If you’re considering laser hair removal, you likely have a number of questions, and the following guide will provide you with the answers you are after:

Is it safe?

This is the most frequently asked question regarding laser hair removal, and the answer is yes. The procedure is very safe if it is being performed by a licensed and skilled professional who is using the proper equipment. Light energy is emitted through the laser, and it targets the hair follicle specifically, so the surrounding skin will not be harmed.

Is it expensive?

This will depend on the size of the area that is being treated because larger areas of your body will cost more when compared to smaller areas. This is because more time is needed when treating larger areas. The number of sessions you require will also affect the price, and this aspect will be different for everyone, so these are details that will be discussed during your consultation.

Does laser hair removal work?

This procedure is most effective when dealing with hair with pigment, as this provides the best results. Lighter hair is harder to treat because the laser will have a harder time detecting the pigment, so it may not be able to disable the hair follicle effectively. This is not a problem with darker hair as the laser will have an easier time targeting the pigment in the hair follicle, so the client will see better results.

Can every area be treated with this procedure?

Yes, you can treat any area of your body, although the most popular areas are the legs, underarms, back, bikini line and face. Most clients seek treatment for these particular areas.

Is it painful?

This will depend on your tolerance, so it is possible to experience pain and discomfort. The feeling is similar to that of a small pinch, although it will only last a few seconds and will stop when the laser is removed. Cooling equipment is used to make the treatment more bearable, and this will help minimize your level of discomfort.

Are the results permanent?

In some areas of the body, the results will be permanent, but other areas may require some maintenance. You will see less hair growth in the treated areas, and this will be further reduced after each session, so less maintenance will be required as time goes on.

What should I do to prepare?

Make sure you don’t wax or pluck three weeks before your appointment; otherwise, the procedure will be ineffective. It’s also recommended that you apply sunscreen throughout your treatments so that you don’t experience hypersensitivity.

How many treatments will I need?

This will depend on the area you wish to have treated. Hormonal areas generally require eight treatments, while the legs, bikini line and the underarms generally require six sessions.

If you are interested in laser hair removal, the experts at Vanguard Medical & Aesthetic Clinic can help, so if you are in Calgary, contact us today!