Laser energy is selectively being absorbed in the pigment of the hair shaft and follicle. The laser is pulsed for only a fraction of a second, long enough to injure the follicle but not long enough for excess heat to be transferred to the skin surrounding the hair follicle. The result is safe and effective hair removal.
Arbutus Laser Centre has more than 50 years of combined laser and hair removal experience. When we acquired the first “permanent” hair removal laser in Western Canada in 1996 (a Ruby Epilaser made by Palamar), we also acquired the hair removal expertise of New-Tech Electrolysis Ltd (www.newtechelectrolysis.com). Very few practitioners in North America can claim to match the training and dedication of our hair removal team.
A commitment to the best results possible, balanced with a strong safety record has allowed us to build a strong practice where 90% of our business comes from word of mouth.
With more than a dozen different pieces of technology having been through our facility over the years, we currently rely on Syneron/Candela machines. The Alexandrite and NdYag represent both ends of the laser hair removal spectrum, allowing us to effectively treat lighter coloured hairs and safely treat darker skin types.
We believe that proper assessment and patient education are critical to safe and effective procedures. Consultations for hair reduction services at the Arbutus Laser Centre are complimentary and suitable candidates are test-patched for safety prior to treatment. If you have questions about hair removal, we will do our very best to help you make an informed decision about what is right for YOU.