What is Laser Hair Removal?
If you are someone who despises the process of shaving, tweezing, or waxing, laser hair removal could be your new best friend. Laser hair removal is becoming a very popular method of hair removal for people of all genders. At South Okanagan Laser and Skin Centre in Penticton, BC the hair removal process is done by one of our trained and highly knowledgeable industry professionals. One of the main reasons why people are loving laser hair removal as their go-to hair removal practice is because it offers a more permanent solution compared to other hair removal forms. Laser hair removal can be performed on areas of the body where unwanted hair grows. For most people, laser hair removal is performed on a selection of the following areas: underarms, legs, bikini line or genital area, back, face, or arms.
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Laser hair removal uses specific laser technology that is attracted to the melanin in the hair follicle. Melanin is what gives hair its pigment (colour). When the laser targets the hair follicle, the light converts into heat energy which disrupts the growth of the hair in that particular follicle. Multiple treatments are necessary for all hair growth to be inhibited. This is because hair grows in a cycle of three main stages – anagen (active growth), catagen (brief transition phase before the resting period begins), and telogen (resting phase where no growth occurs). In order for the laser hair removal treatment to be effective, it must penetrate the hair follicle when it is in the anagen phase. Not all hair in the area will be at the same point of the hair growth cycle, therefore repeat treatments are needed to target hair follicles that may not have been in the anagen phase at the time of their previous appointment.
The Best Laser Hair Removal in Penticton
There are several reasons why South Okanagan Laser and Skin Centre offers the best laser hair removal services in Penticton, BC. We want to ensure that our patients feel safe, comfortable, and well taken care of when they come to see us for their laser hair removal treatments. Our clinic uses state-of-the-art equipment that is overseen by industry leaders.
FOTONA SP Dynamis High-Performance Nd:YAG
At South Okanagan Laser and Skin Centre we use top-of-the-line equipment. The Fotona SP Dynamis High Performance Nd:YAG Laser is the most effective laser that can be used for laser hair removal. The Nd:YAG laser wavelength is perfect for precisely penetrating deep into the layers of the skin without damaging the skin’s surface to provide an exceptional laser hair removal procedure.
When you come to South Okanagan Laser and Skin Centre for your laser hair removal treatment, you can be certain that it will be directed, approved, and/or performed by our industry professional, Nurse Nicky Havers. In 2018, Nicky joined Clarion Medical Technologies (Canada’s largest distributor of lasers) and began working as a clinical trainer for the medical aesthetic technology portfolio. Over the last 6 years, Nicky has spent a vast amount of time travelling to clinics across the country training physicians, nurses, and technicians on new and exciting industry devices. Our clinic is proud to say that Nurse Nicky trains and oversees all laser treatments here at South Okanagan Laser and Skin Centre.
Will Laser Hair removal work on everyone?
As mentioned above, laser hair removal works with the light beam targeting the melanin in the hair follicle to disrupt the growth cycle. An individual with hair that is darker than his/her skin tone is the best candidate for laser hair removal. That being said, laser hair removal can work effectively on all skin tones because of the Nd:YAG laser that is used at South Okanagan Laser and Skin Centre.
When should I get laser hair removal?
Certain times of the year are best suited for your laser hair removal appointments. We often recommend people avoid booking laser hair removal appointments over the summer due to increased sun exposure. We do not recommend people come in for laser hair removal appointments if they love spending their summers in the sunshine. If you are someone who loves getting a summer tan, we would be happy to book your appointments for laser hair removal over the fall, winter, or spring seasons. As always, your skin should be wearing a broad spectrum SPF at all times of the year – but especially after laser hair removal appointments to protect your beautiful skin.
Book a Consultation Today
If you are curious about laser hair removal and would like to speak with an industry expert about whether you would make a good candidate, contact us at South Okanagan Laser and Skin Centre today to book a consultation.