How many treatments will I need?
There are three phases of hair growth: anagen, catagen, and telogen. Laser hair removal is only successful when treating hair follicles during the anagen growth phase. Because each hair grows in different phases at different times, multiple treatments are required to treat the hairs during their anagen growth phase. During a treatment, the entire area with unwanted hair is treated, with no way of knowing which phase of growth each hair is in. Thus, multiple treatments are needed to effectively target all hair follicles during their growth stage.
On average, patients will need six to ten treatments to achieve permanent hair reduction. However, results vary depending on hair and skin type. Treatments are spaced a minimum of four to six weeks apart to target the unwanted hair during its growth stage.
Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?
Yes, all men and women are great candidates for hair removal. Our Astanza ReSmooth is capable of treating a wide variety of hair colors from black to blonde hair on all skin types. Because laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment/melanin in a hair follicle, white or grey hair may not respond well to treatment. The darker the hair, the better the absorption and increased efficacy in results.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Vanishing Ink uses size categories to determine the cost per treatment for laser hair removal. Different body parts are categorized by their size. The number of treatments and area you want treated will determine your final cost. Our St. Charles clinic offers special treatment packages to help save you more. All consultations are free so call our office today to schedule a consultation!
Where can I receive treatment?
Our Astanza ReSmooth laser is safe to use on all parts of the body. The most popular areas for treatment are the underarms, legs, back, and chest.
Does the laser hurt?
Many patients compare the laser to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Overall, laser treatment is very tolerable. Our ReSmooth laser uses an integrated skin-cooling feature to help alleviate pain and maximize comfort before and during treatment.
Will I experience any side effects?
Laser hair removal is an extremely safe procedure that requires no recovery time. Our Astanza ReSmooth laser delivers noninvasive light-based treatment that targets only the pigment in your follicles while leaving the surrounding skin tissue unharmed. Immediately after treatment, you may experience temporary redness and swelling. These side effects will heal within a couple hours following your treatment.