Laser Hair Removal
Revive Laser is proud to offer Calgary’s Best Laser Hair Removal treatment using the Fotona SP Dynamis laser, which is one of the most powerful and well-built lasers on the market today. Fotona’s technologies are used by top universities and medical research centers around the world and have over 50 years of research behind them. The Fotona SP’s ND
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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Fotona’s ND:Yag laser effectively targets the melanin (pigment cells) in the hair follicles. The pigment absorbs the energy until the follicle is destroyed, leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected.
We have several hair growth cycles (how many depends on how much hair you have) and the laser treatment sessions are then repeated (on average) 7-12 times, at 4-8 week intervals, to target the attached hairs at the growth cycle (the Anagen hair growth phase). We repeat the treatments until most of the hair follicles have been destroyed.
After several treatments, patients can expect a significant reduction (80-95%) in the thickness and amount of hair. Any hair that is left is typically lighter colored and fine. Most clients report a noticable reduction of ingrown hair even after the first session. The hair that was beneath the surface of the skin no longer has a follicle and your body will eject it over the next 2-3 weeks after the treatment. It may look like growing hair, but simply exfoliate or continue shaving until the dead hair has all fallen out.
What can I expect during and after treatment?
You must shower or bath and shave thoroughly within 24 hours prior to your laser treatment. The treatment will be most effective on clean, untanned skin with NO hair growth above the surface. Do not wax, pluck or use hair removal creams within four weeks prior to the appointment, as the hairs have to be attached to the follicle in order for the treatment to work.
Afterward, your skin may look slightly red and have small bumps where the follicles are, which is completely normal. Many clients have no noticeable effects afterward. Any redness and bumps will fade over the next few hours. Cold packs and an over-the-counter Cortisone cream can help as well if needed. Avoid hot showers, hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 24 hours post-treatment until the redness and bumps have diminished.
The hair that was beneath the surface of the skin no longer has a follicle and your body will
DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL HURT?
Some laser devices can definitely cause a considerable amount of pain, but our Fotona ND:Yag uses new, advanced technology to fractionate (split up or sprinkle) the laser’s heat. We go over the area several times with the laser, until the energy accumulates in the follicles to get the desired result (tiny sparks from the hair follicles). Because we don’t pulse the laser’s energy all at once like other machines, the pain level is significantly reduced. The technician will also use cold packs and a Cryo air cooling machine to make the procedure even more comfortable.
You will feel a warm, light prickly feeling as the laser delivers the energy into the hair follicles. This sensation is usually completely tolerable and we get fantastic feedback from our clients, especially those who have received laser hair removal in the past with different machines.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
The ND:Yag laser is the deepest, which means that is also the safest type of laser. It works best on light skin and dark colored hair, because of the difference in the color of the target compared to the surrounding skin. It can also safely treat people with very dark skin and dark hair as well. Light blonde, red and grey hair unfortunately not be treated with any laser, as there is not enough pigment in the follicles to adequately absorb the laser’s energy.
IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL ACTUALLY PERMANENT?
A good quality, well maintained laser and proper settings should permanently reduce the amount of hair growth. Unortunately, the same cannot be said for older, poorly maintained machines and some older IPL’s. Knowing the proper settings is also extremely important to the outcome of the treatments and not all technicians are adequately trained or experienced.
Many areas of the body can absolutely experience permanent hair reduction, but it will always be to varying degrees, depending on how good of a candidate you are. Most clients who have dark hair will eventually reach approximately an 85-95% decrease that is permanent, although some clients may want touch-up treatments from time to time on the handful of hairs left over. The hair will grow in patchy, more fine and thin after each hair removal treatment.
There are some rare instances where the body creates brand new follicles after the have been destroyed, but this is typically due to hormone imbalances and typically occurs only on the chin for women and on the back for men.
example LASER HAIR REMOVAL PRICES:
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We also offer packages of 6 or 8 and bundled service pricing for additional savings. Contact us for further pricing!
PRICES PER TREATMENT:
Upper Lip $50.00
Full back (Men) $450.00 (includes shoulders)
Chest (Men) $250.00
Half Neck (Men) $125.00
Lower Legs $250.00
Full Legs $500 (includes feet)
***Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Patients: Special Pricing with Physician’s Note/Diagnosis only. ***
Half face and Half neck: $150
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SEE WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT THEIR HAIR REMOVAL EXPERIENCE!
“There are so many options for laser clinics in and around Calgary, however, not all clinics are alike, even when they possess similar technology. Alaina and Amilie are highly proficient, and they care for their clients. In an industry where integrity seems to reach an
Dana V, Calgary, AB
“From initial contact to post-treatment, my experience at Revive was nothing short of amazing. I had a thorough consultation prior to my laser hair removal where they described the treatment itself and answered all of my questions. I felt comfortable during the entire process and am very happy with my results. I would highly recommend this clinic.”
Jaclyn, Okotoks, AB
“Alaina and Amilie are both so fantastic, they are always so friendly and I always feel so comfortable when I am there. I get my laser hair removal done here and have had great success. I have gone to other locations in the past but have had the best results so far here and with the least pain! I love that they take extra measures like the cool roller to make it practically painless. I have also received IPL here – the girls are extremely educated and I trust their opinion in what lasers are best for my skin. I can’t thank them enough!”
Sarah, Calgary, AB
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