common questions

What type of laser do you use for hair removal?
We will be using the Candella Gentlemax Pro, which is widely recognized as one of the top lasers for hair removal. Choosing a company with the correct laser will increase results and reduce the amount of treatments needed.

Can I have a laser hair removal treatment performed if I’m pregnant?
Please let us know of any medical changes before each treatment especially if you are pregnant. Treatments will not be performed on any pregnant woman. However, you can be treated if you are breastfeeding.

Are Lasers safe?
Lasers are a controlled manufactured high energy source that is very safe and effective in the hands of a trained technician. Our primary consideration is the safety and effectiveness of your treatment. Sam has performed thousands of procedures and has been certified by The National Laser Institute.

How many treatments will it take?
There is no way to determine the exact number of treatments necessary to complete the laser process. Many factors go into creating the best treatment protocol for each individual. Hair and skin color, area being treated, texture and density of hair, age, etc. The typical individual will need between 9 and 12 treatments.

Can I get treated if I’m tan?
It is not safe to perform laser hair removal on tan skin or on skin that has a spray or artificial tan.

Will laser hair removal work on dark skin?
Yes, we can safely treat dark or ethnic skin with our Yag Laser Settings.

Does it work on light hair?
Lasers are attracted to the pigment in the hair. The smaller the concentration of pigment, the less effective the treatment. For this reason, blondes, white, light red, and grey hair may have little or no response.

How should I prepare for treatments?
The area being treated must be clean shaven within 24 hours of the treatment. Do not apply any creams, ointments, or deodorant to the area. Do not wax, pluck, or nair within 4 weeks of the treatment, the hair must be in the follicle at skin level for the laser to “see” it. No sun exposure, tanning booths, or spray tan for 6 weeks prior to the treatment.

Can I get treated if I am under a doctor’s care?
There are a number of drugs, topical ointments, and physical conditions that will increase skin sensitivity including and not limited to certain antibiotics, steroids, retinols, acne medications, etc. We reserve the right at any point to delay or refuse treatment based on changes in medical history. It is best to get your treating physicians approval prior to scheduling an appointment. Be sure to notify us of any health or medical changes prior to each treatment.

Please contact us with any further questions you may have.