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What happens if you stop using IPL?

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What happens if you stop using IPL before you get to your results?

If you stop IPL laser treatments prematurely, there will be a short period of time before you start seeing some growth come back. Most areas that clients have treated are influenced by hormones that drive growth. Therefore, it is inevitable that the hair will come back because hormones change.

In conclusion, stopping treatments prematurely will decrease hair growth but won’t get you maximum results. Furthermore, stopping IPL prematurely will not result in more hair than you started out with.

What happens if you stop IPL after reaching your goal?

Once you finish your full treatment course and we get to your goal, you will see an extended period where you wont have any hair growth at all. Very seldom do clients experience earlier regrowth, and if they do, when they do it is significantly less hair, typically thinner, and takes a lot longer to grow to the point of needing to shave more than once every few months. It takes about 3-5 years on average before you need a touch up.

Can IPL make hair growth worse?

No, typically in most cases it does not have that effect. On the rare occassion that this occurs, this is considered an adverse reaction symbolic of something abnormal going on in the body.

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Canada Day Specials 2022

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Mark your calendars, we have Canada Day specials going on JULY 1 & 2! The following specials are not valid with any other offer or promotion. No pre-purchasing. 

30% off IPL Hair Removal

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Our IPL Hair Removal treatment will deliver permanent results on any area of face and body, including male facial hair. Above all, razor burn, ingrown hairs, and embarrassing stubble will be a thing of the past!


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IPL/ LASER Hair Removal Longevity

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How long does IPL / LASER Hair Removal Last?

Results vary and can last between 1 – 5 years before a touch-up is required. Although IPL / LASER hair removal are considered methods of “permanent hair removal”, these treatments often require touch-ups. The typical span is 1 to 5 years.

One of the main reasons for this vast range is the varying degrees of hair growth throughout the body. Some areas grow long/ thick hair, whereas other areas may grow short/ fine hair.

When narrowing down how long your IPL / LASER hair removal results will last, we begin by classifying the treatment areas into one of two major categories:

CLASS 1 – Includes: lip, chin, underarms, chest, back, and bikini.

CLASS 2 – Includes: scalp, hairline, arms, legs, hands, and feet.

These 2 categories have pre-indicators we use when making our assumptions for results. For example, hair texture, intensity of the growth, and hormonal influences that affect growth.

Touch-up Requirements

CLASS 1 | Lip | Chin | Underarms | Chest | Back | Pubic Region

Results last 1-3 years before touch-up is required. The growth in these areas is largely driven by hormones and continues to progress through our adult years. For this reason, you may require touch-ups sooner than other areas of the body.

CLASS 2 | Scalp | Hairline | Arms| Legs | Hands & Feet

Results last 3-5 years before touch-up is required. Because these areas are not as affected by hormones in our adult years, they typically require fewer touch-up sessions and, the results last longer.

Although results vary depending on your hair and skin type, proper aftercare and scheduling are vital.

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IPL/ Laser and Blonde Hair

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IPL/ Laser Hair Removal and Blonde Hair

Q: My body hair ranges from dark blonde – light brown… Does IPL / LASER work on blonde hair?” – N.N

A: Yes, you can achieve results! Advanced IPL / LASER operating systems can now effectively treat lighter hair tones.  

Hair colour plays an important role when setting expectations for treatment outcomes. The light energy pulsed by the operating system targets pigment cells found in the hair bulb. As a result, the more pigment cells present, the more energy is absorbed and therefore, producing optimal results. 

Those with dark blonde – light brown hair tones are categorized as “Light” hair on the treatment scale. Light natural hair tones usually contain enough base pigment to properly absorb the energy into the hair bulb. In most cases, there is enough pigmentation to achieve significant hair reduction. Therefore, you can expect 25 – 75% reduction given proper aftercare.  

In conclusion, IPL/ LASER treatment offers optimal results for those looking for carefree maintenance and to clear their skin of unsightly stubble. In addition, it saves the skin from the routine of painful removal procedures. 

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A medical history form is the first step in your laser treatment consultation with our experts.

Dérmica offers what is commonly known as a laser treatment in Edmonton, specifically, IPL Phototherapy.


When predicting the before and after results of your IPL Hair Removal, we take the following factors into careful consideration: your hair type, skin tone, and treatment area. These key points help us set realistic expectations for your treatment course and keep your skin safe.

To help you better understand how these points come into play when predicting your before and after results, allow us to dissect the consult.

1 | Hair Tone

2 | Skin Tone

3 | Treatment Area

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IPL/ Laser Hair Removal and Treatment Areas

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Hair growth is present in most areas of the human body. It can range from thick/coarse textures to peach fuzz. Some hair becomes more evident with hormones during puberty and, some hair is only present in our fetal stage. The purpose of hair is to protect us from the elements, a means of skin lubrication. In other words, it aids in temperature regulation, and other bodily functions.

Different IPL/ Laser hair removal treatment areas see varying degrees of success.

Bikini | Underarms | Face | Chest | Back

The pubic, underarm, lower facial region, chest, and back grow what is known as terminal hair. Terminal hair is present at birth and grows throughout the years. Some hair starts as vellus hair (fine hair) during childhood and develops into coarser hair during puberty.

Because of the colour content and thickness of the bulb, these areas tend to get quick and dramatic results within the first couple of sessions. The downside is that these areas are hormonally influenced and may require touch-ups sooner than other areas.

Hairline | Scalp | Arms | Legs

These regions of the body also contain terminal hair growth. Because these areas are not as affected by hormones in our adult years, they typically require fewer sessions and, the results last longer before touch-ups are necessary.

Although results vary depending on your hair and skin type, proper aftercare and scheduling are vital to ensuring your treatments are successful.

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(780) 885 7108

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