Sleek Laser

Medical Services

Laser Hair Removal

Are you tired of removing unwanted hair? Just imagine a revolutionary time saving alternative to plucking, tweezing, shaving and waxing. Imagine not having to prepare for a day at the beach with your permanently, wonderfully smooth bikini line. Men, even you get to imagine getting rid your unwanted hair until the end of time. Now you can stop dreaming, because laser hair removal is real!

Laser Hair Removal Services FAQs

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

  • A gentle technique that eliminates undesirable hair
  • Smooth and silky looking skin
  • Large bodily areas treated quickly and effectively
  • Minimal discomfort
  • No razor burn or bumps from ingrown hair
  • Replaces waxing, electrolysis and razors
  • Immediate return to normal activities

How does laser hair removal work?

Lasers utilize light energy that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft and transfers thermal heat to the hair follicle. The hair follicle is permanently disabled from future hair growth.

Are laser treatments safe?

Yes, the energy generated by the laser is designed to target the hair follicle. Our treatment staff has undergone thorough training and has extensive experience working with the laser equipment to ensure effective and safe results.

Do the treatments hurt?

You may feel a tingling or slight stinging sensation and some areas of your body may be more sensitive than others. Most clients are comfortable during the session.

How many treatment sessions are necessary?

Typically, it takes an average of 6-10 sessions 3-4 weeks apart for the face and 6-8 weeks apart on the body for the sessions to produce optimal results. The number of follicles active during each treatment determines how many sessions will be necessary to effectively stop hair growth. Other factors may include skin and hair color, age, weight, ethnicity, hormones, diet, medications, metabolism or stress. Dark hair with light skin will respond the fastest typically averaging 6-8 treatments. Lighter hair like red or blonde with dark skin will average 10 treatments for maximum results.

How many hair follicles are in an active growth stage at any given time?

Only about 10-20% of the thousands of hair follicles found in one square inch of skin are in an active growth stage at any given time. This is why multiple sessions are necessary to achieve desired results.

After completing a series of laser treatments, will I need future treatments?

Maybe, hair follicles in a dormant state during the initial series of laser treatments may eventually become active and need to be eliminated with a simple touch up treatment. Hairs that grow from these follicles are often finer in texture and lighter in color.

How does laser treatment compare with other hair removal methods?

The energy generated by the laser is used to simultaneously target hundreds of hair follicles, making it effective, permanent, safe and non-invasive. Therefore, it does not cause rashes, ingrown hair, or any other pain or trauma typically associated with outdated hair removal methods.

What should I expect after a treatment?

You may experience redness and mild tenderness in the treated area shortly after your session. This does not interfere with normal activities and will usually subside within a few hours of the session. In rare cases, redness may last longer, but will still be mild and temporary. Around 3-10 days after your treatment, hair will surface from the treated follicles looking like new growth; however, hair is actually beginning to shed. Often the hair will get darker and thicker just before it falls out. You may want to use a loofah or glove to help remove the hair as it falls out.

Is there anything I shouldn't do after treatment?

Yes, to ensure optimal results and safety, please:

  • Do not wax, pluck, or bleach your treated areas between sessions (shaving is okay).
  • Do not expose the treatment areas to direct sunlight. Do not use tanning beds at any time during your laser treatment intervals. (Please use a sunscreen daily if the areas to be treated will be exposed to sunlight).
  • Do not apply any products on the treated areas of your skin except sunscreen if you will be outside. Avoid Retin-A®, alpha-hydroxy acids, glycolic acids, astringents, etc. (You may wash gently with soap and water, but do not rub or scrub the area for several days following your treatment).
  • Do not pick or manipulate the skin in the treatment areas.

Are there any reasons I shouldn't have a laser treatment?

Yes, laser hair removal is not recommended for those clients who:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have diabetes
  • Have a history of skin keloids as they may be prone to scarring after any skin trauma including laser treatment
  • Have used Acutane® (Isotretinion) in the past 6 months
  • Are actively using photosensitive medication
  • Have an active infection or history of herpes simplex in the area to be treated
  • Have a history of personal or familial skin cancer
  • Have been tanning within the last couple of weeks

What should I avoid after having Laser Hair Removal?

Please avoid the gym, sauna, steam room, hot tub, swimming pool, hot showers and all forms of physical exercise for 24-48hrs after treatment. After that period all of the above are completely safe while having laser treatment. Please ensure that if you are outside when exercising that your treatment area if exposed has SPF 45+ applied.

What areas can I treat with Laser Hair Removal?

Large Area

  • Lower Legs
  • Upper Legs
  • Brazilian Bikini
  • Manzillian
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Back (Scapula to waist line)
  • Shoulders (Scapula to base of neck, across the shoulders)
  • Full Face (Five areas of the face- see areas under small area below. Choose any five)

Medium Area

  • Under arms
  • Happy trail (naval to top of bikini line)
  • Back of neck
  • Front of neck
  • Feet (includes toes)
  • Hands (includes fingers)
  • Face (Three areas- see areas under small area. Choose any three)
  • Extended Bikini
  • Breasts

Small Area

  • Fingers
  • Toes
  • Face (one are upper lip, chin, cheeks, sides of face, brow, or forehead)
  • Aerola

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