Frequently asked questions
1) Am I a good candidate for this treatment?
Hair removal treatments are for individuals who want to permanently reduce unwanted hair on their face or body.
Previous problems with laser therapy
A history of keloid scarring
Active infection or history of herpes simplex in the treatment area
Use of depilatories or other hair removal treatments, such as waxing, plucking, or electrolysis, within 6 weeks prior to treatment
Hypersensitivity to hydroquinone or other bleaching agents
Use of oral Accutane within 6 weeks prior to treatment
Metal or other implants in the treatment area
Current or history of cancer
Pregnant or nursing
Any diseases that can be stimulated by light (e.g. epilepsy)
History of disease that can be stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome)
Any active condition in the treatment area (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, rash)
History of skin disorders, keloids, unusual wound healing, or excessively dry and/or sensitive skin
Any surgical procedures within the past 3 months
A tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area
Excessively tanned skin
2) I have darker skin – can I still get this treatment done?
Yes. Laser hair removal treatments can be done on darker skin tones; however, it does work best for light to medium skin tones. Although this may work on darker skin tones, there may be a higher risk of discoloration. It’s best to consult with the technician to see if the treatment is right for you.
3) How many sessions will I need to see results?
Most patients receive 6-10 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual person’s skin type, hair color and texture, and the area being treated.
4) How ofter or far apart will each session be?
Treatments are done 4-6 weeks apart for the face and 4-8 weeks apart for the body.
5) How long does each treatment session take?
It depends on where you’re getting the treatment—an upper lip will be much faster than both legs.
6) What does the treatment feel like?
You’ll feel some heat in the area, but this will only last a short while, thanks to the real-time cooling system that kicks in right away to help minimize discomfort.
For IPL hair removal, it feels like the light snap with an elastic band against your skin as the applicator moves around the treatment area.
7) Will the treatment be painful?
The applicator has a built-in cooling feature to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but you might feel a bit of discomfort if you’re treating a more sensitive area, like along the bikini line. If you find it too uncomfortable, settings can be adjusted to make you more confortable.
8) How long will the results last, and are they permanent?
It depends on how your hair grows. Some people may see longer-lasting hair removal, while others who see sporadic hair growth in the area may need a touch-up treatment to maintain the results.
9) Is there any downtime?
No. There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.