Benefits of Laser Hair Removal & Aesthetics: Could it be a fit for you?

January 29, 2020
Categories: Oranj Community
By: Naomi Keane & Shannon Hamel

We’ve all been there, in the change room getting ready for class when you put your tank top on and catch a glimpse in the mirror….and oh my gosh where did that under arm hair come from?! All of a sudden you feel insecure and are thinking about who might see your body hair while you are doing shoulder presses, instead of thinking about how you are crushing your workout!

We absolutely hate that feeling! And after battling a 5 o’clock shadow on our legs most of our lives, we fell in love with this alternative to shaving that not only will save you money in the long run, but more importantly your time! Laser Hair Removal produces results of long-term hair reduction. Shannon first started laser hair treatments a year ago and consistently stuck to her treatment every 6-8 weeks. She has experienced a 98% reduction in full body hair growth. It was a game changer for her! It was something she used to be quite self-conscious about, because she had dark, course hair and lots of it. Because her hair grew back so fast, she would often worry about the visibility of stubble hair when she wore shorts or a bathing suit. Now she barely has hair left on her legs to shave, leaving her with at least 10 extra minutes in her morning!


Laser hair removal


We love laser treatments so much, that we decided to incorporate laser hair removal & aesthetics into our Kensington studio! After doing research we selected the Candela Gentlemax Pro machine which proudly boasts it is the gold standard of the industry. What’s great about this laser? It uses an alexandrite laser for lighter skin types and an ND YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) laser so it is extremely safe and effective for darker skin types as it passes by the melanin. This means we are able to successfully treat all skin types with laser hair removal treatments. This is amazing because previous laser hair removal technologies would only be able to successfully treat certain skin types. During the treatment the machine simultaneously shoots bursts of cooling cryo to reduce the sensation of the laser during treatment. Seriously, it makes a world of difference when you are getting more sensitive areas treated. Guests who opt to try laser hair removal also noticed less in grown hairs, a reduction in redness and in the appearance of bumpy “chicken skin.” This laser creates smoother skin in addition to a reduction in your hair growth.




The technology of this laser also allows our technician to offer custom Photo Facials and Skin Rejuvenation treatments. Photo Facials & Skin Rejuvenation treatments are able to target and treat different skin issues, allowing the treatment to be customized for your areas of concern. In your complimentary consult with a technician you can determine if laser treatments are a right fit for you and discuss how it can benefit you. Laser facials are designed to remove pigment from skin so it targets areas such as age spots, freckles and sun damage. The laser can also diffuse redness in the skin, making it an excellent treatment for guests with rosacea to even out skin tone. This treatment is also great for guests who suffer from acne because the laser actually kills bacteria in the skin reducing the acne and can even treat discolouration left from acne scarring. The facial laser treatments work by bulk heating the skin so smoothing and tightening is achieved via stimulation and contraction of collagen and elastin in the skin. Basically, your skin glows after and there is little to no down time post treatment.




Ready to give it a try? If you are in the Calgary area, contact our Kensington studio at 403-270-0723 or email our favourite laser tech Meghan at [email protected] to book your complimentary consultation. When you book your complimentary consultation and mention this blog you will save 50% off your first laser treatment package until Feb 29th 2020. We can’t wait to hear how you feel after you first laser treatment! We know you will love it as much as we do!

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