Common Questions About Laser Hair Removal
Updated: Aug 22
Why Laser Hair Removal? Traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking, etc. are only temporary. Laser hair removal is quick, safe, effective and comfortable! You may see significant hair reduction of up to 90% after only four treatments! Why Choose Laser of Arlington? We are committed to offering patients the most advanced and safest technology for laser hair removal. We offer an array of energy-based laser hair removal systems, operated by a licensed practitioner specializing in laser hair removal. We use only FDA-approved lasers, including Candela’s GentleLASE®, GentleYag®, GentleMax®, and GentleMax PRO® lasers, as well as Syneron’s Aurora. We combine treatment with multiple lasers in order to provide our clients with the most effective and safest option for any skin tone. Is Laser Hair Removal Painful? Each laser we feature uses a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) that sprays a fine mist of cryogen with each laser pulse. This device minimizes pain, protects the skin and enables the laser energy to gently reach and treat hair follicles. Unwanted body hair is safely removed without damaging the delicate pores and structure of the skin. How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take? Some areas can take as little as 10 minutes such as the face and bikini area, but larger areas can take more time depending on the space of the area. Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for All Skin Types and Colors? We use the advanced technology of the Aurora. It enables our technicians to customize the treatment to exactly match your hair and skin color type.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work? The procedure works by slowing the growth capacity of hair follicles that are in the active growth cycle at the time of treatment. The laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle in order to destroy the root bulb of the hair. Hair grows in cycles, which is why we need to use multiple treatments. Initial treatments need to be scheduled preferably at four-to-six week intervals. This will ensure most hair bulbs are destroyed. How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need? Most people will see permanent results on an average of four to eight treatments. This depends on the area of the body, some hair is more resilient and therefore more resistant to treatment. Who Will Perform the Procedure? Treatment is performed by fully trained and certified practitioners or nurses. Are There Any Side-Effects From the Laser Hair Removal Treatments? Your risks are minimal. There is no recovery or down time. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately. After the treatment you may experience a slight reddening of the skin similar to a sunburn that will resolve within a few hours to days. In certain instances (especially in patients with darker complexions) temporary pigment changes may occur, but will disappear within a month. Are Laser Hair Removal 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. Do You Offer Free Laser Hair Removal Consultations? YES!! Does My Hair Need to Be “Grown Out” Before the Treatment? No. We actually recommend that you shave the area to be treated. However, since the laser targets the root of the hair, it must be present for the treatment to be effective. Will I Have to Use Any Topical Anesthetics Before My Treatment? No! We do not recommended any topical numbing preparations prior to laser hair removal. Before every laser pulse, a 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.