Laser Hair Removal
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When first introduced in the late 1990’s, Laser Hair Removal was limited to individuals with very light skin & dark hair. At that time, Diode & Alexandrite lasers were the systems being used for the removal of unwanted hair. Today, the Diode is still the preferred system of choice in most medical offices due to its speed & low operating costs. (Once paid for; they pulse for millions of times & do not require replaceable parts). These lasers, however; are still not considered to be as effective for hair removal on medium to dark skinned individuals because they are unable to distinguish between the colour of skin pigment and hair follicles.
This has led many facilities to lower the fluence (Power Levels) on their devices so as not to cause skin damage, but then the hair doesn't get destroyed. If operated at the appropriate level to disable hair growth, those with skin of some colour often experience burns & pigmentary issues which can be avoided by using other more appropriate systems. With the advent of third generation laser technologies i.e. the 1064 YAG laser, and the perfecting of the Intense Pulsed Light Systems ( IPL ), we now have an effective arsenal to get rid of unwanted face & body hair on individuals of all skin & most hair colours, safely & effectively.
Permanent Reduction with Laser Hair Removal can be achieved when you follow the appropriate protocol recommended for your individual requirements by our Certified Laser Therapists. Many Laser Hair Removal websites seem to have outdated information, therefore they often do not convey the immense care & expertise that is required in order to ensure safe & effective results during your laser hair removal treatments. During our research, we found numerous websites providing information that is nearly a decade old. Quite frankly, we don't find this acceptable.
It is with you, our potential future clients in mind, that the information on Laser Hair Removal in Victoria BC you find on our website will be factual, up to date and insightful. It is here to assist you in navigating through the maze of misinformation that exists in the marketplace and to help shed light on the most difficult Laser Hair Removal Questions.
While laser hair removal in Victoria BC has only been available for a little over 12 years, it is still considered a relatively new procedure. Consumers come across many concerns when researching laser hair removal in Victoria BC including, typical costs of laser hair removal in Victoria BC, seeing photos that depict the results that can be obtained with laser hair removal procedures, hearing true testimonials of real clients and any laser hair removal risks that could be involved, including the potential for laser hair removal side effects and undergoing treatments for laser hair removal during pregnancy.
Our goal at Age Less Centres is to provide you with accurate, up to date laser hair removal information. Such as; what is the average cost of laser hair removal in Victoria BC? Are the costs the same from the beginning to the end of your laser hair removal series? Are there any potential laser hair removal dangers, as well as what level of discomfort, if any, are you likely to experience during your laser hair removal sessions? These are concerns that will differ between the various facilities offering laser hair removal in Victoria BC - based on the variety & type of equipment they've chosen to use, & on its age.
At Age Less in Victoria BC, we continually strive to effectively address many of your laser hair removal concerns by investing in multiple state-of-the-art, fourth generation laser technologies with a committment to ongoing upgrading and training. This allows us to continue offering you, customized, state of the art laser hair removal treatments that are comfortable, safe, effective & affordable.
What Kind Of Training Have Their Laser Providers Received?
You also need to ask what kind of training their laser therapists or technicians have had; if it was strictly the crash course provided by equipment manufacturers or was it from an accredited source? It is vitally important that any laser operator truly understand how the various skin types, ethnicities, intrinsic & extrinsic aging processes, any skin conditions as well as the side effects of photosensitizing medications & products all affect & impact the choices made by your laser treatment provider. As an astute consumer, be sure to ask about the above factors as well as which types of laser hair removal systems they use. This is much more important than the brand name of the lasers they are using. Remember, each manufacturer thinks their lasers are the best.
How Far Apart Should Your Treatments Be?
It is also important to ask how far apart your laser hair removal sessions will be. Beware of laser hair removal facilities in Victoria BC indicating 4 weeks between each of your laser hair removal appointments, no matter which facial or body areas are being treated. As hair growth cycles vary with each area it is important to know that the appropriate spacing between each visit will give you the best results. Having monthly treatments for some body areas will not expidite your results, it'll just cost you more money.
