Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics
2609 Westview Dr. #104
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7N 4M2
Phone: (604) 980-3993
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Ambleside Dermedics Health Center
285 17th Street #22
West Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 3S6
Phone: (604) 925-3376
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Though harmless in nature, unwanted hair is a common concern that affects millions of individuals worldwide. The cause of undesired hair can be related to hormonal imbalances and/or various hereditary factors, which may lead to the growth of thick, dark hairs on the upper lip, chin, chest, back, arms, abdomen, and several other regions of the face and body. Thankfully, our skilled physicians offer several state-of-the-art laser hair removal techniques that can be used to eliminate unwelcome hair on virtually any area of the body, often with permanent results. These treatments can also be very beneficial for patients who would like to reduce the hassle associated with continuous plucking, shaving, and waxing. If you are interested in the removal of unwanted hair, or if you have any questions about our available treatment options, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule a consultation or call (604) 980-3993.
What We Can Do for Your Unwanted Hair
Our laser hair removal procedures are designed to safely and efficiently treat all types and tones of skin with minimal to no discomfort or downtime. Following a series of customized treatments, results are often very long-lasting, and in many cases, permanent. Please follow the link below for a more detailed description of our laser hair removal options.
Laser Hair Removal with Forever Bare BBL™, Soprano ICE, and Cutera CoolGlide®
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Unwanted Hair
Struggling with unwanted hair and not sure what your options are? Our doctors can help. They have provided some answers to commonly asked questions about hair removal to help you make an informed decision about your cosmetic goals. If you would like to learn more about hair reduction, call our office today for more information.
Who is a good candidate for hair removal?
Advances in laser technology have made it possible for a wider array of people to be excellent candidates for hair reduction treatments. Both men and women often undergo this treatment, and most skin types can now be addressed. The Soprano ICE, our newest addition, can even work on tanned skin, making hair removal a year-round possibility. Other factors must be taken into consideration, such as the type of hair to be removed, the skin quality, and the patient’s overall health. During your initial consultation, our skilled laser practitioners will discuss your goals and evaluate your concerns to determine whether you are an ideal candidate for this treatment and also which technology can offer you optimal results.
What areas of the face and body can be treated?
One of the many benefits of laser hair removal is its ability to reduce hair growth on virtually any area of the face or body. Some of the most common places for a woman to have treatment are the legs, bikini line, underarms, and upper lip. Men often address unwanted hair on their cheeks, chin, and neck, as well as on the stomach and back. Even if you have unwanted hair outside these zones, laser hair removal typically will be able to help. We will create a welcoming space for you to discuss your desired outcome and talk about sensitive matters like unwanted hair. Our compassionate approach is designed to put you at ease and give you the confidence to fulfill your goals.
Does the procedure hurt?
Pain is subjective, and while some patients will report a treatment as totally comfortable another may feel it was unpleasant. That said, we take great care to make your procedure as painless as possible, and we offer topical numbing cream to enhance your experience, if desired. One factor that can affect your comfort level is the treatment area. The face, underarms, and bikini line tend to be the most sensitive, with the legs and other regions less so. The Soprano ICE is often considered the “easiest,” with most individuals saying the procedure feels a bit like a massage.
How many sessions will I need to achieve my goals?
Since hair grows in cycles, it will require several sessions to treat all the hair in a specific region. Most patients benefit from having four to eight sessions, depending on the treated area, type of hair, and speed of growth. It’s important to know that hair reduction minimizes hair growth, up to about 80 percent. Additional treatments can help achieve more comprehensive results.
How long do the results last?
Laser hair removal offers lasting results, often several years or more. Some patients may benefit from occasional “touch-up” sessions, but the procedure can typically achieve an outcome that does not require retreatment once the initial treatments are complete. Each case is unique, and we can provide advice on how to preserve the benefits as long as possible.