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When a person doesn’t want hair in certain areas, the default is often shaving. But regular hair removal typically takes time out of your day and hairs quickly begin to grow back, leaving the skin prickly. To help prolong hair removal, many people also chose waxing. Although waxing delays hair regrowth for longer than shaving, this treatment is often painful and it only lasts for a few weeks. Laser hair removal delivers the longest-lasting hair removal results. Laser hair removal can prevent hair growth for years and can reduce the density of any returning hair growth. This form of hair removal uses advanced technology to address a variety of treatment areas and prevent hair growth.

Laser Hair Removal

The History Of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal was accidentally discovered in 1963, but it didn’t actually become extensively researched and experimented with for regular hair removal until about 1980. Laser hair removal didn’t become available to the public as a solution for long-term hair removal until 1998 and it has been growing in popularity ever since. As the demand for laser hair removal increases, more technological advances are making this form of long-term hair removal available to people of all skin tones and hair colours. Modern advanced forms of laser hair removal use dual wavelengths to make laser hair removal faster and more effective.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Get Rid Of Hair?

Light is emitted from a specialty laser to target the pigment within the hair. This light is converted to heat, and when it makes contact with the hair, it purposefully damages the hair follicle, which is the tube-like structure that surrounds the root of a strand of hair. When the hair follicle is damaged, hair growth is slowed or eliminated. Often, multiple hair removal treatments are needed to achieve ideal hair-free results. In the past, laser hair removal worked best on people with light skin and dark hair, as the pigment in the hair was easily targeted by the laser; however, some advanced laser hair removal technology is effective for everyone regardless of skin or hair colour.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Laser hair removal is used to reduce how frequently hair grows and how thick it grows. Laser hair removal can be used on various parts of the body, including:

  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Bikini line
  • Arms

The number of treatments you require will depend on your area of treatment, how thick your hair is, and how fast your hair grows. Some areas where hair grows quickly will require repeated treatments every 4 to 8 weeks, but areas with slow-growing hair require treatment approximately every 12 to 16 weeks. To determine how many treatments you need and at what intervals, speak with a skin care specialist.

Laser Hair Removal In Fort Langley

Modern laser hair removal at a highly reputable medical boutique offers long-lasting results for people with any skin or hair colour. At Skin Secrets in Fort Langley, we create a customized hair removal treatment plan to optimally reduce hair growth while keeping you comfortable. Our advanced CLARITY II Laser removes hair while leveraging cooling technology to keep your skin comfortable and we offer exclusive shorter pulse widths to remove fine hairs that other laser treatments can’t address. To receive customized, comfortable, and effective laser hair removal, contact Skin Secrets at 1-778-878-7546 or fill out the online contact form to unlock our skin secrets to beautiful, smooth skin using products and treatments that are physician-directed and exclusively medical-grade.


Q: Do I need to do anything to prepare for laser hair removal?

A: For comfortable treatment and optimal results, it does help to prepare your skin by staying out of the sun before treatment and shaving the treatment area. For more tips for optimal laser hair removal, read How To Prepare For Laser Hair Removal.

Q: Is laser hair removal painful?

A: Some people experience mild discomfort during laser hair removal, especially if they have sensitive skin, but the CLARITY II used at Skin Secrets helps to reduce this using cooling technology. Laser hair removal from the CLARITY II is typically less painful than waxing. If you have sensitive skin or are worried about the sensation of laser hair removal, speak with one of our skin care specialists, doctors, or nurses.

Q: Is laser hair removal permanent?

A: Several treatment sessions of laser hair removal are required to address your unique growth cycle. Once the hair follicle is destroyed, hair will no longer grow. *To achieve optimal and the longest-lasting results with a convenient treatment strategy, consider the Skin Secrets Insider Laser Hair Removal Membership.