At Blu Cocoon MedSpa in San Jose we like to say that any time is the right time for laser hair reduction! Some people, however, don’t realize that laser hair removal is a process that does not happen in just one treatment. So we’ve prepared this FAQs blog post to help you understand the process and what you can expect from your laser hair treatment.
First we have to start out saying that the correct terminology for this treatment is “Laser Hair Reduction“. Why is that? The FDA actually does not allow it to be called “Permanent Hair Removal” because that would be misleading as some people do not experience permanent hair loss and that is why our service is called “Laser Hair Reduction”. We do have to say though that lots of our clients do see a permanent reduction of unwanted hair and some experience permanent hair removal.
How does permanent hair reduction work?
Laser technology “damages” the hair follicles so that they will no longer continue to grow hair. Multiple treatments are needed because hair must be in a growth phase in order to be effectively treated and the growth cycles vary at any given time.
How far apart are treatments and how many will I need?
For body hair we recommend to do one treatment every 6 to 8 weeks, with a minimum of 5 treatments. For facial hair we recommend treatments to be 4 to 6 weeks apart. Once the series is done, to achieve best results you may need to do follow-up treatments a few months later, as needed, or as recommended by your clinician.
How long is a laser hair reduction session?
Sessions are approximately 15 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on the area(s) treated.
Do I have to grow my hair out for the laser hair removal treatments?
Actually hair should be shaved prior to coming in for your treatment. Do not pluck or wax the area to be treated for at least two weeks before your treatment as this may pull out the hair follicle, which then will not be treated by the laser.
Can laser hair removal be done on men?
Yes! Many men get laser hair reduction and the treatment areas that are most popular are the chest, shoulders, neck, and back. Laser hair removal treatments are for men and women.
What areas can I have laser hair removal on?
Any area of the body can be treated except inside the nose and ears and immediately around the eyes.
How “permanent” is laser hair reduction?
Sometimes a small percentage of hair follicles are not completely rendered dormant and this may be because of several factors such as hormonal influences (menopause) and individual response to treatment. For this reason we recommend follow-up treatments as recommended by your clinician. We do want to note that most people are very happy with their results after one series.
What should I expect when I come in for a consultation appointment?
Please be prepared to show the clinician the area(s) that you would like to treat and have 1 to 2 days of hair growth so the clinician can see the color, density, and thickness of the area(s).
How much does Laser Hair Removal in San Jose at Blu Cocoon cost?
We have a complete price list on our website. The price is per treatment, keeping in mind that you may need 5+ treatments. Also, the price includes topical numbing. Visit our Laser Hair Reduction price list here.
To make an appointment for a laser hair reduction consultation, call Blu Cocoon MedSpa at 408-295-2580.