HOW DOES IPL LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?

The IPL laser  light targets the melanin (dark) pigment in the hairs, when the light energy is absorbed it heats and damages the hair follicle inhibiting the production of new hair.  After only a 1-2 treatment session, there is a noticeable reduction in hair growth.

Dark hair and fair skin are the perfect combination to get the most effective results.

HOW MANY TREATMENT ARE NEEDED?

On average 6-10 treatments are needed to achieve optimal results. The laser is destroying the hairs in the growing phase, therefore multiple treatments are required. Anyone with hormonal imbalances will need additional treatments to achieve the results they desire

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE A TREATMENT?

Shaving before treatment is necessary so the laser’s energy can effectively be delivered into the hair follicle.

Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.

NO TANNING before or after treatments, as this can cause damage to your skin such as a burn.

WHAT IS THE POST CARE?

Depending on the sensitivity of level of the client, skin may look mildly red or have follicular swelling initially after treatment and this may persist for a few minutes to a few hours.  Cool compresses may be applied to the treatment area for additional comfort.

IS IT PERMANENT?

Laser hair removal is permanent reduction in hair growth, so can expect that some hair in the targeted area will grow back as some follicles may only be damaged.  Most people find that when hair regrows, it is lighter and less noticeable than it was before.

You must expect to have touch-up treatments as needed.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL PRE-TREATMENT INSRUCTIONS

No use of Accutane 6-9 months prior to treatment.

Four Weeks Prior:

  • No Chemical Peels or aggressive treatments, unless approved by your practitioner
  • No sun exposure
  • No tanning of any kind
  • No self-tanner.

Two Weeks Before Treatment

  • No aesthetic treatments or cosmetic procedures to the treatment area(s).
  • No picking, plucking or tweezing. Hair must be present in the follicle for treatment.
  • No use of medications that increase photosensitivity.

1 Week Prior:

Stop the use of exfoliants: Retinol, Retin-A, glycolic acid, all other chemical or mechanical irritants.

12-24 Hours Before Treatment

Shave to ensure hair follicle absorbs laser energy.

Day of Treatment:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early for adequate prep time.
  • Please arrive with no makeup on.

After Treatment:

    • No sun exposure
    • No tanning of any kind
    • No use of self-tanner
  • No use of exfoliants for up to 2 weeks.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL COST

The Cost of Laser Hair Removal in Fort McMurray at Face Cosmedics Medical Spa is dependent on area as well as how many treatments.  Therefore,  consultation with our Laser Technician is best –  We often have Laser hair removal treatment Specials so please check out our SPECIALS PAGE

PRICE LIST

Chin                             $100

Upper Lip                    $50

Under Arm                  $75

Bikini                           $150

Brazilian                      $200

Lower Leg                    $225

Full Leg                        $300

Chest                           $250

Upper Back                 $250

Back/Neck/Shoulder   $350

6 Treatment Package – 15% Off