Is it permanent?
Laser treatment is permanent reduction. Treatments results vary among people. Candela is cleared by the FDA for permanent Hair Reduction. The FDA defines permanent hair reduction as the long term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing after a treatment regime.
What does it feel like?
Laser treatment may feel like a mild sting for a fraction of a second. It has a built in cooling spray that not only helps to protect the skin but also helps to minimize the discomfort.
Should I be worried about "radiation" to my skin?
No. There are two basic types of radiation, (1) Non-ionizing radiation, and (2) Ionizing radiation. Hair removal lasers produce "non-ionizing" radiation which is simply the radiation of light, and is FDA cleared for your skin. Ionizing radiation which represents x-rays, ultra-violet and nuclear radiation is a completely different type of radiation, and is not produced by hair removal lasers.
How long do the treatments take?
Laser treatments can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on the area being treated.
How to prepare for laser hair removal?
Avoid tanning, tanning creams and tanning beds two weeks prior to treatment and wear sunscreen SPF 30+ as part of your daily routine. No waxing, tweezing, threading or have electrolysis three weeks prior to treatment. You may use a depilatory cream until 14 days prior to treatment.
You must shave 24 hours prior to treatment.
You must stop these procedures two weeks prior to laser hair removal: Photosensitizing Medication, Facial Peels, Retin A, or Renova, Bleaching hair cream, Depilatory Cream.
How many treatments are necessary?
It is very important to understand hair goes through 3 stages of development. Typically in the anagen stage, the hair will respond more effectively to treatment. For this reason, it is necessary to treat an area first 3 times every 4-6 weeks (depending on the area being treated) to see the bestand longest lasting results. Although each person is unique, experience tells us that you can expect average of 6-10 treatments spaced 4 to 12 weeks apart.