Electrolysis + Laser Hair Removal

We can remove any type of hair from any area on your body, we work with all skin types and colors. We will use the most appropriate method of hair removal that works for you. At our Burnaby location we offer complimentary consultation that includes skin typing test.

- Administered by Certified Electrologist and Laser Technician.
- Board of Health Approved
- Highest Standard of Sterilization
- 100% successful and effective for all skin types

Laser Hair Removal:

Free yourself from the ongoing necessity to shave and wax unwanted body and facial hair. Matrix in Burnaby offers medical grade, gentle, non-invasive, long-lasting solution for unwanted hair. Laser hair removal by Palomar StarLux 500 is the most powerful, highest quality, medical grade system available in the world. Palomar (USA) was the first light-based technology company to receive FDA and Health Canada clearance for Permanent Hair Reduction.

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Ladies Laser Hair Removal

Ladies Laser Combos

Gentlemen's Laser Hair Removal

Upper Lip or Chin ........................ $45 Bikini + Underarms ..................... $150 Sideburns .................................... $60
Sideburn or Cheek ....................... $45 Full Legs + Bikin ......................... $420 Beard .......................................... $140
Full Face ...................................... $120 3x Full Legs .............(save $200) $1000 Neck (front) ................................. $140
Neck ............................................. $80 3x Underarms ..........(save $20) $190 Neck (back) ................................. $120
Underarms ................................... $70 3x Bikini ...................(save $30) $270 Chest ........................................... $250
Upper or Lower Arms .................. $130     Abdomen ..................................... $250
Lower Back .................................. $200     Shoulders .................................... $200
Bikini ............................................ $100     Half Back ..................................... $300
Bikini French ................................ $150     Full Back ...................................... $500
Brazilian ....................................... $180        
Lower Legs .................................. $190        
Upper Legs .................................. $250        
Full Legs ...................................... $400        
Abdomen ..................................... $90        

Electrolysis:

The only safe method of permanent hair removal. It will not cause any skin discoloration therefore it can be used on every skin pigment. It is also hair color irrelevant method. The process begins by introducing a very fine probe into the hair follicle (natural opening in the skin) - It occurs without piercing the skin. Then an electric current is passed down the probe, destroying the hair root. The loosened hair may then be removed with tweezers.

Electrolysis in Burnaby BC.

Areas we can treat:

Eyebrows, Hairline, Facial Hair, Upper Lip, Cheek, Neck, Ears and Nose, Underarms, Nipples, Chest, Back, Bikini Line, Knuckles and Hands, Arms and Legs, Toes and Feet.

Electrolysis Treatment

15 min ......................................... $30
20 min ......................................... $40
30 min ......................................... $50
45 min ......................................... $70
60 min ......................................... $80

What you should know about ELECTROLYSIS?

Electrolysis can be performed on any skin type, and hair color.
Electrolysis can be used on any part of the body except mucous membranes.
The hair growth cycle for each individual hair is generally between 8 to 13 weeks.
Increased blood supply and/or hormonal or glandular imbalance often stimulates new hair growth.
Electrolysis is not a one-time treatment.
Treatments can take anywhere from 6 months to one or two years and/or more, depending on the amount and condition of the existing hair.
If you have been tweezing or waxing, hairs are often coarser and deeper.
Waxing and tweezing will worsen the hair growth problems. You should not tweeze or wax within your period of treatment.
Each hair has to be treated individually, which is why treatment takes time and persistence.
You must have patience, be consistent and maintain your commitment to see permanent results.
Some sensation may be felt during treatment as the probe/filament enters the follicle and when the current is applied, but most patients can easily tolerate the mild sting.
Topical anaesthetics are available and can be applied prior to your appointment to help increase your comfort level when treating areas of greater sensitivity.

How long will it take to recover from Electrolysis?

No recovery time as such is necessary. You can return to work and normal activities immediately after a treatment.
Depending on the particular skin condition being treated and the size of it, you can expect some post treatment discomfort and scabbing as the area heals.
If the area being treated is on your face, you may wish to plan treatment around social events if you do not wish to attend them before post-treatment healing has completed.
What are the risks and potential complications from Advanced Cosmetic Procedures?
When the treatments are performed correctly there is little or no chance of permanently marking the skin.
What should you do after an Advanced Cosmetic Procedure treatment?
It is very important that you follow the advice of your practitioner carefully after electrolysis for advanced cosmetic procedures to reduce the risk of any complications.
Post-treatment advice may include:
• applying an antiseptic cream after treatment;
• cleaning and protecting the treated area to avoid infection;
• not exposing yourself to the sun without applying a high factor sunblock to the treated area.
Who should not have an Electrolysis treatment?
As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any skin diseases or active infections in the area being treated, there are few medical reasons why patients should not undergo this treatment.
An experienced practitioner will be able to identify if a particular abnormality should not be treated and refer you for further evaluation in cases of suspected malignancies or skin cancers.

GALVANIC ELECTROLYSIS – a direct electric current is passed down the needle into the hair follicle, where the action of the current causes the salt water fluid in the hair follicle and surrounding tissues and reform into lye, it destroys the growing cells of the hair root.

THERMOLYSIS – a short-wave, passage of high frequency (unionizing radio wave) current is passed down the needle that produces heat in the tissue, which destroys the root of the hair. Thermolysis has less effect on distorted follicles or in individuals with severely curved hair follicles.

Blend - combination of galvanic electrolysis with high frequency thermolysis to create a blend method. This is more effective and rapid, which will further be explained below.

Although there is no evidence that this treatment is harmful for pregnant women, you may be advised to wait until after you have given birth before embarking upon treatment.
However, depending upon your skin concern, particularly if a defect is growing or changing rapidly, changing shape, color or starting to bleed, it is worth visiting your General Practitioner before embarking upon a search for private treatment as a referral may be needed to rule out any medical issues such as pre-cancerous conditions.