A Brief Guide to Laser Hair Removal

For many people in Calgary, laser hair removal offers the perfect solution for getting rid of unwanted hair on the face, neck, arms, back and bikini area.


As one of the most common cosmetic procedures at Calgary Vein & Laser, we have worked with both men and women to help them achieve the hair-free results they desire.


Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

With beach season approaching, hair removal will soon become a daily or weekly burden. But hair removal doesn’t have to be such a hassle anymore.


Although more expensive than waxing or shaving at the outset, the results last for months and, in some cases, years. That can save you a lot of time and money in the long-run.


Other benefits include:

  • Quick treatments
  • No ingrown hairs
  • Fewer skin irritations

How Much Does a Treatment Cost?

The cost of laser hair removal varies depending on the size of the area being treated.


The coarseness of the hair, your gender and hormones, and underlying health conditions all play a role in how many sessions are necessary for complete hair removal.


To view our pricing at Calgary Vein & Laser, visit our laser hair removal webpage.


Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

Since the laser targets hair at its roots, avoid plucking or waxing six weeks before treatment.


Sun exposure will make the laser less effective, so it’s best to avoid it six weeks before and after treatments.


What to Expect During Treatment

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that requires specialized training to perform. So make sure you ask for the credentials of the person doing your treatment.


Many people describe laser treatments as being similar to an elastic band snapping against the skin, while others describe it as being similar to hot stone massage.


Laser hair removal is not 100 percent permanent, but has a 50 to 95 percent reduction in hair re-growth. After your initial treatment, you may find some fine hairs grow back which are easily removed with additional treatments.


Recovery after Laser Hair Removal

Your skin will feel a little like you have a sunburn right after treatment. Cold compresses and moisturisers provide some relief.


The sun can also cause discolouration of the treated area. So if you can’t avoid being outdoors, ensure you wear plenty of sunscreen.


Finding a Laser Hair Removal Clinic in Calgary

At Calgary Vein & Laser, our highly-skilled team provides up-to-date aesthetic care in our state-of-the-art clinic. Our vein clinic in Calgary is also extremely effective in helping clients with painful venous diseases.


To find out more about our services or to see if laser hair removal is right for you, book a consultation today!

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