Laser Hair Removal

  • Laser hair removal treatment results are permanent. No need to worry about hair removal razors, creams, sprays, epilators and painful electrolysis
  • Permanent removal of unwanted body hair suitable for individuals of all skin types and most hair colours
  • Laser hair removal can be used to remove hairs from the face to parts of the body including the bikini area, legs, armptis, backs, chest and more.
  • Our state-of-the-art laser devices and techniques administered by our experienced Kelowna laser experts ensure high efficacy and client satisfaction
  • Laser hair removal with our medical grade lasers are quick, safe and effective
  • Faster and more efficient than electrolysis treatment which can take significantly longer to show results
  • There is no downtime with our laser hair removal
  • Smoother skin without ingrown hairs or bumps common with shaving and waxing
  • Laser hair removal decreases the risk of ingrown hairs, folliculitis and acne
  • Laser hair removal cost less than temporary less effective hair removal options
  • The skin is not inflamed or irritated after laser hair removal


Laser Hair Removal Kelowna

Kelowna laser hair removal treatment are performed by our professional laser specialists using our gold standard medical grade laser hair removal device that can remove hairs in any skin type.  We have specialized laser machines for varying skin tones and produce exceptional results each and every time. Our customized laser hair treatment approach involves through assessment of your laser hair removal goals and examination of the skin and hair follicles in the specific laser treatment area. This includes examination of skin and hair colour, hair density, hair thickness and background skin health and disorders. This allows us to safely and effectively customize your laser hair removal treatment settings, ensuring best laser hair removal results are maintained.


Laser hair removal treatments by our Kelowna laser specialists permanently gets rid of your unwanted hair by targeting the hair follicle. Our laser hair removal experts treat all skin types and tones. No need for alternative hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, electrolysis and other ineffective hair removal lotions and creams. We offer permanent laser hair removal for areas from Brazilian laser hair removal for bikini hair removal, axillary or armpit hair removal, leg hair removal to facial hair removal and upper lip hair removal. Book your permanent laser hair removal treatment with our Kelowna laser hair removal specialists and state-of-the-art laser technology to rediscover your silky-smooth skin.

With laser hair removal, you can remove unwanted hair and halt future hair growth with the focused laser light also known as a laser beam. At our Kelowna skincare centre we use a Nd:YAG laser. These diode lasers use specialized laser beams to target light and dark hair follicles on any skin tone.

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"Isabel and Dr. Chetty are wonderful people and really take care of their patients! I have been getting hair removal treatments from Isabel, and I am ecstatic with the results. It is clear that Isabel has a lot of experience working with a multitude of skin types and tones! I highly recommend Cerulean Medical Institute"

Madi T, Kelowna, BC



Dr. Praven Chetty is a multi-award winning aesthetic physician specializing in natural looking, long lasting results. Dr. Praven Chetty combines his vast knowledge of anatomy and ageing with evidenced based cutting-edge techniques for truly customized outcomes.

Permanent Hair Removal FAQS

Is laser hair removal right for me?

Laser hair removal treatments are ideal if you are looking to get rid of unwanted hair for once and all. Laser hair removal results in permanent hair reduction. There is no need for temporary costly hair removing inconveniences including hair removal razors, shaving, waxing and plucking. Laser hair removal results in saving time and money in the long run. At Cerulean Medical Institute we provide customized laser hair removal for men and women. The natural hair characteristics including density, hair thickness and colour vary from individual to individual and from male and female. Our tailor-made laser hair removal treatment approach ensures that our Okanagan patients enjoy the best hair removal results possible.  If you are tired of shaving, waxing unwanted hair and using over-the-counter hair removal treatments with minimal effect, then come visit us at Cerulean Medical Institute for safe, comfortable, permanent reduction of unwanted hair by our expert laser specialists in Kelowna.  Say hello to silky smooth skin.

How does laser hair removal work?

Hair removal with our medical grade lasers work by selectively targeting the pigment within your hair follicle. The customized laser heat energy destroys the specific hair follicle permanently. Laser hair removal areas includes bikini hair removal, legs, armpits, face, back, chest, even nose and ear hair removal.

