The TRUTH about Laser Hair Removal.
Why it didn’t work for you in the past and what the other clinics DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW!
Have you already paid hundreds or even thousands of dollars towards hair removal to have everything grow back? Or did you purchase one of those “At Home” Hair Removal devices only to realize you’ve wasted your money? Are you skeptical that laser hair removal actually works?
We hear these concerns on a regular basis in our consultations and would like to explain a few reasons why this may have happened.
There are two different technologies for hair removal, Laser and IPL. If you’ve had IPL treatments for permanent hair reduction, chances are you are now a firm believer that hair removal doesn’t work. Sound like anyone you know?
IPL energy (Intense Pulse Light) is produced by a strong light bulb which is intended to treat numerous skin conditions. It is great for treating pigmentation, acne and vascular issues but is much less effective at permanently destroying hair follicles. Once an IPL pulse is delivered to the skin it widely disperses spreading the heat to its different targets. If the pulse finds a hair follicle it will certainly deliver enough heat to temporarily affect the hair but it’s not enough to permanently destroy the follicle.
Laser Hair Removal is VERY effective if you have a new, well maintained, high-quality LASER. A laser is very specific in its target, once the pulse is delivered, a concentrated beam of light is aimed at the hair follicle, the pigment in the hair absorbs the heat until the follicle is destroyed. That is why it is so important to have a new, well-maintained laser, you need the full power of the laser to affect the hair.
Another factor that could be playing into poor results is hair color. The laser is attracted to the pigmentation in the hair, the darker and thicker the hair the more heat the follicle will absorb permanently destroying it. If you have light blond or white/grey hair the lack of pigmentation makes it hard for the laser to absorb into, not giving enough heat to destroy the follicle.
Skin color also matters because laser targets pigment darker skin tones could end up absorbing some of the heat into the skin that is needed to target the hair follicle. That is why IPL is VERY dangerous to use on darker skin. It is a superficial heat that the skin will absorb resulting in burns and discolored scars (hyperpigmentation). Some diode lasers that are very popular for hair removal will also be attracted to the pigment in the skin in darker skin types rather than the hair. In these circumstances, lower heat is used to prevent burns which is usually not enough to permanently destroy hair follicles.
Unlike other machines, the deep-reaching Fotona ND:Yag laser can safely and effectively treat EVERY skin type. This new patented laser technology uses a method that no other laser on the market can perform! The laser uses a fractionated beam that slowly delivers heat to each hair follicle over 4 passes allowing the hair to absorb more energy. This technology makes treatments comfortable for clients, reduces hair by 10-25% per session and is extremely fast.
Here are some real-life stories from our laser hair removal clients:
“This is the best place in Calgary for laser hair removal!! I’ve been doing laser hair for many years and have done lots of research and this is as good as it gets! All the equipment is brand new and the clinic is clean, well located and is beautifully decorated. Alaina and Amilie are the owners and they treat you like family from the moment you walk in. Very highly recommended, I’d give it more than 5 stars.” – Laila, Calgary, AB
“Revive Laser and Skin Clinic is amazing. I have received laser hair removal on my underarms and Brazilian. The results have been life-changing. I have seen such amazing results after just one treatment! I love not having to worry about shaving. Alaina and Amilie are extremely professional and knowledgeable. They are extremely thorough and ensure that you are comfortable throughout your entire treatment. I’m so glad I found them!” Amber, Calgary, AB
“This was my first laser experience and I knew from the first consultation that I was going to love this place. I went to many other clinics for consulting and Alaina and Amilie were the ones who made me feel the most comfortable. Revive is very clean and simple which is always nice when dealing with any clinic. They’re very realistic with the outcomes and what they recommend which is nice to hear so that you know what to expect. The results have been amazing, I’m grateful to Alaina and Amilie for finally allowing me to feel more comfortable about my laser hair removal!” Tabia, Calgary, AB