Laser Hair Removal Pre and Post Procedure Care & Commonly Asked Questions:
Prior to your appointment: Please completely shave the area to be treated the night before your appointment. This will allow the energy from the laser to target the actual hair follicle. Treating unshaved skin can result in burning and will result in an ineffective treatment.
Protect your treatment areas from direct exposure to sun or artificial sunlight for 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after treatment, using a broad spectrum sunscreen with total sunblock protection. Tanning after treatment sessions may result in skin discolorations.
Do not tweeze, wax, bleach, or use chemical hair removers/depilatories for 3 weeks before treatment and discontinue completely during the entire laser hair removal process.
Do not use artificial self tanners or spray tanners for a minimum of 3 weeks prior to laser hair removal treatment.
On the day of your appointment: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to fill out paperwork & sign your consent form. There will be a $25 shave fee for all clients that arrive to their appointment without shaving the treatment area.
What to expect after your appointment/Post care instructions: You may apply aloe vera or hydrocortisone cream to treatment areas to ease temporary discomfort. Ice packs may also be used if swelling occurs.
Do not soak in a warm bath or take a hot shower for 24 hours post treatment. Do not soak in a hot tub or use a steam room or sauna for at least 72 hours post treatment.
Do not suntan the area for 3 weeks post treatment. Apply SPF of 27+ anytime you leave the house and are exposed to the sun for 3 weeks post treatment and in between laser appointments.
Makeup may be applied immediately after facial treatments unless blistering or crusts develop. Since the skin is sensitive during this period, take special care while removing makeup to avoid damaging the skin and risking infection. Premier Wellness Center carries several excellent products to be used in conjunction with laser treatments.
If a blister develops, contact Premier Wellness Center 623-399-8222
How many treatments will I need? Typically 4 to 6 treatments is adequate to produce permanent hair reduction. However, after a one on one consultation, we may determine that based on the density of your hair, hair color and skin color, you may require additional treatments. You should continue treatments until remaining hairs are too fine for the laser to target or until you have reached your desired reduction. It is not unusual to require a touch up treatments in one to two years after completing your hair removal treatments. Also, any fluctuation in hormones (menopause, pregnancy, etc..) can stimulate new hair growth and may require additional laser treatments.
Why does it take multiple treatments? Hair grows in cycles or phases. Laser hair removal only targets hair that is in the active growth phase. Only about 25% of your hair is in an active phase of growth at any given time and only this hair is targeted and removed by the laser. By spacing treatments according to the phases of hair growth, we are able to target all hair follicles during their active phase of growth thus eliminating the majority of hair. After approximately 4 to 6 treatments, most treated areas should be free from hair.
Will my hair ever grow back? Actively growing hairs that are treated should not grow back. Once a hair follicle is damaged, it cannot grow hair. However, fluctuations in hormones can stimulate new hair follicles and new hair growth. This is why it may be necessary to have follow up treatments in the future.
What happens after each treatment? Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a short time and most people return to work/normal activities immediately after treatment. The treated area will “shed” hairs over the next 3-4 weeks and you may experience a period of hairlessness in that area while you wait for your next treatment.
The pain-free, hair-free difference: Revolutionary Hair Removal
Pain-Free, Hair-Free is the next generation of laser hair removal. The treatment works by using pulses of laser energy to gradually heat the hair follicles in the subdermal layer of the skin until they can no longer produce new hair. Using unique IN-Motion technology, Pain-Free, Hair-Free effectively and gently produces results while you stay comfortable.