Laser hair removal isn’t really the hot topic of the moment since we’re all wrapped up in our winter clothing, but it won’t be long until the sun is out again and those perfect pins of yours will be on display! If you’ve ever considered laser hair removal, this is a great time to try it out so that you’re all set for those Spring/Summer months.

laser hair removal example - the inside scoop on laser hair removal

What is Laser Hair Removal?

You’ve probably already tried various methods of hair removal; waxing, shaving, depilatory creams, electrolysis, and each comes with it’s own inconvenience. There’s that “in-between” stage of waxing when you have to walk around in the summer sun wearing tights or pants to hide your furry pins, and the embarrassment of that dreaded shaving rash that often comes out of nowhere regardless of how careful you are.

In fact, a recent study revealed that the average woman spends an incredible 72 days a year shaving her hair. That’s a lot of time that could be spent elsewhere!

With laser hair removal, you don’t have to worry about any of that. You no longer have to let your hair grow in between waxing treatments, and you can continue to shave as needed during the course of your laser removal treatment. Most importantly, laser hair removal can give permanent results when it’s done correctly.

The Benefits to Laser Hair Removal

  1. Saves You Time and Money
    The freedom of not having to worry about hair removal can make a big difference to your daily life. Laser hair removal treatments have become much more cost effective in recent years, so you’ll save both time and money by investing in yourself this way. Things like spontaneous holidays or upcoming events, and even gym sessions, will become much less stressful because you’ll have one less thing to worry about during your preparations.
  2. Improves Your Self Image
    It’s a proven fact that the more you do for yourself, the better you feel. When you dress up for a night on the town, you feel different than if you did wearing jogging pants out to the store. With Laser Hair Removal, you have the confidence of knowing you look great, feel great and are ready for the summer swimsuit season with one less thing to worry about.
  3. It’s Fast and Efficient
    Our treatments are fast and efficient meaning you are in and out in a short period of time without any downtime. Our specially trained team will make sure you don’t leave until you are 100% satisfied with all of our treatments, not just this one.

So how does Laser Hair Removal actually work?

Laser hair removal works by exposing your tiny hair follicles to laser lights which destroy the hair. But don’t worry, your skin goes untouched! The hair follicle is also destroyed by the heat from the laser which is what makes permanent hair removal possible. After just a few sessions, those painful waxing sessions will be a thing of the past. And as for the pain of laser removal? It’s not so bad! The “ouch” effect falls right in between shaving and waxing.  It’s worth noting that laser hair removal becomes progressively less painful as you continue with your treatments because your hair becomes finer.

Let’s put it this way, you’re swapping ingrown hairs, skin irritation, and scheduling your wax sessions around date night, for a minimally painful procedure that takes minutes and can last forever.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

You can treat pretty much any large areas of skin. While it would take much longer to perform electrolysis on your back or legs, a normal laser hair removal session on both of your legs typically takes under two hours. Not just that, our lasers are also great for treating growth on the back, shoulders, arms, and chest.

How Long Does a Treatment Take?

Overall, the process is pretty quick and efficient but the time involved can vary depending on what area you’re getting treated. If we are treating your back or legs, it may take an hour or two while the upper lip may only be a few minutes.

How Quickly Will I See Results?

You will notice results after your first laser treatment, but the process takes more than just a single session. On average, it takes up to 6 sessions spaced 3-4 weeks apart in order to get 80 percent reduction in hair growth. We recommend getting maintenance treatments once a year for at least a couple years.

Want To Know More?

As Edmonton’s premier laser hair removal specialists, our team at Lipstick Empire are super excited to meet with you to discuss your treatment needs. If you would like to inquire about commencing laser hair removal with one of your friendly beauty experts, please drop in or give us a call anytime! And don’t forget to follow Lipstick Empire on Facebook and Twitter for the latest treatments and special offers available!