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Are you tired of shaving, plucking, or waxing? Laser hair removal provides an excellent and long-term alternative to get rid of any unwanted body hair. However, here are some things you should know before undergoing your first session.

Hair removal is a time-consuming and frustrating process. Traditional methods of hair removal such as waxing, shaving, and tweezing are effective at removing hair, but only temporarily. On the other hand, laser hair removal is quick and mess-free and it provides a long-term solution for getting rid of any unwanted hair. 

Some of the incredible benefits of opting for this treatment include: 

  • It provides up to a 95 per cent reduction of new hair growth 
  • You will save money in the long run 
  • Depending on the area getting treated, one session takes only 20-60 minutes 
  • It will help eliminate painful and frustrating ingrown hairs 
  • Unlike with waxing, you don’t have to let your hair grow out between sessions


Fully Customized and Safe Laser Hair Removal Treatments in Kelowna 

At our Kelowna skin care centre, we don’t want you to feel self-conscious about any unwanted body hair. Our team is highly trained to deliver safe, effective, and fully customized GentleLase hair removal treatments to give you the fastest and best results. 

In addition to laser hair removal, we offer a range of skin care treatments, including chemical peels, Juvederm, Botox, and even acne treatments, to meet all your skin health and aesthetic goals. 

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5 Things to Know Before Getting a Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Traditional hair removal methods such as waxing and shaving can be time consuming and expensive. Now, there is a better way to get rid of unwanted hair! Laser hair removal is an innovative and long-term method of getting rid of body hair and not only will it save you a lot of money in the long run, but it will allow you to enjoy smooth, hair-free skin all year round. 

If you are considering undergoing this treatment, here’s everything you need to know about it to decide if it’s right for you. 

1. It’s safe and effective.
While the idea of using a laser on your skin might seem scary, the treatment is extremely safe. It is only carried out by qualified professionals who will assess your skin beforehand to make sure it’s a suitable treatment option to help you achieve smooth, hair-free skin in the long term.

2. It targets the root of your hair.
Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment in your hair follicles and then destroying the root of the hair, without harming the surrounding skin or tissue. By killing the follicle, the hair in that area can no longer grow, preventing any future hair growth.

3. You will require more than one session.
It takes several treatments to get rid of all your unwanted hair because hair has a growth cycle with three different stages. Laser hair removal stops the regrowth of hair and because different hairs will be in different growth stages, several laser sessions are required to catch them all. The number of sessions needed varies from person to person, but typically most individuals require 3-6 sessions.

4. You must stay out of the sun before your session.
If you have a tan or sunburn, you won’t be able to undergo a laser hair removal session. This is because your skin will be more sensitive and more susceptible to burns, hyperpigmentation, or even scarring. You must stay out of the sun for at least 7 days prior to your treatment and for at least 72 hours after the session.


5. You won’t have to grow your hair out.
If you pluck, wax, or shave, you need to go through a period of regrowth before your next session. This isn’t the case with laser hair removal. Since the treatment targets the follicle and not the hair, it’s best to shave the day before your treatment. However, you must avoid waxing. If you wax, the follicle will be removed and the treatment won’t work.

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At our Kelowna skin care centre, our qualified staff can provide safe and fully customized laser hair removal treatments. We also have a range of cosmetic skin care treatments to rejuvenate and refresh your appearance. To find out more, contact us at 250-868-9290 or book a consultation online.

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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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