Laser Hair Removal Frequent Questions
When people are considering laser hair removal in Denver, Colorado they often have questions about the treatment. On this page, we've put together answers to some of the most common questions we get from men and women at our practice.
Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?
With modern laser hair removal technology, a wide range of individuals are able to say goodbye to unwanted hair. Previous lasers were most effective only for people with lighter skin and darker hair, but the laser we use at Rejuvenate! for laser hair removal in Colorado can treat a wide variety of skin types and hair colors. Our treatment professionals are happy to evaluate your skin tone and hair color and give you an idea of how effective treatment might be.
What are the most popular treatment areas?
Our patients choose laser hair removal to treat hair on the legs, back, underarms, bikini line, chest, face, and neck. Almost any area of the body can be treated successfully, especially with the advanced laser technology we use at Rejuvenate!.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal is a gentle and effective way to remove excess hair by applying precisely controlled pulses of energy to heat hair follicles. This heat destroys the follicle without causing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Because the laser will produce some heat during treatment, a cooling gel is applied to the skin while treatment takes place.
How comfortable is laser hair removal?
While some people are more sensitive than others, this treatment causes very little discomfort in almost all cases. When the laser energy is applied to the skin, it may briefly feel like the snap of a rubber band or a light pinch. Discomfort can be minimized through the application of a topical anesthetic. Regardless, almost all people find that laser hair removal is more comfortable than the alternatives, such as tweezing, waxing, and shaving.
Is more than one treatment needed?
Laser hair removal is effective in treating only those hairs that are in an active growth phase. During your first treatment, 10 to 20% of the hairs may not be actively growing, which is why additional treatments will be needed to catch these hairs once they begin to grow. In our experience, 5 to 7 treatments each spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart will be needed to achieve maximum hair reduction.
What results can I expect from laser hair removal?
It is important to remember that laser treatments will not permanently remove all hair at a treatment site. Instead, you can expect to dramatically reduce the total amount of hair. After each session you will see fewer hairs at the treatment site and increased skin smoothness. Click here to learn more about what to expect after laser hair removal.
What kind of laser do you use?
The hair removal professionals at Rejuvenate! use the eMax Laser Hair Removal System from Syneron™. This system combines laser and radio-frequency (RF) energy to target hair follicles, providing results that are in many cases superior to older laser technologies.
What are the risks and side effects?
When used correctly, the laser device does not harm the skin or cause lasting discomfort. Laser hair removal is FDA approved as a safe procedure. The reality is that going out in the sun without wearing sunscreen has more potential health risks than laser hair removal. Most of our patients have no harmful side effects, though redness and irritation may last for a short time following treatment. Avoiding sunlight for the first few hours after treatment will help to minimize these after-effects.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
We offer competitive pricing for laser hair removal. Your actual cost will depend on how large an area is being treated and the number of office visits you will require.
To get answers to other questions you may have about laser hair removal and schedule an office visit, call Rejuvenate! at 303.951.2100. We have two convenient locations serving the entire Denver metro area. One is located just outside of Denver in lovely Golden, Colorado immediately off of I-70 and the other is located downtown in Cherry Creek.