the Most Common Laser Hair Removal Questions
Here You’ll Find the Answers to the Most Common Laser Hair Removal Questions......
Q: Does your laser treat all types/colors of hair?
A: No. Red, blonde and or gray hair cannot be treated. The best great candidate for laser hair removal is skin types 1-4 (very pale to a light color) and the darker the hair color the better. Tan skin cannot be treated since the laser is attracted to pigment.
Q: How long does a laser hair removal session take?
A: Your appointment time will depend on the areas that you are having treated. But all body areas can be completed in 60 minutes or less. Because there is no down time with laser hair removal, you can easily get your treatment on your lunch break and return to work immediately. We take care to make sure that we give you a thorough treatment, and that you get in and out of our office as efficiently as possible so you can get back to your busy schedule.
Q: How many treatments do I need to have to get the result I want?
A: The average number of treatments needed in order to achieve the full effect of the laser hair removal varies greatly from person to person, and also varies between body parts. The majority of people need 4-6 treatments to accomplish permanent results. Because the body goes through changes due to medications and hormones you may get new hair growth and touch ups will be needed.
Q: Why do I need so many/multiple treatments?
A: Hair follicles transition through active and dormant stages. With each treatment, we will cover the entire skin surface, but only those follicles that are “active” (Anagen) will be impacted.
Repeat sessions will be necessary to treat follicles when they re-enter the “active” (Anagen) phase.
Q: Is laser hair removal permanent?
A: Yes, laser hair removal is a permanent. You can expect to achieve 80-90% permanent hair reduction.
Q: What precautions should be taken before and after the treatment?
Avoid the sun and any form of tanning procedure 2-4 weeks before and after treatment. You must avoid electrolysis, tweezing or waxing hair for 6 weeks prior to treatment, however shaving is permitted. If you have a history perioral herpes, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. (See your doctor for treatment)
Q: Is laser hair removal safe?
A: Absolutely! Thek Candela GentleLase Plus laser has the “GOLD” mark standard in the industry for laser hair removal for safety and effectiveness.
Q: Are there any side effects from laser hair removal?
A: When performed by trained and experienced technicians, side effects from laser hair removal are uncommon. Potential reactions include hyper- pigmentation (darkening of skin) or a histamine reaction (allergic reaction to the heat). Both conditions are temporary and can easily be treated with topical creams.
Q: What body areas can be treated?
A: At Simplicity, we can treat any body area for both men and women. The most popular areas for women include upper lip, underarms, bikini line, and legs. The most popular areas for men include the back of the neck, back, chest, and abdomen.
Q: Is laser hair removal painful?
A: Most people tolerate it very well. Many clients have compared it to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Compared to waxing the treatment has very little discomfort. However, everyone’s pain tolerance is different. If you find it uncomfortable an ice pack can be applied before or after the treatment for any discomfort or redness.
Q: What should I expect after my treatment?
A: After the treatment, the treated area may be red or pink and feel similar to a sunburn. These reactions will resolve within 24 hours.
Q: Can I get treated if I am pregnant?
A: No, it is Skin Deep Laser Solutions policy to not treat women who are pregnant.
Q: Is there an age limit on who can be treated?
A: Skin Deep Laser Solutions will treat anyone over the age of 13 years old, as long as we have parent/guardian consent.
Q: How does laser hair removal work?
A: The simple answer is that lasers emit a pulse of light, which is absorbed by the pigmentation and blood vessels of the follicle. When that light is absorbed by hair follicle, it is converted to heat, which then destroys the follicle. When the hair follicle is destroyed it is unable to grow hair.