Laser Hair Removal
Enjoy Smoother, Hair-Free Skin Without the Hassle
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.
Experience The Heights Laser Centre Difference
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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.
Extensive Experience and Unparalleled Care
You will benefit from the experience of our certified medical aestheticians. Our most senior medical aesthetician and laser technician has been supporting patients for over two decades. She is frequently praised for her skill and gentle manner! That means you can have confidence knowing that you're in experienced and caring hands.
Expertise and Technology
We have 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. It's specifically designed for laser hair removal. Our combination of expertise and technology provides patients with a better experience and excellent outcomes.
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.
We offer the Lumenis® LightSheer® Laser Hair Removal system. This technology utilizes a 805 nm and 1060 nm diode laser technology and the power of selective photothermolysis to target the entire hair strand, right down to the follicle, to destroy it permanently.
Different Applicator Sizes Available
For a more efficient treatment, our laser hair removal system is equipped with different sized applicators to target the different areas of your face and body. This means you'll be able to target the following:
- Bikini area
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.
Your First Visit
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.
Before Your Treatment
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 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.
Patients have the option of pre-cooling the areas or applying a topical numbing cream containing lidocaine (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.
Your Recuperation & 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.