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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal In Edmonton Complete Guide

At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, we offer the latest in laser hair removal technology. Our state-of-the-art laser system is quick and easy, allowing you to experience smoother skin without the hassle of traditional waxing or shaving methods. Using an advanced form of light energy, our lasers are able to gently heat the hair follicles, which then permanently reduces their growth. With each session, you can expect to see a gradual reduction in the amount of unwanted hair on your body. Our prices are carefully set to consider the average Albertan’s budget. You can rest assured that you will receive the safest and most efficient laser hair removal treatment in Edmonton because medical professionals are always on-site.

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How does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser is a cosmetic procedure that uses pulsing beams of light to target and destroy the root of hair follicles. The treatment is most effective on dark hair and light skin but can also be used on other hair and skin types. The light energy is converted into heat, by the hair pigment, which damages the follicle and prevents future hair growth, this process is called selective Photothermolysis.

A typical laser treatment takes about 15-30 minutes, although the length of time will depend on the size of the area being treated. After a few treatments, most people see a significant reduction in hair growth. So if you’re looking for a way to get rid of unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be worth considering. There are several excellent machines for laser hair removal, including Lightsheer from Lumenis, and GentleMax Pro from Candela, but our favourites are Elite Pulse from Cynosude and Dynmais from Fotona.

Is Laser Hair Removal Worth the Cost?

Laser is a cost-effective and comfortable way to eliminate unwanted hair from any area of the body. It is particularly useful for those suffering from excessive or embarrassing facial or body hair and looking for more permanent results than shaving or waxing.

Men packages

Regular price Package Price
full back, full chest, upper shoulders, back of the neck $500 $400

Women packages

Regular price Package Price
chin, upper lip. underarms $195 $156
full face, underarm, half leg $445 $365
bikini, half-leg, underarm $365 $292
Brazilian, full leg, underarm $620 $498
Brazilian, underarm, half leg $470 $376

 

While the cost of laser treatments may seem high at first glance, when you consider how much time and money you’ll save on waxing, threading, plucking or electrolysis over an extended period, laser treatment can actually be of great value. Additionally, our clinics offer packages which can reduce the overall cost per session significantly, making it even more affordable in the long run.

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Laser Hair Removal Advantages

For many people, the idea of laser conjures up images of expensive spa treatments and Hollywood celebrities. However, this popular cosmetic procedure has several potential benefits that any person may enjoy. For example, lasers treat various medical conditions, such as unwanted hair growth due to hormone imbalances or certain medications. In addition, lasers can provide long-lasting results, with most patients seeing a significant reduction in hair growth after just a few treatments. And for those who are tired of traditional methods like shaving and waxing, the laser can be a welcome alternative. If you’re considering laser hair removal, consult with us to see if it’s right for you.

Laser Hair Removal Results

As not all hairs are in the active growth phase at once, results are gradual and patients may begin to notice a decrease in hair growth within several weeks of their first treatment session. Generally, six to eight treatments are needed for full clearance of unwanted hair, although this can vary depending on skin type, hair colour and thickness. After completing their series of treatments, many people can expect up to 95% permanent reduction in the treated area. It should also be noted that laser treatments only target actively growing hairs; if new hairs grow later on due to hormonal changes or other factors, additional treatments may be needed to maintain desired results.

Laser Hair Removal Results

As not all hairs are in the active growth phase at once, results are gradual and patients may begin to notice a decrease in hair growth within several weeks of their first treatment session. Generally, six to eight treatments are needed for full clearance of unwanted hair, although this can vary depending on skin type, hair colour and thickness. After completing their series of treatments, many people can expect up to 95% permanent reduction in the treated area. It should also be noted that laser treatments only target actively growing hairs; if new hairs grow later on due to hormonal changes or other factors, additional treatments may be needed to maintain desired results.

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Treatment Summary

Session time

Each session lasts 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the area treated.

Recovery time

For one to two hours, the skin will be tender and sensitive.

Session Numbers

Six to eight sessions, four to eight weeks apart.

Treatment results

After six sessions, patients have hair-free skin for 10 years.

Discomfort level

Mild to moderate, we recommend a local Emla cream and forced chilled air.
Price
Depending on the area, our laser hair removal prices range from $50 to $325 per session.

