FAQ

PREPARATION FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL

  • Avoid tanning, body bronzing and tanning beds two weeks prior to treatment and wear sunscreen as part of your daily routine.
  • Do not wax or have electrolysis three weeks prior to treatment. You may use a depilatory cream until 14 days prior to treatment. You must shave 24 hours prior to treatment.
  • You have to stop doing these procedures two weeks prior to laser hair removal: Photosensitizing Medication, Facial Peels, Retin A, or Renova, Bleaching hair cream, Depilatory Cream, Waxing and Tweezing/Threading.

HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK

  • The laser light passes through the cooled skin.
  • Laser light is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle.
  • Energy is converted into heat.
  • The blood supply that feeds the hair follicle is destroyed by the heat energy without damaging the surrounding tissue.

WHAT SKIN COLOR CAN BE TREATED WITH LASER

  • Most individuals with darker skin types, especially African-Americans, believe they can’t get laser treatment. This was true ten years ago — not today. At Aesthetic Allure℠ we can treat any skin type and complexion. African-American clients have experienced incredible and permanent results.
  • If you are prone to ingrown hairs, the only solution is laser hair removal for a perfectly smooth and ingrown-free skin.

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS

  • The number of treatments required for long-term benefits depends on the area being treated, your hair density, and the hair's growth cycle.
  • There are three phases of hair growth — Anagen (active), Catagen (regression) and Telogen (resting). Laser technology is designed to treat hair in the Anagen phase of growth.
  • Additional factors, including age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism, influence hair growth and play a role in the location, thickness and resilience of your hair.
  • Although each client is unique, experience tells us that you can expect an average of 4-8 treatments spaced 6 to 12 weeks apart, depending on the body location of the unwanted hair.

WAITING BETWEEN TREATMENTS

  • Treatments are typically performed at 4-12 week intervals for optimal results.
  • The treatment intervals will vary depending on age, gender, and the area of the body being treated.
  • This allows us to maximize your results by strictly following a customized protocol.

DESCRIPTION OF TREATMENT

  • Most individuals experience no more than a slight stinging sensation as the laser pulses are applied. Some parts of the body do tend to be more sensitive than others and a topical numbing cream is available.
  • Cooling is used to prevent overheating of epidermis.
  • The treatment takes anywhere from minutes to hours depending on the area(s) being treated.

AFTERCARE

  • Immediately following a laser treatment, client should experience reddened and puffy skin. This is termed follicular edema, and resembles goose bumps. It feels somewhat like a mild sunburn.
  • Many clients schedule treatments during their lunch break and return to their offices with no visible indications.
  • Hair will begin to fall out 10-14 days after the treatment (it may appear that the hair is growing more rapidly, but it is actually falling out)
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for 7 days after your last treatment.
  • Avoid the sun and tanning beds during the entirety of your laser sessions.
  • If you must be in the sun, wear a full spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30+ and stay in the shade as much as possible.