Laser hair removal in Calgary NE
November 2nd, 2019

As one of the most popular services, laser hair removal in Calgary NE has all the benefits to appeal to the mass. This non-invasive and safe treatment option provides permanent results in just a few sittings if you follow all the pre-and-post-treatment instructions well. You will not face any side-effects such as blisters, cuts, redness, and ingrown hair with an IPL laser hair removal solutionwhich you will otherwise see during other forms of hair removal. A crucial factor that most aestheticians ask the patients to follow right before their treatment, is to avoid waxing. This blog focuses on dissecting all the reasons why this rule falls the first on the list.

Why you are not allowed to wax before your laser hair removal treatment?

First things first, when you are going for an IPL laser hair removal solutionyou are looking for permanent results, and that can only happen when the aesthetician has a clean slate to work with. The mechanism behind the hair removal is called the “SPTL” or, Selective Photo Thermolysis. This refers to the entire process where the light radiated from the laser gets absorbed by the melanin of the hair follicles to destroy them permanently. So, when you wax your hair right before the treatment, the laser would not be able to focus on a specific hair to target, and thereby not get the most beneficial results. 

Having said that, you must also know that hair grows in a cycle. Each strand of hair that you are about to focus on has its stage of development, and only when the cycle is completed that a new strand is formed. Several factors account to the growth rate of your hair. Some of those are:

  1. Gender
  2. Age
  3. Environmental factors 
  4. Genetic predisposition

What are the stages of hair growth?

Hair grows in three phases, after completion of which they go through the same cycle again. 

  1. Anagen Phase: This is the first phase and is also known as the actual growth phase where the follicles bury themselves into the dermal layer of the skin. This nourishes the strand, and it goes on till six weeks.
  2. Catagen Phase: Lasting up to three weeks, this is the phase where the transition happens, and it is the end of the first phase.
  3. Telogen Phase: This is the third phase where the hair goes through shedding. In this phase, the hair rests and then eventually falls out, to only return to the Anagen phase once more. 

What is interesting to note here is that during the Telogen phase, one person can also lose around a hundred hair per day. When people go for their IPL laser hair removal solutionsthey often mistake the Telogen phase as the hair growth phase and want to go for waxing once again, which should be avoided by all means. 

On an average person, a minimum of six to eight sessions of the IPL laser hair removal solution is needed for best results. Trained aestheticians often space out the sessions evenly after examining the growth cycle, to guarantee optimum results out of the sessions. 

Aestheticians also recommend waxing right before the treatment because waxing would eliminate only the surface hair and not affect the roots. However, this might not be the case if you have shaved quite a long time back as by then, hair would start to regrow. A trained aesthetician would be able to determine the best kind of laser that would work for a particular type of skin.


Alyssum Laser, a laser skincare aesthetic clinic at Calgary, has professional aestheticians who are trained for the job. These aestheticians, with years of experience in the field and their steady hands, can guarantee the best results, making the clinic so successful among people of Calgary. Should you want to go for IPL Laser hair removal Calgary NEget in touch with Alyssum Laser.