Frequently Asked Questions For Hair Removal
How does the laser remove hair?
The laser emits a beam of light that is attracted to the pigment
or melanin in the hair follicle that is in an active growing cycle.
A pre-determined pulse duration and energy setting are directed
at and absorbed by the hair follicles, disabling the growth of the
follicles, resulting in quick, safe and effective hair removal.
What is the advantage of using a laser?
Lasers are precise instruments that can be adjusted to the exact
parameters that will specifically disable the hair follicle. The
laser uses a wide beam that treats many hairs at once instead of
treating hair-by-hair like electrolysis. Because of this, large
areas such as your legs, arms, or back can be treated in a short
period of time. You will see results that last far longer than tweezing,
waxing, shaving, chemical depilation, or other temporary methods.
What does the laser treatment feel like?
The treatment does have a slight prickly or stinging sensation.
Most of our clients are able to tolerate the treatment without difficulty.
However, since every persons level of sensitivity is different
and treatment areas may vary, a topical numbing crème is
What happens to the skin after laser treatment?
Reddening of the skin is the desired reaction. The redness usually
subsides within a few minutes to a few hours and returns to normal.
Since the laser is not invasive in any way, no bandages are necessary.
You are able to reapply your make-up, return to work, and continue
with your normal daily activities immediately following treatment.
How many laser treatments will I need?
It has been our experience most of our patients are able to discontinue
treatments, knowing they will probably need an occasional touchup,
after an average of 5-6 treatments. This is providing that the recommended
treatment schedule is followed. It is also important to understand,
results may vary depending on the individuals hair type, their stress
levels, certain medications and different hormone levels. Keeping
in mind some individuals require fewer treatments and some will
require more treatments depending on the results desired.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
The FDA has cleared laser hair removal regardless of the laser for
"Permanent Hair Reduction" only. Based on our experience
we believe that the hair treated will probably not re-grow. Each
individual's treatment response may be different because of their
hair or skin type and that they have between 500 and 1000 follicles
per square inch, of which many are dormant at the time of treatment,
we have no way of knowing if and when they may start growing due
to stress levels, certain medications and different hormone levels.
What to expect after laser treatment:
After your initial treatment, you should enjoy a significant reduction
of hair. However, it will take 2-4 weeks for the treated hair to
push its way to the surface and fall out. With each treatment, the
hair in the active growing phase will be effectively treated. A
follow up appointment is scheduled in 4-8 weeks after each treatment.
Keeping in mind the importance of maintaining your follow up appointments.
What if I have gray, white, blonde, red or light fine hair?
Since the laser is attracted to the pigment in the hair follicle,
this hair type or hair color may not be treated with the laser.
If this is your case call your nearest clinic, they may have options
for the treatment you are seeking at their site.
Pre-Treatment Instructions (Laser):
- No plucking, waxing, depilatory or bleaching for a minimum of
1 week prior to your first treatment only. We ask that you refrain
from any plucking, waxing, depilatory or bleaching during the
laser treatment process; these methods will interfere with the
laser treatment and may result requiring more treatments to achieve
desired results. Shaving is permitted during laser treatments.
- Please remove make-up, deodorants, and lotions in treatment
area prior to treatment. Ladies: If you are treating your bikini
area please wear white underwear, because the laser is attracted
to dark colors.
- Shaving may not be required prior to your first treatment. Please
call for further instructions. A $25.00 fee will be charged for
unshaven areas following your first treatment.
- If you've started any antibiotics or any other medications that
may make you photo sensitive, please let us know. We may have
to reschedule your appointment. Also notify the RN/Tech if there
has been any change in your health status (new medications, heart
- Sun exposure and tanning beds should be avoided for 3 days
pre and post treatment. If sun exposure is unavoidable use a minimum
"SPF 30 SUNSCREEN".
- For maximum desired results, multiple treatments will be required
at regular scheduled intervals.
It is important to please call if you are unable to make your appointment.
We require a minimum 24-hour notice. There will be a minimum fee
of $75.00 for anyone that fails to show or does not cancel at least
24 hours prior to a scheduled appointment. We have invested a great
deal of money into the most advanced lasers and medical staff to
provide you the best results. If you fail to show up for your appointment,
this amounts to considerable lost revenue, which in turn will result
in future price increases. You are extremely valuable to us as a
customer and it is not our intention to offend anyone and we thank
you in advance for your cooperation.
For pricing or any other question please do not
hesitate to email us or call your nearest office. Not all locations
offer all services. Not all models are actual patients of Laser
Before & After
Photos For Hair Removal