You will no longer have to hear the words “no tanning between appointments or no tanning 4 to 6 weeks prior to treatment”. You also don’t need to put any summertime fun on hold.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
No, it is not permanent hair removal it is permanent hair reduction. The laser can only remove hair that has pigment in it, so fine blonde hair cannot be removed.
Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?
To determine whether or not you are a candidate your skin and hair need to be classified on the Fitzpatrick scale. Laser hair removal works best on individuals with pale skin and dark coarse hair however here at The Naked Truth Skin Care we have technology that is successful for permanent hair reduction in all skin types, so if you aren’t sure stop in for a free consultation and a spot test.
How many treatments will it take?
The amount of laser skin care treatments necessary varies from area and skin type but a fair average is between 6 – 8 sessions. Roughly only 15% of hair is in its growth phase at any given time and in order for the laser to work, it needs to attack the hair at the root during this phase. To achieve the best skin care results, it is important to stick closely to the treatment time-line the skin care specialist provides you and maintain good pre-and post-treatment care.
Is it painful?
To a degree yes, The Naked Truth Skin Care’s laser hair removal isn’t pain free. We do have several methods in place to help manage the pain and the machines we use are some of the best in the industry for lower pain levels. Once you’ve had a few treatments at The Naked Truth Skin Care and hair growth has been reduced, pain levels also diminish. We promise to make it as close to pain-free as possible.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are uncommon but may include, hyper or hypo-pigmentation, mild to moderate burning, permanent skin discoloration, temporary redness and or swelling. Itching in the treated area, hives or rashes are typically an allergic reaction. This doesn’t mean you have to stop having treatments because it will clear up in a day or so and if it doesn’t clear up right away, usually an antihistamine is all that is needed. The best way to minimize the risk of any of the aforementioned side effects is to avoid sun exposure of any kind at least a week before treatment. Avoid tanning for at least 2 weeks prior. Avoid sunless tanning products at least a week before as well.
Laser can’t be done on top of tattoos. If you are looking for tattoo removal, we also offer this service.
Our pregnant clientele will have to wait till their bundles of joy are out and about to get laser. In the meantime, stop by anyhow and maybe grab a lash nap at The Naked Truth Skin Care, mommies-to-be need their rest.
What should I do pre-treatment?
Unfortunately, in order to be a good candidate for laser hair reduction, there are some things to do and some things to avoid prior to treatment at The Naked Truth. Avoid tanning for 2 to 4 weeks prior if possible. If you are tanning, please notify us when you book as we do have lasers that work on tanned skin. Avoid anti-inflammatory medications and antibiotics if possible 5 days prior to treatment. If you are on a regular medication prescribed by a doctor, be sure to consult the doctor and/or the laser specialist to see if the medication will be a problem for laser treatment. If getting treatment in the underarms, avoid deodorant for 24 hours prior to treatment. Make sure to cleanly shave the area the day before treatment. Be sure to keep your medical history up to date with your specialist/technician. Without knowing the truth, you put yourself in jeopardy and open yourself to the risk of burns.
What should I do Post treatment?
Post-treatment care at The Naked Truth is necessary to achieve the desired results. Otherwise, you risk poor results and an unhappy disposition after having spent money. We want to make sure you are happy with the results so the best we can do is provide quality machines and proper care instructions.
Be sure to avoid the sun between sessions if possible and if you must be in the sun, use an SPF 30 or higher (the higher the better!). Of course, if you’ve been treated with the Diode it is okay to be in the sun although for best skin protection, we still suggest using at least an SPF 30. Avoid any other laser treatments on the area for at least 2 weeks. Do not wax or tweeze or do electrolysis between sessions. Shaving if necessary is okay as it does not disturb the hair root. Make sure to book your next treatment at The Naked Truth and to follow the schedule as best as possible and you will be baby-smooth in less time. Exfoliate treated areas to avoid the possibility of in-grown hairs.