Are you looking for a better solution for unwanted hair? Calgary Vein & Laser offers permanent hair removal Calgary women trust with the LightSheer™ diode laser. Be sure to check out our hair removal price list.
As a woman, you may be surprised to learn that just about 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. In fact, you may be surprised to know that the largest number of hair follicles is actually on your forehead.
But when darker, coarser hair appears in places we don't like or expect - like on the face, neck, abdomen, breasts or arms - or prevents us from wearing a high-cut bathing suit, shorts or even a short skirt, it may be time to consider hair removal with the LightSheer™ diode laser.
Understanding Hair Removal
In the past, the usual remedies for unwanted hair were plucking, shaving, waxing or chemical depilatories. Some are painful, some are messy, and all are only temporary.
For long term hair removal, electrolysis is popular and effective but can be painful and slow. Hair by hair, an electric current passes through a needle to destroy the hair root’s ability to grow. It typically takes months or even years of regular visits—even for small areas like the upper lip. Risks include electrical shock, infection and pitting or scarring.
Faster & Less Painful than Electrolysis
Now there's a more effective solution, the new LightSheer™ diode laser, a state-of-the-art system specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, less painfully and more reliably than electrolysis.
Understanding Laser Treatment
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. Different types of lasers produce different colours of light. The colour of light produced by a particular laser is the key to its effect on hair follicles.
The light emitted by the LightSheer™ diode laser is absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling several follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair’s regrowth.
Importantly, the LightSheer™ special contact-cooling handpiece is perfect for a woman’s sensitive skin. It directs the laser energy to the hair root while protecting and cooling the surrounding skin.
What You Can Expect
The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. Because the laser tends to treat hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, more than 1 treatment may be required to disable hair follicles that subsequently enter this growth phase.
Laser treatment itself may cause a slight tingling sensation. Most patients tolerate the procedure well. But because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anaesthesia is always available.
The appearance of the treated area immediately after a laser session will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of treatment and skin type. Immediate after-effects, if any, are minor. They may include redness and swelling, which disappear in a short time. Most people return to normal activity right away. We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment and what you can expect during your consultation.
We’re Here to Help
LightSheer™ diode laser is the world’s most advanced treatment for effective removal of unwanted hair. This is great news for men and women who want to get rid of excess hair. Depending on your needs, most body areas can be treated with this state-of-the-art technology. Ask us about the LightSheer™ diode laser and how we can use it to remove unwanted hair.