Frequently Asked Questions

LASER HAIR REMOVAL FAQ

Treatment will take place at the Laser of Arlington Clinic. For about six weeks prior to treatment, you should avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing. On the day of your treatment, skin should be clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed of any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products. Apply sunblock (SPF 30 or above) before your treatment. Do not expose the treatment area to sunlight or tanning booth light for 7-14 days prior to or 7-14 days immediately after treatment. If you have a history of herpes simplex virus, a prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed.

Treatment will take place at the Laser of Arlington Clinic. You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light. One of our certified laser technicians will guide the laser to the treatment areas with a small handpiece. A short pulse of cooling spray will precede each laser pulse. Treatment could take as little as few minutes to as long as an hour and a half, depending on the area and condition being treated. A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for additional comfort after your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve in a few hours.

A treatment can take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour and a half, depending on the treatment area and the condition being treated. Both legs can often be treated in as few as 30 minutes, as can an average-sized man’s back.

After your laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Side effects may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering and purpura (laser bruise) in the treated area—these usually do not last more than a few days.

Yes! Other laser hair removal treatments don’t cater to all skin types, but there’s a Gentle Hair Removal treatment that’s right for you, no matter what your skin tone.

Some patients may feel slight discomfort, which has been compared to snapping a rubber band against the skin. This discomfort resolves quickly and is minimized by Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™).

Multiple treatments are required to achieve the full hair removal effect. That’s because hair grows in three stages. The hairs on your body are not always at the same stage, so you’ll need to undergo a few treatments, an average of six weeks apart, to catch them all in the growth stage.
After your laser treatment, prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers.

Permanent side effects are rare and may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering and purpura (laser bruise) in the treated area—these usually do not last more than a few days.

LASER SKIN REJUVENATION FAQ

Treatment will take place at the Laser of Arlington Clinic. You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eye from the laser light. One of our certified laser technicians will guide the laser to the treatment areas with a small handpiece. A short pulse of cooling spray will precede each laser pulse. Treatment could take as little as few minutes to as long as an hour and a half, depending on the area and condition being treated. A cool compress or gel pack may be applied for additional comfort after your treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve in a few hours.

A treatment can take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour and a half, depending on the treatment area and the condition being treated. Both legs can often be treated in as few as 30 minutes, as can an average-sized man’s back.

Yes! Other laser hair removal treatments don’t cater to all skin types, but there’s a Gentle Hair Removal treatment that’s right for you, no matter what your skin tone.

Some patients may feel slight discomfort, which has been compared to snapping a rubber band against the skin. This discomfort resolves quickly and is minimized by Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™).

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