Are You Sick And Tired Of Shaving? (Here’s What To Do)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 3:57am

UGH! Shaving is so tedious, isn’t it? And what about those ingrown hairs around your bikini line? That’s definitely an ouchy.

Instead of putting up with the drudgery and inconvenience of shaving, just get rid of that unwanted hair!

In New Westminster, BC, laser hair removal is a simple, easy way to permanently reduce unwanted hair. My practice uses an advanced light-based hair removal system called the Palomar StarLux® 500. This technology is the first of its kind to receive FDA clearance for light-based permanent hair reduction. With Intense Pulse Light Therapy, or IPL, the next generation in light therapy, you can get rid of unwanted hair on almost any part of the body. In fact, IPL is so effective that it gets rid of 80% or more of hair permanently. Unlike shaving that lasts a couple of days, or waxing which lasts a couple of weeks and can often result in painful ingrown hairs, or even ongoing painfully tedious electrolysis. IPL/Laser hair removal offers a permanent hair reduction solution in a few treatments with minimal discomfort to permanently minimise hair growth.

Comfortable Hair Management

Traditional waxing and threading treatments, which essentially rip the hair from the skin, can be quite painful. Most people, however, find the StarLux to be significantly more comfortable. In addition, since the pulses of light penetrate the skin, you do not need to let your hair grow out before you are treated. With Starlux treatments, you can remain virtually hair-free all the time!

How does laser hair removal work?

Each hair grows out of follicles located deep in the epidermis. The colour of hair depends on genetics and hormones which control the action of melanocytes. Melanocytes, which are located at the base of the hair follicle, are responsible for the production of melanin which is built in the structure of hair. The laser energy produced by StarLux is absorbed by dark pigments in the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface and it is converted into heat which reduces or eliminates the hair on the treated area. The body hair selectively absorbs laser energy while the intense flash of light with a filter appropriate for skin color and type cools the skin while the hair follicle is heated. This selective procedure damages the hair follicle and protects the skin at the same time which makes the procedure safe and highly effective.

IPL’s can permanently reduce unwanted hair from the upper lip, chin, underarms, legs, back and bikini area. Treatment sessions can take as little as 10 minutes for small areas, and there is usually no disruption to your normal activities after the procedure. Generally, it usually takes about six sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart to achieve your goal. The process is minimally uncomfortable, depending on the area to be treated.

Treatment with the StarLux 500 requires fewer sessions and produces better results than traditional hair removal procedures. It can eliminate the hassle of shaving and waxing, and it is less painful and less time-consuming than electrolysis. This technology is also used for IPL Photo Rejuvenation treatments at my practice.


There’s really no need to put up with shaving any more. Safely and effectively get rid of troublesome hair…and younger skin, too.


With IPL, you get much more than you ask for! 

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    Monet D

    New West

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    New West

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    Victoria L

    New West

  • When I have an upcoming appointment with Katie, I look forward to it so much! I love what she does for me. She has made some great recommendations and, combined with the treatments, I see the benefits in my skin.

    Marianne J

    New West

  • Katie is very knowlegable, has a great personality and is very professional! Luv her new place. So calm and inviting!

    Sandra M

    Maple Ridge

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