Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Velour Laser?

Here at Velour Laser, we are dedicated to using only the safest equipment to perform Laser Hair Removal and Micro-Needling. All of our tools are medical-grade and meet the requirements set out by Health Canada.

 

Our team is also highly skilled with medical background education. We take the health of your skin seriously and use methods to help you reach your beauty goals!

What are the benefits of choosing your treatments over at-home methods?

Many tools are sold without proper inspection and regulation so you are placing your health at risk by attempting these procedures at home.

Are your treatments safe?

By combining our expertise with regulated equipment, we can provide safe treatments that produce minimal side effects and amazing results!

How many sessions are required for total hair removal?

Results vary from client to client but it takes an average of 6-9 treatments to notice a significant difference – which is usually around 70-95% total reduction in hair growth.

How far apart will my sessions be?

Typically, we allow between 4-10 weeks between sessions but that all depends on what area is being treated and the amount of hair growth left.

Does laser hair removal work on all hair types?

The only types of hair that laser removal will not work on are vellus hair (the short, fine, slightly colored, and barely noticeable hair on your body) and grey hair. The laser treatment works best on dark, coarse hair but will work on all hair with pigmentation.

What about skin types?

Yes! Laser hair removal works on all skin types.

How old do I have to be to get laser hair removal treatment?

You have to be 18 years old but you can start at 16 with a parent or guardian’s consent.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Yes, but this varies between clients. New follicles can always develop due to hormonal changes or shifts in weight. However, touch-ups can be done every year or so.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

You may feel a slight pinch or gentle heat depending on the thickness of your hair but, overall, the newest technologies in hair removal are virtually painless!

What will I look like after a micro-needling treatment?

Following treatment, you may experience mild swelling and redness similar to a mild sunburn as well as minimal bruising. These after-effects last around 24-48 hours.

Is micro-needling painful?

There is minimal pain that may be experienced during the treatment. However, you can have numbing cream applied to the area beforehand to minimize any pain.

Can micro-needling be done on any skin color?

Yes! Micro-needling is safe and effective on all skin types and colors.

How many treatments do I need to see results?

Micro-needling can be repeated every 4-6 weeks until you see results but the number of treatments required depends on how your skin responds to the treatment. However, you will notice some improvement following your first appointment!

Are there any risks of infections following a treatment?

Our equipment ensures that the micro-injuries caused to your skin close within an hour so post-treatment infections are extremely rare.

Can I apply a cool compress to the treated area after my treatment?

If you are experiencing swelling following your treatment, you can wet a soft washcloth with cool (not cold) water and place it on your skin for a few minutes at a time.

What if I have to use prescription creams?

If you use a prescription cream it is best to discuss this with your doctor prior to treatment. They will advise you if it is safe to continue using it following laser hair removal.

Does laser hair removal have any side effects?

Following treatment, you may notice redness or discoloration. These are common but temporary, only lasting for 1-3 days.

What does your free consultation include?

During your private 30-minute consultation, one of our aestheticians will address your individual skin needs and concerns. We can then advise you on appropriate treatment options as well as the expected results of each treatment method.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require at least 24 hours’ notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment. While we understand that last-minute cancellations do happen, clients who have more than one last-minute cancellation will be required to pay a $25 cancellation fee before re-booking any future appointments. For any no-shows, we apply a $50 charge and require full payment to re-book a service.

At Velour Laser we are a dedicated team with medical background education. We provides state of the art technology, FDA and Health Canada approved Laser equipment. We take pride in providing our clients with permanent hair reduction.