How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?
Optimal results are usually achieved through a series of approximately 6-8 treatments spaced eight to ten weeks apart. Hair grows in stages, which means all hair follicles are not consistently active at any given time. Laser hair removal only works on active hair follicles, which means one treatment is not likely to disable every targeted follicle. During your consultation, we can help you devise an optimal treatment plan to achieve your goal of hair-free, care-free skin.
Are there any side effects for laser hair removal?
Your skin may be red for a few minutes to a few hours after your treatment, but this common side effect typically resolves quickly on its own. Avoid direct sun exposure to treated areas for at least one week post treatment, and after all signs of redness and irritation have subsided. Always wear sun protection with an SPF of 30 or greater that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
How do I prepare for a laser hair removal appointment?
Avoid exposing the treatment area to the sun for 2 to 4 weeks prior to your appointment. Sun exposure will activate the melanin in your skin and can increase your risk of complications. Always wear sun protection with an SPF of 30 or greater that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
Discontinue waxing, tweezing, threading, depilatories and electrolysis for at least 3 weeks prior to treatment and throughout treatment. Shave the area you are going to have treated the day of or night before your appointment. If you are prescribed a numbing cream, your clinician will provide you with instructions for its use and application.
Is laser hair removal painful?
This well-tolerated treatment can create some discomfort as the laser penetrates your hair follicles. The sensation, which is often described like a rubber band snapping the skin, immediately dissipates as soon as the laser stops.
I’ve heard laser hair removal doesn’t always work. How do I know it will work for me?
The Refinery takes your hair removal needs seriously. We want everyone to benefit from the convenience of long-lasting hair reduction. For this reason, we provide two different lasers in order to treat all skin types on the Fitzpatrick Scale of 1 to 6. The Fitzpatrick Scale includes skin types ranging from fair skin which burns easily to dark pigmentation which rarely burns. No matter what skin type you are, we’ve got you covered.
How can I get started with laser hair removal?
Your first step is scheduling an appointment by filling out our online consultation form or by calling 321-339-1001 to schedule your personal consultation today at The Refinery!