Imagine the freedom of enjoying smooth skin, free of stubble, without the need to shave or wax. Laser Hair Removal can permanently destroy the hair follicles and their ability to grow hair where it is unwanted. Not all hair removal lasers work equally well. Medical-grade differs greatly from spa-grade and not all technology is suitable for every person. Having a basic understanding of how laser hair removal works and what to expect will save you money, time and possibly disappointment.
Women have been shaving their legs and underarms for decades. It’s a cumbersome chore that needs to be done fre-quently to avoid stubble. Feminine facial hair is even more cumbersome. It is common in certain ethnic groups and in-creases in most ethnicities after menopause. Hairy backs have never been considered attractive, but nowadays it seems that body hair in general is considered unsightly on men as well as women. In an era where all of us seem busier than ever, shaving is time-consuming and the cost of professional waxing can add up. Ingrown hairs that can result from ongoing shav-ing or waxing are unsightly and can even be painful. Imagine the freedom of enjoying smooth skin, free of stubble, without the need to shave or wax.
Laser Hair Removal can permanently destroy the hair follicles and their ability to grow hair where it is unwanted. Not all hair removal lasers work equally well. Medical-grade differs greatly from spa-grade and not all technology is suitable for every person. Having a basic understanding of how laser hair removal works and what to expect will save you money, time and possibly disappointment.
Hair removal treatments are done with either an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light machine) or various lasers, known as Alexandrites, ND Yags or Diodes. Each has its pros and cons, its advantages, risks and limitations. If you have ever been to Skinpossible’s website, or the clinic itself, you may be aware that Skinpossible has more technology than any other clinic in Calgary. Skin-possible has all of the above and all of our technology is tier-one within its class. Since lasers and light used for hair removal are looking beneath the surface of the skin for pigment in the hair follicle, not all technologies are suitable for darker skin-types or tanned skin due to the pigment in the skin itself. Depending on the thickness of the hair, the colour of the hair, the depth of the follicles, and how much natural pigment is in your skin, we choose the device that will work best for you.
Diodes are recognized to have the optimal depth of penetration and energy absorption to target hair follicles. Hair removal with diode lasers generally requires fewer treatments, but the Lightsheer goes beyond that:
Suitable for fair and dark skintypes: Lightsheer can safely and effectively treat all but the darkest skintypes.
Speed of Treatment: The surface area that each pulse covers with the Lightsheer’s high-speed integrated technology is huge by laser standards. People are busy, and the fact that we can treat an entire back or lower legs in only twenty-minutes makes it more convenient for our patients.
Comfort: If you’ve ever had laser hair removal you know it can be painful. The high-speed handpiece of the Lightsheer doesn’t hurt. Of course you can feel it, but most people do not find it uncomfortable!
Fotona Avalanche Frac3 ND Yag:
Expanded capabilities of Fotona’s new Avalanche Frac 3 ND Yag laser hair removal improves the efficacy, and unlike other ND Yag laser treatments which hurt, this treatment is completely pain-free. It is ideal for people from the Middle East and other dark skintypes because the wavelength penetrates deeply into the skin to target the deepest hair follicles while by-passing the natural pigment in the skin.
The BBL is a medical-grade IPL that provides integrated cooling during the treatment. This allows us to set aggressive perameters to seek out hair while keeping the epidermis safe. It’s more comfortable than most lasers and can effectively treat hair that would be missed by other lasers. It is the gold standard for seeing pigment which allows the BBL to target finer hair and a lighter colour of hair than any other technology. It is suitable for lighter skintypes.
If you would like to enjoy soft hair-free skin, free of stubble, razor bumps or ingrown hairs call and book your free consultation! 403.719.6523