Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES HAIR REMOVAL COST?
Hair removal is affordable. It startes at $70 per treatment depending on treatment area. For more pircing information click here.
HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
Laser hair removal with Icon™ by Cynosure® is one of the most advanced types of medical lasers on the market. Treatments specifically target hair follicles deep below the surface of your skin. As those hair follicles heat up, the growth process stops. With multiple laser hair removal treatments, you can drastically reduce hair growth.
Since your body can no longer use the hair — it’s been damaged — treated hair naturally sheds away over the following weeks. At some point, treated hair is likely going to grow back. When it does grow back, its finer and lighter with every growth cycle.
IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PAINFUL?
Some areas are more sensitive than others, although you shouldn’t be in pain. Most men and women explain that laser hair removal feels like a hot quick burst.
Though laser hair removal treatments with Icon are generally well tolerated, you can certainly apply a topical numbing cream before your session at Renew Laser Aesthetics to ensure your visit is a comfortable as possible.
WHEN WILL I HAVE RESULTS AFTER LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
You should experience less hair growth shortly after your first Icon laser hair removal treatment at Renew Laser Aesthetics. For optimal results and dramatically smoother skin, you could need anywhere from six to eigth sessions — possibly more for ultra-coarse hair.
It’s important to gently exfoliate your skin while bathing to help damaged hairs work their way out and shed. You should never pluck or wax treated hair though since you could disrupt the natural shedding process after laser hair removal. Shaving is allowed between visits to help maintain smooth skin.
IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL PERMANENT?
Once you reach your desired results after laser hair removal, treated hair is gone. However, occasionally, new hair growth occurs. This is most common with women who experience hormonal fluctuations, such as those occuring during pregnancy.
If you ever have addtional hair growth, you can always come back to Renew Laser Aesthetics for touch-up laser hair removal treatments. Book your laser hair removal evaluation at Renew Laser Aesthetics today. Click on the online scheduler to book, or call the office directly.
IS HAIR REMOVAL SAFE FOR ALL SKIN COLORS?
Our hair removal technology is best on lighter skin tones.
WHAT IS ENLIGHTEN™? AND HOW DOES THE ENLIGHTEN™ LASER WORK?
HOW DOES THE ENLIGHTEN™ LASER DIFFER FROM OTHER LASERS?
Enlighten™ features extremely short and high-power picosecond laser pulses which efficiently and quickly treat a number of skin conditions including tattoo removal, brown spots and discoloration. A ‘picosecond’ is one-trillionth of a second, and is 1,000 times shorter than the ‘nanosecond’ pulses used in existing lasers for tattoo removal. Picosecond laser pulses have been shown to remove tattoos more completely and treat skin conditions in fewer treatment sessions than traditional lasers used in the past.
HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
The total number of treatments may vary. Tattoo removal usually takes between 4 to 6 treatments depending on the composition, depth and the color of the ink, as well as the size of the tattoo. Tattoo ink is deposited deep in the skin. In order to reach all of the ink in the skin, multiple treatment sessions are needed for clearance. Skin rejuvenation and pigment correction usually takes 3 treatments. Basically, laser skin rejuvenation is done by projecting a laser light onto the skin blemishes treated. The energy delivered causes the problematic cells to break down into substances which can then be absorbed and discarded. The blemishes treated are mostly found on the skin’s surface, the “epidermis”, but the laser energy also heats up sub skin tissues (the “dermis”), this causes increased collagen production which does wonders towards improving overall skin complexion.
WILL A TATTOO COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR?
IS THE PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
Patients compare the procedure to a rubber band being snapped against their skin. You can apply a numbing cream to the affected area before your treatment. Please note that the numbing cream needs to be applied 30 to 45 minutes before the treatment for best results.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS FOLLOWING THE TREATMENT?
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME ASSOCIATED WITH THE TREATMENT?
WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE A NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE AFTER EACH TATTOO REMOVAL TREATMENT?
Everyone responds a little differently, but change is progressive and as the ink is shattered into smaller and smaller pieces the body will absorb it. Some may notice a big change on the first treatment, while others will notice a big change on the second or third treatment.