Frequently Asked Questions: Laser Hair Removal
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal gets rid of unwanted body and facial hair by targeting the pigment in the hair follicle. When the laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) energy reaches your hair follicle, the pigment absorbs the energy and damages the hair follicle. This inhibits future growth of hair by shrinking the follicle and preventing new hair from growing from the damaged follicle.
As all the hair follicles in the treatment area are affected by the laser energy, the result is a permanent reduction of hair so you no longer need to shave, wax, tweeze, or use creams to get yourself ready for a day at the beach.
How many treatments will I need?
Since hair grows in cycles and the laser energy is most effective when hair is in its growth stage, you may need several treatments before all your follicles stop growing new hair. The providers at Fusion Medispa have many years of experience and recommend an ideal number of treatments that will deliver the most hair reduction and the results you desire.
What areas can I treat with laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is great for both men and women who want to reduce embarrassing facial hair, ingrown hairs, razor rash, and the inconvenience of shaving. It’s ideal for full body hair removal, including:
- Facial hair
- Bikini area
The team at Fusion Medispa doesn’t only offer treatment for women, but for men as well. In fact, a good majority of their clientele are men looking to treat unwanted hair whether from the chest, back, underarm, or groin area.
The team also offers Candela® GentleLase Pro laser system which is highly effective and works on all skin types. The treatment is safe, comfortable, and powerful for permanently reducing unwanted hair.
How long do laser hair removal treatments take?
It depends on the size of the area you’re having treated, but laser hair removal sessions can take just five to 10 minutes for small areas like your chin, upper lip, or cheeks. Small body areas like underarms and bikini area usually take about 10 minutes per treatment, and larger areas like your legs, back, or arms take 30 minutes or more. How long a treatment lasts also depends on how dense your hair growth is in that particular area.
The Fusion Medispa team meticulously targets each area with the laser so you get optimal results. When you consider how long it takes and how repetitive it is to shave, laser hair removal is a quick and easy solution. Although it may initially take some time up front, after treatment you won’t have to plan extra time for daily shaving in the shower or during your grooming routine.
If you’re ready to be hair-free, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
*Individual results may vary