Vancouver's Best Laser Hair Removal

At Vancouver Laser Hair Removal, we strive to provide visitors with the most up to date and informative information available regarding Laser Hair Removal. There are constant advances in the field, and we know that as a consumer it can be quite confusing and even frustrating to wade through all of the available materials.

At it's core, Laser Hair Removal is an easy to understand treatment with fantanstic results, when properly administered. It's very important to know what you're getting yourself into, and to have a good understanding of what kind of results you should expect when you pay for Hair Removal.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light. The IPL is penetrated through a Safire crystal to target pigment in the hair follicles during the active stage of growth. For example, if you were to pluck out a hair and see a bulb on the end, that is a hair that is currently in the active stage of growth. The rest of the hairs are in the resting phase or they are getting ready to shed.

The IPL can target all types of hair except for blond, grey and red hair. It cannot target blond or grey because there is no pigment. Red hair is the same color as the light and therefore not able to be targeted.

Is Laser Hair Removal just for women?

No! Laser Hair Removal is an excellent choice for men. In fact, more and more men are turning to Laser Hair Removal as their prefered method of removing unwanted hair.

Why do I need more than one treatment?

During an average growth cycle approximately 10% – 20% of the hairs are in the active stage of growth. These are the hair follicles that are cauterized by the light during a treatment.

For approximately 2 weeks after your treatment the hairs will push their way out of the skin and fall out. During the course of the average 6 week growth cycle, all the hairs will grow back minus 10% – 20%. The hairs that do grow back are finer and lighter. When you return for your second treatment we repeat the process to target another 10% – 20% and so on etc… until all the hair is gone. The average person needs between 5-8 treatments to be hair free.

Will it work for me?

It is important to note that no machine can guarantee 100% permanent hair removal because there are so many things that affect hair growth such as hormones, pregnancy, certain medications, different stages in life etc… However with IPL we can offer a drastic hair reduction and in many cases all of the hair is completely removed. The hairs that are destroyed cannot come back, however we cannot control new hair growth that happens as a result of the aforementioned reasons like hormones, medication etc…