Laser Hair Removal in Edmonton
There is one reason you landed on our website, it is because you are interested in Laser Hair removal in Edmonton. in other words, you want to stop shaving day after day. Let us get one chore out of your daily routine once and for all using Laser Hair Removal in Edmonton.
Yes, But Laser Hair Removal might be expensive!
Lots of people are concerned about the cost of laser. However, the video below will explain why it makes sense financially to do skin laser to remove the hair rather than shaving or using epilation products
Laser Permanent Effect
Permanent hair removal is the trend as this technology provides more efficacy and safety. Whether it is facial hair, upper lip, body hairs, Brazilian or Bikini in Edmonton, we are at your service. If you are male or female or prefer no gender specification, we are here to help you. We have the best Laser machines in Edmonton with qualified medical laser staff.
What is Laser?
Any Laser is a focused beam of light energy, that usually travels until it finds a material that absorbs it, we call this material a chromophore (This means a material that loves the colors). Different laser wavelengths have different chromophores, Moreover, a chromophore turns the light energy into heat.
How does Laser removal of unwanted hair in Edmonton work?
With hair follicoles removal, the technician o uses an intense light on the skin in form of laser. It’s painless and will require no effort on your part. The light is designed to heat hair follicle without damaging the surrounding tissue. The unwanted hair doesn’t fall out immediately but will shed over a week or two.
“This is semi-permanent removal,” said Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D. in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Alberta. He is the owner and primary service provider at Albany Laser & Cosmetic Center in Edmonton, Alberta. “While some hair can grow back eventually, it’s usually thinner and takes a long time.”
Because hair grows at different rates and times, patients often return for several treatments under the removal lasers. After a few treatments, the area in question will be hair free and remain that way for a long time or forever. The biggest factor affecting hair regrowth is hormones.
We have different hair color because of the different pigment in the hair follicles, Melanin, which works as a chromophore. Therefore, different hair colors absorb laser differently. Black hair has special melanin that takes lots of laser light and makes into heat that destroys the hair. Therefore, we cannot use LHR for grey and blond hair. Moreover, it is risky for people with darker skin (Fitzpatrick class V and VI)
Do all lasers work for hair removal?
No, only lasers with a specific wavelength are useful in this specific treatment. Other wavelengths can be used for skin care, skin resurfacing, acne scars, rolling scars and smoothing the surface of the skin
Laser machines for permanent hair removal Are Different
Do not trust shady beauty salons running unreliable Laser practice because you want to cut cost. Remember your skin is the largest organ in your body, so protect it. Albany Laser and Cosmetic Centre and medical spa provide innovative and safe med-aesthetic systems. Albany Cosmetic and laser center in Edmonton offer long-lasting results with minimal to no discomfort in a few treatments sessions.
The machines use a pulse laser to eliminate hair growth. The light emitted from a laser is applied to the skin. “It sounds painful, but it’s not,” said Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D. of Pharmacy and the doctor at Albany Laser and Cosmetic Center in Edmonton, Canada. “The light is very fast and very mild. It’s also so targeted to the hair follicles it’s aiming for that nearby nerve endings don’t register anything.”
Laser light is absorbed by the melanin in the hair. This, in turn, heats up the hair follicles, the tiny tubes in which hair grows. The heat damages the follicles, stopping growth for a period. It usually requires several initial sessions to remove the hair, then maintenance sessions will keep the hair away. Hair doesn’t fall out immediately. Instead, it stops growing and then is shed naturally. The hair will then not grow back quickly,. Moreover, it is important to point out that this laser treatement is effectively on people with light skin and dark hair.
Our top-of-the-line Elite+ dual wavelength system (Alexandrite 755 nm and Nd: YAG 1064 nm) allows us to provide personalized, precise treatments that achieve effective, permanent results, regardless of skin types and skin tone
Spot sizes and efficiency of the laser
We have all spot sizes to help fast coverage for large areas such as back and chest hair, and the small spot sizes for precise and delicate areas such as Brazilian and Bikini.
What parts of my body can I get laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal works almost everywhere that you have hair.
