FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions
Why is laser a better option over IPL or electrolysis?

With electrolysis, each hair is individually destroyed within each follicle. A laser has a much greater coverage area, and will penetrate several follicles with each pulse. While electrolysis can eliminate fine and light hairs, the result of a laser treatment is faster, less painful and more managable. IPL devices is not effective for permanent hair removal. An IPL is more effective for pigmentation problems or skin conditioning treatments.

Will I experience hair growth in between my treatments?

Our goal is that you never have to shave again once you start your treatments. Generally, treatments are scheduled around growth cycles, so if you keep to your treatment schedules, you should never have to shave. Since treatment time could vary, you may see some growth between appointments. We can then try to adjust your treatments to give you the best result. It is important to note, however, that if you need to remove hair between treatments, shaving is the preferred method. Do not wax or tweeze the hair.

Can any area be treated?

Most areas can be treated. The laser is most effective on dark, course hair, as well as it’s an excellent treatment for ingrown hairs. Our technicians will assess your areas of concern and help you get your results.

How much does it cost?

Although our prices are measured per area, it is best for us to evaluate the area in person. We always offer free consultations, and cost will vary according to treatment plan, areas to be treated, and amount of hair. Clients may pay per treatment, but we also offer package discounts and multiple area discounts We also often run specials on the website.

Is it safe for darker skin types?

Yes. Every day we treat dark skin types with our Yag laser, which is gentler on darker tones. Laser technology has advanced in recent years, and in the past it was difficult or impossible for a client with darker skin to be treated. The Yag laser ensures that darker skin types, can receive effective and safe treatments.

How long until I get results?

Treatment plans vary for hair removal but generally consist of 6-8 sessions for the shoulders and below, and 8-10 treatments for the neck and above.

How long will the procedure take?

Typical procedure time is 10 to 20 minutes.  Full legs or a back can be treated in just 20 minutes.

Does my hair need to be grown out before the treatment?

No. Actually we recommend that you shave the area to be treated. The only reason we sometimes recommend our clients to leave the hair long is so that we can identify the texture of the hair. This can be done easily by looking at the other body parts where there is hair. Waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or any other method that removes the hair must be discontinued at least a week prior to treatment.

Is there a need for anaesthetics before the treatment?

Absolutely not. In most cases it is not recommended to use any topical numbing preparations (prescription or non-prescription) prior to laser hair removal. The DCD (Dynamic Cooling Device) that lasers are equipped with eliminates the need for any topical numbing preparations. Before every laser pulse, cryogen (cooling agent) is automatically sprayed onto the skin within the laser field that protects and partially numbs that area. This makes the treatment safer and more comfortable.

Are the results permanent?

Results vary depending on skin and hair type. Studies have shown that many patients can achieve permanent hair reduction of up to 85-90% and remaining hair returns lighter and softer.