Questions about Laser Hair Removal in Edmonton

We put together the most common questions for laser hair removal that we get through the 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 laser treatment for permanent hair removal?

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 a higher session frequency if the area has a fast hair growth rate, like the beard for men and Bikini for women.


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 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 treatment.

Brand of Laser Machines For Laser Hair Removal

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 more 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!


Syneron Candela GentleMax Pro

GentleMax Pro, Like Elite+, also offers 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 Syneron is the price of consumables.


Fotona Dynamis

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.


Which one is the best for hair?

While all three are great, Elite+ stands out from the rest. Offering customizable and larger spot sizes 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 a 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 the 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 eliminate hair follicles on different skin types. Here are some impressive applications of lasers 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 their faces and legs. 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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