Not all lasers are created equal and even with the best laser its a knowledgeable technician that can make your treatments successful or a waste of time. Our laser is fast, we can treat underarms in about 60 seconds. The dynamic cooling that hits the skin before the laser cools the skin so quickly, some say they don't even feel heat from the laser and others say its minimal. Most people can see results as soon as their first treatment. Quick, gentle and instant results keep people coming back.
Will it work for you?
Laser works on all skin types but it does not work on red, gray and white hair. If you are blonde you must be at least a dirty blonde color, I can let you know at a free consult if it would work for you, I am blonde I was told it would not work on me but my laser worked and I'm 99% hair free now. Anyone with brown or black hair it will work but not on peach fuzz (vellus hair). The thicker the hair and darker the better, but it can still be successful for others. Six treatments is always minimum on all areas of the body every 4 weeks. Touch-ups are needed for some but not all and we can discuss this at appointment time.
What to do before laser hair removal:
Most important, I cannot stress this enough, is NO SUN EXPOSURE for a minimum of 2 weeks before the treatment. If we are doing a treatment on the face, a pharmaceutical grade sunscreen must be worn daily. You can buy this product through us or a doctor's office. Over the counter sunscreens are not enough. You can apply once in the morning and be fine the rest of the day if you are mainly indoors and just to and from the car etc. Sunscreen is not enough if you go to beach or pool or are in the sun more than a few minutes. You must wear a hat or not do laser until you are not doing these activities. If we are treating an area of the body that's covered with clothing most of the day, we can treat you with no issues. Also, NO SUNLESS TANNING, all color must be off the skin before coming in.
NO ANTIBIOTICS 10 days prior to treatment. Some antibiotics can make you photosensitive.
We cannot treat you if you are pregnant, under 14 years old and a few other health conditions that are rare that will be on the health questionnaire.
And last but definitely not least, this is so important, you must shave the area before you come in. NO waxing, No plucking, No threading, etc. Anything that pulls the root will make the laser treatment ineffective because, if the hair is not attached to the root, the laser cannot kill the hair. Shaving needs to be done within 24 hours of your appointment because, if I can see the hair coming through the skin, it is going to be more painful and less effective. Only shaving or use of creams, like Nair, are allowed.
What happens start to finish when you come in for your first appointment:
Once you arrive, please check in on the iPad. Take a seat and we will call you when we are ready. Some of our appointments are only 5 minutes because the laser is so fast. Please be on time or a couple minutes early to not lose your appointment. We bring you to the laser room discuss the treatment as we put on safety googles and get on the treatment table. Once the treatment is complete, we check out and schedule the next appointment in 4 weeks.
What happens after your treatment:
You might be a little red, and bumpy in the area, this is normal and usually goes away within an hour. If you experience more than that you need to contact us. In the next week or 2, some people continue to see the hair grow and then fall out. Some never experience this and do not see much hair growth at all after treatment. Others don't see a change till after a few treatments. All is normal and could be different after each treatment. Anything that causes heat to the area treated: such as exercise, sun expose, hot showers or saunas should be avoided until the next day. That about covers it, any additional questions please ask at treatment time or text us.