Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal


Introducing Forever Bare BBL – the new gold standard in Laser Hair Removal. SKN is proud to have been the first clinic in BC to offer this revolutionary hair removal technology!

The Forever Bare BBL by Sciton is the latest innovation in hair removal providing a state-of-the-art light treatment, which provides the most comfortable hair removal treatment available. Forever Bare BBL is a safe, fast, and effective treatment, with lasting results for a broad range of light to dark skin types.  

Forever Bare BBL

Forever Bare BBL works by sending multiple pulses of light at high repetition rates, which delivers even heating to hair follicles. By evenly heating hair follicles, Forever Bare BBL minimizes the risk of missed areas that are so frequent with traditional hair removal devices.  Forever Bare BBL’s multi-burst and cooling methods have been proven to work safely and effectively on more skin types than ever before, including darker skin (up to type V).

Have more questions? Don’t forget to check out the FAQ section.

The importance of a great technician

People often call our clinic inquiring about the machine we use to perform our Laser Hair Removal treatments. The machine used to perform Laser Hair Removal treatments is important; that said, an equally important factor is the skill level of the technician performing the treatment. Optimal results are achieved with proper settings and technique and are not based on the machine alone.

At SKN Clinic we offer superior laser technology along with highly skilled technicians, resulting in optimal results every time. Our focus is on quality, and as a result you will never find us featured on a ‘group deal website’.  So, when deciding to undergo Laser Hair Removal treatments, remember to take into account not only the machine but also the skills and knowledge of your Laser Hair Removal technician.

We value your loyalty

We are excited to offer our Laser Loyalty Program at SKN Clinic!  Earn discounts on Laser Hair Removal by continuing your treatments with us. The discounts for returning clients are as follows:

Laser Loyalty Program

After your 4th session, save 10%

After your 6th session, save 20%

After your 8th session, save 30%

After your 10th session, save 40%, forever!

*Each new body part or combo always begins at session 1*

Silky Smooth SKN packages

These packages are a great way to rejuvenate the skin, relax the mind and and get rid of unwanted body hair. Also, if you have extended health benefits for acupuncture then up to $99 of the Silky Smooth SKN Packages can be covered.

Available Silky Smooth SKN Packages

Silky Smooth SKN Package A

  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • 30 Minute Express Microdermabrasion OR 30 Minute Express Medi-Facial
  • Brazilian & Underarm Laser Hair Removal
  • ONLY $249 (reg $324)  Up to $99 covered by ext. health if you have acupuncture benefits.

Silky Smooth SKN Package B

  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • 30 Minute Express Microdermabrasion OR 30 minute Express Medi-Facial
  • Half Legs & Brazilian Laser Hair Removal
  • ONLY $329 (reg $408)  Up to $99 covered by ext. health if you have acupuncture benefits.

Silky Smooth SKN Package C

  • Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • 30 Minute Express Microdermabrasion OR 30 Minute Express Medi-Facial
  • Half Legs, Brazilian & Underarm Laser Hair Removal
  • ONLY $399 (reg $523)   Up to $99 covered by ext. health if you have acupuncture benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions Back to top

+ How does laser hair removal work?

Laser and IPL systems use energy in the form of light to destroy hair follicles. First, the correct settings are chosen according to the clients skin colour and the coarseness of the hair being treated. Next a cool sapphire crystal is placed over a cold gel that is applied on your skin, followed by a flash of high intensity, filtered light. The energy from the light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair and is then transferred to the surrounding cells, which in turn are converted into heat. The heating denatures the cells, rendering them incapable of producing further hair growth. The heat kills the hair roots but the hair remains in the skin and will fall out 1-3 weeks after the treatment. Some hairs can even fall out at the time of treatment. The hair being treated should not be tweezed or waxed for 1 month prior to treatments.

+ What should I do to prepare for my Laser Hair Removal session at SKN Clinic?

DON'T: Sun tan, wax, or tweeze the area for at least 4 weeks before your treatment.

DO: Shave the area immediately before coming in for treatment.

+ Why does my hair grow back in patches?

Only hairs that are in the active growth phase (anagen) are targeted each session. As a result hair will grow back in patches.

+ How many treatments does it take to see results?

An average of eight treatments is recommended for maximum hair reduction. You can expect an average of 10- 20 percent hair reduction after the first treatment. It’s important to note that there are three phases of hair growth: Anagen, Telogen, and Catagen. Laser Hair Removal can only effectively target hairs in the active stage (Anagen).

