Questions about Laser Hair Treatment in Edmonton

We put together the most common questions we get through a free consultation with our clients daily. We believe this information is beneficial for you if this is your first time.



Is Laser hair treatment safe?

Yes, during the treatment, we apply a Contact Cooling System to the skin. The cold air stream protects the outer layer of the skin. When the laser beam is triggered, the light comes through a crystal window placed near your skin surface, to eliminate the heat that makes you feel a “pinch”.  Many people confirm that the procedure is very comfortable compared to electrolysis, waxing, and tweezing.

What is the maximum number of laser hair removal treatments?

This depends on several factors such as the targeted area, thickness, and density of the hair. You may require at least 4 to 6 treatments. Thick or coarse hair may take more time to treat, however, consultation with a skilled therapist will let you know what to expect.

How often do I need to come for the laser treatment for removal of the hair?

The number of laser sessions for laser depends on the skin and hair color characteristics. The best candidates for hair reduction by a laser are people with white skin and coarse black hair. We hit the hair follicle with the laser in a specific growth phase.

Therefore, and depending on the area, the laser sessions require an interval of 3-7 weeks. We can do higher session frequency if the area has fast hair growth rate, like the beard for men and Bikini for women.


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Is Laser Hair Treatment in Edmonton Permanent?

When the medical technician performs the procedure the right way, it is very effective for a lot of patients. Non-responders are those with white, grey, light blond or red hair. However, with Cynosure Elite+, many people have recorded 80-90% permanent hair reduction. Some candidates achieve 100% removal, while some don’t.

Is LHR in Edmonton a painful process?

During the procedure, several patients say the pain feels like the slapping a rubber band on your wrist. Others say it tickles although it depends on the area being treated. The only pain, if any, is during the procedure, which will not persist after the session. Some patients say the feeling after the treatment is that of mild sunburn.


Is Laser Hair Reduction for everyone in Edmonton?

The procedure will not work effectively on grey, light blond, white, light red hair. Avoid medications such as photosensitive drugs or Accutane during treatment.
Pregnant candidates, open wounds or skin cancer patients, and candidates under 15 are not eligible for any form of laser treatments.

Brand of Laser Machines

CynoSure Elite+

CynoSure Elite+ is a well-recognized and powerful aesthetic workstation. By implementing the latest technology of dual-wavelength of 755 nm and 1064 nm, the machine delivers diverse energies for faster and effective treatment. Not only has this workstation mastered hair removal, but it also provides wrinkle removal solutions!

The 1064nm provides permanent hair reduction solutions. This powerful laser even works well on darker skin. It is also effective for lighter hair colors, unlike the mighty 755nm which melanin absorbs easily. With this wavelength, you can achieve permanent hair reduction with only three treatments!

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Syneron Candela GentleMax Pro

GentleMax Pro, Like Elite+, also offer lesion removal. However, they also provide beard bump removal.

The company also comes with more extensive spot size options for optimal efficiency, including micro size. This smaller spot size helps treat nail fungus. The main problem with the Syneron is the price of consumables.

Lutronic Clarity

Like Elite+, Clarity comes with similar dual wavelength technology. This makes it multifunctional. The workstation is user-friendly too. However, the highest spot sizes from the company are 20mm.

This device comes with hybrid cooling technology. So you can be comfortable during the treatment session. Targeting technology also focuses on the intended part. This concentrates the energy for efficient results. [/expand]

Which one is the best for hair?

While all three are great, Elite+ stands out from the rest. Offering customizable and larger spot size with pulse adjustment, Elite+ is very convenient for the user. Additionally, the laser meets the specific needs of the patients with ease. Furthermore, the, laser is compatible with all skin types, and the results are exceptional.

This industry-leading brand is popular among researchers around the world. This is because of the credibility of its results. The effects last longer than expected with a minimum wavelength. It achieves permanent results via higher wavelength in just one session.

Maximum fluence per spot size is higher too. This is independent of pulse width and rep rate. While Clarity has a built-in cooling system, Elite+ offers one separately. So, the machine does not compromise the comfort of the patient.

Waxing or Laser Hair Removal

Meanwhile, it is important not to wax before laser treatment. While shaving won’t be an issue, waxing distorts the hair follicles. This affects the results of laser treatment.

Difference bеtwееn IPL and Lаѕеr

The main dіffеrеnсе between IPL and lаѕеrѕ іѕ іn the рhуѕісаl соmроѕіtіоn оf thе арраrаtuѕ. First, lаѕеr lіght іѕ соhеrеnt whereas IPL іѕ nоt. Thіѕ mеаnѕ that іn IPL, the lіght wаvеѕ саn іntеrfеrе wіth еасh оthеr аnd еіthеr іnсrеаѕе or dесrеаѕе thе роwеr оf thе wave.

