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Allure Laser Frequently Asked Questions

Quick Answers About Hair Removal

Does it hurt?
Many laser hair removal, laser rejuvenation, and spider vein removal patients describe the sensation as similar to being hit with a rubber band. The pain lasts only as long as the laser pulses, and irritation goes away in one to three hours. Patients can take two Extra Strength Tylenol prior to treatment to help alleviate any discomfort.

Laser wrinkle reduction feels like a warm, prickly heat. A numbing cream is applied before treatment to reduce any possible discomfort.

How many treatments will I need? How often can I schedule treatments?

Treatment Type Number Needed Frequency
Laser Hair Removal 6 to 8 Every 4 to 12 weeks or when you begin to see new growth on the treated site.
Laser Wrinkle Reduction 4 to 6 Every 3 to 4 weeks
Sun/Age Spot Removal Varies according to the size and depth of the lesions being treated
Spider Vein Removal 1 to 3 Every six weeks. Please note: treatments only work on current veins. If new veins develop, those will need to be treated separately.
Skin Rejuvenation 4 to 8 Every 3 to 4 weeks

How long do treatments take?

Treatment Type Duration
Laser Hair Removal 30-90 minutes
Laser Wrinkle Reduction 30-90 minutes
Sun/Age Spot Removal 15-40 minutes, depending on how many spots
Spider Vein Removal 20-30 minutes
Skin Rejuvenation 40 minutes

Do I need a consultation?
Yes. However, if you want to receive laser hair removal treatment the same day you come in for your consultation, please make sure you have two days of hair growth.

Does it work for everyone?
Yes! Laser wrinkle reduction, sun/age spot removal, skin rejuvenation, and spider vein removal works on all skin types. Laser hair removal also works on all skin types. However, red, gray, and blonde hair cannot be removed by lasers.

Is it permanent?
Laser hair removal is permanent, and spider vein removal is permanent for existing veins. New spider veins may develop and can be treated. Wrinkle reductions touch-ups should be scheduled twice a year. New sun spots can appear if you get too much sun exposure.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

  • No more shaving
  • No more pain or skin irritation that accompanies shaving
  • Fewer haircuts for men who receive laser hair removal on their necks
  • Increased confidence
  • No more infections resulting from ingrown hairs