Laser Hair Removal: Your Complete Guide

Laser Hair Removal is the BEST way to get rid of unwanted body hair – sounds amazing, right? Get started with all the information you need on your journey to smooth skin here!

Prior to Your Appointments

To start your laser hair removal journey at dermani MEDSPA®, we provide you with a FREE consultation with one of our licensed estheticians prior to your laser hair removal to go over all of your questions. While laser hair removal is safe and effective, it is imperative that you provide your esthetician an accurate and detailed medical history before starting treatment.

Before starting service, make sure you choose the memberships that are right for you. The cost of laser hair removal varies depending upon the area treated. dermani MEDSPA® believes in being transparent and up front with our pricing. Click HERE to see our prices in detail. Since Laser Hair Removal takes from 12 to 18 sessions done once per month (necessary treatment will vary from person to person) to get the best results, we have established an affordable membership program that allows you to pay per month (6 month minimum is required). After this initial 12-18 months, touch-up visits are usually needed every 6 months. If you are a member with us for at least 12 months you can get these touch-up visits for the membership price forever!

Why does it take 12-18 sessions? All of our hair grows on a hair growth cycle. Research has shown that treating once per month maximizes the amount of hair follicles that can be destroyed each session. Because of this hair growth cycle, it takes this amount of time with consistent treatments to see great long term results. Treatment times and success rates will vary from person to person. Make sure to check your budget and your schedule to ensure that you are in it for the long haul on your journey to smooth skin!

Before your first appointment, it’s important to stay out of the sun, including through artificial tanning. Because the laser is designed to target pigment, the darker your skin, the more the laser will be drawn to it instead of the hair follicle. However, you MUST shave the area getting lasered before your session! Because the laser is targeting pigment, any hair on the exterior of the skin will attract the light from the laser. The goal is for the laser to hit the follicle, not the strand of hair. Additionally, do not wax prior to your appointment. Unlike shaving, waxing removes both the hair on the exterior of the skin AND the follicle, which is essential for laser hair removal! Waxed recently? No problem! You can receive laser hair removal in as little as 2 weeks after your last waxing.

During Your Laser Hair Removal Appointments

At dermani MEDSPA®, you are truly in the best hands. We use FDA-cleared Continuous Motion Diode Lasers. We rely on evidence-based studies in peer reviewed medical journals to deliver our treatments. The research found HERE is the reason we use Continuous Motion Diode Lasers. Additionally, the state of Georgia requires a special license for someone to do Laser Hair Removal. All of our Laser Hair Removal Providers are licensed by the Georgia Medical Board as Cosmetic Laser Practitioners. Our practitioners also train other practitioners in the Atlanta, Georgia area to get licensed as well!

While the sensation may vary from person to person, laser hair removal with the Continuous Motion Diode Laser feels like a small pinprick sensation. While you can certainly feel the laser making contact with the hair follicle, it does not hurt. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done procedures in the United States today and due to advancements in lasers, modern day machines are virtually pain-free. That’s great news for you during your sessions!

After Your Appointments

Avoid hot showers and lather up on sunscreen post-treatment to make sure your skin is protected and stays irritant-free.

And remember the most important tip when it comes to laser hair removal: if you want to see results, you MUST be consistent! Some hair and skin types may be a little more difficult and slower to treat. You’ll notice a decrease in the hair that grows back after each appointment, and typically after 12-18 sessions, you’ll only need 1-2 touch-ups a year!

Ready to get started? Start your laser hair removal journey at dermani MEDSPA® today! Schedule your FREE consultation online by clicking the button below. We look forward to helping you meet your hair removal goals!