Laser Hair Removal
Permanent Hair Reduction
Laser hair removal has become an increasingly popular, widespread solution for permanently reducing unwanted hair, saving patients loads of time and money from no longer having to shave, wax or pluck. Storwick and Associates has over 20 years of laser hair removal experience. Dr. Storwick and his team are extremely knowledgeable and skilled in laser hair removal as they are one of the first clinics to use this technology in Canada.
Laser Hair Removal Disrupts Hair Growth.
By targeting the melanin (pigment) in the hair bulb and shaft; the laser light causes thermal damage to the follicle. The damage causes delayed regrowth and permanent reduction of the hairs in the active growth phase.
Most Patients Are Candidates for Laser Hair Removal.
All areas of the body can be treated quickly, with the exception of the area surrounding the eyes. Treatments work best on hair that is light brown to black. Blond, grey and red hairs do not have enough melanin (color) for the laser to absorb so treatment is not always effective on these hair colors. Laser hair reduction works 90% of the time in most individuals, but unfortunately, 10% of people may not respond to laser hair removal at all.
Prepare For Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment.
On the day of your treatment, the hair will need to have been shaved within the past 2 days. The treatment itself is not completely pain-free, but is very tolerable without any topical anesthetic. After the treatment is complete, aloe gel will be applied to the area. Ice packs may be used after your treatment to relieve any discomfort. Treatment time ranges in duration, from 5 minutes up to one hour based on the area being treated.
Most patients will lose 20-30% of their hair volume with each session, thus requiring a minimum of 4-6 sessions. Those patients with fine hair or darker skin may require more sessions.
The waiting period between treatments varies among individuals. The general guideline is 4-6 weeks for areas from the neck up, and 8-12 weeks for areas below the neck.
Talk to the professionals at Storwick and Associates Clinic about getting rid of your unwanted hair—contact us today at 403.286.00864 to schedule a consultation with our Laser Technician.