LASER VS SHAVING VS WAXING Laser hair removal is a little more of an initial investment. However, it is much more cost effective than shaving or waxing in the long term. Shaving and waxing cause hair growing thicker and faster. Laser hair removal makes your hair finer and grow slower without the itching of new growing hair. Also, it’s the only way to treat ingrown hair caused by shaving and waxing.
AM I A CANDIDATE TO DO LASER HAIR REMOVAL? Laser hair removal results depend on the color and thickness of your hair, as well as your skin tone. All skin tones and hair colors can be treated. White hair cannot be treated with the laser. Dark hair will have good results. Very fine hair like the peach fuzz on the upper arms are not to be treated yet it could be done. In many cases, this can result in stimulating more hair growth but that can be treated by doing more laser.
WHY ARE MY RESULTS DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS? Results and amount of sessions depend on: 1. The contrast of your skin and hair color 2. Your ethnic background and family history 3. Hormonal level changes and areas treated
IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PERMANENT? It is permanent hair reduction after each treatment. You can reach around 99% of hair reduction easily. Usually you will have 95%-99.9% hair reduction after a series of recommended treatments sessions. Hormonal changes, medication, and ageing can affect future hair growth. Only touch ups are needed After that.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED? HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO COME BACK? Most clients need 3 to 6 treatments. It depends on how much hair do you have and if you have ingrown hair. The sessions are spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart depending on the area and individual.
For a face area, most clients needs 4 to 6 treatments. If you or your family have experienced hormonal fluctuations, you may need more sessions to reach an ideal result.
For best results, laser hair removal treatments must be scheduled no more than 8 weeks apart. If you do not adhere to the recommended schedule, it will affect the long term results negatively. Additional sessions may be required depending on the individual.
CAN ALL AREAS BE TREATED? Eyebrows are not treatable because they are too closed to the eyes. We treat all other areas including eyebrow center.
DOES IT HURT? Generally speaking, different machines will give you different level of pain and different results. The high power laser machines give you better results but it is painful when used without skin cooling system. When the client cannot bear the pain during the treatment, numbing cream would need to be used. The numbing cream need to be applied 1/2 hour before laser treatment.
At The Holistic Health Shop office, we only use the highest quality medical laser machines with the most effective cooling system. There is no pain during treatments. We never needs to apply numbing cream.
CAN I DO LASER IF I HAVE TATTOOS? Areas with tattoos will be avoided during treatment. This is because, the laser would make the tattoos fade away.
IS LASER SKIN CARE TREATMENTS SAFE? Laser Skin Care Treatments are safe when done right. The professional staff at The Holistic Health Shop follows the recommendations and guidelines for laser skin care treatments set by Dermatologists, Health Canada, and the FDA (Food and Drugs Administration). The staff at The Holistic Health Shop are committed to have your laser skin treatment experience safe, comfortable, and effective.
BEFORE THE TREATMENT 1) No tanning of any form, including tanning beds and/or self-tanners, for at least 3 week prior to your appointment. 2) Avoid excessive sun exposure for at least 3 weeks prior to your treatment. Use sun screen when you are exposed to the sun. Failure to do so may cause scarring and/or hyper pigmentation. Sun exposure will affect the results and can possibly cause scarring, hyper pigmentation, and laser burns which can possibly be permanent. 3) Wearing broad spectrum sun screen SPF 30-50 and covering the area to be treated. 4) No tweezing, threading, waxing, epilating, bleaching or usage of Nair for at least 3 weeks prior to your treatment. 5) The area to be treated should be freshly cleaned, left with no makeup, deodorant, lotions, creams, antiperspirants etc. 6) Unless otherwise stated by technician, SHAVE the areas to be treated the night before or morning of your appointment. 7) Revise medication history with technician before treatment. If you are on strong medications, please consult with your doctor if you can do laser hair removal, as strong medication make skin more sensitive. Reschedule your appointment if needed. 8) If possible, exfoliate the area to remove any dead skin cells on the surface. This will help along the natural shedding process. The laser treatments will penetrate deeper and be more effective when there are no residual cells on the surface.
AFTER THE TREATMENT 1) Use Aloe Vera gel within the first 2 hours of treatment to reduce redness and mild discomfort. 2) Avoid deodorant and/or makeup for 24 hours if underarms and/or face were treated. 3) Avoid any activity that may elevate body temperature, such as any forms of exercises, hot baths, saunas, jacuzzis etc, for 24 hours. 4) Avoid excessive sun exposure for 2 weeks. 5) If you get sun exposure after 2 weeks, wait for at least 3 additional weeks before re-treatment. 6) No tanning beds or self-tanners. 7) Wearing broad spectrum SPF 30-50 and covering the area. 8) Do not use any form of exfoliation on the treated area until the hair starts to fall out. You may only shave between sessions. Do not use any other forms of hair removal, such as waxing, electrolysis, tweezing etc.
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT We highly recommend you to book an appointment to reserve time slots for your treatments. Please CONFIRM with us otherwise the appointment time is not guaranteed. Once an appointment is made, we will email you 2 days prior to your appointment day. If we don’t receive your confirmation, we make a courtesy call in 24 hours to remind you. Please add our email address to your contacts to avoid the reminder going spam.
The therapists at The Holistic Health Shop represent both genders. If you have a preference to the gender of your therapist, please let us know to book the time of your appointment at the office accordingly.
NO SHOW / LATE POLICY Please understand that since this is a one-on-one service, we put in a lot of our effort into reserving your appointment. It pressures us when we can not fully utilize our time to serve our customers. Please inform us 24-hours in advance if you need to change or cancel your appointment.