Making a difference in someone’s life is the number one reason we do what we do. Seeing the impact we can make on a guest’s daily life, on their self-esteem, is so rewarding.
We get excited about the benefits that all our treatments offer and are always curious to see what our guests are looking for most often. Resoundingly, Laser Hair Removal has become the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatment around. Unwanted hair can cause embarrassment and even hinder your lifestyle choices. We want all our guests to feel comfortable living full lives in their own skin, and to do so effortlessly. Leaving behind plucking, shaving, and waxing can save you pain, time, and get rid of unsightly side effects like razor rash and stubble. There is so much to gain!
So, once you know you want long-lasting hair removal, which system is right for you? We can help with that! Every treatment starts with a consultation with one of our trained medical estheticians to determine which system is best for you. We know the technical information can be a little overwhelming, so we encourage you to be open and present in your consultation. Share with us what results you are looking for and don’t be afraid to ask questions!
It is important to have different system options because of course, we don’t all have the same skin or hair type. The size and depth of hair follicles vary from person to person and even within the same treatment area. It may be the case that different machines will be needed to complete a single session, and will shift as treatment progresses and follicles change. Skin type is rated using the Ftizpatrick scale using a number from 1-6, one being the lightest, six being the darkest. All our machines can technically treat the full range of skin types, however, there are ideal matches for safety and efficiency.
We have four different machines in our arsenal, all of which target the melanin in hair follicles to disrupt growth, but are each suited to different laser removal needs. All our machines are fully insured and calibrated consistently to keep them primed and ready to go!
A physical assessment and a written questionnaire provide our knowledgeable staff with the information they need to recommend an appropriate course of action. Based on the information our technicians gather, they will recommend one of the below systems.
|System||Ideal Skin Types||Ideal Hair Types|
|Light Sheet ET: Suited to smaller, hard to reach spots.||1-3||Coarse/Medium. Light brown to black.|
|Light Sheet Duet: Similar to Light Sheer ET. Can handle larger treatment areas, working more quickly.||1-3||All hair types. Light brown to black.|
|BBL (Broad Band Light): Uses light to damage hair follicles. Tolerable on sensitive areas, like lips, nose, and underarms.||1-3||Fine hair. Light brown to black|
|Sciton Long Pulsed NdYag: Fast, effective treatment on any area, even for large treatment areas. Longer pulse and ideal wavelength means it can be used safely in summer months.||All, including tanned skin||Fine to coarse. Dark brown and black.|
At the end of the day, our medical estheticians are here for you to make sure you are getting the best treatment possible. Having a full range of systems ensures that we are able to accommodate the complete spectrum of skin tones and hair types, and can adjust systems accordingly throughout your sessions. We want every session to be as comfortable and effective as possible. That is why we are committed to staying on top of the latest research and protocols so our guests are in safe, educated hands. We live what we do and we love it. We are always available for questions and are happy to hear from you!
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Urban Body Laser
777 Hornby St #860, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2G3