Laser Hair Removal
Drop Your Razor for the Laser
Laser hair removal removes hair by means of exposure to pulses of light that are absorbed by the pigment in the hair. The light energy converts to heat which destroys the hair follicle preventing and delaying further growth. Hair follicles are active at different times which is why multiple treatments are needed to reduce hair growth.
Frequently asked questions
Who is a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The laser’s energy is attracted to pigment. This means people with fair complexions and dark hair will see the best results. Red, blonde, and gray hair are harder to target. During your consult, we will address your skin tone, hair color, and skin sensitivity to determine if Laser Hair Removal is going to be effective for you.
How old do you have to be to get Laser Hair Removal?
You must be 13 or older to receive Laser Hair Removal.
How long does a Laser Hair Removal treatment take?
The length of the treatment itself varies depending on the size of the area being treated. The upper lip can take minutes and a whole back could last more than an hour. We have Medical Grade Numbing avaliable for purchase. Numbing will take an additional 40 minutes.
How soon will I see results from Laser Hair Removal?
Results can be seen immediately after the treatment. The results vary based on skin tone, hair color, hair thickness, and the area(s) being treated. In general, you can expect to see a 10% to 25% reduction in hair after the first treatment.
How many Laser Hair Removal treatments do I need to achieve the optimal results?
The amount of treatments needed depends on the skin and hair condition. Usually 6 - 8 treatments every 4 to 6 weeks provides optimal results.
How long do the results from Laser Hair Removal last?
Most clients will remain hair free for months and even years. The hair that does regrow will be less noticeable. We recommend getting maintenance treatments in these circumstance.
Does a Laser Hair Removal hurt?
Clients may feel a warm pricking sensation similar to a rubber band snapped against the skin. We have medical grade topical numbing avaliable for purchase to help with any discomfort.
Can I get Laser Hair Removal while pregnant or nursing?
This treatment has not been studied on people who are pregnant or nursing. We will not perform this procedure in those circumstances.
How should I prepare for my Laser Hair Removal treatment?
- Shave the area the night before your treatment
Avoid plucking, waxing, and electrolysis
You may be asked to stop using certain skincare products
Cleanse your skin and leave it free of lotions, deodorants, and creams
Wear loose fitted clothing
What should I do after my Laser Hair Removal treatment?
To avoid all possible side effects, clients must protect their skin from the sun. We advise avoiding direct sunlight on areas that have been treated, not using indoor tanning equipment, and following all other after care instructions.
What are the possible side effects of Laser Hair Removal?
Side effects are minor and last from 1 to 3 days. These include: discomfort, swelling, and redness.
Other rare side effects include: blistering, cold sore outbreak, infections, scarring, and changes in skin tone. This is why seeing a medical professional is important as well as following pre- and post-care instructions.