Laser Hair Removal north vancouver
What if you didn't have to shave, wax, or tweeze again? With laser hair removal, thats a reality!
We make sure you get the best laser hair removal results in North Vancouver guaranteed!
Thanks to our state of the art hair removal equipment, both ladies and gentlemen can now eliminate unwanted facial and body hair rapidly, safely, effectively, and pain-free with our new laser hair removal methods!
We offer a free 30 minute consultation for laser hair removal to help you explore the most effective options of hair removal for you!
Understanding Laser Hair Removal
You may be surprised to learn that virtually your entire body is covered with hair. Because most of this hair is fine and pale, it usually isn’t visible to the naked eye. However, when darker, coarser hair appears in places which make you uncomfortable, it may be time to consider laser hair removal with LightSheer DUET. Before laser hair removal, strategies for unwanted hair always had been plucking, shaving, waxing, electrolysis, or chemical depilatories. Some are painful. Some are messy, and almost all are only temporary. Laser hair removal is a more effective solution. The laser hair removal with LightSheer DUET uses state-of-the-art diode lasers with vacuum-assist technology to remove unwanted hair and with greater speed and comfort than other methods. Contact us at (604) 971-2295 for more information and to book your free consultation!
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Lasers hair removal is useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, chin, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas.
Benefits of laser hair removal include:
Precision. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
Speed. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
Predictability. Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.
How To Prepare For Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is more than just ''zapping'' unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and carries potential risks. If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That's because the laser targets the hairs' roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking. You should also avoid sun exposure (tan) for four to six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely, also potentially damaging your skin further!
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal
Just before the laser hair removal procedure, your hair that will be undergoing treatment will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin surface. Usually topical numbing medicine is applied 20- 30 minutes before the laser procedure, to help with the sting of the laser pulses. The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the colour, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin colour.
Depending on the laser or light source used, you and our technician will need to wear appropriate eye protection. It will also be necessary to protect the outer layers of your skin with a cold gel or special cooling device. This will help the laser light penetrate the skin.
Next, the technician will give a pulse of light to the treatment area and watch the area for several minutes to make sure the best settings were used and to check for bad reactions.
When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort. You may schedule your next treatment four to six weeks later. You'll get treatments until hair stops growing.
Laser Hair Removal Recovery and Risks
For a day or two afterward, the treated area of your skin will look and feel like it's sunburned. Our cool compresses and daily moisturizers will help. If your face was treated, you can wear makeup the next day unless your skin is blistering.
About LightSheer® Duet™
A compact and reliable 800 nm diode laser platform for high speed permanent hair reduction. The LightSheer Duet Laser Hair Removal offers two distinct laser hair removal systems in one versatile platform:
The popular LightSheer ET and the high speed LightSheer HS.
The High Speed LightSheer DUET is a laser that produces a larger beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted is well absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles. During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, allowing the hair to absorb the light and heat up. As it heats up, the hair shaft and bulb are damaged which significantly impedes its ability to re-grow. And with the large spot size, the process treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously, making the treatment much faster than traditional laser hair removal alternatives. The LightSheer DUET offers your physician two handpiece choices depending on your needs. The LightSheer High Speed handpiece uses breakthrough vacuum assisted technology in combination with diode laser light to allow rapid and comfortable treatment of large areas. A back or legs can now be treated in 15 to 20 minutes, without the need for topical numbing creams. The LightSheer DUET also offers your physician the gold standard LightSheer ET™ handpiece with ChillTip® cooling for smaller areas. The LightSheer DUET allows your physician to truly customize treatment for your hair type, skin type and lifestyle
LightSheer is designed for those who desire fast and comfortable laser hair removal treatments anywhere on the body.
Data source: Beth Haney, NP; Christine Dierickx, MD; Mitchel Goldman, MD
Patients will prefer high speed hair removal with LightSheer Duet over other options, proactively seek out and select
practices offering this treatment and technology. Patients will do so for the following benefits:
Faster treatments save precious time, ease scheduling
Comfortable treatments encourage treatment completion
Completed treatment cycle improves results, satisfaction
Larger treatments may even become more affordable
“Patients will love it. Nurses will too. I recently treated a large gentleman’s back and in the 20 minutes it took to treat him,
he was practically falling asleep – the treatment was that comfortable.” – Christine Dierickx, MD (Dermatologist, Belgium
About LightSheer Duet Laser Treatment
The appearance of the treated area immediately following treatment will vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of the procedure and the skin type. Side effects are rare and, if they do occur, are typically minor. They may include redness and swelling around the hair follicle, which are, in fact, positive clinical results and indicate that the follicle has responded to treatment. Most people return to normal activity right away. Our practice is pleased to offer the High Speed LightSheer DUET for permanent hair reduction with exciting speed and amazing comfort. Ask your physician to tell you more about your treatment, possible side-effects and what results you can expect during your consultation.
"The fact that new technologies often choose LightSheer as the basis for comparison emphasizes that it’s such a trusted
and popular device.” Shlomit Halachmi, M.D., Ph.D.
“This significantly larger spot, among other things, is what makes the HS handpiece stand out. This translates into a reduction in treatment time of up to 75%, which has numerous, obvious benefits as long as the safety and efficacy are there.” E. Victor Ross, M.D.
"The science behind the HS handpiece allows for successful treatment at a lower fluence, thereby conferring hair removal efficacy similar to that of other lasers, but with much lower levels of discomfort during treatment." Omar A. Ibrahimi, M.D., Ph.D.
"I've used several laser hair removal devices in my practice...LightSheer remains the 'gold standard' because it is the most effective for targeting unwanted hair. Effectiveness, long lasting results, satisfied patients...all add up to repeat business and positive referrals." Beth Haney, NP
"Patients will love it. Nurses will love it...I recently treated a large gentleman's back and in the 20 minutes it took to threat him, he was practically falling asleep - the treatment was that comfortable." Christine Dierickx, MD
"The new LightSheer DUET is extremely well tolerated by patients. My hair removal nurse likes the single pulsing for treatment speed and patient comfort. My expectation is the LightSher diode will perform better as it penetrates deeper...This system is definitely worth pursuing." Girsh Munavalli, MD
"I had my back treated with the new High Speed system in 15 minutes. Normally, this would take about an hour to do, so the time savings alone is significant. ... i think it's a winner." Mitch Goldman, MD