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?


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.

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