1 ARE AT HOME LASER HAIR REMOVAL DEVICES EFFECTIVE?
No. Home hair removal devices such as Tria, No!No!, Veet Infini’ Silk and Me Smooth are all standard battery operated devices and are NOT lasers.
For example, the Veet Infini’ Silk is a form of an IPL device. The No!No! uses a thermicon wire that targets only the top part of a hair shaft. These devices generally have 1-2 low settings that the consumer can use at home. Because the general public does not have certified formal training and education of hair removal, these home devices use very low settings to avoid misuse and adverse skin reactions.
The Laser in Surgery and Medicine Journal
recently published a study stating that consumers who used a home hair removal device, found that the hair completely returned 12 weeks later and some even reported that they had a higher hair count than when they started.
2WHAT IS THE COST FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Laser Hair Removal does require a series of treatments. After each treatment you only lose a small percentage of hairs, hence the reason for multiple treatments. The cost for Laser Hair Removal depends on how many treatments you will need and what areas? Most people will want multiple areas hair free :) For example, on average, a small area ( one facial area, underarms, bikini line ) can range from $74-$199 per treatment. One medium area ( brazilian, abdomen, arms ) can range from $250-$499 per treatment. One large area ( chest, back, legs ) can range from $350-$699 per treatment. These prices may vary depending on our monthly promotions and discounts ;) At Hello Smooth, we offer consultations at NO CHARGE so we can create a customized treatment plan, tailored to your needs, your goals and your budget. Our treatment plans are from start to finish! Our payment options are flexible and affordable and we will get you one step closer to a SMOOTH YOU! So ditch that razor and start laser with us!
3WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ELECTROLYSIS AND A LASER?
Electrology is an outdated method used for hair removal. Electrolysis is the practice of electrical epilation. It targets one hair at a time. A solid hair-thin needle is inserted into each hair follicle one at a time while sending an electrical shock to the hair follicle. This procedure can puncture the skin, is painful and takes a very long time. With the Alexandrite and Nd:Yag laser, there is no puncture of the skin, it is quick and targets multiple follicles at one time.
4WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN IPL MACHINE & DIODE AND A LASER?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light. IPL is NOT a laser. Its light source is used mainly for cosmetic procedures such as photo rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction. When compared to Alexandrite and Nd:Yag lasers, there is proven evidence-based research that shows IPL has decreased efficacy and does not result in long term permanent hair removal.
It is proven in clinical studies, that the Alexandrite laser absorbs melanin (color) 137% more than Diode Lasers. So, the Alexandrite laser will long term give you faster and better results over the Diode laser.
5HOW LONG BETWEEN MY TREATMENTS?
Body area treatments are spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. However, this can vary from person to person. You will spend most of your time in between treatments without hair. Awesome right?!
6I HAVE RAZOR BURN, CYSTS, IRRITATION AND INGROWN HAIRS. WILL THIS HELP?
Laser Hair Removal can eliminate ingrown hairs, cysts, boils, razor bumps and decrease discoloration of the skin. You will usually see a significant improvement in your skin after the first treatment.
7IS MY SKIN COLOR SAFE FOR LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENTS?
Yes! We can treat both light and dark skin complexions safely and effectively. We use the industry gold-standard lasers by Candela (GentleLase and GentleYag) to ensure you are treated on the best laser for your skin type and color.
8DO I HAVE TO REFRAIN FROM SUN EXPOSURE DURING MY TREATMENTS?
You don’t have to spend your whole treatment plan hiding from the sun! We ask that you refrain from tanning and tanning lotions for at least 2 weeks prior to your treatment and a few days after your treatment. The remainder of the time between treatments is yours to soak up the sun!
9WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY ARE TREATABLE?
We treat all areas of the body! Even the ones we don’t like to admit to having hair in!
*Female and male brazilian (yes – all of it!)
*Areolas (nipple area)
*Toes (and fingers too!)
*Facial areas (our most requested area for women!)
*Beard area for men!
You name it – we’ve done it.
10WHAT TYPE OF LASER DO YOU USE?
We use the industry gold-standard lasers by Candela/Syneron. Our facility uses both the GentleLase and GentleYag to ensure you are treated on the best laser for your skin type. Both lasers are FDA-cleared for permanent hair reduction. We are able to treat ALL skin types and colors safely and effectively.
11HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Each person needs a different amount of treatments for different areas of the body. Hair color and texture will also play a role in the number of treatments required. Even the time between treatments can vary from person to person. We understand this and give you plenty of options to choose from. Most people need between 6-10 treatments for desired results. We offer single sessions and discounted treatment packages for all budgets.
12IS IT REALLY PERMANENT?
Yes, it is a permanent reduction for hair colors that contain melanin (light brown - black color). Most people are able to achieve an 85% – 95% hair loss/reduction if done on the correct laser by an experienced medical provider.
13DO I HAVE TO LET THE HAIR GROW OUT BEFORE A TREATMENT?
Nope! You can shave or trim during the laser hair removal process – just no tweezing, waxing or creams please!