Sometimes, hair seems to grow in all of the places we don’t want it to. Shaving and depilatory creams produce a temporary hair-removal effect, but this may also lead to ingrown hairs and cuts. Luckily, there’s a better and more lasting option: laser hair removal.

We get a lot of questions about laser hair removal, so today we’re going to go over these important questions and their answers.

Is laser hair removal painful?

This will depend on the laser used to do the treatment. At Pasqua South Medical Aesthetics, we use the Venus Versa™ technology to stop hair growth right at the follicle. Venus Versa™ uses a safe and effective method of heat distribution at the same time as a cooling system keeps your skin protected and cool during each treatment. Thanks to its advanced technology, Venus Versa™ has little to no downtime and is virtually painless. You may experience minor redness and discomfort similar to a sunburn, but these are short-lived.

How does Venus Versa™ work?

Venus Versa™ works  by targeting hair follicles deep within the skin to stop hair growth in its tracks on your face and body. Intense Pulsed Light and SmartPulse™ technology destroy the hair follicle during its growth cycle, rather than just removing visible hair like shaving or depilatory creams do.

How long do laser hair removal results last?

Results will depend on a patient’s skin and hair type. Some patients experience permanent results, while others may undergo sporadic hair growth and require touch-ups.

How many treatments do I need?

Most patients require between 6-10 laser hair removal treatments. If you’re receiving laser hair removal on your face, procedures should be four weeks apart. For laser hair removal on your body, they should be spaced four to eight weeks apart. Your certified provider will discuss your hair removal needs and help you determine the right treatment plan for you.

How long do laser hair removal treatments take?

Treatments on smaller areas of the body may take as little as 15 minutes, while larger areas like the legs or back can take up to an hour.

If you’d like to learn more about your laser hair removal treatment options, contact Pasqua South Medical Aesthetics today!