Laser Hair Removal – FAQ’s

Is it painful?

In general, hair removal feels like a rubber band popping the skin. Some areas are more sensitive than others. Our technology uses a revolutionary vacuum system that acts as a buffer for your skin. The result is painless hair removal

How long will the treatment take?

The amount of time needed to complete a treatment depends on how large an area we are working with. An entire back can take 2 hours with older technology. Our technology can perform the same treatment in 20 minutes with no pain.

How many treatments will I need?

Lasers can only kill a follicle that is in the active growth phase. This means that we have to catch each follicle at the proper time, which in turn means that more than one treatment is involved. You should plan on anywhere from six to nine treatments at least 5-6 weeks apart

Should I shave before my treatment?

Yes, either the night before or the morning of your procedure. Can I continue to tan after a laser treatment? It is best to avoid tanning while undergoing laser treatments. Tanning increases the chance of the development of hyperpigmentation (brown spots).

Can I pluck or wax the area while receiving treatments?

No. Any damage to the hair follicle disrupts the natural growth cycle of the hair. This would increase the number of treatments needed

Can I apply makeup after a treatment?

Yes.

What is the possibility of burning or scarring?

Minimal. We treat at the lowest effective settings. When will I see a difference in my hair growth? Six to eight weeks after the 3rd treatment

Are there any hair colors that laser hair reduction cannot treat?

Yes. In general, blonde, strawberry blond, and gray hair is not responsive to laser hair reduction

Are there any medicines that I should avoid while undergoing treatments?

Yes. Any medication that lists light sensitivity as a potential side effect.

What is the difference between electrolysis and laser hair reduction?

Electrolysis involves placing a small needle into each individual hair follicle and applying an electric current to kill the follicle. Laser requires no needles and can treat a large area at one time.

PLEASE NOTE: All information presented in LifeScienceMedical.com is for informational purposes only. It is not specific medical advice for any individual. All information presented on our website should not be construed as medical consultation or instruction. You should take no action solely on the basis of this publication’s contents. Life Science Medical requires blood work, lab tests, medical history examination, and physical exam before our medical staff will consider prescribing any medications. There must be a medical necessity for any prescription to be written. Completing the required medical history, lab work and physical examination does not automatically qualify you for therapy with Life Science Medical. DISCLAIMER: NO PRESCRIPTION WILL BE PROVIDED UNLESS A CLINICAL NEED EXISTS BASED ON REQUIRED LAB WORK, PHYSICIAN CONSULTATION EXAM AND CURRENT MEDICAL HISTORY EITHER THROUGH PATIENT'S PERSONAL PHYSICIAN OR LIFE SCIENCE MEDICAL PHYSICIAN. AGREEING TO LAB WORK DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY EQUATE TO CLINICAL NECESSITY AND A PRESCRIPTION. ONLY OUR MEDICAL PROVIDERS CAN DETERMINE IF YOU QUALIFY FOR TREATMENT. All photos used in this website are not necessarily staff of Life Science Medical and may be models. The material on this web site is provided for educational purposes only, and is not to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See additional information. Use of this site is subject to our terms of service and privacy policy.

Home | Notice of Privacy Policy |Site Map | Contact Us