Dr. Henry Ngai was an early adopter of IPL, introducing the equipment into his cosmetic practice in 1991. Today, he continues to stay ahead in the industry by constantly seeking out new technologies. His clinic currently houses more than 15 lasers, each designed to treat skin issues including acne, scars, fine lines, pigmentation, hair removal, leg veins and tattoos removal.
Clinic director and surgeon Dr. Segal oversees a well trained staff of hair harvesters that rounds up ready-to-pick follicles using gentle laser technology. The clinic’s high-tech hair-removal equipment channels safe radio frequencies in conjunction with light energy to stunt actively sprouting hairs at the follicles. Fingers can rid themselves of excess hair (a $50 value per session), and ladies can strut puddle side with confidence after thorough bikini line maintenance (a $175 value per session). To reduce redness and discomfort, Segal Vein and Laser simultaneously cools the surface of the skin. Unlike flailing toward a wall of flypaper, Segal Vein and Laser’s treatments typically do not require recovery time.
Scalpels and sutures have no place at Celebrity Laser Care. Instead, the clinic's skilled technicians use high-tech treatments to help tighten skin, contour curves, and eliminate unsightly marks. The facility offers a host of nonsurgical methods to combat signs of aging; for instance, the skin-tightening treatment heats the skin beneath the surface to help tighten almost any bodily area, such as the face, neck, abdomen, or arms. The Limelight IPL targets brown spots and sun damage, and works even better when matched with the exfoliating, diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatment. Beyond treating signs of aging, the technicians can blast body hair and swat away spider-vein webs and their confused arachnid inhabitants, all with their powerful, but safe, laser systems. Upon entering the crisp-white facility, patrons will notice a gallery of pharmaceutical-grade skincare products, such as Obagi, DCL, and Jane Iredale cosmetics, which may be used during facials or other services.
Within soothing blue walls dappled with vibrant lime-green accents, pHresh Spa and Wellness Club's experienced team rejuvenates and restores radiance to weary bodies with spa services. The balmy wood confines of pHresh's private sauna envelop guests in sweat-inducing infrared waves, which usher toxins from bodies to promote supple, even-toned skin. Physiques sore from boxing confrontational shadows can revel in ache-erasing kneads and soothing oils employed during holistic massage therapy, and loose epidermal exteriors tighten after proper coaxing from radio frequencies used in body-contouring treatments.
Before or after appointments, clients can relax in a lounge distinguished by cushy couches, modern decor, and a crackling fireplace.
Soon after she conquered the crippling pain of fibromyalgia, Dr. Shelly Kassam devoted her life to helping others find the same comfort in their own skin. She teamed up with Dr. Omar Kassam to found Yaletown Laser Centre, where the pair began devising treatments that blend advanced medicine with the holistic healing arts that Dr. Shelly discovered on her journey of recovery in India.
Today, an experienced staff assists the doctors as they perform skincare and dental services. While Dr. Shelly brushes away dead skin cells with microdermabrasion treatments or zaps unwanted hair with her precision laser, Dr. Omar whitens teeth, affixes porcelain veneers, and tests the conductivity of aluminum-foil grills.