Laser Hair Removal
Experience the liberation from frequent shaving and the hassles of temporary hair removal methods. At Highland Salon & Medi Spa in Maple Ridge, we transform your skin, giving it a sleek, hair-free finish that lasts with IPL Laser Hair Removal.
About Laser Hair Removal
While traditional methods like shaving and depilatory creams provide fleeting results, and alternatives like waxing can be both painful and costly, our IPL Hair Removal offers an enduring and sophisticated solution to unwanted hair. The state-of-the-art IPL technology precisely targets the pigment in dark hair, with the emitted heat effectively neutralizing the hair follicle, ensuring reduced hair regrowth.
The Positive Results
Before Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a popular beauty treatment that can offer long-lasting results. If you’re considering laser hair removal, there are a few things you should do beforehand to ensure the best possible outcome.
First, it’s important to avoid sun exposure for at least four weeks before your treatment. This means staying out of the sun and using sunscreen whenever you go outside. You should also avoid waxing, tweezing, or using any other hair removal methods before your treatment. This is because these methods can disrupt the hair follicle, making it more difficult for the laser to target the hair.
Finally, it’s important to shave the treatment area before your appointment. Shaving helps to ensure that the laser can reach the hair follicle, making the treatment more effective. By following these simple tips, you can help make sure that your laser hair removal treatment here at Highland Salon and Medi Spa is a success.
After Laser Hair Removal
After laser hair removal, it is important to avoid sun exposure and to protect the treated area from the sun for at least four weeks. This means wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and avoiding direct sunlight as much as possible. It is also important to keep the treated area clean and dry, which means avoiding hot showers, saunas, and steam rooms.
You may notice some redness and swelling in the treated area. This is normal and should fade within a few hours. You may also experience some minor skin irritation, like itching or dryness. These side effects are usually mild and should go away on their own within a day or two. To help relieve any discomfort, you can try applying a cool compress to the treated area or taking an over-the-counter antihistamine. We recommend avoiding shaving, waxing, or tweezing in the treated area. If you’re ready to say goodbye to unwanted hair, call us today to book an appointment. We’ll help you achieve the smooth, flawless look you’ve always wanted. Book your appointment today.
While both methods use light to target hair follicles, traditional lasers use one wavelength of focused light, while IPL uses a broad spectrum. This allows IPL to target larger areas but may require more sessions than traditional lasers.
Most clients require multiple sessions, typically between 4 to 6, spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The exact number varies based on hair color, hair type, treatment area, and skin tone.
IPL laser hair removal significantly reduces hair growth. After a series of sessions, many clients experience permanent hair loss in the treated areas. However, occasional maintenance treatments might be required.
Most clients describe the sensation as a light snap of a rubber band against the skin. It’s generally more comfortable than waxing and the Venus Versa device often incorporates cooling features for added comfort.
Some individuals may experience temporary redness or swelling after the treatment, which typically subsides within a few hours. It’s essential to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen after treatment as the skin may be more sensitive.
Yes, you can shave between your treatments. In fact, it’s recommended to shave the treatment area a day before your session. However, avoid waxing or plucking as these methods remove the hair from the follicle, making the laser treatment less effective.