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Laser Hair Removal: Is It Really Worth It?

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Warm weather will be here before you know it, and the sun will be shining its best. This means it will soon be time for swimsuits, shorts, and never-ending shaving! However, you’re not alone if you dread summer months because of skin exposure. Most people worry about hair visibility when picking out their summer outfits. Luckily, laser hair removal Edmonton is here to the rescue.

The sound of a laser can seem daunting to many. However, we’re here to ensure you that this is a safe and effective procedure that thousands of people swear by across the globe. Here’s everything you need to know about it:

How Does It Work?

A professional will use a laser hair removal device to emit light to target the pigments in the hair. This quick pulse of energy and light works by heating and melting the hair, which damages the hair follicle altogether and prevents hair growth.

How Many Treatments Will You Need?

Each process works during your hair’s growth cycle, so multiple treatments are required. You’ll experience excellent results after three consecutive treatments, but for some, it can take as many as nine.

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How Should You Prepare For The Procedure?

Like any other skin treatment, laser hair removal also require some preparation. For starters, it’s best to stay out of the sun as much as possible. The UV light stimulates melanocytes, which increases melanin in the skin. The more the contrast between your hair color and skin color, the quicker and more successful the treatment.

Another thing to keep in mind is to avoid shaving your skin at least 3 to 4 days before the laser treatment. Hair that’s grown makes it easier for the professional to spot. Stay away from waxing as this pulls the hair from the follicle, making it difficult to laser.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal treatments?

1.    It’s Quick

If you’re looking for a quick and easy solution to get rid of body hair, laser hair removal is the way to go! Although you’ll have to undergo multiple sessions, these only take a few minutes. The larger the area, the more time you’ll spend under the laser.

2.    Pain-Free

Many people think laser hair removal is painful, but we assure you that it is way less painful than other hair removal methods. Most people say it feels like snapping a rubber band against your skin. If you have a low pain threshold, you might feel uncomfortable, but the great thing is that since it’s quick, it’ll be over before you know it.

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3.    Precise

If you want to target and remove hair from a specific area, then laser technology is ideal. It’s known to be extremely precise so that you can remove unwanted hairs from your upper lip, nose, eyebrows, hairline, or even bikini line.

4.    Can Be Used for All Parts of the Body

Besides your eyelashes, laser hair removal can be done on every part of your body. Most clients use it for hard-to-reach areas or ones that are painful to wax, such as the bikini area and back.

5.    Prevents Ingrown Hairs

Shaving and waxing promote the growth of ingrown hairs. Luckily, laser hair removal destroys the hair at the root, so you can say goodbye to stubborn hairs that grow back in or curl back into the body and become ingrown.

6.    It’s a Long-Term Solution

The best part about laser hair removal is that it offers lasting results. Although you might require a touch-up after a few months or years, it’s the best permanent solution available right now. You’ll see visible results, and skin maintenance becomes so much easier. Since this is a long-term solution, it’ll also save you hundreds of dollars from regular waxes or razors!

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Is Laser Hair Removal Bad For You?

Not at all! Laser treatments are being used across the glove for several medical and cosmetic needs. The laser only focuses on the pigment in your hair, so you don’t need to worry about skin damage. We have a team of certified and trained laser technicians who have over 7 years of experience in the field. To add, we have Gold Standard, FDA, and Health Canada approved lasers, so you can rest assured this is a safe and effective treatment in Edmonton.

What Laser Machine Do We Use?

There are two different types of laser hair removal techniques, i.e., the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Straight Laser systems. IPL treatments work by weakening the hair follicle but don’t completely destroy it. This is why you’ll need more sessions when using IPL. Our Laser Technicians use the GentleMax PRO straight laser system. This GentleMax PRO straight laser completely destroys the follicle for long-lasting results.

Choose the Laser Hair Removal Experts in Edmonton

Lipstick Empire is a renowned full-service medical spa based in Edmonton and caters to a massive client base. We have a team of professional laser technicians who can answer all your questions and offer safe and effective results. Whether you want hair removal from your upper lip, back, hands, or even bikini, it can all be done within no time.

We offer a wide range of services by industry-leading professionals. Along with laser hair removal, we also offer dermablading for smooth skin, non-surgical body contouring to help you tone, skin tightening for that instant lift,  hydra-facial for an evident glow, acne treatment anti-aging facial,  and so much more. To book an appointment, get in touch with us today.


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