What body areas can I get treated?
Any area, except around the eyes. The upper lip, face, neck, underarms, bikini line, legs, chest and back can all be treated.
What do I need to do before treatment?
Clients need to shave the area to be treated the day before or the day of treatment.
What about tanning?
Please avoid sun exposure (including tanning beds and sunless tanning lotions) for four weeks before and after each treatment, or use sunblock.
Is the treatment uncomfortable?
Some clients experience mild discomfort during the actual treatment, but the treatment is brief and the discomfort fades quickly. Redness is minimal after each treatment.
Will my hair grow back?
The FDA has classified laser hair removal as “permanent hair reduction” because you may need to have periodic clean-up treatments in the future, usually due to hormonal changes such as pregnancy and menopause, or the taking of certain medications. Three to six treatments are required to achieve permanency, with five being the average for most areas.
How much time is there between treatments?
The length of time between treatments depends on the area being treated because laser hair removal is only effective on hair that is in the active growth stage. Your Laser Specialist can review a “Hair Growth Chart” with you during consultation.
How does it work?
Laser energy is light that has been converted into heat. The heat vaporizes the pigment below the surface of the skin. This prevents the follicle from producing new hair.
What is the process?
During the treatment we apply ultrasound gel, which acts as a conductor. The tip of the laser rests against the surface of the skin, scanning over the treatment area. Everything within the sapphire window of the chill tip is treated each time the laser pulses. Some of the hair will rise to the surface during the treatment, while other hair may take up to two weeks to shed. At the end of the two-week period there will be a noticeable reduction in growth. With each treatment it is more and more substantial.
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