Survival Guide — Laser Hair Removal – What To Watch Out For

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    May 6, 2017

Laser Hair Removal – The Basics

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The theory of laser hair removal is a simple one. Laser is attracted to colour, if there is colour in the hair, the laser will capture it. To be more specific – Laser can only kill the hair follicle when it is in the growing stage; because not all hair is in the same stage at the same time multiple sessions are required to capture the hair at the right stage.

Helpful Tip – while going through your laser hair removal sessions it’s important to avoid the following:


  • Waxing
  • Tweezing/Plucking
  • Topical Creams that are Light Sensitive
  • Direct Sun Exposure without Sunscreen

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Believe it or not, there are some factors that can hinder results for Laser Hair Removal. There are a few variables that need to be considered. This is important to know so that you don’t get sucked into paying hundreds of dollars for something that may not work for you.

The following points need to be considered whether or not you are a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal:

  • For Men – if you are under the age of 30, you will not see complete hair removal but a significant reduction. Hair still grows for men into their late 20s and slows down when they turn 30 (it’s not to say that Laser Hair Removal can’t be done, but it may take longer and more maintenance to get the desired results)
  • For Women – hormone imbalance plays a huge role in hair growth. If you do have a hormone imbalance this will affect the results of your Laser Hair Removal treatments (it’s always best to see a physician to address the imbalance) Some women who do have hormone imbalances do see significant reduction but it does take longer and more sessions to achieve desired results. Remember, hormone imbalance can cause new hair growth not regrowth; that is the difference.

Questions You Should Ask at Your Consultation

There are many places that offer Laser Hair Removal, it has become an oversaturated market and picking the right place can be an overwhelming process.
Here are a few things you should keep in mind when shopping around.

Know What Systems Being Used For Your Treatment!

There are different laser systems out there, some of them are good some of them are not. It is so important to know which system is being used.

A prime example is when a business offers Laser Hair Removal services but the system is actually an IPL. IPL is the acronym Intense Pulsed Light, IPL is NOT a laser and is not an efficient method for Hair Removal. It is not to say that an IPL is not a good system, it works very well for skin treatments but not for hair removal.

Here are some points about our Systems for Laser Hair Removal we use at Laserlicious:


  • Medical Grade Laser’s
  • Diode, Alexandrite and ND:Yag lasers available on site
  • FDA & Health Canada Approved
  • Safe and comfortable treatments
  • Latest Technology’s
  • Efficient

Another Question That Should Be Asked Is How Long Will Each Session Be

Many business will brag about Full Body Laser Hair Removal in One Hour or Unlimited Full Body Laser for One Year.
If you see an advertisement for this, stay far away!

It is impossible to have a full body Laser Hair Removal Treatment done efficiently in one hour. That is not enough heat to be able to cover and kill the hair all over the body. Here’s an example, full legs properly done takes up to an hour to complete. A man’s full back alone takes a full hour to provide satisfactory results.

Let’s talk about Heat

The skin needs to be heated to a particular temperature for the hair follicles at the dermal layer of the skin to be destroyed. This is done gradually so that the top layer of the skin does not burn. This process takes time certainly longer than an hour for a full body treatment.

Sounds Like Laser Hair Removal is a Painful Process … Actually, it is not with the Soprano Ice and our New Addition the Gentle Max Pro Laser Hair Removal System.

Some Laser technologies are just too uncomfortable, and results take time. Especially with Intense pulsed light technologies, as they are not true lasers or medical grade, and don’t offer the results you are hoping for.


You Work Hard For Your Money

We know that Laser Hair Removal is not cheep – just keep in mind that although it may be more now, you’re actually saving so much money in the long run.

We have all heard the age old phrase – You Get What You Pay For
This is certainly true with Laser Hair Removal. When you see low prices, chances are that it is too good to be true, then it probably isn’t; in certain cases the following can be a factor: the machine being used is second hand, old technology, not a laser (IPL), or being misused.
There is also the other side of the spectrum, where places are too highly priced. You see this more with higher end and brand name places. It is really important to know what machine is being used so you know what you are paying for. It’s best to be paying for the service versus paying for the brand name.

When you spend your money on Laser Hair Removal you want to make sure that you’re getting value for your money. You want a place that will provide safety, results and comfort.

Customer Service is Important

For some people, Laser Hair Removal can be an uncomfortable experience simply because they are shy. It is so important to be confident with the people you choose to provide this service for you. You start to build a relationship with your technician and it’s critical that one, you are comfortable with them and two that they provide you with the best and safe treatment.

Why Choose Laserlicious

Our Philosophy or Mission Statement is providing the most professional, safe and effective treatments to our clients. We do not believe in ‘cutting corners’ or ‘taking short cuts’. Our client’s satisfaction and safety is our top priority.

We value our clients and believe being honest from the very start allows for a better professional relationship. We strive to provide the best, safest and comfortable experience for our clients. Laserlicious’ qualified team of Medical Aestheticians understand skin types, the importance of timing during and in between treatments and hair growth to provide the best results. We truly believe that being honest and handling our client’s expectations is a significant part of our job.

We are proud to have Alma’s Soprano Ice Laser Hair Removal System, and The Gentle Max Pro Multi laser system by Candela Medical in our Medical Spa, These systems allow us to utilize all three different wavelengths to safely and effectively treat all skin types and most hair types comfortably.

We always give the following to our clients:

  • Latest technologies that the industry has to offer
  • Only using FDA & Health Canada approved systems
  • Experienced & Certified Medical Aestheticians
  • Safe & Result driven treatments

We provide our clients with the latest and greatest treatments at an affordable price.We pride ourselves in giving our clients exceptional service with amazing results. Our clients love us and we love them back.

We believe that everyone deserves to be free of unwanted hair, we want to be a part of our client’s journey of looking and feeling their best.