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

If you’re considering laser hair removal, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First of all, the treatment is most effective on people with dark hair and light skin. You may not be a good candidate for the treatment if you have blonde or red hair. Secondly, the treatment is most effective on people with small areas of unwanted hair. If you’re looking to get rid of back hair or a beard, laser hair removal may not be the best option for you. Finally, laser hair removal can be expensive, so you’ll need to be prepared to shell out some serious cash if you decide to go ahead with the treatment. But if you fit the criteria, laser hair removal could be a great way to get rid of unwanted hair for good.
The number of sessions needed for laser hair removal will depend on the individual’s hair growth cycle, the area being treated, and the hair and skin type. Typically, it takes multiple sessions to achieve optimal results, as the laser can only destroy hair that is in the active growth phase. As the hair growth cycle is different for everyone, it’s not possible to say exactly how many sessions will be needed.For most people, a series of 4-6 sessions are usually needed, usually 6-8 weeks apart. However, some people may require more or fewer sessions depending on the individual’s hair growth cycle, the area being treated, and the hair and skin type.It’s important to note that the hair follicles will be damaged at different stages of the growth cycle, so it may take multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. It’s also important to consult with a licensed professional to get a better idea of how many sessions will be needed for the specific area and hair type.
The most common risks associated with laser hair removal stem from potential skin damage caused by the intense heat of the laser beam. Oftentimes, this can lead to redness, itching, blistering or swelling of the treated area that may last several hours after the procedure. In some cases, patients may also experience hyperpigmentation (darkening) or hypopigmentation (lightening) in the affected area due to melanin production changes. Additionally, too much heat produced during treatment can cause burns on the skin which can be painful and difficult to heal.Although there are certain side effects associated with laser hair removal treatments, if performed correctly and under careful supervision, these risks can be minimized greatly, resulting in safe and effective outcomes for most people looking for long-term results when it comes to reducing body hair growth!
It’s normal to feel a little nervous before your appointment. After all, you’re entrusting someone with your appearance. But don’t worry – the team at our clinic is passionate about making you look and feel your best. During a laser hair removal appointment, the area will be cleaned, and a cool gel or topical anesthetic may be applied to the skin to help reduce any discomfort. The laser will then be directed at the hair follicles, emitting pulses of light that destroy the hair. The procedure usually takes between 15 minutes to an hour.The treatment may cause some discomfort or pain, similar to a rubber band snap. However, most people find the procedure to be relatively painless.It’s important to keep in mind that laser hair removal does not provide immediate results. The hair will gradually fall out over the next few weeks, and it may take several sessions to achieve optimal results.
After you’ve finally taken the plunge and got laser hair removal, you might wonder what the aftercare is. Well, never fear! It’s actually pretty simple. For the first 24 hours after your treatment, avoid hot showers, saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs. You should also avoid direct sunlight and sun exposure. After that, you can go back to your normal activities. However, it’s important to use sunscreen when you’re outdoors, as laser hair removal can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. In addition, avoid using any exfoliating products or scrubs for at least a week after treatment. And that’s it! You can keep your skin looking smooth and gorgeous with just a few simple steps.
To prepare for laser hair removal, it’s important to follow these steps:
  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning for at least four weeks before the treatment. This is because the laser targets the melanin in the hair, and a tan can make the treatment less effective and increase the risk of complications.
  • Shave the area to be treated before your appointment. This is because the laser targets the hair follicle, not the hair itself, so the hair should be as short as possible before the treatment.
  • Avoid waxing, plucking or electrolysis for six weeks before the treatment. This is because the laser targets the hair follicle, which is temporarily removed during these methods, making them ineffective.
  • Avoid using products that contain retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acids or benzoyl peroxide for two weeks before the treatment, as these products can cause sensitivity to the skin.
  • Let your practitioner know if you have a history of cold sores or herpes simplex infections, as laser hair removal may trigger outbreaks.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to the appointment, as the area being treated may be sensitive after the procedure.
  • It’s also important to consult with a licensed professional to see if laser hair removal is the right option for you, as the preparation and treatment may vary depending on the individual’s hair and skin type.

