As an Esthetician I have had my fair share of time in waxing appointments, pulling hair out of my beloved clients. I Dread looking at my schedule knowing that some of my clients have been growing their hair out awaiting a fresh wax. I would do my best to make it tolerable to achieve their desperately awaited and short lived results. Waxing used to be one of my favorite services, considering it was so satisfying once it was over… until I personally went for Laser Hair Removal myself.
Looking back, I have never made a better choice in my life, my unwanted hair was my biggest insecurity by far. After consulting with Eileen and the staff, I knew it would be a great decision, and now here I am providing Laser Hair Removal to clients just like myself! I too shared all the anxieties and hesitations, and I hope to answer some of your questions that hold you back from booking your appointment to zap your hairiest insecurities!
Hair Reduction with a Laser… Doesn’t that hurt!?
Everyone asks this question right off the bat, which I do not blame you one bit. The first thing I have to ask is have you ever had anything waxed? After being a die hard wax client myself, I can rest assure you that I felt Laser was much more tolerable. As service providers we strive to keep our clients comfortable, we use ice packs to help numb the area and distract from any discomfort, for our ultra sensitive clients we can even numb you before your treatment! At the most vulnerable area I describe the feeling like a skinny rubber band snapping on your skin, for that slight moment. Myself personally, I could feel every little hair being ripped out of my follicle as a wax client, so laser was nothing, but to each their own. When I ice my clients before laser, they report less discomfort. We can assure you that we will take the treatment at your pace and ease you into the experience as needed.
How does Laser Hair Reduction work?
At our Clinic we use the Light Sheer Duet and we treat with one head that provides suction and erects the follicle for maximum exposure, as well as a smaller chill tip laser for comfort and detail. The laser light is attracted to Melanin (color of the hair) which then the light is converted into heat, the heat in turn impairs the follicles ability to regrow! Amazing right?
How many treatments do I need?
Our packages include 5 treatments, spread out either 6-8 or 8-10 weeks depending on the body part. Once those 5 treatments are complete the client has a full year from that 5th treatment date to come back continually on the 6-8 or 8-10 week treatment plan to ensure maximum results. After that year has ended we offer 1 free yearly touch up for each body part purchased as a maintenance service! Do you know of any other clinic that does that? Pretty cool.
What happens between treatments?
Between each treatment we encourage you to shave as often as you see fit, but we want you to shave the evening before your treatment to ensure a flawless appointment! After your treatment you will notice the hairs beginning to shed or not grow in between shaves, as 10-20% of the follicles were cauterized each treatment, Hence the 5 treatment package with the guarantee!
I hope I was able to answer some of your pending questions about laser hair removal. Schedule a consultation today to ensure all of your personal questions are answered! I cannot wait to see your name on the books!
Advanced Laser Clinic & Med Spa