Ultimate Guide for Laser Hair Removal in Vancouver

In order to eliminate undesirable body hair, you may use a razor or wax, but the effects are not long-lasting and the process is time-consuming. Not to mention the fact that waxing is quite painful. You may experiment with creams and lotions, but none of them will produce long-term benefits and they will not always be effective.


For those seeking a more permanent and easy type of hair removal that is also shown to be effective, Euro Charm Skincare & Body Clinic - which serves Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster and the surrounding areas - provides effective and high quality laser hair removal treatments. You may be wanting to learn more about this type of procedure and you’re in luck. We’ve covered everything there is to know about this leading treatment option. Read along to get started!


Woman posing after her laser hair removal in Vancouver
Laser Hair Removal in Vancouver

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure in which our professionals remove unwanted hair by employing highly focused laser beams. We direct the light energy at your hair follicles, concentrating it on the pigment in particular. It is the pigment's ability to absorb light that ultimately causes the hair follicles to perish.


Laser Hair Removal Process

Treatment for undesirable facial and body hair with lasers is known as laser hair removal (LHR). Although some hairs cannot be eliminated completely, on average, 70 to 90 percent of hair is decreased after 6 to 8 treatments; any remaining hair is finer, lighter, and easier to maintain. Lunchtime laser hair removal treatments are a convenient and straightforward way to decrease the hassle of regular shaving, waxing, and tweezing.


Laser hair removal in Vancouver works by employing a targeted laser to prevent new hair growth in the treated area. It is performed with the use of a portable laser device that delivers a concentrated beam of light that is tuned to a wavelength that targets melanin found in hair and/or the follicle development center called the hair follicle. Melanin is a chemical found in our bodies that is responsible for the color of our hair and skin.


Following its passage through the skin, the laser beam is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle, destroying the follicle enough to inhibit further hair growth for a period of time ranging from months to years, with the end outcome being smooth, hairless skin.


The Advantages Of Laser Hair Removal in Vancouver

There are a variety of reasons why individuals opt to have laser hair removal done, with the most common being the long-term outcomes that are connected with the process. Many individuals like the convenience of minimizing the amount of time they spend shaving or waxing, and doing it in a gentle way that avoids the ingrown hairs and uncomfortable bumps that may occur when using conventional treatments. The technique is generally fast and painless, and the majority of patients report just minor discomfort as a result of the treatment.


Having laser hair removal therapy might also help you save money in the long run. While it may be more expensive at first, the savings over shaving and waxing on a daily basis may be significant.


Our mission at Euro Charm Skincare & Body Clinic is to provide innovative, results-driven laser hair removal procedures utilizing the most cutting-edge laser technology available. Our experienced Vancouver laser hair removal professionals will provide you with a detailed treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs during your first consultation.


Some of the most common benefits of laser hair removal treatments include:


  • Reduces the appearance of unwanted hair on the face or body.

  • Ingrown hairs may be reduced over time.

  • Between sessions, you are permitted to shave if needed.

  • The downtime and pain are kept to a bare minimum during the treatment and following the session as well.


Are You A Good Candidate For Laser Hair Removal in Vancouver?

Laser hair removal is the most effective method of removing hair for an extended length of time. A laser hair removal procedure is an excellent choice for anybody who wants smooth, hairless skin without the discomfort that comes with shaving or waxing, and who does not want to deal with the hassle of shaving or waxing every week.


Regarding skin type, the system that we employ is safe for any skin type; nevertheless, the ideal candidate for this process has hair that is darker than his or her skin tone. The reason for this is because the laser targets dark pigment, which means that it works best when the hair color is darker than the skin tone around it.


Areas For Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Laser hair removal may be effective in lowering the quantity of hair that grows on almost any part of the body, including the face. Many people like how precise it is, particularly when it comes to facial hair. It is most typically used to get rid of undesirable underarm hair, as well as hair on the legs, arms, and bikini region. The back, shoulders, buttocks, chest, and feet are among the other places that might be affected. In the event that you have unwanted hair on any part of your body, please contact us to discuss your goals for laser hair removal and we will assist you in selecting the most appropriate treatment option for your needs.


How To Prepare For Your Laser Hair Removal Session

To begin, you'll need to arrange an appointment with one of our experts. During this time, we will go through the advantages and disadvantages of laser hair removal, as well as what to anticipate during your treatment and the cost involved. During your appointment, we will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this type of treatment. This will guarantee that you get the outcomes you want.


