Laser Hair Removal
Most body hair is fine, pale, and usually not visible to the naked eye, but dark, coarse hair on certain areas may make a person feel uncomfortable. These areas include the face, neck, back, abdomen, breasts, legs or underarms for women, or shoulders, arms, chests or back for men. IPL hair removal or laser hair removal at our Calgary and Airdrie clinics reduces unwanted hair quickly, comfortably and permanently.
To find out more about Calgary or Airdrie IPL and laser hair removal, request a consultation at either of our two locations or call us at 403-221-4497 (Calgary) or 403-945-0350 (Airdrie) and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.
Your Hair Removal Process
To achieve best results, ReNue suggests 5 to 6 treatments spaced approximately 4 to 6 weeks apart. To understand the treatment process, it is important to know that hair grows in 3 phases:
- The active growth phase – the part of the follicle that actually generates the hair (the papilla) is present and is growing a hair.
- The mature phase – when the hair has stopped growing and the papilla has disappeared.
- The dormant phase – the follicle is preparing to "shed" the old hair (exfoliation) and cycle back to the active growth phase.
On average, a hair follicle will cycle through the phases every 4 to 12 weeks depending on which part of the body the hair is growing. When dark hair is treated, it is always vaporized regardless of the phase. However, the follicle itself will stop making hair only if treated during the active growth phase – when the hair shaft is still connected to the root, making it vulnerable to the heat energy which destroys it.
When selecting where to receive treatment, remember that complications from over aggressive procedures can result in months of healing time. At ReNue our technicians are certified with many years of experience and we provide a clean, safe, physician supervised environment.