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Below you will find a list of the most common Frequently Asked Questions. If none of these FAQs answer your questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 813.852.1060
How does the laser remove hair?
Laser Hair Removal Centers use several laser systems to perform quick and long lasting hair removal. All emit light that is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle. The laser is pulsed, or "turned on", for only a fraction of a second. The duration of the pulses has been carefully determined so that the energy will be absorbed by the hair follicle and disable it but not long enough that excess heat is transferred to the surrounding skin. The result is safe and effective hair removal.Fusion Medispa uses the Candela GentleLase Plus
What is the advantage of using a laser?
Lasers are precise instruments that can be adjusted to the exact parameters that will specifically disable the hair follicle. Unlike precision "hair-by-hair" treatments like electrolysis, the laser uses a wide beam which treats many hairs at once. Because of this, large areas like a man's full back, full legs or arms can be completely hair free within a few hours. You will see immediate results that will last far longer than shaving, tweezing, waxing, chemical depilation, or other temporary treatments.
Is it safe?
Laser hair removal was pioneered after more than 30 years of laser research by physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital's Wellman Laboratories, and has been shown through extensive clinical trials at more than 10 laser U.S. and Canadian laser research centers to provide safe and effective hair removal. The laser parameters were carefully defined by studying the anatomy of the hair follicle and precisely matching the laser light and pulse duration to the follicle size, depth, and location to safely and effectively remove the hair.
How long will it take?
Because the laser treats many hairs at a time, facial areas (chin, lip, cheeks, etc.) can be treated in 5 - 10 minutes. Small body areas (underarms, bikini line, etc.) take less than 15 minutes. Larger body areas (full back, full legs, both arms, etc.) usually 30 minutes or more, depending upon the size of the area and the density of the hair.
Does it hurt?
Most laser clients describe the treatment as mildly uncomfortable, but not painful. For sensitive facial and body areas, however, some people do ask for a topical anesthetic cream. If you decide you would prefer an anesthetic, we can provide a topical anesthetic for you.
What happens to the skin after the treatment?
Within several minutes of the treatment, the treated area will become slightly red and puffy. This reaction subsides, and within a few hours but the area returns to normal. Since the laser does not burn or cut the skin in any way, no bandages are necessary, and you can return to your normal activities immediately.
How many treatments will I need?
The laser works by disabling hairs that are in their active growth cycle at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter their growth cycles at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the follicles in a given area. Our certified laser specialist will work with you to develop the treatment program that best fulfils your hair removal needs, and can also provide conventional electrolysis on sparse growth or persistant regrowth. The combination will be very quick, permanent hair removal.