What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a treatment that uses laser light to damage hair follicles, inhibiting future hair growth in treated areas. Patients may require multiple laser hair removal treatments to accomplish optimal results.

During treatment, a beam of highly focuses laser light will be applied to the target area, which the hair follicles will absorb. Patients may experience a slight “snapping” sensation during treatment, which is very brief. Individuals with darker hair and lighter skin tones are optimal candidates, as those with lighter hair tones may not see results.

Laser hair removal can be used to treat many areas of the body, including:

  • Full Arms
  • Back
  • Bikini
  • Chin or Jaw
  • Full Face
  • Half Arms
  • Legs
  • Upper Lip
  • Underarms

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are located in the Richmond, Short Pump, Glen Allen, Fredericksburg, or Midlothian, VA areas and are interested in soft, smooth skin with laser hair removal, contact DWH Med Spa today at (804)447-2303 to schedule your complimentary consultation to customize a treatment plan.  Pricing info is available upon request.

How long does it take to remove hair from laser?

Most patients will require 8-10 treatment sessions total to remove body hair.

Is laser hair removal ever permanent?

Laser hair removal is permanent if the hair follicle is successfully destroyed.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Laser hair removal should be minimally painful. Topical numbing creams can be applied prior to treatment.

Will pubic hair grow back after laser?

Pubic hair should not grow back after laser treatments. Any hair that does regrow will be much softer, shorter, and lighter in color.

How many sessions of laser hair removal are recommended?

In most cases, 8-10 sessions of laser hair removal are recommended.

Can I shave in between laser treatments?

You can shave in between laser hair removal sessions. However, you should take care not to irritate the skin by shaving too frequently or improperly.

Can I shower after laser hair removal?

The skin will be sensitive to heat for 24-48 hours after laser hair removal. It is best to wait to shower if possible.

What should you not do after laser?

After laser hair removal, avoid tanning, applying fragrances or scented products, applying deodorant, or scrubbing the treatment area. It is also best to avoid heat.

How can I prepare for laser hair removal?

In the 24 hours prior to your laser hair removal appointment, you should shave the area, avoid applying lotions or deodorants, and avoid drinking. Do not wax the area for at least four weeks prior to your appointment.

Does hair shed after laser hair removal?

Hair typically sheds one to two weeks after laser hair removal treatment. Gently exfoliating beginning 24-48 hours after the treatment can help accelerate the shedding process.