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Kelowna Laser Hair Removal

Before opting for laser hair removal, read over frequently asked questions, answered by the experts at our Kelowna skin clinic. 


Want Smooth Skin For Summer?

There are 3 common hair removal options:

  1. Shaving can leave itchy (and unattractive) razor bumps, and to keep your skin smooth you usually have to shave at least once every two days.
  2. Waxing and sugaring last longer, but getting these services done professionally can be costly over time and require regrowth to be done again, so your skin won’t be smooth for the entire interval between waxes. Additionally, some people aren't comfortable going to waxing salons. While waxing at home may be an option for the legs, many find DIY waxing the underarms and bikini area is a no-go: not only can drugstore products be irritating, but a less-than-professional application can lead to damage and even burns!
  3. Epilation can be highly effective as a long-term hair removal option, but it can cause discomfort. 

It's no wonder that after many years of trying these various options, many women want a more permanent solution. But is this hair removal option truly permanent?

Laser Hair Removal

 

Laser Hair Removal Questions We Receive At Our Kelowna Skin Clinic

Laser hair removal works by beaming highly concentrated light into the hair follicles. It targets pigment and uses heat to target the hair follicle. A successful laser hair removal treatment results in a shrunken or destroyed hair follicle.

How Many Sessions Are Required?

There are several factors that can impact how many sessions are required.

First of all, hair responds better to laser treatment when it is in its growth phase. Since the hair on our bodies is not at the same point in the cycle (fun fact: if it was, we’d periodically go bald and then regrow all our hair!), several treatments may be required in order to target all of it.

Additionally, since the laser targets pigment, the ideal candidate is someone with lighter skin and darker hair. If both your hair and skin are either very pale or a darker tone, you may require more specialized treatments to get the results you are seeking.

Can All Hair Be Removed?

For many candidates, between one and 6 sessions can reduce between 60% and 80% of hair in the area. The hair that does grow back is generally thinner or sparser. 

How Long Do Results Last?

Results can hast between several months to years. This variation is due to the fact that each patient’s hair density and growth patterns are unique.

 

Are You Ready For A Permanent Hair Removal Solution?

To determine if laser hair removal is the right option for you, it’s important to consult a specialist. Our Kelowna laser hair removal specialists may recommend a certain laser that better suits your needs, or an alternative procedure such as electrolysis.

 

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Get in touch with our experienced team today. You can reach us at 250-868-9290 or through our online contact form.


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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 10 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 17 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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