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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a treatment at Essentials Medi Spa, where our advanced laser specialist uses a top performing laser device, The GentleMax Pro™ to eliminate unwanted hair on the body. Laser hair removal can be used to treat unwanted hair almost anywhere on the body. Common areas include your face, neck, underarms, bikini area, legs, chest or back.


The GentleMax Pro™ has  two fast and powerful laser wavelengths, alexandrite for light skin tones and nd-YAG for darker skin tones. The laser destroys the hair follicles through a series of treatments without harming the surrounding skin. The laser also uses a Dynamic Cooling Device™ that sprays cryogen onto the skin a fraction of a second before each laser pulse, providing you increased comfort during the treatment with no messy ultrasound gel or cold packs required. This is a definite perk to having your laser treatments at Essentials.


Laser hair removal helps you achieve a hair-free face or body and soft, silky skin. Many individuals appreciate the freedom from shaving, waxing or tweezing and the reduction of ingrown hairs.

How long do the results last from Laser Hair Removal?

There are three main phases of the hair growth cycle, and laser treatments must be scheduled to catch the growth phase, but the good news is that about 80% of hair is in the growth phase and that is why you see a larger reduction in hairs in the first few treatments. Your treatment schedule will depend on the area of the body you would like treated. Typically you can expect 4-6 weeks between laser hair removal appointments for the upper body, and as long as 6-8 weeks for the lower body. Following your consultation with Dalyce, our laser hair removal specialist, a treatment plan will be created based on the area being treated. Typically 4-6 treatments are required to target active hair follicles and ensure you achieve optimal results, but many clients do need more.


When qualified professionals like the skin care specialists at Essentials Medi Spa complete your treatments, your results can last forever! 

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Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal eliminates unwanted hair growth on your face or body.

Essentials is a leading Medi Spa for laser hair removal in Medicine Hat

Dalyce is a formally trained and certified medical aesthetician and laser tech at Essentials Medi Spa that cares for our laser clients. Dalyce is passionate about the science of beauty and is continually learning and growing within our industry. 

The results of Dalyce’s client treatments can be viewed on her social media feed.



From $45-$285

Number of Treatments

Most individuals will achieve their desired results in 4-6 treatments. 

However, everyone is different. You may require fewer or more treatments.

Laser hair removal pairs well with:

    • Please shave the area 1-2 days prior to treatment.

    • Avoid the sun 4 full weeks before treatment. 

    • Our advanced laser specialist may ask you to stop any topical medications or skin care products 3-5 days prior to treatment. 

    • You MUST avoid bleaching, plucking or waxing hair for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. The melanin-containing hair must be present in the follicle as it is the “target” for the laser light.

    • If you have had a history of peri-oral or genital herpes simplex virus, your specialist may recommend a prophylactic antiviral therapy. Follow the directions for your particular antiviral medication. 

    • RECENTLY TANNED SKIN CANNOT BE TREATED! If treated within 2 weeks of active (natural sunlight or tanning booth) tanning, you may develop hypopigmentation (white spots) after treatment and this may not clear for 2-3 months or more. 

    • The use of self- tanning skin products must be discontinued 1-2 weeks before treatment. Any residual self-tanner should be removed prior to treatment

    • ​The skin is cleaned prior to treatment.

    • When treating the upper lip, the teeth/braces may be protected with moist white gauze. The gauze also serves to support the lip during treatment, allowing a surface to push against. 

    • The DCD (cryogen cooling device), will be used with the laser to cool the skin during treatment. 

    • Safety considerations are important during the laser procedure. The patient and all personnel in the treatment room MUST wear protective eyewear during the procedure to reduce the risk of eye injury. Your skin care specialist will take all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and comfort. *Please do not bring your child to the appointment.

    • Immediately after treatment, there should be erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) of each hair follicle in the treatment site, which may last up to 2 hours, or longer. The redness may last up to 2-3 days. The treated area will feel like sunburn for a few hours after treatment. 

    • Your specialist may use an optional cooling method after treatment to ensure your comfort. 

    • A topical soothing skin care product such as aloe vera gel may be applied following treatment if desired. 

    • Makeup may be used immediately after the treatment as long as the skin is not irritated. 

    • Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation (darker pigmentation). 

    • Use a sunblock (SPF 30+) at all times throughout the course of treatment. 

    • Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin. Do not use any other hair removal treatment products or similar treatments (waxing, electrolysis or tweezing) that will disturb the hair follicle in the treatment area for 4-6 weeks after the laser treatment is performed. Shaving is encouraged.

    • Anywhere from 5-14 days after the treatment, shedding of the treated hair may occur and this appears as new hair growth. This is NOT new hair growth. You can clean and remove the hair by washing or wiping the area with a wet cloth or Loofa sponge. 

    • After the axilla (underarms) is treated, you may wish to use a powder/spray instead of a stick deodorant for 24 hours after the treatment to reduce skin irritation. 

    • There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the skin gently, as if you had sunburn, for the first 24 hours. 

    • Return to the office or call for an appointment at the first sign of the return of hair growth. This may occur within 4-6 weeks for the upper body and possibly as long as 2 months for the lower body. Hair regrowth occurs at different rates on different areas of the body. New hair growth will not occur for AT LEAST three weeks after treatment. 

    • After a laser hair removal treatment, you will notice your hair will become finer, the volume of hair will decrease, and your skin will feel smooth and silky. 

    • With multiple treatments, our specialist captures the hair in the active growth phase and then targets the pigment in the hair follicle to disable growth.

    • Call Essentials Medi Spa at 403.487.0460 with any questions or concerns you may have.

What to expect from laser hair removal

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