Frequently Asked Questions on Laser Hair Removal

 
1How does the treatment work?
Pain-Free, Hair-Free works by using pulses of infrared diode laser energy to gradually heat the hair follicles in the subdermal layer of skin until they can no longer produce new hair. Using unique, IN-Motion technology and a patented Dual Chill treatment tip, the surface of your skin stays cool and comfortable. The sweeping motion also eliminates any skipped or missed spots common to other types of laser hair removal.
2What should I do before treatment?
Avoid the sun 4 weeks before and after treatment.

You MUST avoid bleaching, plucking, or waxing hair for 6 weeks prior to treatment. Do not use depilatory creams 1 week prior to treatment. Treatment area must be clean shaved on the day or the night before the treatment.

If have had a history of cold sores, Zovirax may be used prior to treatment and continue one week after treatment.

The use of tanning cream muse be discontinues two week before treatment.

3Does it hurt?
Most people find Pain-Free, Hair-Free very comfortable. While pain tolerance is subjective, many patients often describe the sensation as soothing as a “hot stone massage.” If you find it otherwise, talk with your doctor or laser technician.
4Can all hairs be treated?
As the treatment relies on absorption of light in the hair pigment, the most efficient treatment is seen with dark hair. The lighter the skin, the more pronounced the distinction between hair and skin colour, making treatment easier. However our laser equipment has pre-programmed setting for different hair and skin colours to adjust the energy output to your needs.
5How many treatments do I need?
Hair growth is cyclical, as hair follicles go through resting and growing phases. Only follicles in the growth phase contain hair and are destroyed by the heat. Resting hair follicles need to enter the growth phase before they can be effectively destroyed by the light. That’s why it is necessary to repeat the treatment at intervals until all hair follicles have been through the growth phase.

The length and timing of the growth cycles are affected by numerous factors such as body site, hair density, thickness, ethnic origin, hormonal status and age. Clinical studies have confirmed that at least 3-6 treatments are needed, and the intervals between treatments are typically 1-3 months.
6Is safe and effective?
Hair removal is one of the aesthetic medical industry’s most well-known and researched uses of lasers. Pain-Free, Hair-Free‘s Soprano ICE laser has provided permanent hair reduction for thousands of patients worldwide, safely and successfully since it was cleared by the FDA in 2005.
7How many treatments will I need?
There are a number of factors that can affect the success of a series of hair removal treatments, but generally, after each treatment, you’ll see a noticeable, permanent reduction in the number of hairs that regrow in the treatment area. Typically, it will require 4 – 6 treatments or more to permanently reduce the number of regrowing hairs by more than 80%, six months after the last treatment.
8Will my hair ever grow back?
The short answer is no. Once the hair follicle is damaged, it cannot grow new hair. However, there are invariably a few hair follicles that manage to partially escape the laser during each treatment. Some of these follicles may be only stunned and will need to be retreated.
9Do I need to plan for time off, for the treatments?
No. Pain-Free, Hair-Free requires no “downtime” or recovery time. You can have a treatment and return to work or school immediately.