No More Tweezing, Waxing, or Threading
End the discomfort of traditional hair removal treatments. Be done with the inconvenience of maintaining smooth, aesthetically pleasing features. If you are ready for a better way, consider laser hair removal with Heights Laser Centre.
Heights Laser Centre is a physician-led and patient-centered medical spa, and laser-based services are a cornerstone of our practice. With laser hair removal, we offer Vancouver women and men a solution that is faster than tweezing, waxing, and threading. Patients who have been dissatisfied with their results from laser hair removal at other facilities come to us for treatment that is more comfortable, efficient, and effective.
At Heights Laser Centre, you will benefit from the experience of certified medical aestheticians. Our most senior staff member has been supporting patients for over two decades. We have also invested in the best equipment available on the market and can treat a range of features, including the face, chest, back, underarms, arms, legs, and bikini area. Our Lumenis® LightSheer® diode is a medical-grade laser approved by Health Canada and the FDA and specifically designed for laser hair removal. Our combination of expertise and technology provides patients with a better experience and excellent outcomes.
The Laser Hair Removal Process
Our team at Heights Laser Centre take the time to get to know each Vancouver patient and provide high-quality care through every step of their experience. The comfort of each patient is one of our main priorities.
Visiting Our Medical Spa
The moment Vancouver patients walk through the doors at Heights Laser Centre, they feel at home. We understand that people who are new to aesthetic care sometimes feel reluctant about sharing their concerns and their goals. During your appointment, our warm and welcoming team will make this visit very comfortable; we will talk with you about what our technology can accomplish, review the results you can expect, and outline a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Laser hair removal uses a handheld device that emits special light beams, which target the pigment in your hair. When the pigment absorbs the light, it inhibits the growth process. This destroys the hair follicle and prevents it from re-growing. The procedure can eliminate 65-95% of hair from the application areas after you receive the recommended number of treatments.
Because of the way that laser hair removal works, our certified technician will provide guidelines for pre- and post-treatment during your consultation. Typically, they include the following:
- Do not go sunbathing or use tanning beds for a month before or after laser hair removal. The sun can darken the pigment in your skin, and because the laser affects dark pigments, you could be at risk for sunburn.
- Shave the treatment area before your procedure. Closer contact with the follicles helps the laser target the pigment more effectively.
Certain Vancouver patients are not good candidates for laser hair removal, including those who:
- Are taking medication that causes light sensitivity
- Have naturally blonde hair – Laser hair removal will not work as the laser is attracted to dark pigment in the follicles
- Have Type VI (dark brown or black) skin – Laser hair removal can cause burns to these patients
Your technician will take the time to answer any questions you may have about treatment. Your confidence in our care is one of our top priorities.
Treatment with Laser Hair Removal
Patients have the option of pre-cooling the areas or applying a topical numbing cream (EMLA) to reduce sensation during each session. We also recommend that they use pure Aloe Vera gel and cold packs for up to 48 hours after laser hair removal.
As part of the process, an experienced technician will determine the exact wavelength and settings for your treatment based on your skin and hair type. This customization should give you the best long-term results from laser hair removal.
Treatment sessions for our Vancouver patients can last anywhere from a few minutes up to an hour depending on the size of the area and the amount of unwanted hair. Because hair grows in cycles, Heights Laser Centre recommends a series of treatments scheduled approximately 6-8 weeks apart. This gives us the opportunity to apply the laser to as many follicles as possible.
After Laser Hair Removal: Recuperation and Results
Heights Laser Centre will recommend that you do not take a hot shower or bath or get in a hot tub and that you do not work out for 48 hours after laser hair removal. Refrain from exposing treatment areas to the sun for at least one month.
After each laser session, you will see a noticeable reduction in unwanted hair. The hair should be gone for good after you have completed your full cycle of treatments, which will vary depending on the number and size of treated areas.
By the time that you are done, your features should be smooth and stubble-free, and you should be finished with the uncomfortable maintenance that plucking, waxing, and threading require.
Frequently Asked Questions: What People Really Want to Know about Laser Hair Removal
Can I expect to eliminate all unwanted hair?
Heights Laser Centre is committed to helping patients achieve the goal of becoming their best self. With laser hair removal, Vancouver patients will see a significant reduction in unwanted hair by the end of the process.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Heights Laser Centre puts comfort and safety first for our Vancouver patients. Because laser hair removal can cause mild to moderate discomfort, we typically pre-cool the treatment areas and we may use a topical numbing cream beforehand. These techniques desensitize the areas and minimize discomfort.
How many treatments do I require?
Because hair grows in cycles, laser hair removal is most effective after 4-6 treatment sessions per area on the body and 4-10 sessions for the face. Men tend to require a higher number of treatments within those ranges.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Vancouver patients who complete their recommended number of sessions can expect to see long-lasting results. The treatment area will be smooth to the touch for years to come.
Eliminate Unwanted Hair for Good
Tired of excess body hair? Vancouver patients looking for a permanent solution can learn more about laser hair removal by contacting Heights Laser Centre online or by phone at (604) 298-4481.