There’s really no right answer when it comes to age and skin tightening treatments because the answer is different for everyone Laser hair removal has gained immense popularity over the years, growing over 50% from 2012, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. The numbers don’t lie and you should certainly not count out that the rise is due to the hair removal treatment’s effectiveness, efficiency and long-lasting solutions.
Ready to bust those foolish myths and start your journey to stubble-free skin? Check out our list of laser hair removal myths we debunked.
Fact: The FDA approved laser hair removal in 1997 as a safe option for long-term hair reduction by certified dermatologists. At First Ave Medical Spa, our team of experts are led by a licensed medical aesthetician to care for patients with the most effective, compassionate care. Using a laser that targets melanin (colour pigment) in hair, therefore destroying hair follicle and significantly reducing hair growth and thickness. This causes no harm to the surrounding skin tissue or additional safety risks to the rest of the body.
Fact: Generally, laser hair removal is not a painful treatment and most patients only experience slight discomfort. However, with individuals that may have sensitive skin or a different pain threshold, laser hair removal may experience more irritation than other patients. Most patients consider laser hair removal to be less painful than waxing. At First Ave Medical Spa, we use the GentleMax Pro machine with dynamic cooling system that shoots out cryogen a millisecond before the laser to prepare the skin and make the treatment process far more comfortable.
Fact: Laser hair removal treatments reduce the likelihood of hair growth by at least 10 to 25% each session. The reduction of hair is favourable, even more so than other hair removal treatments, including shaving and waxing. The thickness of the hair follicles will not increase due to laser hair removal sessions. Instead, when the hair returns, it is finer and less dark than the original hair follicles that were removed.
Fact: Previously, darker skinned patients were advised against receiving laser hair removal. This is because the laser targets melanin in hair and it is difficult for the laser to differentiate between pigment in hair and pigment in skin. However, with technological advancements, laser hair removal is a treatment that any candidate can have done regardless of their skin colour. Darker skinned patients may require a few more sessions to have effective hair removal and enjoy the full results. We use GentleMax Pro that combines 2 laser platforms – Alexandrite and Nd:Yag, making it safe and effective for all skin types.
First Ave Medical Spa offers high-quality, effective and affordable laser hair removal services in Vancouver. Our professionals are thoroughly trained and knowledgeable on aesthetic procedures to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. Curious about our PRP treatment or skin tightening treatment at our Vancouver spa? Contact us to learn about all our beautiful treatments today!