and how long should I wait between each?
Most patients undergo 4 to 8 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart. 

How can I prepare for laser hair removal?
Abstain from plucking or waxing your hair at least 3 weeks prior to the treatment. 

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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