At The Refinery Medspa & Wellness locations in West Melbourne and Indian Harbour Beach, FL, we know that shaving, waxing, and tweezing at home isn’t the ideal solution to eliminate unwanted hair, which is why we offer laser hair removal. This treatment is quick, simple, and comfortable and provides men and women with an easy way to achieve smooth, hair-free skin and enjoy long-lasting results.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Will I Need?

Once you undergo the consultation process, and we confirm that you’re a good candidate for this treatment, we’ll design your unique treatment plan. This treatment plan can include all the areas you want to treat so you can reach your goals as quickly as possible. Most patients need seven sessions with a few weeks between each to achieve their ideal results.

This treatment works by targeting hair follicles in an active growth stage. At the time of your treatment, not every hair follicle will be in an active growth phase, which is why we need to schedule multiple sessions to target as many hair follicles as possible. Though most patients need seven sessions to achieve the best results, we can give you more details about what your specific treatment plan will look like after we meet with you for a complimentary consultation.

What Is Professional Laser-Based Hair Removal?

Our professional hair removal treatments use a powerful laser device to target the pigment in each hair follicle. The laser heats the follicles and renders them incapable of growing hair so you can achieve smoother and hair-free skin.

The treatment process is quick, virtually painless, and highly effective. It’s an investment in long-lasting hair-free results. Once you complete your treatment plan, you’ll no longer have to rely on regular shaving or schedule uncomfortable waxing appointments to maintain smooth, hair-free skin.

How Does the Treatment Process Work?

This treatment is so effective because it prevents the hair follicles from growing hair. During the treatment, the laser device targets a concentrated beam of light energy into the pigment of the hair follicle. It heats and damages the follicle, which prevents it from growing hair long-term, and it does so without harming any of the surrounding tissue.

What Should I Expect From the Treatment Process?

This process begins with an initial consultation. While most are good candidates for this treatment, some may not qualify. The consultation process helps us learn more about you and your goals so we can confirm your treatment eligibility and then move forward with the process. Then, we can schedule your first appointment.

If possible, arrive at your appointment with clean skin, free of products, moisturizers, and makeup. If this isn’t possible, we’ll clean your skin before starting treatment. During the session, you may feel a gentle, snapping sensation as the laser pulses deliver heat-based light energy to the treatment area. Once it’s over, you can resume your normal activities. We’ll schedule your next appointment approximately four weeks later so your skin can heal and we can ensure the best results.

What Laser Device Do You Use?

At The Refinery Medspa and Wellness locations, we use the GentleMax® Pro laser for all our laser hair removal treatments. This device is the gold standard for professional hair removal because of its effectiveness. It’s a safe solution for patients with all skin types and is equipped with a 755 and 1064 nm dual wavelength laser to meet the needs of our patients.

This laser device is so effective because it has multiple, large spot sizes, which decreases treatment times, promotes patient comfort, and requires fewer sessions for optimal results. It can meet the needs of patients with both lighter and darker skin tones without causing any post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

What Areas Can It Treat?

This professional laser treatment can remove unwanted hair virtually anywhere on the body. Some of the most common treatment areas include the arms, back, legs, chest, and bikini area. Patients can also treat their face, neck, and chest. We can customize your treatment plan and use the device to target one specific area or multiple as needed.

How Long Do Treatments Take?

A typical treatment takes 20 to 40 minutes from start to finish. Treatment times vary based on the size and number of areas we treat during your appointment. This treatment process is quick and convenient, and you can even schedule a session during your lunch break at work and return to the office without any interruption to your day.

What Are the Treatment Benefits?

This professional hair removal treatment is an investment in the appearance and health of your skin, your confidence, and your time. After you complete your treatment, you won’t have to spend more time and money on at-home hair removal, devices, or methods. You’ll no longer have to worry about ingrown hairs, razor burns, or the redness and inflammation often associated with waxing. Instead, you can enjoy smooth and healthy hair-free skin.

Is There Downtime?

Immediately following your treatment, your skin may appear red and feel more sensitive. This is completely normal and will subside within a few hours. You won’t have to plan around any formal downtime, but you must avoid direct sun exposure for the first two weeks after your treatment.

Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun after the laser targets the hair follicles, so it’s essential that you use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays.

When Will I See the Results?

You’ll notice some initial results within a few weeks of your first treatment. Those results will continue to improve after every treatment you schedule, and the best results will be visible within a few weeks of completing your treatment plan. When we meet with you for a complimentary consultation, we can evaluate your desired treatment areas and give you more details about what type of results you can expect.

How Long Will My Results Last?

This treatment is designed to help patients achieve permanent results. That means you won’t have to spend more time shaving or waxing to maintain smooth, hair-free skin. You may need to schedule touch-up treatments down the road to maintain your results long-term, but after completing a treatment plan, you can enjoy smooth skin long-term.

Am I a Good Candidate?

The best candidates for our professional hair removal treatments are men and women who feel self-conscious about hair on their faces or in different body areas and want a simple, safe, and effective solution that will deliver long-lasting results. If you’re tired of shaving or waxing and want a professional solution that works, you may be the perfect candidate for a laser hair removal treatment plan.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

Don’t let unwanted hair on your face or body affect your confidence any longer than it has. Instead, invest in a treatment that will visibly improve the appearance of your skin and save you time and money long-term. If you’re in the Indian Harbour Beach or West Melbourne area contact The Refinery Medspa & Wellness and Skin & Body by The Refinery by using our simple online form. Alternatively, you can also call us at 321-341-3321 to reach us in West Melbourne, FL, or call us at 321-428-3004 to reach us in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for our latest deals and specials & events!