FAQ Laser Hair Removal

Commonly Asked Laser Hair Removal Questions.

How does hair removal work?

Highly controlled pulses of Intense light are selectively absorbed by hair follicles lying below the surface of the skin. The absorbed light heats and destroys the hair follicle, preventing regrowth from occurring and without damaging surrounding tissues. The hairs go through three different stages during their life cycle at different periods of time. The hair is most vulnerable to laser one of those stages which is why several treatments are required to assure the destruction of hair follicles.

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All areas of the body (legs, back, bikini line, face, neck, etc.) can be treated, except under the eyes.

What are the treatment sessions like?

Quick and easy! After your initial consultation, one of our hair removal technicians, will move a wand-like handpiece over your skin. The handpiece emits a light that disables the hair follicles. Most people perceive the light as a gentle “snapping” sensation. Once this is completed, all loose hair is wiped from your skin, and you are ready to go.

What are some side effects of the treatment?

Most people experience some mild redness and tenderness in the treated area shortly after treatment. This does not interfere with normal activities and usually subsides within a day. In some cases, the redness may last longer, but will still be mild and temporary. The treatment specialist can explain some other less-likely side effects to you.

Can all hair be treated?

Our state of the art Lightsheer Diode technology is customized according to your hair colour, skin colour, texture and body location. Any hair with at least some pigmentation in it (black, brown, red and even blond) can be treated effectively.

Is laser hair removal safe for all skin types?

Glamour Medi Spa located in Vancouver uses the most advanced hair removal system which is FDA and Canada Health approved for permanent reduction of hair in all skin types, including dark skinned African Americans and South Indian.

Skin Contact Cooling / Chill Tip – Pain Reduction

It is very important to protect the top layers of the skin from becoming too hot during a  hair removal treatment. It is more comfortable for clients especially during long treatments. The lightsheer diode exerts a cooling contact with the skin by the handpiece. When the tip of the hand piece is placed on the skin, it cools down the upper layer of the skin and protects it from getting too hot. This allows us to use higher energies at a safe level, and thus obtain better results.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits, depends on which area of the body you whish to have treated, the hair density and colour, and the hair growth cycle.Since some hair follicles enter the growth cycle after the treatment, three or four treatments may be required to deliver optimal results. As opposed to other hair removal methods, Laser does not cause the hair to grow back thicker, darker, and quicker. Rather the opposite effect may occur. Hair may grow back thinner, lighter, and much slower. Cost of hair removal is based on the area being treated and the density of hair, so it is completely individual.