Grooming hair in unwanted areas can be extremely tedious, especially if your hair seems to grow relatively quickly. Traditionally, there has been shaving, waxing and peeling, but sometimes those remedies don’t cut it. The introduction of laser hair removal has given people with these kinds of frustrations an effective long-term solution.

One session of laser hair removal typically lasts between a few minutes and an hour. It’s recommended that you undergo six treatments six to eight weeks apart for optimal, long-lasting results. There are several different kinds of wavelengths that are used, such as argon, ruby, alexandrite, pulsed diode, Nd:YAG and IPL. The choice of pulse width is also a factor to consider. The right choice will come down to an examination of your skin tone, hair color and hair thickness. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Perhez Jaffer if you have more questions or concerns.

Contact us at our office in Vancouver if you’d like to schedule a free consultation.