How does laser hair removal feel?
Every patient is going to be different in how they experience the process of laser removal feels. The darker and coarser the hair is, the higher energy the laser will require, so the more you will feel the sensation of the laser. The less hair you have, the less you will feel the laser. With each treatment, you will feel the discomfort level decreasing due to the hair becoming thinner.
Can people with darker complexions have laser hair removal?
We can treat all skin colors with laser hair removal. However, we have to be more cautious with those who have a darker complexion. This is because the laser is attracted to pigment, so the darker the skin you have, the more the laser will pick up on the skin and not the actual hair follicle. This being said, we can still treat those with a darker complexion; we just treat you with caution so you can get the best results.
When do you start to see results?
People vary is when they start to see results. Typically, six to eight treatments are needed until you will achieve the final results. With each session, you should see a 15% decrease of hair growth in the area being treated. As the treatments continue, you will notice that your hair is less coarse and returning to the treated area less and less.
How long does a laser hair removal treatment take?
Treatment time varies depending on what area you are treating. Typically, treatments take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. We believe in giving our patients the best possible care that they deserve by making sure they are comfortable throughout the whole treatment process. Never worry about whether you shaved for that pool party or first date again. Contact the Meuller Surgery Center today to schedule for arguably the best treatment of laser hair removal Austin has to offer.
I'm pregnant, am I still a candidate?
While there is little known about any effects of doing laser hair removal during pregnancy, we usually recommend waiting for the baby to come before doing laser hair removal treatment, as your body goes through many changes during pregnancy, and this can affect hair growth.
How can I prepare for the treatment?
The root of your hair must be present in the area you want to be treated, so refrain from waxing, using hair removal cream, or anything that could affect the roots of your hair. Shaving the day before, however, can enhance the laser’s ability to target your follicles and improve the results.
What is the minimum age?
Patients must be at least 13 years old before receiving laser treatment, as up to that age, the body is still in its formative stages. Those who are between 13 and 17 years old must have parental consent before receiving treatment.