LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Laser Hair Removal treatments have the following benefits:
- Effective reduction of hair on the face and body
- Improved patient comfort
- Excellent results for a wide range of skin and hair types
- Fast treatments even on large areas (legs, chest and back)
What is Laser Hair Removal
If unwanted facial or body hair is embarrassing for you, and holding you back, a permanent hair reduction procedure can offer a quick, safe and long-lasting solution.
The Icon™ Aesthetic System enables you to provide a comprehensive suite of the most popular treatments and achieve better, more consistent results. Shaving, waxing, plucking or using chemicals can be messy, painful, as well as time consuming. And even more key, they often don’t last. To provide the best laser hair removal, Skin2 uses specific wavelengths of light from its Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System to eliminate unwanted hair at the follicle level, which helps prevent it from growing back.
The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System helps to make life easier for you. And that’s why for many people in greater Vancouver, laser hair removal is one of area’s most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures. This quick, comfortable treatment can reduce hair growth in targeted areas, including the face, arms, underarms, back, bikini area, lower abdomen and legs.
How it Works
The Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System is the next generation of platform technology, with high peak powers, state of the art cooling, built in calibration, and the Skintel™ reader – the only FDA-cleared melanin reader. The Palomar Icon™ system provides fast treatments with excellent outcomes and user experience. Building on two decades of unparalleled investments in developing light-based systems for aesthetic providers, the Palomar Icon™ system redefines the standard of light-based cosmetic and dermatologic care by introducing several new enhancements designed to help improve clinical outcomes and treatment satisfaction.
Skintel™ determines the average melanin density of the skin in a quantitative manner prior to energy-based aesthetic treatments, such as hair removal or skin revitalization. Understanding how much melanin is in the skin helps the practitioner better choose treatment settings for superior results, while minimizing the risk of over-treatment.
Until now, aesthetic treatment providers have primarily relied on old, fairly subjective tools to determine a client’s skin type, including the traditional Fitzpatrick Skin Type evaluation, observations of the patient’s skin, and the patient’s account of recent sun exposure. With Skintel™, there is no more guessing.
Common Issues Treated
Treatments can be applied to various areas of the face and body. You can remove and reduce hair on practically every part of the body:
- Bikini line
- Face/upper lip
- Nipple area
What to Expect
You can expect all of the hair in the treated region will be removed for at least a month or so. Now, there will be some regrowth, but it will be very fine at first. Most people notice a reduction in hair in after only one treatment. However, over time the hair does seem to return and we need to treat again. Over time, most people notice a permanent reduction in the amount of the hair in treated areas.
In terms of the length of time required for each treatment, that depends on the size of the area being treated. For example, an upper lip or chin can be done in only about two minutes. However, it might be as much as 30 minutes to treat a man’s entire back.
Now in terms of the number of treatments required to see results, that depends on a number of factors. It could take six, eight or even 10 treatments, depending on the color of the hair, the color of the skin and how thick the skin is in the area. We normally leave about a month, or sometimes two, between treatments.
As for what you can expect immediately after laser hair reduction treatment, this is the wonderful part. You can go back to work or whatever plans you have, right away. And this is not like a sunburn where you’ll be unhappy all night. The discomfort disappears as soon as the laser finishes. And numerous patients have stated that the laser is much less painful than waxing. Patients do need to avoid sun exposure for about two weeks after treatments.
Are these treatments painful?
There is no pain during recovery, and patients typically say it is less painful than waxing.
How much downtime is there?
After receiving a non-invasive hair removal laser treatment, patients can return to work, school and their normal routines right away.
How well does it work?
The best part is that the results last much longer than waxing. There should be no re-growth for at least a month or so after the procedure, and when the hair does grow back, it is greatly reduced from what it was before. Most people do, however, need to return for some additional treatments in the future.
Does laser hair reduction work better on some patients than on others?
Yes. Laser hair reduction works best when there is a strong contrast between your hair color and the color of the surrounding skin. For this reason, the lighter your skin and the darker your hair, the better a candidate you are for laser hair reduction.