Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Shaving, tweezing, and waxing… not required! Illuminate Skin Therapies laser treatments technology uses Fotona’s Nd: Yag 1064 nm wavelength to beam highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorbs the light and destroys the hair. No more awkward moments with your leg up on the shower wall! We provide hair removal services for the bikini (offering Brazilian), the face (cheeks, chin, upper lip), underarms, legs, back, shoulders, stomach, and chest. Laser hair removal will be most effective with 5-10 treatments depending on the area being treated, with no downtime at all.

Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Yes, Laser hair removal does work, but it does take multiple treatments.

The technology used for laser hair removal is called selective photo thermolysis. There is a specific chromophore (colour-bearing target) that absorbs the laser light energy. The result of this absorption is the destruction of the melanin in the hair and the tissue it occupies while the surrounding tissue stays intact.

The end result is that the hair dies and doesn’t grow back. The specific timing of the laser treatment with the growth cycle of the hair itself determines the efficacy of the treatment. This is why multiple treatments are needed.

Is Laser Hair Removal forever?

Hair removal from a destroyed hair follicle is permanent. However, people who undergo hair removal can expect that some hair in the targeted area will grow back. Laser hair removal works by emitting light energy which destroys the hair follicle and effectively stops the hair from growing.

If the follicle is only damaged, but not destroyed the hair may grow back and in this case, most people find the hair is lighter and less noticeable than it was before. It can be difficult to destroy every single hair follicle, so most people will see some hair regrowth. Additionally, some hair follicles may be dormant at the time of treatment and may become activated by the thermal energy of the laser, or due to changes to the body and hormones over time. For this reason, it is recommended to book an appointment for hair removal following your completed sessions every year to 5 years to target any follicles that were not fully destroyed within your initial services.

What do I need to do before my laser appointment in preparation?

The laser technicians at Illuminate are well trained and can answer any questions that you might have. We want you to have the best experience possible.

Prior to your appointment, please arrive with the area you wish to have treated fully shaved; waxing, tweezing, and/or sugaring should be avoided in the area for at least 6 weeks.

Please leave the laser hair removal treatment area free of creams, lotions, and oils prior to service. The area to be treated should be free of sunburn or visible tan and direct sun exposure to the area should be avoided prior to your service for 2-4 weeks. Please discontinue the use of any photo-sensitizing medications 1 week prior to your treatment. Excessive heat and physical activity should be avoided for 24 hours, and it is encouraged to shower prior to your service and to schedule your day accordingly. It is encouraged to avoid tight-fitting clothing or clothing that may be abrasive to the area to avoid discomfort following your service.

Natural Treatments And Skin Care Solutions

Our Illuminate treatments and products are science and technology-based and holistically and organically derived. We are committed to the highest delivery of healthy skin using non-invasive, supportive, and effective methods. Our treatments remedy, refine, heal, and elevate and our line of skincare products enhance care by bringing skin to homeostasis. Utilized together or alone, the Illuminate Skin Treatments and Skincare will provide a healthy, glowing, vital complexion.

 

Full Service Skin Care Tailored For You

Full Service Skin Care Tailored For You

Illuminate Skin Therapies is committed to providing elevated and accessible skincare solutions with two locations to serve Calgary and the area. Our beautiful, welcoming, and relaxing skin wellness centres boast state-of-the-art technologies, private consultation spaces, and a retail space of top-of-the-line skin care products to support our clients on their journey to vital, glowing skin. Book your Complimentary Consult at our Beltline or our West Springs location today.

Illuminate Your Skin

Illuminate Skin Therapies creates strategic, compassionate skincare solutions. Our technicians are highly trained and empathetic, delivering therapeutic care with the support of products and services that are consciously created using premium ingredients and innovative techniques. Illuminate is committed to delivering high-performance results, which are reliable and cumulative due to consistent refinement and challenge to the conventional standard for beauty.

Our clinic uses only the most revolutionary Standard for technology advancements in Medical Aesthetics. Contact Us Today!

Call our Beltline location at 1-587-899-7546 and our West Springs location at 1-587-897-5952 to book your Complimentary Consult!

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