Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a safe, easy, and affordable method to eliminate unwanted hair when performed by qualified laser clinics. Laser technology is the best alternative to plucking, shaving, waxing, and electrolysis. Almost any area can be treated. This includes the moustache, beard, neck, chest, back, arms, legs, buttocks, ears, underarms, nostrils, and bikini area. 

Rejuvaderm offers the most effective laser hair removal available. Treatment is performed by our Dermatology nurse or highly trained laser technician whose medical skill and training ensures your hair removal treatments are performed safely and you achieve the best results at each treatment session. 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The laser targets the melanin (pigment) in the hair bulb and shaft. This causes the hair to fall out and prevents it from re-growing. It is necessary to treat a particular area several times to permanently remove most of the hair in that area because at any given time, not all hairs are growing and lasers are most effective at targeting the growing hairs. White, blonde and grey hair have no pigment and so no laser available today can effectively remove these hairs.

How Effective Is it? How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?
Most patients will lose 20-30% of hair volume with each treatment. Typically patients will see results in 4-6 treatments, although this number will vary based upon the laser, skin color, hair color, and several other factors. The effectiveness increases with more treatments.

Is It Permanent?
In practice, no laser destroys 100% of the hair follicles. Some follicles are destroyed, while others are reduced to fine hairs or left in prolonged dormancy. The remaining hairs that grow are finer and lighter in color. It is possible that with sufficient number of treatments, true ‘permanent hair removal’ can be achieved, but not for every single hair present in a given area. It is important to realize that today all the lasers FDA approved are for ‘permanent hair reduction’ and not ‘permanent hair removal’ which is advertised by many clinics. Age, ethnicity, weight, metabolism, medication, and hormones all play a role in the location, resilience, and thickness of the hair.

How Often are Treatments Done?
Every 4-8 weeks depending on the area being treated.

How Does Rejuvaderm’s Hair Removal Laser Differ From The Competitors?
At Rejuvaderm we use the most effective laser available to remove unwanted hair for all skin colors, the GentleMax Pro by Syneron Candela.   The GentleMax Pro Laser actually has 2 lasers in one unit: Alexandrite which is used for patients with light skin color and Nd:Yag which is used for patients who have darker skin color. The most effective lasers for hair removal are the Alexandrite and the Diode lasers and now with the new Alexandrite technology, most doctors believe the Alexandrite is the most effective. For patients with darker skin types, the safest laser for hair removal is the Nd:Yag which penetrates a little deeper into the skin thereby reducing the chance of burns and other complications including permanent white or dark areas to the skin. The only disadvantage to the Nd:Yag for laser hair removal is it might require a few more treatments than the Alexandrite. At Rejuvaderm, we will properly assess your skin type and review with you which laser wavelength is safest for your skin prior to treatment. 

High quality lasers are very expensive. Some spas use light sources or IPL devices which they advertise for laser hair removal but unfortunately these are not very effective for hair removal and can be dangerous if not used properly, burns and scarring often and unfortunately do occur.

Why Should I Trust Rejuvaderm for my Laser Hair Removal?
At Rejuvaderm we use the most effective laser available for laser hair removal.  Equally important to the use of the most effective laser is the importance of a trained medical professional acutally performing the laser treatment.  At Rejuvaderm, you are first assessed by our Dermatology nurse or highly trained laser technician.  The doctors are on site in the clinic at all times.  This is in contrast to other laser clinics where treatments are recommended and performed by non-medical technicians.  Patient safety is important and we are the only laser clinic in Grande Prairie certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.     

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
The treatment causes only minimal discomfort.  It is less painful than waxing or electrolysis. To make the laser treatment more comfortable, the GentleMax Pro also features an integrated cooling system.

Side-Effects
Side-effects are uncommon when performed by qualified laser clinics like Rejuvaderm. Short-term side effects may include a slight reddening of the skin or local swelling, which typically lasts less than an hour.

Complications
While complications are rare, Drs. Malcolm & Wong have seen patients with complications from other laser clinics in Grande Prairie, most commonly burns and scarring. Thus stressing the importance of having laser hair removal performed by a trained medical professional.