Laser hair removal has returned to About Face Medspa & Wellness!   Our recently purchased Inmode Optimas DiolazeXL ensures that About Face’  patients have state-of-the-art access to the most advanced laser hair removal system.

So, is it time for you to lose the razor?    A quick Google search tells us that  women spend 72 days shaving their legs over the course of a lifetime — approximately 1728 hours.  Men spend 45 days shaving their bead and neck — 1080 hours over the course of a lifetime.   So, obviously, the answer is YES!   Whether it is leg hair, facial hair, back, underarm, arm, bikini–or even a bit lower–hair, it is definitely time to lose the razor.

Once you’ve made the decision, you will need to call and make your appointment.  A member of the About Face staff will advise you of the estimated number of sessions (typically five spaced 4-6 weeks with a touch up annually) as well as provide you with the surprisingly low cost.

Then…it is time to get ready for your first appointment.   Here’s six  steps to ensure you have the best outcome from your first visit and every visit thereafter.

  1.  Stay out of the sun for 7-10 days prior to your treatment.    Laser hair removal cannot be performed on sunburned skin, and heavily tanned skin may not provide the best outcome.  Stay out of the sun both before and after your treatments.
  2. Shave.   Twenty-four hours prior to your laser hair removal treatment, shave the area to be treated.    Don’t worry that the hair root seems invisible after you shave, the laser will seek it out within the pigment.  By shaving, you will also reduce the chances of burns.    For patients who arrive unshaved and our staff must provide this service, an additional $50 will be charged.  (Don’t do this!  Spend that $50 toward an Obagi purchase!)
  3. Stop plucking and tweezing six weeks prior.   The laser will not work–or work as effectively–on damaged follicles from recent plucking and tweezing.
  4. Stop using a depilatory such as Nair a 2-3 weeks prior to your appointment.   Depilatory creams can adversely affect the outcome of your laser hair removal session and may cause skin irritation
  5. Arrive clean.  While we will provide you with a wipe for removal of  deodorants, makeup, lotions, etc, from your skin, it’s best to arrive with the area to be treated already cleaned and  these topicals removed.
  6. Be sure and tell us what medications you are taking including birth control, acne medications, antibiotics and/or any medications that may make your skin more sensitive to burning.

Are you ready to free yourself of unwanted hair?   If you have questions, please call About Face Medspa & Wellness at 423.574.3223  and ask to speak with Rhiana or Jennifer.  We’d love to hear from you.

Remember – if you need to speak with us face-to-face prior to making the decision, ask for a confidential consultation.   It’s provided at no charge, and you’ll leave with all of your questions addressed.