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We Answer Your Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal Treatments

July 29, 2011 | Blog, Laser Hair Removal, Other

How does laser hair removal work?
AYA’s laser hair removal treatment
options utilize light and electric pulses to damage the targeted hair follicle, impeding future hair growth without harming the surrounding tissue.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?
Complete hair removal results typically require 4-6 treatments; however, the exact number of treatments will vary depending on your hair and skin type as well as the size of the treatment area.  AYA’s estheticians usually recommend a series of 8 treatments spread out with 6 weeks in between each.

What laser hair removal treatment is right for my skin and hair color?
A skin analysis is necessary to determine the specific laser treatment needed to meet your hair removal needs. AYA’s hair removal lasers can be adjusted depending on your hair and skin color. Darker pigments within skin and hair attract more laser light; thus, laser hair removal works best on light skin and dark hair. However, AYA Medical Spa’s new Candela GentleMAX laser is specifically designed for use on dark skin tones so pigmentation limitations are minimal.

Are there side effects with laser hair removal?
AYA Medical Spa’s laser technicians pair their expertise with GentleMAX and eLaser hair removal technologies to minimize the risk of side effects.  Most laser hair removal patients compare the sensation of the treatment to a quick, snapping feeling on the skin.   While rare, minor itching, redness, or swelling of the treatment area can occur; less common side effects may include scabbing, infection, hyperpigmentation, and hypopigmentation. To further minimize these risks, the AYA staff tests the skin to determine the appropriate laser and setting for your hair removal needs.

To learn more about the hair removal options available at all three AYA locations visit our website and continue to read our blog.