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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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What Areas Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?

Our services address the hair removal needs of men and women alike. Each treatment is precise and customized, ensuring optimal results for:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Bikini Area
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Face

While laser hair removal does not completely eliminate unwanted hair in the treated area, treatment significantly reduces hair growth, and the remaining hair tends to be very fine and less noticeable.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Because the laser targets the melanin (dark pigment) in hair follicles, ideal candidates for laser hair removal have darker, coarser hair and lighter skin tones.

Some individuals may not be suitable for laser hair removal, such as those who:

  • Take medications that increase sensitivity to light
  • Have naturally blonde or very pale hair
  • Have Type VI—dark brown or black—skin (due to the increased risk of burning)

At your consultation, your certified laser technician can answer your questions, address your concerns, assess your skin and hair type, and advise whether laser hair removal is right for you.

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Our Team of Skin Care Experts in Metro Vancouver

Under the rigorous medical supervision of Dr. Perhez Jaffer and Dr. Femida Kherani, Heights Laser Centre features a dedicated team, each member bringing years of specialized expertise in cosmetic and laser treatments. United by a passion for client care, our staff excels in personalized service, ensuring a warm, professional, and supportive experience for every patient.

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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Heights Laser Centre uses the cutting-edge Lumenis LightSheer system, which employs a diode laser for selective photothermolysis. This advanced technology targets and destroys the hair follicle so that it cannot regenerate. The device uses a range of applicator sizes to effectively target every contour of your face and body.

Since hair grows in cycles, multiple treatments are needed—typically 4 to 6 sessions for the body and between 4 to 10 for the face. Men may require more treatments than women to achieve the desired results.

We recommend scheduling your treatment 6 to 8 weeks apart for safety and to enable us to catch each follicle in its active phase when it can be destroyed.

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What Is a Treatment Session Like?

You will need to shave the target area before your procedure since closer contact with the hair follicles allows the laser to target the pigment more precisely. If you wish, your technician can apply a topical numbing cream containing lidocaine for your comfort.

Depending on the area, treatment times range from 15 minutes to an hour. Many patients compare the sensation to a rubber band snapping against the skin. After treatment, we recommend applying pure aloe vera gel or cold packs to the treatment area for up to 48 hours to soothe the skin.

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What Results Can I Expect?

You will notice an improvement after the first treatment. Once disabled, the targeted hair follicles do not grow hair. After your treatments are complete, expect a significant long-term reduction in unwanted hair, with 65% to 95% elimination of hair growth in the treated area. After completing the entire treatment cycle, you will experience smooth, stubble-free skin—freeing you from the hassle of other hair removal methods.

Some laser hair removal patients at our Burnaby clinic return periodically for touch-up treatments.

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Financing Options

To put your aesthetic goals within reach, we accept Medicard, which offers a variety of financing terms with convenient monthly payments.

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Laser Hair Removal FAQ

Can laser hair removal treat all skin types?

Laser hair removal is effective for a wide range of skin types. However, it’s most effective for patients with darker hair and lighter skin tones due to the laser’s targeting of melanin in hair follicles. We assess your skin and hair type during the consultation to ensure optimal safety and results.


What should I do before and after laser hair removal treatments?

Before treatment, shave the area to allow the laser to precisely target hair follicles. Avoid sun exposure to minimize sensitivity. Post-treatment, soothe the skin with aloe vera gel or cold packs and protect the area from the sun. These steps help maximize comfort and effectiveness while minimizing side effects.


How permanent are the results of laser hair removal?

After completing the recommended treatment cycle, you can expect a significant reduction in hair growth. Some patients report seeing no hair return after 10 or more years post-treatment. Others may need periodic touch-ups due to hormonal changes or natural growth cycles.

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Centre Difference

From the moment you step through the door at Heights Laser Centre, you are not just a client—you are family. Safety isn’t just a protocol here; it’s a promise. In our relaxing, physician-led medical spa, where state-of-the-art laser technology meets decades of expertise, each treatment is an intersection of science and artistry, tailored just for you.

Request a free consultation using the online form, or call our centre at (604) 298-4481 to schedule your appointment.

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