How does Permanent Hair Removal Work?

At the Advanced Skin Care Clinic, we use an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) hair removal system that can be used on all body parts excluding areas around the eyes but including the face, back, arms, bikini, legs, and chest.

IPL hair removal offers a permanent solution to unwanted hair by emitting pulses of intense light into the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles and converted to heat, that heat disables the follicular cells that are responsible for the growth of new hair.

Does permanent laser hair removal hurt?

Compared to traditional waxing treatments that rip hair from the skin, most patients find laser hair removal to be far more comfortable. Sometimes described as a sensation similar to the snapping of a rubber band to the skin any discomfort from laser hair removal is quick.

What are the benefits of permanent laser hair removal?

Larger areas may be treated using IPL than with electrolysis, waxing, threading or tweezing. It combines the speed of shaving with the lasting results promised only by IPL and lasers. IPL is effective on almost any area of the body where smoother, younger, hair-free skin is desired.

How many permanent hair laser removal treatments will I need?

Generally, patients need 6 to 8 IPL hair removal treatments to achieve their results. Treatment results will vary from patient to patient depending on skin and hair color.

Is permanent laser hair removal right for me?

To find out if our Edmonton laser hair removal is right for you, contact the Advanced Skin Care Clinic to set up a complimentary and personalized consultation.