Permanent Hair Reduction

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"Tired of waxing and shaving?"



Broad Band Light (BBL) is a non-invasive treatment to eliminate unwanted hair for both men and women. Fast, comfortable and convenient.

                                              Leg                                                                          Arm


                            Before                        After                                     Before                        After 


                                        Underarm                                                                     Back


                          Before                         After                                       Before                           After


                                              Ear                                                                      Upper Lip


                            Before                        After                                      Before                            After


How does it work?

Beam of light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle.
Energy is transformed into heat, which destroys the follicle stem cell responsible for hair growth, while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected.
Hair grows in cycles and can only be treated during the active growth cycle.
Hairs that are in the resting cycle will not be affected. Due to the cyclic growth of hairs
4 to 6 treatments will be required to eliminate as many hairs as possible.
The darker the hair the better, IPL does not work for blonde or grey hair.

What to do before a treatment

Hair should be shaved 1-2 days before treatment, no plucking or waxing.
Areas to be treated should not be tanned as the pulsed light is attracted to the darker pigment.

What to expect during treatment

A test spot is required 1/2 hour before the first treatment.

The area to be treated needs to be shaved ~2  days before the treatment to allow for some regrowth, stuble should be showing ~1 mm long.
A treatment can take 5-10 minutes or up to an hour, depending on area treated.
During the treatment you may feel a slight sting from the pulsed light.

How much down time?

After a treatment the skin may be slightly red, this will last 2-3 hrs.

What areas can be treated?

Treat almost any body area that has unwanted hair, such as arms, underarms, legs, bikini, back, chest, and face.

How many treatments are required?

Due to the cyclical nature of hair growth, 4 to 6 treatments will generally be required to eliminate as many hairs as possible. Facial hair can require 8 or more treatments.

Treatments should be every 4-10 weeks depending on the area treated.

To treat facial hair, underarms or bikini - treatments will be every 4-6 weeks.

To treat leg  & back hair - treatments will be every 8-10 weeks.


If you have been waxing to remove hair - you will have to wait 4-6 weeks after your last wax.

If you have been tanning you will have to wait 4 weeks before a treatment to allow the tan to fade.

If you are going to be tanning you will need to do your treatment 2 weeks before tanning.

How long will results last?

Results are permanent; however, a large shift in hormones may cause a reappearance of some hairs.

A consultation with Dr. Andre Kirsten will determine how Broad Band Light - BBL can help you with your permanent hair reduction.

Phone 250-354-2003 to book your confidential appointment.


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