Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past with state-of-the-art technology in laser hair removal Vancouver at Ruba Bar Laser & Skin Care. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! The Cool Glide delivers 21st-century technology for the treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair removal, the Cool Glide can treat a wide range of skin types and tones safely and effectively.
What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
At our Vancouver laser & skin care center, our laser machines can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line.
What do laser hair treatments feel like?
When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however, some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.
How many treatments will I need?
Our laser hair removal & skin rejuvenation experts recommend 8-12 treatments. However, the number of treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors – hair thickness, the area treated and your hair’s growth cycle. Each hair grows at a different rate and goes through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. Laser hair removal treatments work by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following your treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment and are not regrowing. Between treatments , hair may appear unchanged; however, affected hairs are lifeless and will fall out with time. Special care should be taken to limit sun exposure to the treated area for at least a week. Sunscreen, and in some cases make-up, may be applied immediately after treatment. It is best to work with your laser specialist at Ruba Bar Laser & Skin Care to determine appropriate post-treatment care.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away, but some redness may occur. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. In addition, your laser specialist at Ruba Bar Laser & Skin Care may recommend that you use a specially formulated skin care product line for your skin type.