Laser Hair Removal
Benefits/How It Works
As the first centre on Vancouver Island to provide laser hair removal, we offer over a decade of experience. Because we have two different FDA-approved lasers, we have a range of treatment options for different hair and skin types. Because of our experience and flexible treatment options, patients come to Cosmedica from all across British Columbia. Laser hair removal can even treat people with darker skin.
If you are considering laser hair removal in Victoria, BC, contact us by email or call us at (250) 598-3300 or (877) 598-3380. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Mark Lupin understands the significance of patient safety and comfort. His practice is dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic medical care for patients on Vancouver Island.
During laser hair removal, pigmented hairs absorb the laser light which is converted to heat, effectively disabling the hair follicles. At the same time, the skin surface is protected by cooled sapphire tips and ultrasonic gel. With the LightSheer™ Duet laser, no cooling is required and topical anesthetics are often not necessary due to its increased comfort. Because hair grows in cycles, several treatment sessions are required. Laser hair removal is an effecient way to achieve smoother skin, and it requires no downtime. Patients can resume most daily activities immediately after treatment. At Dr. Lupin's Victoria, BC practice, 4 to 6 laser hair removal sessions are recommended 2-3 months apart depending on the area treated. However, more sessions may be required to achieve optimal results.
Those with dark hair and fair skin. Brown and black hair generally respond very well. Can also treat those with darker or tanned skin.
A pinprick sensation is followed by a flush to the skin. Topical anesthetic creams are often recommended.
Can immediately resume most daily activities. A pimply reaction termed “folliculitis” is not uncommon and usually settles within a few hours to days.
From seconds to an hour or longer depending on the size of the area treated.
4-6 treatment sessions every 2-3 months; however, depending on skin colour, hair colour, and size of area treated, 8 or more sessions may be required and maintenance treatments are recommended.
LightSheer XC™ diode laser
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