LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Part of being your most confident, vibrant self may involve getting rid of unwanted body hair. Maybe you’d just Iike to cut down on the time spent shaving!
Laser hair removal is a quick and effective way to smooth areas of the body such as the legs, underarms, or bikini area!
Our downtown San Diego office is home to a world class laser called Diolaze —the gold standard of permanent hair removal systems. It enables your provider to customize treatment ranging from small areas of fine hair, up to large surface areas with thick growth.
Tailoring your treatment using different speeds and settings allows for best possible results on all skin and hair types without unnecessary damage. Additionally, a chilled sapphire tip is used before, during, and after laser delivery to ensure your treatment is very comfortable.
We offer 24/7 online booking here to begin getting these wonderful treatments!
FAQs about Laser Hair Removal at Vitality Aesthetics
Q: What will happen at my appointment?
A: After checking in at front desk, your treatment will take place in a private treatment room and we will give you eye protection for during the procedure. To perform hair removal, the provider glides the laser hand piece along the area of treatment. Clients rarely feel anything but at times may feel a sensation similar to a rubber band snap. As treatment occurs, a light sulfur-like smell may be present from the hair being vaporized.
Q: How to prepare for laser hair removal?
A: To prepare for laser hair removal, make sure to shave the treatment area the night before your treatment. Make sure you have not had a tan/sunburn or spray tan in the 2 weeks prior to treatment. Finally, no oils, lotions or products should be on the treatment area. This includes deodorant.
Q: How long does laser hair removal treatment take?
A: The length of your treatment will depend on the size of the area being treated. Treating the underarms takes 10 minutes. However, if you are having a large area (such as full legs) or multiple areas treated, your appointment can be up to an hour.
Q: Is there downtime? What will my skin look like after laser hair removal treatment?
A: Generally there is no real downtime. Immediately after having laser hair removal, the treated skin may be a bit red and swollen. Clients return to their everyday activities, avoid heat such as saunas or hot tubs and skipping their workout that day. Other temporary side effects can include itchiness or mild irritation. Typically these are short-lived and resolve within a couple of days. Aloe Vera gel can be used as well as hydrocortisone cream if you are more sensitive.
Q: When will I see the results after having laser hair removal?
A: You can expect a reduction in hair each session. Your provider will explain how the hair cycles must all be treated. Results can vary depending on the color and thickness of your hair, area treated, and the color of your skin. To almost fully remove the hair from the area, most clients need up 6 sessions.
Q: How long will the results of laser hair removal last?
A: Most remain hair free for years. When hair regrows, it will likely be much thinner, patchy, and significantly reduced in density. To stay free of hair, you may need anywhere from 1-3 maintenance laser treatments depending on your skin and hair type.
Q: Are there side effects of laser hair removal?
A: Side effects are rare when laser hair removal is performed by a skilled provider. Possible side effects may include: blistering, herpes simplex (cold sores) outbreaks, infections, scarring, skin lightening or darkening. Skin color typically returns to normal. Some changes to skin color, however, can be permanent. This is why seeing a skilled provider who has in-depth knowledge of the skin is key.
Q: What if I can’t complete all my sessions from a package purchase into one year?
A: We highly advise you to stay on schedule, in which case you’ll be able to complete the 6 sessions in one year. But if unforeseen circumstances arise, we’ll always do our best to work with you. We want you to get the best possible results!
Q: How long should I wait to do laser hair removal after waxing?
A: It is best to wait at least 3 weeks from waxing before proceeding with laser hair removal. It is important that the root of the hair is present for laser hair removal.
Q: If I don't see hair falling out a few days after laser hair removal, is it still working?
A: Yes! Usually you will not notice the hair falling out. More commonly, you will notice over time that less hair is growing back, it is less dense, and there’s more patchy areas.
Q: Is it safe for me to do laser hair removal with Vitality, even though I've gotten laser hair removal at another facility before?
A: Yes. We will assess your skin and hair type to determine the safest and most effective settings for you at your first visit.
Q: When can I get a spray tan after laser hair removal?
A: Clients can spray tan 2 days after hair removal as long as there is no sensitivity present from treatment.
Q: How often do I need to repeat treatments?
A: The hair cycle is anywhere from 4-8 weeks, and the face is typically 4-6 weeks. As long as there is new hair growth, treatment can be performed.
Q: What is the difference between a Bikini and a Brazilian laser hair removal treatment?
A: Treatment of the bikini area involves hair removal from the areas outside of your underwear. A Brazilian laser hair removal treatment covers the entire area, front and back. It’s really important to shave very thoroughly the night before this treatment to get optimal results!
Q: What medications do you have to discontinue for laser hair removal and for how long?
A: Certain medications can make the skin more sensitive to laser hair removal such as topical retin-A and/or retinols. They should be stopped if being used on the area to be treated a week before laser hair removal. Those on Accutane/Isotretinoin should only do laser hair removal once they have been off that medication for 6 months. Some antibiotics can cause photosensitivity so be sure to disclose any medications to your provider.
Q: Is laser hair removal safe for pregnant mothers?
A: We avoid laser hair removal during pregnancy because of the lack of information regarding safety of the treatment.
Q: Is laser hair removal safe during breastfeeding?
A: There are many hormonal changes immediately after pregnancy and with breastfeeding that often affect the skin and hair. For these reasons it’s best to wait until you are done breastfeeding before beginning laser hair removal treatments.
We are happy to answer further questions via text or phone call to 619-432-2460.