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Which medications might make my skin more sensitive to laser treatments?

Several medications can make your skin more sensitive to laser treatments. Retinoids, certain antibiotics, and oral contraceptives are examples. If you are taking any of these medications, inform your esthetician before receiving laser treatment. Furthermore, it is always a good idea to test a small skin area before a full treatment.

Laser compared to waxing

Laser hair removal and waxing are two popular methods of hair removal. The laser uses a concentrated beam of light to target the hair follicle selectively, while waxing removes hair from the root by applying a sticky wax to the skin. Laser tends to be more effective and longer lasting. In addition, laser hair removal is generally more comfortable than waxing, with fewer side effects. For these reasons, the laser is generally considered the superior option for removing unwanted hair.

Can I wax before undergoing laser hair removal?

No, waxing removes the entire hair, including the root, making laser hair removal impossible and plucking, waxing, and bleaching the hair six weeks before treatment is discouraged. The hair’s root and pigment must be preserved for the laser treatment to be effective. You must shave the treatment area the day or night before your appointment.

Is Laser Effective in Blond Hair Removal

Unfortunately, the laser does not work on blond hair. This is because the treatment relies on targeting the pigment in hair follicles. Because blond hair has very little pigment, the laser cannot identify and destroy the follicle. As a result, laser hair removal is only effective for people with dark hair. However, other hair removal treatments, such as electrolysis or intense pulsed light therapy, may be effective for people with blond hair.

Which medications might make my skin more sensitive to laser treatments?

Several medications can make your skin more sensitive to laser treatments. Retinoids, certain antibiotics, and oral contraceptives are examples. If you are taking any of these medications, inform your esthetician before receiving laser treatment. Furthermore, it is always a good idea to test a small skin area before a full treatment.

Can I wax before undergoing laser hair removal?

No, waxing removes the entire hair, including the root, making laser hair removal impossible and plucking, waxing, and bleaching the hair six weeks before treatment is discouraged. The hair’s root and pigment must be preserved for the laser treatment to be effective. You must shave the treatment area the day or night before your appointment.

Laser compared to waxing

Laser hair removal and waxing are two popular methods of hair removal. The laser uses a concentrated beam of light to target the hair follicle selectively, while waxing removes hair from the root by applying a sticky wax to the skin. Laser tends to be more effective and longer lasting. In addition, laser hair removal is generally more comfortable than waxing, with fewer side effects. For these reasons, the laser is generally considered the superior option for removing unwanted hair.

Is Laser Effective in Blond Hair Removal

Unfortunately, the laser does not work on blond hair. This is because the treatment relies on targeting the pigment in hair follicles. Because blond hair has very little pigment, the laser cannot identify and destroy the follicle. As a result, laser hair removal is only effective for people with dark hair. However, other hair removal treatments, such as electrolysis or intense pulsed light therapy, may be effective for people with blond hair.

Laser Hair Removal at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre

Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre offers the latest laser hair removal technology in Edmonton to help you achieve smooth, flawless skin. Our practitioners are specially trained in providing laser hair removal treatments using the most up-to-date equipment. We understand that every patient is different; therefore they customize each treatment plan based on individual needs. The centre possesses a wealth of experience and expertise, as well as state-of-the-art equipment and techniques that make laser hair removal safe, effective, and long-lasting.
So why wait? Book a consultation today and get started on the road to hair-free freedom. We offer safe and professional to cover all body parts such as facial, full legs, Bikini and Brazilian.

Laser Hair Removal Price list

Area

One session

Package of three sessions

Abdomen

$75

$191

Arms Full

$200

$510

Arms Half

$120

$306

Back and Chest

$400

$1,020

Back or Chest

$250

$638

Bikini

$95

$242

Brazilian

$200

$510

Bum

$200

$510

Ear

$50

$128

Full Face

$175

$446

Hand

$50

$128

Leg Full

$325

$829

Leg Half

$175

$446

Men’s Cheek

$75

$191

Neck and Side Burns

$175

$446

Neck

$100

$255

Side Burns

$75

$191

Underarms

$95

$242

Upper Lip and Cheek

$100

$255

Upper Lip or Chin

$50

$128

 

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