Laser Hair Removal
Best Laser Hair Removal in Calgary
Revive Laser is proud to offer Calgary’s Best Laser Hair Removal treatment using the Fotona SP Dynamis (ND:Yag laser) and the Quanta EVO (Alexandrite and ND:Yag lasers).
These European manufactured machines are 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. Quanta Lasers is one of the worldwide leaders in manufacturing laser technology for industrial, medical and restoration since 1985.
These medical grade lasers offer fast, comfortable, and very effective hair removal and the ND:Yag laser is safe for ALL skin types.
We are so confident that you will find our laser to be the most effective and comfortable, we offer FREE test spot treatments on the area of your choice.
Feel free to try our treatment before you commit to a purchase and check out our laser hair removal reviews from our happy clients on Google!
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The laser effectively targets the melanin (pigment cells) in the hair follicles. The pigment in those follicles absorbs the laser’s energy until the follicle is destroyed, leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected.
These laser treatment sessions are then repeated (on average) 7-12 times, at 4-8 week intervals, to target the attached hairs at each growth cycle (the Anagen hair growth phase), 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. 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 the treatment to work.
The technician will use cold packs and a Cryo air cooling machine to make the procedure more comfortable. You will feel a warm, prickly feeling as the laser delivers the energy into the hair follicles. This sensation is usually very tolerable.
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. The 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, or any sweat on the treated area for 24 hours post-treatment, or until the redness and bumps have completely dissapeared.
The hair that was beneath the surface of the skin no longer has a follicle and your body will slowly eject it approx. 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.
For more information, see our recent article, Myths About Laser Hair Removal.
DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL HURT?
You may have heard that Laser Hair Removal is painful, or perhaps experienced it yourself. Most clinics do not offer much in the way of pain management, but at Revive, making your experience comfortable is our prioroty!
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/cold rollers and a Cryo air cooling machine (which blows freezing cold air next to the laser beam) 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.
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.
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.
SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THEIR
LASER HAIR REMOVAL EXPERIENCE AT REVIVE!
“Did some research on places to get laser hair removal done, these ladies were close and had amazing reviews so I gave them a try. They are so knowledgeable, friendly, and professional! The space is gorgeous, clean and well organized. The location is very accessible, and every experience here has been amazing. So far I’ve had laser hair removal, tattoo removal (as part of a trial for a new machine they were testing), and a facial. I have never left with anything less than a big smile on my face, and the results have been wonderful. I will be back soon ladies, thank you so much!”.
Phoenix, Calgary, AB
“I highly recommend Amilie and Alaina! They are personable and honest and I appreciate the way they answer questions and inform me, without pushing products or treatment sales in the process. After attending various places throughout the city for laser hair removal, I am impressed with their machine as well as the lengths they will go to, to ensure the procedure is as painless as possible for clients. Prices are reasonable, customer service is incredible, and the experience has been nothing short of positive each time!”
Ena, Calgary, AB
“This place is a hidden gem! I did my research before going for laser hair removal and all of their reviews were outstanding. It was not a lie! These ladies are fantastic, professional, and they know their stuff! I always feel comfortable in their space and love chatting with these ladies every time I go in. I now go to them for a wide range of services and have sent many family and friends to them as well who are all equally satisfied. Can’t go wrong with these ladies :)”
Tanya, Calgary, AB
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