Frequently Asked Questions About Our Laser Hair Removal Treatments
At Laser Derm Med Spa, our services are priced to make them available to all. And unlike some of our competitors, we don’t require you to purchase a package, make a long-term commitment, or hurry to take advantage of a gimmicky offer. View a complete listing of our session pricing online.
Each person is different, and the number of treatments needed to meet your goals can vary based on many factors. In our experience, most clients achieve about a 50% reduction in hair after just three sessions. And by approximately 5-8 sessions, there’s typically about an 80-90% improvement. We recommend scheduling sessions every four to eight weeks, depending on the area being treated.
We are proud to use the Vectus Laser for our laser hair removal, which is a diode laser designed for all skin types. It uses a patented cooling system that chills the skin on contact before and after every pulse of laser light—providing increased comfort as well as increased efficacy. The Vectus also includes an exclusive “SkinTel” device, which takes measurements of the patient’s melanin content and provides recommended treatment parameters to ensure both safety and efficacy.
The darker and coarser the hair is, the better it will respond to laser treatments. It is the melanin in the hair that absorbs the light and converts that energy into heat, leading to destruction of the hair. Unfortunately, laser treatments do not typically work on blonde or gray hair.
Yes! Shave between 4 and 24 hours before your treatment. Surface hair will deflect laser energy directed at the root of the follicle under the skin and can also generate excess heat on your skin.
The most common areas for laser hair removal treatment are the face, underarms, bikini area, legs, and back. Whether you’re tired of keeping up with regular hair maintenance or just ready to stop worrying about the razor burn, painful plucking, and inconvenient wax that it comes with, using laser technology to reduce hair in each of these areas can provide comfort and confidence.
Most often, by the time a patient walks out of the office no one can even tell you’ve had a treatment. Sometimes, you may have some redness on the skin, which generally fades within one to four hours. Very rarely (less than 5-10% of patients) you may see other minor skin irritation or inflammation, which typically dissipates within 4-24 hours (this is called PFE, or perifollicular edema, and is a result of the skin around the darkest hair follicles absorbing some of the light/heat, resulting in the redness/irritiation). It is best to avoid lotions, ointments, and other topical products during this time. You can resume shaving or clipping hair 24 hours after your laser session, or once any irritation has gone away.