Laser Hair Removal Questions

Today there are lots of options for unwanted hair removal. Laser hair removal treatment is far and away the best solution. Up to 90% experience the loss of their unwanted hair permanently. Moreover, it’s a safe and money saving procedure. So if constant plucking and shaving has you dreading the exposed skin of spring and summer, these Q&A’s can help you decide if laser hair removal is right for you.

Q: Does it hurt?

A: The sensation experienced during laser hair removal is described as an elastic snap. Every person has a different experience regarding what is painful and what is noticeable.
Q: Is there a recovery period?
A: Most do not experience a recovery time after treatment. It is often suggested to refrain from heavy activity for the remainder of the day (like strenuous exercise), and to manage any minor discomfort with acetaminophen and ice. Occasionally a person reports some sunburn-like pain following a treatment which can be soothed with Aloe Vera gel. Do not take any pain medications containing aspirin up to 24 hours before treatments. Acetaminophen is acceptable, but nothing that may thin your blood. Always tell your laser technician which medications and vitamins you take as these can affect the sensitivity and thickness of your skin.

Q: When should I begin treatment?
A: It is recommended to begin your Laser Hair Removal Treatment as soon as possible, as the sessions take place in a series over several weeks.

Q: Does laser hair removal always work?
A: Today’s laser hair removal treatment is more than 90% effective!

Q: Is there anyone who should not get laser hair removal for medical reasons?
A: You should not get laser hair removal if you are pregnant or nursing. Also, for women: you may prefer to not schedule treatments near your monthly cycle, as your hormones cause fluctuations in the skin that render it more tender and sensitive.

Q: How many treatments do you need to have?
A: Hair on the legs, back and arms have a higher and faster success rate. These areas usually require fewer treatments than facial hair, underarms, and bikini areas. For women, the hair on our face, underarms, and private areas are hormonally charged, making those follicles a bit more challenging. For those hormonally driven areas, set realistic expectations – 6-8 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart.

Q: Is it worth it?
A: Absolutely yes! Laser hair removal treatment is an investment that reaps huge dividends in time saved shaving and money spent on expensive creams and razors.

If you’re a Middle Tennessee man or woman who would like to know how it feels to be free of the bondage of unwanted hair, call today for a free consultation at 615.521.8847, or for information on monthly specials in our Nashville office. 

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