Laser Hair Removal FAQs

How does it work?

Light is used to target and destroy the hair follicles responsible for hair growth without harming the surrounding skin.

What areas can be treated?

Laser hair removal can remove hair on the face, arms, underarms, chest, back, legs, and bikini.

Am I a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal works on all skin types and most hair colors. Since the laser targets the dark pigment of the hair root, darker hair is best. Laser hair removal does not work well on white, blood or red hair. Please call Advanced Ob/GYN for a consult today.

How long does Laser Hair Removal take?

The length of time depends on the area of hair removal. The underarms may take 10 -15 minutes, while the legs may take 45 minutes.

How many sessions will I need?

An average of 6 – 8  sessions, 8 weeks apart is recommended for laser hair removal for best results. Because hair grows in cycles, multiple sessions are necessary to get all the hair follicles in a given area.

Is Laser Hair Removal permanent?

Laser hair removal is a permanent REDUCTION in hair, not a permanent removal of hair. It is not uncommon to need maintenance treatments once a year even, after an area has been treated. The reason, the laser targets current hair follicles and these may change, new follicles can develop with hormonal changes.

What will I feel during Laser Hair Removal?

Most people describe feeling a “snap,” like a rubber band snapping at the site of treatment.  Everyone’s pain tolerance is different.

What do I need to do to prepare for my appointment?

Advanced Ob/GYN recommends that the hair be as short as possible prior to your appointment.  Please do not wax, tweeze, or thread prior to your appointment, as this will remove the hair follicle that the laser is targeting.

How much does Laser Hair Removal cost?

Please call Advanced Ob/GYN for pricing. Laser hair removal is much more affordable than you think.

How quickly will I recover?

You can resume regular activities immediately after treatment.  You do not need to let the hair grow out in between treatments. Shaving will not affect the next treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Typical side effects of laser hair removal include a mild sun burn like sensation or redness of the treated area.  This may or may not be accompanied by minor swelling immediately following a treatment.  Using a good moisturizer and sun screen will help reduce these side effects.  Our knowledgeable staff will help you find the right product for you.

What other treatments can Advanced Ob/GYN do?

Stretch mark treatment – typically 3 and 5 treatments are need to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. We can improve the discoloration and stimulate the production of new collagen to improve smoothness in the area.

Surgical and Acne Scars – The procedure involves the use of fractional laser light, which breaks down scar tissue and triggers the production of new tissue.

  • Wrinkle Reduction
  • Reduction in sun spots
  • Facial Vessels and pigmentation clearance
  • Improve tone and texture of skin
  • Rosacea