At Cerulean Medical Institute, we use our gold-standard laser for hair removal in clients with lighter skin. This laser selectively targets and destroys the pigment in the hair shaft and the bulb of the hair follicles.

We use the Nd:YAG laser which is the safest and the most efficient laser for targeting the melanin in individuals with darker skin.



What does laser hair removal feel like?

Patients may feel some very mild discomfort during their laser hair removal treatment. The laser sensation is often likened to flicking an elastic band against the skin. The majority of patients report the laser hair treatment to be much more comfortable than they had expected, and those who have waxed previously often say the laser hair procedure is much more tolerable. However, we still recommend applying a numbing cream, like Emla, before your laser hair treatment.

What results can I expect from laser hair removal?

While some patients inform us they see a noticeable difference after their first laser hair treatment, you can expect more noticeable results around your third treatment. Some hair is thicker and has deeper roots, which will take longer for noticeable results.  This is perfectly normal.

Permanent hair removal with our medical grade lasers are much more effective than laser hair removal at home. Over a series of six to eight laser hair treatment sessions you should notice less hairs and silkier skin.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

For the best results, we recommend a course of six to eight laser hair removal treatments with a treatment interval of four to six weeks between each appointment, depending on the area of the body being treated. This is because the hair growth cycle occurs in three stages: growing, resting and transitional, and hair can only be targeted by the laser if it is in the growing stage.  Therefore not all hairs can be targeted in a single treatment.

At your laser hair removal consultation, your laser specialist will advise you as to the best course for you to achieve optimum results.

How do I prepare for my laser hair removal treatment?

You may continue to shave or use depilatory creams if you wish to keep the treated area hair-free. It is however not advisable to pluck or wax the area between treatments.  This disturbs the hair growth cycle, which can make subsequent laser hair treatments less effective.

When returning for follow-up laser hair treatments, please ensure that one to two millimetres of hair are visible on the surface of your skin. You must also ensure that the area to be treated is not tanned, as explained below.

We request that you shave the treatment area the day before your appointment.  This is to ensure your skin is less sensitive and treatment results are improved.

What happens in between and after laser hair removal treatments?

There is very little if any recovery or downtime time. You may have some redness following a treatment, which can last between one and eight hours. To help cool the skin, some patients require ice packs, and we also recommend applying a soothing aloe vera lotion or aftersun to the skin following a treatment session.

For twenty four hours after your treatment, you should avoid heat treatments, saunas and direct sun exposure.  We recommend using sunblock on exposed areas. You should allow around fourteen to twenty one days for the hairs to fall out following your treatments.  You can aid this process by exfoliating.

In between laser hair treatments, you are free to shave the area. In fact, we request you shave the treatment area the day before your appointment. We advise against waxing, as this can disrupt the hair growth cycle and make subsequent treatments less effective.

Gradually you will notice the hair start to shed in the treated area.  It will continue to grow as you progress through your course of treatment.  Noticeably reducing with the more laser hair treatments you have.

A very small number of people may experience side effects such as pink skin, redness or swelling around the treatment area.

Can I have laser hair removal with my sun tan?

While we do treat darker skin types, we prefer not to treat sun-tanned skins, including fake tans. This is because naturally darker skin has a different distribution of the melanin granules which is why they tolerate treatment more easily than an equally dark tanned skin.

Before your treatment, our cosmetic specialists will check your skin to ensure they can treat you. We take the safety of our patients very seriously, so please don’t be upset if you are rejected because your melanin count is too high for a treatment.  Please understand that this is to ensure that there are no adverse effects by the laser on your skin.

Will laser hair removal help with my ingrown hairs?

Most definitely.  Often our patients will report that most of their ingrown hairs are gone after their early treatments, though we recommend a full course of treatments to ensure they are completely gone.

What is the cost of laser hair removal in Kelowna?

Kelowna laser hair removal cost and prices can vary based on a number of factors, including the location, the density and the texture of the hair that is to be removed. The cost of laser hair removal in Kelowna is a question that is reasonable to ask, but it requires a consultation with one of our laser specialists to be best answered.  Rest assured, after your initial consultation you will have a good idea of how many treatments will be required, and therefore how much your permanent hair removal costs will be.