Frequently Asked Questions
Is laser hair removal really permanent?
Laser hair removal results in a permanent reduction in the number of hairs and hair density. The first visit is usually very effective, but some re-growth occurs that requires additional treatments for a more effective long-term result. The results from laser hair removal last longer than any other conventional hair removal method.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal is not painful. Some have compared it to a rubber band snapping against the skin. In rare cases where a patient has a low tolerance for pain, a numbing cream can be used on the skin.
How should I prepare for a laser hair removal treatment?
Avoid tanning or significant sun exposure of the areas to be treated. For the most effective treatment, ensure that the areas to be treated have not been waxed, tweezed, or bleached. On the day of your treatment, be sure to shave the area before your office visit.
Does ELOS Plus work on a tanned or different skin colors?
Laser hair removal in dark skin was once a risky procedure. The ELOS Plus Diode laser system has revolutionized laser hair removal by allowing lesser energies to combine at the hair follicle to remove the hair. This laser has been uniquely designed to protect the skin during treatment while still achieving hair removal results.
How many Treatments will I need?
The number of laser hair removal treatments depends on the area treated, hair type and previous hair removal methods. Typically, 5-7 treatments are required, although patients with lighter hair may require more treatments. An inadequate number of treatments will result in a lower rate of effectiveness; therefore, adhering to a schedule is necessary.
How soon should I expect results?
You should begin to see results 2-3 weeks after the first session. You may notice patchy hair growth, and many of the hair will begin to fall out. While many patients see great results after the first session, it still takes 5-7 treatments to obtain the results you desire.
Will razor bumps be gone
Reduction of hair bumps and ingrown hairs will be improved even after the first session. This is true on the face, neck, legs, arms, and bikini line.
Can I use a spray-on tan between treatments
You should refrain from any tanning or self-tanner products during treatment. The lighter the skin in comparison to the color of your hair, the more effective the laser is at targeting the pigment in the hair follicle. Tanning of the skin can cause unwanted side effects to occur as well.