Before your treatment, we will question you about any skin products you have used and any medicines you have taken in the last month. Some of these may have a negative impact on your outcomes. Following that, our expert will prepare your skin for the treatment. In normal cases, you will shave off the hair 24 hours prior to the treatment time or we shave off all of the hair from the region where you want laser hair removal to be performed.


In most cases, the duration of your laser treatment will be determined by the size of the region being treated. In some circumstances, it may be completed in as little as 20 minutes, while in others it might take several hours. Towards the end of the visit, our laser specialist will apply a specialized cream to your sensitive skin in order to keep it protected from the sun. However, the aloe vera will help to calm your skin's inflammation.


It might take anywhere from one to three weeks before the hair begins to come out. After your first session, you'll notice a difference in your appearance. However, it is possible that you may need numerous treatments to experience the full results. After each session, you'll discover that you have less and less hair.


Laser Hair Removal Cost

The cost of your hair removal is determined by a variety of factors, including the size of the region to be treated. You should anticipate spending between $60 and $500+ for this service. According to statistics, the average cost is $550 per service.


Consider the following scenario: you're a male who wants his whole chest done. It is possible to spend more than $150. Laser hair removal in a small spot, such as the top of your lip, will, on the other hand, cost less than $100. Even a bigger region, such as your back, might cost more than $600 to treat. When compared to waxing, laser hair removal might be more affordable in certain cases, depending on the location. You can take a look at all of our laser hair removal pricing here.


What Is The Duration Of A Typical Treatment?

Because hair grows in a certain cycle, it's essential to keep your treatment plan every 4-6 weeks, depending on the region. The laser system, along with skilled technicians, allows for incredibly efficient sessions that run anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the region; this is 2-3 times quicker than many other systems.


How Many Treatments Will I Require?

The typical patient will experience considerable improvements after 6 sessions; however, further laser hair removal treatments may be necessary for further decrease or maintenance, particularly when treating regions on the face or for male patients owing to hormones.


In most cases, once you’ve reached the results you desire, you may need a maintenance appointment once every 8 to 12 months to ensure that your results stay permanent.


Is Hair Removal By Laser Permanent?

The effects of laser hair removal in Vancouver are often long-lasting, sometimes for many years. Treatments may diminish overall hair regrowth, but hair will ultimately come back, albeit not as thickly as previously. The therapy for permanent hair reduction has been approved by the FDA. Many patients return for touch-ups six to twelve months after their first treatments, however these consultations are usually shorter since there is less hair to remove. Most patients see considerable, long-lasting hair loss as treatments progress, however this varies based on the individual and their hair type.


Is There Any Time For Recovery?

After the procedure, most patients have little to no downtime. After the treatment, there may be some minor redness in the treated region for 2-24 hours. During this period, patients should avoid activities that raise skin temperature, such as utilizing a steam room, exercising vigorously, or exposing the treated region to the sun without protection. During therapy, it is also suggested that patients refrain from using any kind of hair removal other than shaving. It is also recommended not to do any physical activity for 24-48 hours following the treatment in order to ensure that no infections arise.


Can Laser Hair Removal Cause Injury?

The sapphire cooled tip of the professional laser system ices and calms the skin at all times throughout the treatment. Arms, legs, and backs experience a minor cracking feeling, with more sensitive parts like the upper lip, bikini, underarm, and chest experiencing a somewhat greater sensation. There is little to no pain when the treatment is over.


When To Expect Results From The Treatment

After each treatment, the hair will seem to be growing normally before progressively falling out over a 2-5 week period; this may or may not be noticed. Other laser hair removal treatments may not result in as dramatic a decrease as the first, but the hair will gradually become finer, sparser, and grow more slowly.


From there you can expect each session to get better and the amount of hair that grows back will lessen each treatment.


What Is The Difference Between A Laser And An IPL?

You're not alone if you don't understand the difference between laser and IPL. While the premise is identical, the light is produced in a fundamentally different method. Lasers are light with a single wavelength, which means they are pure in color and shape. This enables the beam to be incredibly accurate, allowing the melanin in the hair follicle to be targeted for the greatest results. IPLs, on the other hand, are made up of multiple wavelengths that can't be concentrated into a single beam, which means they can't be as accurate and have a considerably shallower penetration of light.


Get Started On Your Laser Hair Removal Journey

Laser hair removal treatments have become one of the best ways to permanently remove hair from the body. Whether you’re wanting to cut down on shaving or waxing or you’re just looking for a more permanent way to get rid of hair on your body, this treatment offers it all.


If you'd like to book an in-person consultation for laser hair removal, please contact our clinic to speak with one of our laser specialists at Euro Charm Skincare & Body Clinic. We look forward to helping you achieve your desired results!