- Full face - If you have unwanted facial hair, it can be gently and permanently removed.
- Bikini line - No more waxing and shaving every summer to get into a swimsuit.
- Back - Men can get rid of back hair easily and permanently.
- Upper lip - Get rid of that shadow mustache with laser light.
- Chin - No more embarrassing hairs on your chin
How long does the treatment by laser take?
Several factors determine the duration of treatment. It can be slow or swift, provided it is appropriate for our your skin type. The topography and size of the treated part affect the duration of a session. However, the backs and legs take about an hour, while ear tops and upper may need 9 to 10 minutes. Underarms and neck may take up to 20 minutes.
Some suggestions for before your procedure
Here are a few suggestions that you should follow before you have your laser hair removal procedure:
- Avoid the sun for a few weeks prior to the procedure. Dr. Kamal will tell you how long. Also, this isn’t as much of a concern in Edmonton as it might be in Miami. Use a sunscreen if you do go out as that will help your skin from tanning.
- Don’t self-tanner or use a tanning bed. As was said, light skin and dark hair work best, so keep your skin as light as possible.
- Don’t use other hair removal treatments. Waxing, depilatories, plucking, and other methods can irritate the skin. You won’t want to use them use them before a laser treatment.
- Blood-thinning medications might be a concern. Tell the doctor about any blood-thinning medications you’re using, including aspirin.
- Shave the treatment area. Shaving the treatment area will keep all the existing hair below the skin. This prevents the hair, that will burn during the procedure, from damaging the skin.
After treatment care
The targeted area will be hypersensitive after the procedure, so avoid steam rooms, swimming pool, hot showers, saunas, and exercise for approximately 2 days.
Do not expose the treated part to direct sunlight. Avoid using thick creams or perfumed products for two days. If you performed LHR on your legs, do not put on tight clothes for approximately 48hrs, as the clothing may aggravate newly treated skin.
All these may cause the treated part of the skin to become inflamed or irritated. It is vital you adhere to these safety guidelines to protect your skin.
What is the cost of laser hair removal?
The cost varies and is contingent on the complexity and size of the treatment area. The price for a particular area ranges between $50 and $350. We offer cost-effective combo packages pricing so you can actualize your goal of being hair-free. Other factors include:
The Brand of the laser machines, The time required for each procedure, The location of the treatment, The Number of LHR session required
Hair grows in different phases, and we should apply the laser in a specific phase for maximum efficacy. therefore, we need to space the session away from each other according to the body area
Is laser hair removal treatment worth it?
In contrast to shaving and waxing, laser hair removal is a more permanent alternative. After 4-6 sessions, the hair growth rate reduces and will no longer need to wax or shave them, saving you a lot of money.
Why choose Albany laser for your permanent Hair Reduction
We understand that there are lots of options on the market. Almost every spa, nail salon, and hairdresser have an IPL (intense pulsed light) or laser machine in the back room offering cheap laser treatment. But be careful. Most of these machines and location do not have the approval of Health Canada.
Additionally, most of these outlets lack trained staff to use the machines in a safe and professional way to guarantee the best results. Our staff has over 25 years of cumulative medical laser experience, and our satisfaction rate speaks for us.
Your Skin is important
Do not trust your skin and beauty to anyone as you deserve the best. We are proud of providing Edmontonians with the best laser machine qualities and the most excellent medical laser team. We use the Elite+ Laser from Cynosure, the gold standard for Laser hair removal. Moreover, the machine also offers skin rejuvenation, dark spots, ingrown hair, laser surfacing and stimulate collagen.
The Elite+ Laser from Cynosure produces two wavelengths to fit skin types I-V and also comes with Zimmer to make the process as seamless as possible. It is important to know that this treatment is contraindicated with raised scars or active infection. Treated areas might experience some side effects such as redness and itchiness. Make sure to protect your treated skin from sun exposure. Moreover, clients should stop using some topical treatments, such as salicylic acid, at least one week before the treatment.
We also have the best freezing cream, patent waiting, to freeze the sensitive area of your skin. All our team members have long-standing experience with a wide range of laser treatment, so we assure you of your safety with us.