Laser Hair Removal

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair by exposing the hair follicle to pulses of laser light.  The laser’s light is attracted to colour (melanin) in the hair, and uses heat to destroy the hair follicle and it’s blood supply, while at the same time protecting the surrounding tissue.  For this reason, the more contrast between the colour of the skin and the colour of the hair (dark hair/light skin), the more effective the treatment.

If anyone has ever told you that Laser Hair Removal is permanent and can be done in one treatment … they are lying to you! It takes an average of 6 treatments. Also, due to hormones and aging, not every hair can be destroyed.

Each hair grows in 3 different phases, therefore multiple treatments are required to destroy every follicle.

After the desired level of hair reduction is achieved, maintenance treatments are often needed once or twice per year, depending on the area.

Vikini

Meet our Laser: The Vikini High Performance Diode Laser Hair Removal System

How it Works
The Vikini is the next generation in laser hair removal. It delivers a rapid train of pulsed diode laser light at an 808nm wavelength; which has been proven to be optimal for laser hair removal. This allows for fast, effective, and comfortable results.

Benefits
The Vikini uses a continuous motion technique combined with rapid pulse repetition to create a shorter session time for patients. With the Vikini, you can treat a man’s back in under 10 minutes! Treatments are safer and more comfortable thanks to the integrated sapphire cooling tip. The customizable settings, including power and pulse modes, makes the Vikini safe and effective for a wide range of skin and hair types. This dynamic diode laser hair removal system is the perfect performance-oriented solution for your laser hair removal needs!

Diode Laser vs. Intense Pulsed Light

An Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) machine is not a laser. It has filtered light at a certain wavelength which imitates a laser. The IPL may effectively irritate the hair but will not destroy the hair follicle like a laser can. You will see more permanent hair reduction with a diode laser because it not only targets the hair follicle, but the blood supply to the hair follicle as well.

Who should refrain from laser hair removal?

  • People who have had unprotected sun exposure or used tanning beds in the last 4-6 weeks
  • Have blonde, grey, or white hair they want removed
  • Have used self-tanners in the last two weeks
  • Have waxed, plucked, used electrolysis, or used hair removal creams on the area being treated
  • Have a pacemaker or internal defibrillator
  • Have used Accutane within the last 6 months
  • Have a history of keloid scarring
  • Have any abnormal or undiagnosed pigmentation or autoimmune skin disorders such as vitiligo
  • Have non-intact skin (infection, psoriasis, eczema, rash of any kind) in the area being treated
  • Have had laser resurfacing in the area being treated within the last 3 months
  • Have poorly controlled diabetes
  • Ladies that are pregnant or nursing
  • Taking medication that may cause photosensitivity
  • Have had a chemical or mechanical peel on the area being treated within the last two weeks
  • Have had any injections or fillers in the area being treated within the last 2 weeks
  • Have tattoos on the area being treated

Pre-Treatment Guidelines

  • Shave the area being treated closely the day before your appointment. Continue to use shaving as your only method of hair removal in the area being treated during your laser hair removal treatment series

  • Avoid the sun!

  • Ladies, do not book your appointment when you are on your period, as this will make everything feel more painful!

  • On the day of the appointment, avoid perfumes, colognes, lotions, deodorants, and any other body products on the area being treated

  • You may choose to take Tylenol or Advil 30 mins before your appointment

  • *Note: You may use a topical anesthetic cream 30-60 minutes before the treatment, but most clients find it unnecessary with this laser. The Brazilian treatment area is where numbing cream is most commonly used. Zensa may be purchased from LA Laser & Spa ahead of time.

Post-Treatment Care

  • Treat the skin like you would a mild sunburn

  • Avoid any kind of heat to the area being treated over the next few days

  • Avoid exercise for a couple of days

  • Avoid the sun! Use a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher

  • Do not scrub, scratch, pick at, or use strong topical creams or harsh soaps

  • Do not shave until the skin has completely gone back to normal. The treated hairs will fall out in about a month.

  • If wearing makeup in the area, use mineral makeup

  • If any discomfort is present you may use Benadryl creams, cortisone creams, cooling masks, or creams with aloe vera, and if necessary Tylenol

  • *Note: Please call LA Laser & Spa at 780-232-0965 immediately if you have any complications!

Women's Price List

Treatment AreaSingle Treatment Price
Lip$50
Chin$70
Lip and Chin$110
Side Burns$70
Full Face$150
Neck$100
Feet and Toes$50
Chest$150
Areola$50
Abdomen$150
Stomach Line$50
Half Legs (Upper)$250
Half Legs (Lower)$200
Full Legs$350
Half Arms$80
Full Arms$100
Underarms$70
Bikini$80
Full Bikini$120
Brazilian$200
Buttocks$150
Lower Back$100

Men's Price List

Treatment AreaSingle Treatment Price
Head$200
Beard Line$150
Neck$100
Beard Line and Neck$230
Chest$200
Abdomen$200
Chest and Abdomen$300
Shoulders$100
Full Back$275
Half Back$200

Hours of Operation
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 1:30pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday: By Appointment Only

 

Missed Appointment and Cancellation Policy

Your appointment time has been reserve especially for you as a valued client. We understand that sometimes schedule adjustments are necessary; however, we respectfully request a minimum of 24 hours notice. Please understand that when you forget or cancel your appointment without giving adequate notice, we miss the opportunity to provide services to our other clients.

Cancellations or changes made with less than 24 hours notice will be charged 50% of the regular price of the reserved service amount. No-shows will be charged 75% of the regular price of the reserved service amount.

Thank you for understanding!

Please Note: Prices do not include GST and are subject to change. Accepted payment types include: cash, debit, cheque, or credit.

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