Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal
How many laser hair removal sessions will I need?
It depends on a few factors. Generally speaking, most people with need about 6-8 sessions (depending on body part) for permanent hair reduction. The type of laser being used is the most important factor. The body part being treated, color of the hair, color of your skin, and coarseness of the hair are other factors.
How long should I wait in between laser treatments?
It is good to wait 4-6 or sometimes 8 weeks between each laser treatment, depending on the body part.
Is it OK if I come sooner or later in between treatments?
It is okay, but you will not get the best results. We want you to get the best results. If you follow our recommendations, you will have optimal results.
Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?
The best candidate for laser hair reduction is someone with dark hair and light skin. With our Cynosure Elite laser, we can use either a 755nm Alexandrite or a 1064nm YAG laser to safely and effectively reduce unwanted hair. Lasers can not "see" white, red, or blonde hair. For individuals with white or blonde hair, electrolysis is the way to go.
Beware of anyone who claims that their laser can remove blonde or white/gray hair. It is not possible to remove blonde or gray/white hair with lasers.
What should I do before and after the laser hair removal treatments?
Before and after your laser hair treatments, you should avoid getting a sun tan. Also be sure you are using sunscreen!
I am pregnant. Can I get laser hair removal?
We do not perform laser hair removal on guests who are pregnant.
Is IPL the same as Laser?
No! IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. It is not laser! Using IPL for hair removal will leave you very unhappy. IPL for hair removal is not effective. We have seen a number of people come in who were told they were getting "laser hair removal" when in fact they were being treated with IPL.
What is the difference between laser hair removal and electrolysis?
Electrolysis uses an electric current to heat and burn the hair follicle. Laser hair removal uses light energy that targets the pigments in the hair follicle leading to damage and destruction of the hair follicle. Electrolysis is much slower (takes a long time do). Electrolysis is a good option for people that are not good candidates for laser hair removal.
Who is a good candidate for electrolysis?
People with blonde, red, or white hair are good candidates for electrolysis. Since laser hair removal targets the dark pigments, if your hair does not have any dark pigments, laser hair removal will not work well.
Are there any issues with electrolysis?
Compared with laser hair removal, electrolysis is much slower as each hair follicle must be individually treated. Also, there is a chance of skin discoloration and scarring locally at the site of treatment.
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Disclaimer: The material presented here is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice or recommendation. Please check with your physician.