Hair Removal

Unwelcome hair growth can be embarrassing for everyone. And although there are plenty of hair removal options, they aren't always worth it. Shaving and depilatory creams might be a quick fix, but they only get rid of the hair at the surface—not to mention the risk of nicks and adverse skin reactions. Waxing and plucking may deliver longer-lasting results, but treatments are painful and time-consuming. Where does that leave you?

Venus Concept is transforming hair removal by using advanced technology to permanently reduce unwanted hair on the face and body. You can finally enjoy smooth, hair-free skin with results that last longer than traditional methods.



How often can I do IPL hair removal?

Depending on the body part, expert dermatologists recommend using the home IPLdevice once every 4 to 6 weeks in order to catch the new hair that is starting to return in its growth cycle. For legs, it is once every 8 to 12 weeks as the hair growth rate on this body part is much slower.

Do you have to shave before IPL hair removal?

Do's and Don'ts Before IPL/ Laser hair removal treatment. No plucking or waxing for a month before the IPL or laser sessions. This doesn't mean you're not allowed at all to remove your hair( that will be a nightmare for any woman). You can remove your hair ONLY by SHAVING.

How long does it take for IPL hair removal to work?

You'll see results after your first appointment, but it'll take several treatments to permanently remove hair. In four to six sessions, spaced four to eight weeks apart, you'll see 70 to 80 percent reduction in hair growth.

Am I a good candidate for this treatment? / Will this treatment work for me?

Hair removal treatments are for individuals who want to permanently reduce unwanted hair on their face or body because they’re tired of the conventional methods that only yield temporary results. For safety reasons, you may not be able to get diode laser hair removal if you have/are: - Previous problems with laser therapy - A history of keloid scarring - Active infection or history of herpes simplex in the treatment area - Use of depilatories or other hair removal treatments, such as waxing, plucking, or electrolysis, within 6 weeks prior to treatment - Hypersensitivity to hydroquinone or other bleaching agents - Use of oral Accutane within 6 weeks prior to treatment You may not be able to get IPL laser hair removal if you have/are: - Metal or other implants in the treatment area - Current or history of cancer - Pregnant or nursing - Any diseases that can be stimulated by light (e.g. epilepsy) - History of disease that can be stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes) - Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome) - Any active condition in the treatment area (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, rash) - History of skin disorders, keloids, unusual wound healing, or excessively dry and/or sensitive skin - Any surgical procedures within the past 3 months - A tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area - Excessively tanned skin

I have darker skin – can I still get this treatment done?

Laser hair removal treatments can be done on darker skin tones, even tanned skin, using different settings, as there is a higher risk of discoloration (since darker skin has more pigment in it). IPL hair removal treatments work best for light to medium skin tones. Although they may work on darker skin tones, there is an even higher risk of discoloration. It’s best to consult with the technician to see if the treatment is right for you. For both types of treatments, the technician will perform a test spot and wait between 15 minutes to 48 hours, depending on your complexion, to assess your skin’s reaction. He/she would know best what treatment parameters are most appropriate to use for your skin type.

What does the treatment feel like?

You’ll feel some heat in the area, but this will only last a short while, thanks to the real-time cooling system that kicks in right away to help minimize discomfort. For laser hair removal, it depends on which mode of operation your treatment provider is using. If your technician is using PULSE mode, it will feel like a light snap of an elastic band against your skin. If they’re using SLIDE mode, it will feel like a series of light snaps as they glide the applicator continuously across the treatment area. For IPL hair removal, it feels like the light snap with an elastic band against your skin as the applicator moves around the treatment area.

Will it be painful?

The applicator has a built-in cooling feature to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but you might feel a bit of discomfort if you’re treating a more sensitive area, like along the bikini line. If you find it too uncomfortable, let your treatment provider know and they can adjust the settings accordingly.

How will I feel after my treatment?

Your skin may look dry and feel itchy. Moisturizing can help relieve the itch. Other than that, you shouldn’t really feel any different after your treatment.

Is there any downtime?

There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.

Do I need to do anything after my treatment?

Be sure to gently clean the treated area twice a day and apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 before going outside; however, avoid excessive sun exposure. For IPL hair removal treatments, avoid tanning for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks afterward.

If I got a treatment on my face, can I put makeup up on right after?

Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment, make sure to apply sunscreen first.


Contact for appointment 250-253-1416 or 250-804-6053

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