Are you frustrated by how often you have to shave unwanted hair? Do you hate the smell of depilatory cream and the burning, itchy sensations you get after using creams? Do you feel like waxing and plucking unwanted hair takes too much time? If so, you may benefit from laser hair removal at Doctors MedSpa in Little Rock, AR, conveniently located next door to the office of Mimi Lee, MD.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?
The length of time your laser hair removal appointment will take depends on several factors, including the number of areas being treated and the size of the areas that need to be treated. Once we have evaluated your areas of concern, we will advise you on how long you can expect your treatment session to take, but you can generally expect your appointment to be completed within an hour.
Other Frequently Asked Questions Answered
How Long Does It Take To See Optimal Results?
Generally, you can expect to enjoy hair-free skin three to five days after your treatment session. However, you may need four to six treatment sessions to achieve your desired results. These sessions are usually spaced four to six weeks apart.
Do I Need To Shave Before My Appointment?
You will not need to shave before your first laser hair removal session. We will shave your targeted areas for free before your first treatment. However, you should strongly consider shaving on the morning of any follow-up sessions you require, especially if you are concerned about how long your sessions will take. If you don’t shave before your subsequent appointments, we will shave your targeted areas for a small fee.
What Other Preparation Steps Do I Need To Take?
It’s important to avoid unprotected sun exposure and tanning beds before your treatment session. The Soprano ICE laser is most effective when there is a significant contrast between the color of your hair and the tone of your skin. Furthermore, it is essential that your skin is not irritated at the time of your appointment. If you get a sunburn, your session must be rescheduled.
Another important preparation step to take before your laser hair removal session is to avoid the use of any hair removal methods besides shaving. Electrolysis, waxing, and plucking remove the hair follicles in the treated areas, negatively affecting the efficacy of the laser. Furthermore, you will need to stop taking any drugs that cause photosensitivity. For example, you will not be able to use Accutane for at least a month before your appointment.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
We will determine if you are a good candidate for this hair removal method during your initial consultation. If you are looking for a quick, comfortable, long-lasting hair removal method, you will probably be considered a good fit for this treatment. However, there are some contraindications, including active skin infections at the planned treatment sites and acute illnesses.
What Areas Can Be Targeted for Treatment?
Virtually any area with unwanted hair can be targeted for this treatment. Men often use this treatment to remove unwanted hair from their chest, back, and abdomen. It is also common for men to use laser therapy to thin out their facial hair. Women commonly get laser therapy to treat unwanted hair in their pubic region, arms, and legs. Moreover, you can get this treatment to remove unwanted hair from your neck, underarms, and shoulders.
What Aftercare Guidelines Are Required After Treatment?
After your hair removal treatment, you will need to protect the treated areas from direct sunlight for at least a week. If sun exposure is necessary, it is essential that you use a high-SPF sunscreen. It is also very important that you avoid excessive heat exposure. For a few days following your session, you should shower with tepid water instead of hot water. Moreover, you should avoid using any skincare products that may irritate your skin.
Additionally, you must take care to keep your skin moisturized. We will advise you on how often to moisturize your skin based on your skin type during your consultation. Most people can keep their skin hydrated by moisturizing once daily after bathing. If you have dry skin, you will need to moisturize every morning and night.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
You can feel fairly confident that your hair removal results will last a lifetime once your course of treatment is complete. However, you should be advised that there are a couple of factors that can affect the longevity of your results. For example, touch-up sessions may be necessary if you develop a severe hormonal imbalance.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Laser hair removal appointments rarely take over an hour to complete. The length of your treatment session depends on many factors, such as how large your targeted areas are and how many areas are being targeted for treatment. Additionally, your sessions will take longer if we need to shave your targeted areas before treatment. To learn more, schedule a consultation with us today at Doctors MedSpa in Little Rock, AR.