Your Top Laser Hair Removal Questions, Answered

Laser Hair Removal San Francisco, CAThe dream of never needing to shave again has extraordinary appeal. Who wouldn’t want soft silky legs or a bare bikini line with no maintenance? These commonly asked questions will help you determine if laser hair removal is right for you.

Is laser hair removal permanent? Yes and no. Laser hair removal will permanently reduce hair growth, but not permanently remove it. Laser hair removal will get rid of current hair follicles, but it cannot stop new hair follicles from developing due to weight or hormonal changes. Some patients may require yearly maintenance treatments. In many cases, patients do experience permanent hair loss after about three to seven sessions.

Am I allowed to wax or pluck before my laser hair treatment? No. The laser targets hair roots. If you wax or pluck, there will be no root to remove (until it grows back). Six weeks before your treatment do not wax, pluck or use electrolysis. Also, avoid sun exposure for six weeks leading up to and after your laser hair treatment. The sun’s rays can make laser hair removal less effective and increase the chance of complications.

How will my skin feel after laser hair treatment? For about two days after your treatment, your skin will feel sun burned. Use a cool compress or moisturizers to relieve the burning sensation. If you had laser hair removal on your face, you could still wear makeup the following day unless you have blistering.

What factors determine the cost of laser hair removal? The cost of a laser hair removal session will vary depending on the number of treatments you need. Also, the size of the area being treated and the amount of time it will take to treat that area affect the cost. Depending on what region of the country you live in will influence the price as well.

Schedule your consultation

At Aura Skin Spa, we pride ourselves in delivering quality care and service. Schedule a consultation today to discuss what laser hair removal can do for you. You can contact our office at (415) 788-3800. We look forward to serving you.