Q & A
Laser Hair Removal
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal can be permanent but is often hair reduction, not permanent hair removal. It's common for patients to require maintenance treatments once a year, even after the area has been fully treated. The reason: The laser targets and suppresses, sometimes destroys, your current hair follicles, but does not remove them. New follicles can develop thanks to hormonal changes or those hormones can reactivate the suppressed follicles.
I’ve had 12 laser hair removal treatments so why do I still have hair?
Here are factors that could affect your results:
1. The laser hair removal system. There are many laser hair removal systems on the market not to mention the very outdated machines still being used. Make sure you ask what type of laser is being used and then do some research on the machine. We use the Soprano Ice from Alma -amazing machine!
2. Laser hair removal takes a skilled technician with an in-depth understanding of hair growth and hair growth patterns. Not everyone performing laser hair removal is even trained appropriately. Cosmetic Therapists actually go to an 18 month program strictly for hair removal then attend additional training specific to each laser.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Yes. We would not do any work on the general public if we were not 100% sure it was safe. The Soprano Ice is safe on all skin types. There are contraindications for treatment and all of that is covered in the mandatory consultation that occurs before any treatment is done.
Should I go to the doctor's office or spa for treatment?
We only employ Cosmetic Therapists to perform laser hair removal. We are very skilled at our jobs and have a passion for skin safety and hair removal. There is a doctor on staff at our spa that is available for questions at any time.
What are your prices for laser hair removal?
We require a consultation to determine whether or not you are a candidate for laser hair removal. Typically we go over pricing at that point but if you would like a ballpark price, to see if it's close to your budget, simply give us a call and we’d be happy to give you pricing over the phone for the area of concern.