Laser Hair Removal FAQ
Does it hurt?
Most patients report minimal to mild discomfort with their laser hair removal treatments. However, the level of discomfort varies by each individual patient’s tolerance. A laser hair removal treatment feels much like a warm rubber band snapping against the skin. For patients that are concerned with pain, we prescribe a numbing spray that can be applied before treatments.
Why do I need a series of treatments to achieve results?
Laser hair removal works best when hair follicles are in their mature stage, however, at any given time, your hair is in various stages of growth. Because hair grows in cycles, multiple sessions are required to effectively remove all the hair in any given area.
How many sessions are required?
With each treatment, hair is reduced and best results are observed after four to six sessions. The number of sessions will differ depending on your hair color, hair type, body area, and skin tone. Once the recommended sessions are completed, patients may still elect to receive “touch up” treatments as needed.
How often do I need to receive treatments?
Because each patient has individual needs, each laser hair removal treatment plan is different. However, consistency is key! For the best result it’s important that patients follow the recommendations made by their aesthetician.
Which areas of the body can be treated?
Laser hair removal can be safely used on most areas of the body that have unwanted hair. Most commonly treated areas include: bikini, legs, arms, chest, back, shoulders, stomach, neck, chin and sideburns.
Is laser hair removal good for everyone?
While it’s true that ideal candidates for laser hair removal posses darker hair with lighter pigmented skin, most skin types can be treated. We recommend that you schedule a consultation with one of our aestheticians to determine if laser hair removal is right for you.
Are Laser Hair Removal results permanent?
For most patients, results are permanent. However, there is always the possibility for new hair growth due to bodily changes (i.e. hormones during pregnancy, etc). For questions about our laser hair removal treatment packages, please contact us at 616.454.1256.