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Laser Hair Removal

The Candela GentleYAG is the best laser hair removal system on the market for all skin types and tones, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling design, allow extremely effective, safe and permanent hair reduction. Most areas require a minimum of 6-9 treatment sessions depending upon area treated and hair thickness. The best results require consistent treatments every 3-8 weeks. We offer discounted touch up treatments for our consistently loyal clients. Call for details!

Price: $60-$480 per treatment area

Common Questions:

Does Hair Removal Work For Anyone?
Laser Hair Removal will work for all skin types including dark and tanned skin depending on the laser system used. It is important for darker skinned clients (including Asian, Latin, and African American) or tanned clients to be aware of what system is being used to avoid adverse effects. The YAG laser is safest for darker skin. Laser Hair Removal does not work on blond or white hair.

How Many Sessions Does It Take?
Laser Hair Removal works on the hair’s growth cycle. The laser can only remove hair in the antigen (active) stage of growth. Therefore, multiple sessions will be needed to effectively remove the hair. Typically, 6-9 treatments are required for 98% removal of the hair. The sessions are between 3 and 8 weeks apart depending on area being treated (3-4 for facial hair, 4-6 weeks for trunk, and 6-8 weeks for legs).

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
Laser Hair Removal is not painless. All systems use some type of cooling mechanism to make the treatment more comfortable. Most practitioners offer numbing cream to patients for increased comfort. Be aware that if you do not feel some discomfort during the treatment, you will likely not achieve good results.

How Should I Prepare for the Treatment?
The treatment area should be shaved prior to the appointment. Laser is not like waxing and you do not want excess hair on the surface. Shaving the day before is fine. If there is excess hair on the surface, the laser will not be able to penetrate down to the follicle, which is necessary for hair removal. Waxing and plucking should be avoided for at least 2 weeks prior to the initial treatment session. If there is no hair in the follicle, the laser will not be effective.

How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Laser Hair Removal is very fast. Typically, a small area (upper lip or chin) can be treated in less than 1 minute. A moderate surface area (bikini or face) can be treated in 5-10 minutes. A larger surface area (lower legs) can be treated in 15-20 minutes.

What Should I Expect After The Treatment?
After the treatment, it is typical to see No Immediate Change. Laser does not leave the area immediately smooth like waxing. Instead, the treated hairs can take 2-3 weeks to shed out. After the hair sheds out, you will notice the remaining hair growth is stunted (it will seem like the hair is not growing back). It is important to note that even if the hairs seem like they are not growing back, it will take 6-9 sessions for optimal results. Consistent treatments are required for permanent hair reduction.