Treatments

Laser Hair Removal

Get Smooth and Sexy Skin

Are you frustrated with shaving and the endless ingrown hairs and little red bumps it leaves behind?

Sick of waiting weeks with sparse yet noticeable hairs popping up everywhere (though not quite enough to justify a wax or sugaring just yet)? Dissatisfied with the patchy quality of depilatory creams or plucking?

While shaving, waxing, sugaring, creams, and plucking are popular hair removal methods, they require a lot of patience and constant vigilance – making hair removal an endless, exhausting battle.

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Laser hair removal: your semi-permanent stubble solution.

By emitting light energy to follicular structures, laser hair removal works by injuring the hair follicle and reducing its ability to produce a hair. Ultimately, the procedure heating the follicle to a high enough temperature to destroy it without damaging the surrounding tissue.

Since hair follicles don’t all produce hair at the same time, multiple treatments are required to effectively treat all the growth cycles. Factors such as thickness, hair colour, hormones, laser energy, clinical standards, and technician experience may affect the number of required treatments.

  • Semi-permanent: After about eight treatments, hair follicles stay dormant until triggered by hormones
  • Less irritation: No post-treatment razor bumps or deep ingrown hairs
  • Precision: No more stray knee or ankle hairs

Get smoother, irresistible glowing skin.

Say goodbye to nasty cuts from shaving, the eye-watering sting from tweezing and the scorching burns and swelling from waxing and depilatories. Our years of expertise in hair removal allows us to make key recommendations based on your unique skin type and desired results.

Say goodbye to razors, tweezers and messy waxing.

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Why choose us?

One of the Alberta’s pioneers in laser hair removal, External Affairs’ laser technicians and nurses apprenticed under our founder and clinical director, meaning that you’re treated by a credentialed, trained professional.

The lasers we use to remove hair are available only to medical professionals and are either new or under a maintenance/ service contract, making them reliable and predictable lasers, which translates into consistent, reliable efficiency.

What to expect on your
first visit.

Laser hair removal offers near permanent hair reduction, which makes it a superior treatment for hair removal. During the procedure, as the laser goes over your skin, it can feel hot and prickly, though many prefer it to how waxing feels. Treating length depends upon the size of the area being treated, with large areas like backs and legs taking an hour or more. After the procedure, you may experience redness or swelling, which you can treat with ice.

Avoid any other hair removal treatments after receiving laser hair removal and limit sun exposure for between treatments. With laser hair removal, the hair doesn’t immediately fall out; rather, it sheds over days and weeks, with further treatments targeting hairs in the new-growth cycle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still not sure? Read our FAQ’s below.

Is laser hair removal safe?

A common, medical procedure, laser hair removal is safe when performed by a trained professional. Of crucial importance to your experience and your results with laser hair removal is the experience and expertise of the technician – because the industry is not regulated, anyone can do it and inexperienced or untrained people doing it results in side effects like scarring and discolouration.

Vetting the credentials of your doctor or technician is important; at External Affairs, our technicians undergo extensive training on the lasers, technique, hygiene, and care before treating any clients. Side effects include temporary discomfort and skin irritation and potential pigment changes. Rare side effects include blistering, scarring, crusting, or other changes to skin texture.

Is laser hair removal safe on moles?

No evidence indicates that removing hair from moles is harmful, but we typically avoid lasering raised moles.

Is laser hair removal safe while pregnant?

Because there aren’t any studies that evaluation the impact of laser hair removal on pregnant women or the fetus, we recommend avoiding it during pregnancy.

Is hair removal safe for anywhere on the body?

From your underarms to your back, legs, upper lip, chest, and bikini line, laser hair removal is a safe hair removal treatment for any part of your body.

Can I use other methods to remove hair between treatments?

Because the laser is heating the follicle, it’s important not to rip the hair out between treatments so stay away from waxing, plucking, threading, or sugaring.

If you need to remove hair between sessions, shaving is the safest option because it only removes hair from the surface level and has no impact on the follicle.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

If you’re not pregnant, do not have a pacemaker, and are free from serious skin conditions like psoriasis or dermatitis you’re a good candidate. However, if you’re medications that affect your skin and its sensitivity (like Accutane or Retin-A), you can’t undergo laser hair removal.

Is Laser Hair Removal Expensive?

The cost of laser hair removal depends upon what your goals are. At External Affairs, we offer free consultations, so make an appointment to discuss your options today.

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