LASER HAIR REMOVAL

WHAT IS IPL HAIR REMOVAL?

IPL hair removal have been successfully used in cosmetic industry for several years providing satisfactory results. This simple treatment can totally replace the tedious task of having to shave, tweeze or wax unwanted hair on most parts of the body. IPL use light and electric pulses to heat the hair follicle and destroy its roots without damaging the surrounding tissue or skin. By targeting the follicle, IPL hair removal treatments inhibit any future hair growth.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT:

Is laser hair removal painful?


During laser hair removal, you may feel snapping feeling. We use the most advanced laser technology, which is equipped with an integrated cooling system for maximum comfort. During treatment skin is continuous cooled from the laser sensation.




How many treatments need?


Due to the staggered nature of the hair growth cycle, in which some hairs are actively growing while others are dormant, laser hair removal requires multiple treatments to catch each hair as it enters the “active” growth phase. The number of laser hair removal treatments necessary for complete hair removal varies from person to person. Mostly require between 4 to 6 treatments.




Does laser hair removal work on all skin types?


​People with coarse dark hair and light skin color respond the best to laser hair treatments. In clients with darker skin color that have more melanin in their skin, the skin tends to compete with the hair to absorb the light energy, resulting in potential damage to the skin. People with grey hair are the most difficult to treat as less energy is absorbed by the hair roots. All parts of the body can be treated with the exception of the area immediately surroundng the eyes. *Note: if you have blonde or red hair, laser will not be nearly as affective, because the laser picks up the contrast between the hair follicle and the skin pigment. With blonde and red hair, the hair to skin pigmentation difference is much less.




How do I prepare for my laser hair removal?


-Before your first session, it is important for you to avoid waxing or tweezing at least for 6 weeks. The laser needs to be able to identify the hair follicle. During this time period, shaving is acceptable. Shaving the area must be done 2-3 days prior to the appointment. Shaving must be performed with the hair growth direction not against. -You MUST stay out of the sun. Tanning should be avoided for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment if lasers is to be used. Any tanning of the skin can result in pigmentation in the areas you laser. -Lightly exfoliate the treatment area 3-4days before your treatment. Why? You remove the dead skin cells from the surface, allowing the laser a clearer path to the root of the hair. Also dead or dry skin can sometimes cause slight redness after treatment so keeping your skin in tip top condition when having laser will get the best results. -You should not put any lotions, creams, makeup, and deodorant to area to be treated. It may can obstruct or refract laser light negatively.




Contraindications for IPL hair removal


-Sun exposure and/or artificial tanning during the last 6weeks. -Pregnancy-In terms of hair reduction the hormones of women who are pregnant or nursing are unstable and will cause hair reduction treatments to be less effective. -Cancer, Epilepsy, Accutane or any related acne medication, Diabetes, Keloid skin, and Lupus -Vitiligo-may develop more discolouration -Darker skin(South Asian, African) - It could be burn




Is laser hair removal permanent?


The reduction you receive is permanent, but it is impossible to achieve 100% removal of every single follicle in a given area. Over the course of treatment your hair and the amount of it that you have will change dramatically - and we mean dramatically. What starts off as rough, coarse and thick hair will eventually become soft, thin and light hair. You will have areas where the hair has completely disappeared and some areas with sporadic light hairs remain. These hairs will be picked up on your subsequent top up treatments.

Top up treatments are recommended to keep these finer hairs away and are typically needed once or twice a year.





WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE:

After a session of laser hair removal (particularly on sensitive areas) it is normal to feel a sensation of warmth in the area, slightly similar to that of a very mild sunburn. The skin may also appear red in colour and the area around the follicle itself may become raised, these normal side effects usually disappear 24-48hrs after each session.  You will notice that these side effects are more obvious after the first few sessions when hair in the area is thick and coarse.  Over the course of your treatments hair will begin to thin out and become finer which will cause these side effects to become less noticeable after each session of laser.

AFTERCARE

24-48 hrs DIRECTLY AFTER your session 

 
  • Wear loose cotton clothing

  • Avoid touching the skin in the treatment area

  • Apply 100% Aloe Vera ONLY to your treatment area

  • Avoid the gym, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming pool

  • When showering/bathing keep water tepid/lukewarm

  • Avoid doing all forms of physical exercise

  • Apply mineral makeup only after all facial laser hair removal treatments

  • Apply SPF50+ to all treatment areas that are exposed to UV light, cover areas where possible

WEEKS IN BETWEEN your sessions

  • When hair begins to regrow in between sessions, shaving and using hair removal creams are the only forms of hair removal that are allowed during your course of treatments

  • Avoid exposing your treatment area to sun or sunbeds throughout your course of treatment

  • Apply SFP 50+ sunscreen at all times if your treatment areas are exposed to UV light

  • Return for your next session within the time frame recommended by your laser therapist

**What you do after your laser session is just as important as the preparation before. It is vital that you follow all after care advice as this will prevent any adverse reactions from your laser hair removal treatments.

CONTACT

INFO@JPERMANENTMAKEUP.COM

Store: (587) 524-5768

Direct/Text: (587) 438-1610 

LOCATION

#205, 10534 124St

Edmonton, AB

T5N 1S1

HOURS

Tues - Fri : 10am - 6pm

Sat: 10am -4pm

By appointment