Each body part has a different hair growth cycle and the time of the growth cycle can vary from 4-8 weeks depending on the body site. The number of sessions you will need depends on many factors including area of the body treated, skin colour, coarseness of the hair, and any underlying health conditions.

+ Will all the hair be gone forever after my recommended number of sessions?

There will be a permanent reduction in the amount of hair. It is important to understand exactly what permanent hair reduction means. It does not mean 100 percent reduction, but rather 50 to 90 percent reduction. New hairs appear over time, but in most cases it is finer, and easier to manage. Maintenance treatments can still be done after your recommended sessions are finished to help with new hairs that have grown over time.

+ Who is a good candidate?

The ideal candidate is anyone who has unwanted hair that appears dark in colour. The darker and coarser the hair appears, the more effective the treatment will be. Finer, lighter coloured hairs often require more treatments and do not always respond well.

+ Does laser hair removal help eliminate ingrown hairs?

Ingrown hairs can be caused by almost every hair removal method, except Laser.

Waxing and shaving often result in breakage of the hair. The tugging on the hair causes the hair to break half way while the rest of the hair remains attached. The hair then tries to grow but it has been disrupted causing the hair to coil. This results in a large, red swollen ingrown hair.

Laser Hair Removal can effectively treat and prevent ingrown hairs from happening in the first place. The laser does not come in contact with the hair, rather the filtered light is absorbed by the pigment of the hair which is then converted to heat. There is no tugging or pulling on the hair. Laser Hair Removal can still target the hair inside the ingrown and the heat helps eliminate any bacteria inside of the follicle.

Pricing Back to top

$59

Lip

$59

Chin

$59

Forehead

$59

Sideburns

$59

Cheeks

$59

Nose

$59

Areola

$139

Full Face

$220

Full Face and Neck

$89

Front of Neck

$89

Nape of Neck

$89

Underarms

$99

Bikini

$125

Brazilian or French

$125

Abdomen

$199

Half Legs

$299

Full Legs

$125

Buttocks

$139

Half Arms

$250

Full Arms

$169

Chest (does not include abs)

$275

Chest and Abs

$275

Full Back

$169

Half Back

$125

Shoulders

$115

Low Back

$175

Brazilian and Underarm Combo

$399

Full Legs and Brazilian

$259

Half Legs and Brazilian

$225

Half Legs and Underarm

$299

Full Back and Shoulders

$239

Half Back and Shoulders

$

Call for package pricing

Client Reviews Back to top

"I love the people! No matter who I am scheduled with, they have always been very friendly, efficient and helpful.
I also really love the effectiveness of the service. I have received laser at other establishments but this by far has been the most effective."

- Fara C

"SKN, I miss you so much!

This place is a little hidden gem in yaletown, if you're wondering how you managed to walk by it all this time, its because there is no storefront. You actually have to go inside the building and the door is in the hallway.

I worked at a large office building down the street, and me and all my coworkers would go here for laser, peels, cosmetic accupuncture, etc... I've been going here for years and I always knew the treatments were good, but I didn't realize HOW GOOD until I moved to the US and now have to find a replacement.

The peels are nothing short of spectacular. Whenever I have a special event, or i just need a "perk me up", I would come in for a peel and leave and looking amazing! Forget about facials, peels are where it's at. I have had really bad peels from "spa u-grossia" and other places in the past. The SKN practioners, under Amanda's cheerful eye, have an uncanny ability to read your skin and prescribe what you need. I think their peel products must be better as well, they have a much broader range then other places I've been to.

The laser is really good too. I had a series of laser treatments at another place in Yaletown, and my hair would fall out initially but then just keep growing back. I did a series at SKN and now it's almost a year later and still almost all of my hair is gone. Hooray for not having to shave!!!!

The prices are good, but be sure to friend them on facebook as Amanda posts deals all the time.

Enjoy SKN! I'm so jealous! I will definitely be back in every time I'm in town visiting family."

- Evelyn N

"I have had very pleasant experiences here. Laser hair removal is not my favorite thing to do, however the ladies are professional, knowledgeable and create a comfortable environment. I got my full legs done and I am quite satisfied. I have only had one treatment and I see a huge difference! I have pale skin and dark hair so that makes a difference on how well the treatment works but I will be back for more treatments.

Some may think the prices are high especially since there are so many Groupons out there for laser hait removal however the laser used here actually works so it is worth paying more. I have been to several places for hair removal and this is by far the best."

- Purple D