Frequently Asked Question
Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.
- Superficial peels, which use mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acid to gently exfoliate. It only penetrates the outermost layer of skin.
- Medium peels, which use trichloroacetic or glycolic acid to reach the middle and outer layer of skills. This makes it more effective for removing damaged skin cells.
- Deep peels, which fully penetrate the middle layer of the skin to remove damaged skin cells; these peels often use phenol or trichloroacetic acid.
HydraFacial is a gentle and hydrating dermabrasion procedure. It is beneficial in so many ways. HydraFacial is not just your ordinary facial. It can also treat various skin issues through the use of nutrient-rich serums and boosters on skin. The machine uses a unique vortex technology to cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish. HydraFacial is a combination of various treatments in one session. It leaves skin plump, radiant, and moisturized. Get all the benefits of a facial treatment without the pain and downtime with HydraFacial.
- It’s important for your skin to be as light as possible at the time of treatment. Don’t lay out in the sun, use tanning beds, or apply sunless tanner for 6 weeks leading up to your appointment. Showing up for a laser treatment with tanned skin can lead to burns and blistering.
- Apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 if you do need to spend time outdoors.
- Tip: You could also try scheduling your laser hair removal appointment for some time in the winter so that you’ll be less likely to be tan.
2) Refrain from plucking or waxing your skin for 6 weeks.
- In the six weeks leading up to your treatment, do NOT remove hair by the roots. Avoid plucking, waxing, bleaching, and electrolysis treatments. Pulling hair out by the roots means there won’t be any hair for the laser to target. Also, avoid using depilatory creams.
- Avoid any other skin treatments that my increase the risk of irritation, such as chemical peels or collagen injections.
3) Avoid taking blood-thinning medications before your appointment.
- If you are taking any medications, especially new ones or a course of antibiotics, talk to your doctor before undergoing laser hair removal. Some medications can cause photosensitivity, which could lead to a bad burn from the treatment. Tell your doctor about all of the prescription and over-the-counter medications you take regularly. This includes any vitamins or herbal supplements. Your doctor will advise you about any prescription medications that you may need to stop in the days leading up to your appointment.
- Laser hair removal likely won’t work for women with polycystic ovaries disease or other hormonal problems.
4) Shave the area that will be treated 1 day before your appointment.
Your doctor may advise you on whether or not you need to shave, but this is often recommended. Use a new razor, shaving cream, and water to get a close shave.
5) Protect your skin after treatment and maintain your results.
It’s important to take good care of your skin after you’ve had laser hair removal. This will help to ensure that your results last and your skin looks its best. Some things you can do to help maintain your results include:
- Avoiding anything that pulls hair out by the roots.
- No tanning or sunbathing for at least 6 weeks after treatment.
- Always wearing SPF 30 or higher sunscreen when you go outside.
- Going for maintenance laser treatments as needed or as suggested by your doctor.