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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Are you interested in laser hair removal treatments to get rid of unwanted body hair?

If that’s the case, you may be curious as to what makes laser hair removal so effective. We’ve got the answers you’re looking for – and more! – here in our handy guide as to how laser hair removal works.

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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal works by using a targeted laser to slow down follicular hair growth. Eventually, the growth becomes so slow that it takes months – if not years – for the client to see new hair growth at the treatment site.

So while laser hair removal results aren’t permanent, they can last for such a long time that they feel permanent!

During your laser hair removal treatment, a technician uses a handheld laser unit that emits a concentrated beam, set at a wavelength that targets the melanin in the hair and/or at the follicle growth center (called the hair bulb). 

The laser beam passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle. This causes the hair follicle to heat up and eventually fall out. A new hair will grow back in its place, but at a slower rate.

Over time and with a set number of laser hair removal treatments (usually six to eight sessions), hair regrowth will slow down to the point where the skin is smooth and hair-free for several months before a maintenance session is needed.

Consultations  Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Yaletown Laser Centre for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

You may be a good candidate for laser hair removal if you have any unwanted hair on the following treatment areas:

  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Abdomen
  • Armpits
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Neck and shoulders
  • Chest 
  • Chin

Laser hair removal works best on individuals with medium-to-light skin tones, as this allows the laser energy to target darker hair follicles against the skin.



The staff was professional and took the time to get to know me and my needs.

I did not feel pressured into any services that were not needed. Upon arrival I was treated with respect and felt very comfortable. The office space was clean and professional. I highly recommend Yaletown laser centre, prices are amazing for the service and experience you will receive!*


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If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Yaletown Laser Centre will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Vancouver, BC office directly to schedule 604-331-1777. Yaletown Laser Centre serves the greater Vancouver, BC area.

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