Can any skin type or color get results with laser hair removal?
With the newer generation lasers, any skin type or color can benefit from laser hair removal. For clients whose skin is lighter than their hair, our typical treatment consists of 5 sessions per area.
For facial hair, clients with darker skin or lighter hair, results can be slightly more difficult to obtain requiring more treatments. This will be discussed at your consultation so you can know what to expect.
How do I prepare for my treatment?
It is important that you arrive to your appointment:
- clean shaven within 24 hours of your treatment
- without plucking or waxing for 2 weeks prior to your appointment
- with clean skin
- free of sun exposure for at least 1 month prior to your visit
Are the results permanent?
The results are permanent! The one exception is for facial hair for women which tends to be hormone related. We see great results in the 80-90% improvement range after 5-7 treatments for most clients and then proceed with touch up treatments as needed. For all other areas, the treatment is considered permanent with 90-95% hair reduction once the series is complete.
Is the treatment affordable?
At Aesthetic+Wellness you won’t be asked to pay a large up front package cost. We charge per treatment. This spaces out your costs and is very competitive with other centers package pricing.
How often do I need to be treated?
Different areas of the body grow hair at different rates. With that in mind, facial hair can be treated in as little as 6 weeks while areas such as bikini, underarms and legs are on a slightly slower schedule, treating every 9-12 weeks. It is very important to stay on schedule with your laser hair removal treatments. If long periods of time are skipped between treatments, growth cycles may be missed and the end result may be compromised.
How many treatments will I need?
Most clients achieve permanent hair reduction with 5-7 treatments. Facial hair, clients with dark skin and clients with light hair may require more treatments. A customized treatment plan will be discussed at your consultation visit.
Will I still have to shave?
Most clients report that they no longer have to shave after completion of their laser hair removal treatment or that they only need to shave once in a while rather than every day as before their treatment.
When can I expect to see results?
Results vary but most clients see a temporary reduction in hair growth almost immediately. Prior to the next scheduled appointment, a new hair growth cycle activates and hair growth is noticed again. After session 3, most clients report a considerable reduction in overall hair growth.
What are the risks?
The risk of laser hair removal is that with improper laser settings or with too much change in pigment of the skin, such as with a suntan, a client may experience a light burn of the skin.
What are my payment options?
Aesthetic+Wellness accepts cash, checks, all major credit cards, and payments through Venmo and PayPal.
More About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective method to permanently reduce unwanted hair on all parts of the body. People with all skin and hair types can achieve great results in just five to seven treatment sessions. A variety of lasers have been FDA approved for hair reduction. With the newest lasers, individuals of all skin and hair types can be treated, although people whose hair is darker than their skin tone tend to see the best results.
At the Aesthetic + Wellness, we achieve superior results using one of the best lasers for hair removal – the Lumenis Lightsheer. Our trained laser technicians and nurses customize a treatment setting specific to each individual client based on the pigment in your hair and skin.
Other hair reduction methods, such as shaving, plucking, waxing, depilatory creams and electrolysis, must either be done often or hair by hair. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, is fast and has long-term results. The procedure may take anywhere from minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area to be treated and requires a series of 5-7 treatments. The best part, there is no downtime, so you may return to your normal routine immediately AND after your series is complete, gain minutes and hours back in your day by no longer having to shave.