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4 Questions to Ask about Laser Hair Removal

4 Questions to Ask about Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal offers long-lasting results by targeting hair follicles, leading to permanent reduction in hair growth over time. Compared to methods like waxing, it provides precision targeting and minimal discomfort, making it a convenient and effective option for reducing unwanted hair. Additionally, laser hair removal can help prevent ingrown hairs and is suitable for various skin types, offering smoother and clearer skin in the treated areas. Visit Dr. David Owers, MD, and his team for smooth and consistent results. We are conveniently located at Unit 307, 1192 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3E 1J7. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online.

4 Questions to Ask about Laser Hair Removal Near Me in Coquitlam, BC
4 Questions to Ask about Laser Hair Removal Near Me in Coquitlam, BC

Table of Contents:

How old do you have to be to get laser hair removal?
How do you prepare for laser hair removal?
How many laser hair removal treatments do you need to get?
Is laser hair removal safe?

How old do you have to be to get laser hair removal?


Many women seek out laser hair removal, as it gives them the confidence to wear clothing they may not wear frequently. Choosing the correct time and age is crucial to the outcome you will receive, and most dermatologists recommend that women and girls wait till they are going through puberty since this is the time that hormones have become present, which leads to hair growth. Since hormones affect your hair, it is strongly recommended that women not get laser hair removal if they have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Some may recommend you wait until you are at least 18 years old to receive laser hair removal, however, some may perform it if you are under 18 if you have your parents or guardian’s permission, and if they are present at the appointment.

How do you prepare for laser hair removal?


Since laser hair removal works by targeting the hair since it is a darker pigment than the skin, there are some things you should avoid, or discuss during your consultation. It is important to avoid sunless tanners, such as at-home methods, or spray tans, as this can cause the results to be less hairless. It is also good to not tan before the appointment as well, as there is the potential for sunburn or blisters in the area, which can mean your appointment may have to be rescheduled.

You should also avoid treating the skin with AHA/BHA or retinoids, as this can affect the skin’s protective barrier and make it more photosensitive. And remember, you should let your hair grow during the four weeks recommended, as much as some may feel they need to shave during this time, it is strongly recommended against it as the laser looks for the dark pigmentation of hair, and if it is not long enough, it may not destroy the hair follicle, stopping the growth.

How many laser hair removal treatments do you need to get?


Since everyone is unique in their hair growth pattern, whether your hair is fine or coarse, it can make a difference in how many sessions you may need. You will notice after your first session that over the next 14-day days, you will shed the hair in the treated area, with some falling out immediately after treatment. On average, patients will have between 6-8 laser hair removal treatments, and it is recommended to wait at least 4 weeks between treatments to allow the skin to recover if you had an irritation, and any hair follicles that survived to grow back in.

Is laser hair removal safe?


Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted hair on the body, there are very few risks but seeing an experienced professional can mitigate any risks. It is normal to experience a level of irritation of the skin following the procedure, with some swelling, redness, or temporary discomfort, these symptoms will disappear within a few hours. Those who have darker skin tones, or did not avoid sun exposure leading up to the appointment, may find skin lightening in the treated area since the laser targets pigment. Very rarely some will report that the hair turns grey in the treated area, or excessive hair growth after the appointment in the skin surrounding the treated area. If you experience these symptoms it is worth booking an appointment with the professional who did your laser hair removal so they can look into why this has happened.

It is important to make sure you go to a reputable facility, like Ageless 3.0, to have your laser hair treatment done, as certain areas should not be treated with laser hair removal, such as the eyebrows, as the laser treatment could damage the eyes. Our professional team will go over all your concerns, discuss if you have undergone laser hair removal before, and answer any questions you have regarding the process of the treatment. We are conveniently located at Unit 307, 1192 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3E 1J7. For more information, please contact us or book an appointment online. We serve clients from Coquitlam BC, Port Coquitlam BC, Port Moody BC, New Westminster BC, Maple Ridge BC, Burnaby BC, and surrounding areas.