On the other hand, the Laser light ѕtrеngth іѕ always the ѕаmе. Lаѕеr lіght іѕ аlѕо mоnосhrоmаtіс аnd collimated whereas IPL is not. This means Laser wavelengths аrе of thе ѕаmе frequency and trаvеl іn thе ѕаmе direction.

Therefore, thе рhуѕісаl соmроѕіtіоn of lаѕеrѕ means that іt іѕ nоt easy to trеаt a реrѕоn wіth varying hair colors; whereas IPL саn trеаt a vаrіеtу оf hаіr соlоrs. IPL hаѕ the роwеr tо реnеtrаtе tо various dерthѕ іntо thе ѕkіn because has it has multiple wаvеlеngths. However, Laѕеr’ѕ lіght has the same wаvеlеngths, allowing the Laser to only penetrate tо thе ѕаmе dерth with each bеаm. Hence Laser hаѕ tо bе аmеndеd for еасh hаіr соlоr; thіѕ саn bе іnсоnvеnіеnt for people wіth multi-colored hаіr.

Other Applications of Lasers

You may know laser is the most effective way to achieve lost-lasting hair removal. However, you may not know laser has other aesthetic applications. Laser machines such as the Cynosure Elite+ can do more than eliminating hair follicles on different skin types. Here are some impressive applications of laser for beauty and health purposes.

Facial and Leg Vein Treatment

The same laser used for hair is also suitable for facial and leg vein treatment. Have you ever seen veins showing underneath your facial and leg skin? The sight can disgust others and reduce a person’s self-worth and confidence levels. It’s like a network of estuaries forming a web as they dump water into the delta of a mighty river.

Many people are frustrated with red and blue veins on the face and leg. Instead of seeking treatment, they conceal the condition from the public.


But you don’t have to do that anymore. Lasers can also help treat this condition effectively and the results are outstanding. All you need is a tested laser hair removal machine and a competent physician to enjoy long-term results.

Benign Epidermal Pigmented Lesions Treatment

Don’t get confused by the scientific name. It refers to harmless lesions that appear on the skin of different parts of your body. However, it can become an aesthetic problem when it is on your face or another conspicuous body part.

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You may have tried many creams and skin treatment options, but most of these solutions only tackle the signs, not the underlying cause. Laser treatment can penetrate the skin to effect lasting correction of the problem.

Laser for skin rejuvenation and Photo-aged Skin

If your work requires being out and about, you probably have more than your fair share of sunlight. Sunlight is the source of life, the enabler of photosynthesis and the source of immunity-boosting vitamin-D. However, excessive exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause premature skin aging.

Sun-induced aging is also known as photo-aged skin, and it can leave your once vibrant and youthful skin dry, wrinkly and lackluster like that of an 80-year-old grandfather. But do you know laser treatment machines such as the Cynosure Elite+ can revitalize your skin and make it anew?

Working with two different combinations of lasers, Cynosure Elite+ can treat photo-aged skin and help skin tone and regain your shine once again with little or no side-effects. Whether you are in your mid-30s but look like 55 or concerned about the drastic rate of aging taking place on your skin, laser technology can help reverse the effect of sun damage on your skin.

Laser hair removal in Edmonton

The laser can be used also in combination with hydrafacial for skin resurfacing. Other laser technologies can be used for tattoo removal, body shaping, acne treatment, underarm whitening, acne scars, and women health issues


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Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center and Medical spa provide different treatment that fits everyone needs such as facial chemical peels, Botox injection, Jawline contouring, lip fillers for face reshape, microdermabrasioncarbon peel and hydrafacial 

results showed on our website vary from patient to patient. We cannot guarantee any results



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Is it FDA approved?

Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada approved it over a decade ago. The technology has gone through rigorous trails to guarantee efficacy and safety. All our laser therapists are skilled in carrying out the treatments. Before starting a procedure, we carry out a patch test to make sure the skin is safe.

Myths You Should Stop Believing

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There are many misconceptions on laser hair removal and its effect on patients, many of which are unfounded. When people hear laser, their mind races to some spy movie where the bad guys used a laser to terrorize their victims. But laser has several benign applications in medicine, industry, commerce and other aspects of our lives. Here are two common myths that have no basis.

Does Laser Exposure On the Genital Area Causes Infertility

There is this fear that laser treatment may interfere with fertility. Whether you are having laser exposure on your bikini line or other private areas of your body, the laser is safe. The laser machine only produces short pulses of energy which cannot penetrate the body deep enough to affect your reproductive glands. Also, LHR technology comprises light energy, a medium which lacks the strength to penetrate or breakdown body tissue.

Does Laser Causes Cancer

This is not true. The laser is light energy, and it is non-ionising like X-ray particles and other forms of radiation that travel deep into the body. Thus, laser cannot penetrate the body molecules to change DNA or cause cell mutations that could lead to cancer.

Laser hair reduction is an effective, safe and long-lasting solution to excessive hair growth, skin problems, and a wide range of other applications. The best part is that the procedure is affordable and readily available. [/expand]


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