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Permanent Hair Reduction in Duncan, BC Canada

Laser hair removal can help you save time from shaving and produce lasting results you can show off for months at a time. At Viva Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Lyn Pascoe offers the latest laser hair removal techniques and procedures to patients in Duncan and the surrounding areas. Call 250-746-6512 today to learn more!

How Does the Primelase Work?

The Primelase Diode Laser hair removal device uses a pulse
diode laser to heat the follicle at the hair root, safely, effectively and quickly removing unwanted hair on the face and body.

Primelase HR is the latest and greatest in the aesthetic medicine field. Thanks to advanced cooling technology, this hair removal laser provides not only far more effective results than other lasers, but a much more comfortable experience for clients.

• Fast, comfortable laser hair reduction
• Safe & effective on all skin types
• Efficiently treat light, fine hair

Am I suitable for treatment?

The darker the hair, the more easily it is treated; as darker hair contains more melanin, it will heat up more easily. Fairer hair contains less melanin and is harder to treat. Grey/white hair has no melanin, so cannot be effectively treated. With Primelase advanced technology, most skin types can be treated.

How do I prepare for my treatment?

Avoid waxing, tweezing, and electrolysis for 4 to 6 weeks prior to your first treatment. Shaving, trimming or depilatory creams are options that can be used for hair management during the course of treatment. Avoid tanning, including self-tanning products, at least 3 weeks prior to treatment. A sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 should be used at all times on areas to be treated. Shave the area to be treated at least 24 hours prior to your treatment.

How does the treatment feel?

Most patients describe the discomfort as moderate and acceptable. Sensations vary, but most describe it as feeling much like that of an elastic band being snapped on the skin or like a very short hot pin prick, making it the preferred choice for hair removal.

What will I see after the treatment?

The hair follicles are damaged by heat, but the hairs remain in the follicles for 7 to 14 days post-treatment. During this period, the hairs will seem to ‘grow.’ This is not new hair growth, but the treated hair as it is being expelled by the follicle.

Are there any side effects?

The skin can become quite red immediately after treatment, however, most clients experience no side effects and any skin reaction usually disappears within a few hours.

How long does each treatment take?

Treatments can take from 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on which area is being treated. Longer treatments can be done over two sessions if desired by the client.

How many treatments are necessary?

Only hair in the active growth stage of the growth cycle is affected; therefore, multiple treatments are needed. Treatment is conducted every 4-6 weeks, depending on the site treated, until a satisfactory result is seen. The number of treatments required varies, but typically 5 or more treatments are required for maximum results.

Consultation Procedure

Prior to any treatment, we will provide a full consultation. The consultation identifies your expectations and provides a complete explanation of the treatment. The hair or stubble in the area in which you desire treatment must be present to be assessed. A medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment, and if you wish to proceed, written informed consent is obtained, and a test patch may be performed to confirm there are no adverse skin reactions to the light.

Call Viva Medical Aesthetics For Laser Hair Removal In Duncan, BC!

You can learn more about laser hair removal and whether you are a candidate for the treatment by calling 250-746-6512. You can also fill out the form on our contact page to send us your appointment request form. Our practice looks forward to serving you!

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Exciting Changes Coming Soon!

Our clinic will be undergoing renovations from Saturday, April 20th until Tuesday, May 7th to enhance your experience.

However, we are committed to continuing to provide you with exceptional care and service during this period. Here’s how we’ll be available to assist you:

1. Virtual Consultations: Our team are available for virtual consultations to discuss your skincare needs, answer questions, and provide guidance on treatments.

2. Curb-Side Pick Ups: If you need to replenish your skincare products or have products waiting for you, we will offer curb-side pick-up services. Please contact us in advance to arrange a convenient pick-up time.

3. Online Resources: Explore our website and social media channels for helpful skincare tips, product recommendations, and updates on our renovation progress.


Should you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 250.746.6512 or by email 


Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to improve your experience at Viva Medical Aesthetics!