Laser Hair Removal Q&A
How long do results last?
Laser hair removal results in a permanent hair reduction. Some people might need touch-ups in future years. And there are certain circumstances that are different for each person, like hormonal changes, that can require more treatments.
How does it work?
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is an effective hair removal solution. At Youthology, we use the ICON Aesthetic System due to its unparalleled efficacy, which requires no anesthetic cream and no downtime after treatment. IPL selectively destroys hundreds of follicles upon each pulse of light delivered without harming the surrounding skin.
Is it suitable for everyone?
For both men and women who live with unwanted hair. Since pigment is necessary to treat effectively, we cannot treat gray, blonde, or silver hair.
How long does it take?
Because hair follicles grow in cycles, it is impossible to treat all the viable hair follicles in one session. To be effective, a series of 6-8 treatments is necessary. To target the active growth cycles, the treatments are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
What areas can be treated?
- Face (except around the eyes)
How long does hair have to be for treatment to work?
The hair does not have to be any certain length for treatment. In fact, when you come in for your appointment, we will shave the hair in the desired location that you want to be treated. However, the client should not wax or tweeze the desired area at least four weeks prior to treatment. Hair follicles need to be in place in order for the laser to see & treat them.
What are the side effects or downtime?
Rare, but a potential side effect is Perifollicular Edema. The follicle gets inflamed and the skin around it raises a bit. This is temporary. Usually subsides within 24 to 48 hours. The most common side effect is lightly pink skin for a couple of hours after treatment.
In order to have laser hair removal treatment, one must have been out of the sun for four weeks and not use any sunless tanning products in the area of treatment, which makes winter the perfect time to get started.
Does it hurt?
The IPL hair removal is virtually painless.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Cost is based upon the size of the area.
IPL is an excellent solution to remove hair from almost all areas of the body quickly and safely. If you’re thinking about laser but still have more questions, call the spa or come in for a free consultation. We’re happy to help you experience the freedom of no more waxing, tweezing, or shaving!