Laser hair removal - frequently asked questions

How does the laser remove hair?

The laser emits a beam of light that is attracted to the pigment or melanin in the hair follicle. Pre-determined pulse duration and energy settings are directed at and absorbed by the hair follicles, disabling the growth of the follicles, resulting in quick, safe, and effective hair removal.


With nearly eleven years of doing laser hair removal and having a success rate of 98%, we stand on our record. We offer more laser technology than any other facility. Our multiple lasers enable us to fully and effectively treat any and all skin tones.

Should I be treated with an IPL?

A common system that is misused to treat unwanted hair is an IPL system. IPL is a light source in which its primary use should be for the treatments of photo damage and acne.

IPL's should never be used for hair removal because patients have a much higher risk of medical complications such as burns, and the risks of hyper pigmentation and/or hypo pigmentation. We offer IPL treatments in our office, however they are used for the treatment of acne, rosacea, and sun damage.

What does the laser treatment feel like?

The treatments are very comfortable. Some patients describe a slight prickly or tickling sensation.
**You should never be treated with any numbing or topical creams and your treatments should never be unbearable.

What happens to the skin after laser treatment?

Some patients may experience a slight reddening. The redness usually subsides within a few minutes to a few hours and returns to normal. You are able to re-apply your make-up, return to work, and continue with your normal daily activities immediately following treatment.

How many laser treatments will I need?

It has been our experience that most of our patients are able to discontinue treatments, knowing they may need an occasional touchup, after an average of 3-6 treatments, providing that the recommended treatment schedule is followed. Keep in mind some individuals will require fewer treatments and some will require more treatments depending on individual hair growth cycles.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

If patients do see re-growth it is usually due to hormones, because hormones dictate hair growth. Certain medications may also cause re-growth of hair. A medical history will be taken during your free consultation.

What to expect after laser treatment:

After your initial treatment, you should enjoy a significant reduction of hair. However, it will take 2-4 weeks for the treated hair to push its way to the surface and fall out.

What if I have gray, white, blonde, red or light fine hair?

Since the laser is attracted to the pigment in the hair follicle, these hair colors may not have enough pigment to be successfully treated with the laser. If this applies to you, we may want to try a test spot to see if your hair responds to the laser.