Laser Hair Removal in Calgary
Unwanted hair is a common problem for both men and women. These problems can be a thing of the past when you choose Vive® Rejuvenation! We offer safe and effective laser hair removal technologies with the Excel HR laser from Cutera, for permanent results over all parts of the face and body. Our technology is gentle and safe enough to be used on a wide range of skin types and includes a cooling system that protects the surface of your skin to increase comfort. More effective than razors, waxing, and electrolysis, this procedure offers a permanent solution to an age-old problem. Our services give you a clean, well-kept appearance with touchable smooth skin while reducing time spent managing unwanted hair.
Constant shaving is tedious, painful, and expensive. At Vive® Rejuvenation, we use state-of-the-art laser technology to provide a lasting alternative to shaving the old-fashioned way!
Great For Men and Women!
Laser hair removal is a great way for both men and women to save time, money, and their skin. No more wasted time shaving before an event or money spent on shaving products. With this service, you can use the time spent shaving to have a more productive or relaxing day!
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Common Area to Perform Laser Hair Removal
- Bikini area
- Face or upper lip, chin and sideburns
Laser hair removal can be used in almost any area of the body. Our staff would be more than happy to help you remove hair where you need it gone.
How Does Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal, as the name suggests, uses a laser to remove hair. A laser is a concentrated beam of light, and different lasers are used for different skin pigments and types of hair.
The laser is designed to target the pigment of the hair follicles in the skin and damage them, inhibiting hair growth and leading to lasting hair removal. The laser technology targets hair follicles by contrasting hair follicles with the skin surrounding it. This is why early removal technology worked best on those with light skin and dark hair—that contrast made the targeting of hair follicles more accurate.
Today’s technology is much more adept on the full gamut of hair and skin type/tone, with the laser technology we use in our clinic representing the leading edge of that transformation.
How Many Treatments Will It Take?
The number of treatments is highly dependent on each patient’s skin, hair type, amount of hair, and location of hair, among others. On average, clients will have anywhere from six to nine or more treatments depending on their specific situation and goals. Treatments are spaced out according to the hair growth cycle of the treatment area; Face 6-8 weeks; Underarms and bikini 6-8 weeks; back and legs 8-10 weeks.
If you want to enjoy a hair free summer, you will need to start treatments before, in late fall or early winter.
After each session, we can reevaluate the treatment area and determine whether more treatments are needed.
Is There Any Down Time?
Typically, no. This process has no downtime for most patients, so you can resume normal activity as soon as you leave the clinic.
Our Laser Hair Removal Technology
At Vive®, we invest in the best possible equipment for our patients, which results in fewer treatments and a more enjoyable experience overall. The Excel® HR, for example, combines a high-power Alexandrite laser and Cutera’s proven long-pulse Nd:YAG laser for safe, effective high-volume hair removal on all skin types. It represents the cutting edge of laser technology, now effective for all skin types. Our powerful laser demonstrates world-class performance on all skin types and tones. Its unique design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling factors allow for extremely effective, safe and permanent results.
Am I a Candidate?
If you have hair that you want gone, you’re likely a candidate for laser hair removal. In the past, hair removal technology wasn’t great for those with darker skin or lighter hair, but improvements have made this process a possibility for almost everyone.
While most can have laser hair treatments with no issue, there are still those who may need special consideration or are generally not advised to get the procedure. Some of those clients include:
- People with certain skin conditions, rash or infection
- People taking certain photosensitive medications
- People who are pregnant or breastfeeding
If you aren’t sure if you fall into these categories, a consultation with our team will help determine whether this process is right for you.
What Does The Treatment Look Like?
This treatment is relatively simple, only requiring our hair removal technology and protective goggles. Prior to treatment, we will ask that you closely shave the desired area the night before you come in. That will make it easier to target the hair follicles in the skin. It is important that you do not wax, use depilatory or tweeze for 1 month prior to each laser hair treatment since that can remove the follicles which the laser then cannot target. Keep the follicles intact! Simply shaving or snipping will be enough.
Once you arrive for treatment, we will have you change into the appropriate wrap or undergarments, depending on the area we are treating. We will have you lie down, make yourself comfortable and put on the protective goggles. Once you are settled, we’ll apply cool ultrasound gel and use our hair removal devices to slowly target all of the desired hair. With each laser pulse, you will feel pre and post cooling as the hand-piece glides over the area.
What to Expect After
After your treatment, you may have mild forms of redness, swelling, and irritation over the hair follicles in the area treated. In instances where this discomfort is more than mild, we can recommend certain creams to apply to the treated area.
Our staff will also give you a list of post-treatment instructions to maximize the effects of the treatment and minimize any damage to the skin. Some of the post-care instructions we give patients include:
- Gently cleanse the area with mild soap, rinse well and apply a gentle lotion without rubbing
- Don’t apply make-up, deodorant, lotion, or moisturizer for the first 24 hours
- Avoid direct sunlight on the treatment area – avoid sun exposure 2-4 weeks before each treatment and for 2 weeks after each treatment
- Avoid waxing, depilatories or plucking the area – we want the hair follicles to stay intact. You may shave or snip hair between each laser treatment.
- Avoid irritating the area by scratching or picking at the area
While there is no downtime, the post-care instructions are incredibly important to allow the skin to heal between sessions.
Get Rid Of Stubborn Hair With Vive®!
Tired of constantly shaving? Let us help! Our state-of-the-art laser technology will give you long-term relief from unsightly hair, with a smooth feel. Book a consultation today to learn more!