Over the years we have received many calls from very discouraged individuals frustrated "after the fact" as their results were not occuring as originally stated during their initial consultation. Many people are being told that in only 4 sessions they will be done. This simply does not hold true for all individuals as so many factors and variable affect how many laser sessions each individual will require. Upon voicing their concerns, they are usually told they are a "tough case" & need a few more sessions.
Our experience as Victorias' Hair Removal Specialists since 1996, has shown us that the average person with tawny skin and often tawny hair is most typical in our demographics and as such can take considerably longer to get optimal results.
When Can Hair Be Killed?
Timing is of the essence when having laser hair removal performed, especially in the beginning of your laser hair removal series; as hairs can only be killed or disabled during the anagen - growth phase of your follicles & this phase, along with two others, is constantly cycling every 12 to 14 weeks depending on the areas being treated. Receiving consistent laser hair removal treatments (anywhere from 3 - 12 week intervals depending on the area) is the key to your laser hair removal success.
How Many Sessions Will An Average Person Require?
It has also come to our attention that many facilities here in Victoria, BC will tell you over the telephone that you can expect to be hair free with laser hair removal in only 4 to 6 visits. This could be true if their client base consists of only very white skinned individuals with extremely dark & thick hair, without any genetic or hormonal predispositions to excessive hair. Unfortunately, in our part of the world we have found very few clients fit this category; but rather there seems to be more individuals with medium skin tones who possess dark blond to medium brown hair, and as such these individuals tend to make up the "averages"; therefore it is not uncommon for treatment protocols to be anywhere from 8 - 14 sessions for the "average" individual.
Are Laser Services Becoming Commoditized?
We are now being inundated by more facilities offering laser hair removal in Victoria BC than ever before. With more options to choose from facilities just starting out will often greatly discount their prices to drive new trafic through their doors, unfortunately they are typically using esthetic grade rather than medical grade laser & IPL systems so the results can take much longer to happen. Often these facilities will offer deeply discounted series of treatments and then are not able to meet their financial obligations and simply shut down over night, leaving their customers without their money or their treatments. In the past ten years, this has happened several times in Victoria with clients calling our office to enquire if we know where these facilities have moved to. If the price seem too good to be true, it probbly is.Bbe ware as operating this type of facility with the proper equipment is an expensive undertaking.
What We Offer You
We offer you a well appointed facility with 7 themed treatment rooms here in beautiful Victoria, BC with expert & caring therapists who provide you with truly customized laser hair removal therapies. For your aditional convinience, & so you don't have to take time off from work for your laser hair removal appointments, we are open until 6 PM five days per week, including Saturdays'.
Enjoy A Little Reprieve From Your Everyday Stress
We strive for no waiting time between appointments. However; we envite you to arrive 15 - 20 minutes early to enjoy a complimentary, Shiatsu Chair Massage or Whole Body Vibration session and a glass of alkaline water - prior to receiving your laser hair removal treatments at Age Less Centres.
It is also extremely important that your facility of choice offer more than one type of laser for laser hair removal in Victoria BC, so that they can effectively customize your laser hair removal treatments as the colour & thickness of your remaining unwanted hair often becomes lighter & finer with consecutive laser hair removal sessions, requiring the use of various laser modalities to continue to effectively treat the balance of your unwanted hair. All of these factors can influence the success of your laser hair removal. Only when you have all the pertinent information can you truly make an informed decision about undergoing laser hair removal in Victoria BC.
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For the effective removal of excessive unwanted facial and body hair, Age Less Centres offers Laser Hair Removal and IPL Hair Removal. These outstanding modalities may be recommended individually or in combination with laser to successfully treat most hair and skin colours on both men and women in a customized fashion without pain.And Remember - All Our Laser Therapists are Certified!