laser-hair-faq | Atlanta | Smyrna

Laser Hair Removal FAQ

How many treatments will I need?
It all depends on the hair type and color.  On average 6 treatments is typical.  Clients with darker skin coloring or fine/light hair will need 1 or 2 additional treatments.

How often do I need to come in for my appointment?
The return visits are important to achieve optimum results due to the hair growth cycle. For face: 2-4 weeks.  Bikini area, arms, underarm: 4-6 weeks.  For back, abdomen, legs, and buttocks: 8-10 week return visits.

What if I miss an appointment?
We will manage your return visit for you based on your previous treatment so that you will achieve the best outcome.  Simply, notify the scheduler that you missed your last visit and we will find the appropriate week to return.

What should I do to prepare for the treatment?
You may shave the area 1-2 days prior to the laser therapy.  No tanning or waxing/tweezing  4-6 weeks prior to your treatment.

Does it hurt?
You will receive a complimentary numbing cream application with your initial visit; however, most individuals do not require this for future treatments.  A snapping sensation is felt for less than 2 seconds with each pulse.  We are proud to offer the Zimmer chiller to aid in comfort.  This incorporates ice cold air directed at the site for post cooling.

What are the side effects?
A mild sunburn look and sensation may last for a few hours.  The hair follicle becomes swollen and red appearing that resembles a mosquito bite.