Beginner’s Guide to Laser Hair Removal
We all have questions about laser hair removal. How much does it cost? What does it feel like? How does it work? The list of questions goes on. So, we decided to answer all the top questions RIGHT HERE in this blog post!
How much does it cost?
When you hear “Laser Hair Removal” your mind immediately thinks ‘expensive.’ But here at Vina Laser Med Spa, we offer laser packages and monthly deals that can include laser hair removal services. Plus, if you think about it, the process is something that overtime kills the hair follicles after several treatments, making it permanent. So this isn’t something that you will be paying for frequently, just until your follicles have been destroyed.
Does it hurt?
The pain and discomfort are what worry most clients when receiving laser hair removal. Here at Vina Laser Med Spa, we try to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Clients have explained the feeling as a rubber band snapping on the skin. Although everyone’s pain tolerance is different, it is generally a manageable pain.
Pre and Post Treatment Care
The care you take before and after your treatment is vital to your laser hair removal experience/process. It is very important to keep your skin healthy and safe during your treatments to ensure no adverse reactions occur.
Before you go in for your treatment, the treatment area must be clean-shaven. A close shave allows the laser to closely target the hair follicle underneath the skin, not above it.
Wearing sunscreen is a necessity when getting laser hair removal. Wear mineral sunscreen that contains zinc oxide to protect your skin from sun damage. During your laser treatments, your skin is very sensitive to heat and the sun. By doing all of that, you will be sure to have a positive experience with the best results!
Common Myths on Laser Hair Removal
Myth: laser hair removal causes skin damage.
Fact: laser hair removal does not damage the skin, just the hair follicle. The laser destroys the follicle, preventing hair regrowth. It may leave the skin red and puffy initially, but that goes away.
Myth: laser hair removal works on every hair color.
Fact: yes, it does treat all hair colors, but it doesn’t mean the treatments will produce effective results, especially on lighter hair colors, such as blonde, red, gray, and white. The laser only targets the dark pigment in hair (the melanin). The most effective results are seen on dark hair.
Myth: laser hair removal is a one-treatment process.
Fact: when you sign up to get laser hair removal, you should expect multiple treatments will need to be done to get the maximum results you are looking for. The average client requires 18 months to reach their goal. Why? Because hair growth cycles are different on every part of your body. The laser is only effective on follicles that are in the active growth cycle. So we track your cycles and get you on the correct intervals, so each treatment occurs during those active growth phases.
Myth: laser hair removal is time consuming.
Fact: the average laser hair removal appointment only takes 15-20 minutes (slightly longer if you’re treating your full body).
Contact Vina Laser Med Spa today to book your Laser Hair Removal Consultation!