Laser Hair Removal
at Mini Med Spa

FAQ's & Information

Mini Med Spa is glad to offer alternative hair removal services such as laser hair removal. Mini Med Spa utilizes diode pain-free based laser hair removal to deplete and minimize the growth of hair.

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Laser hair removal utilizes certain wave lengths of light that help destroy hair follicles. The laser utilized at Mini Med Spa consist of 755nm, 808nm, and 1064nm wavelengths. 755nm is great for fair skin types with lighter hair, 808nm is great for medium tone skin types, but works well with fair to medium deep tones, and 1064 is great for medium to deeper skin tones. 

 

In order for the laser to work it needs to see pigment. So skin tones with brown to black hairs are best suited  ​for laser hair removal. Skin tones that produce red, yellow, or grey toned hairs are harder to treat and may require another modality of removal. That is why consultations are very important prior to treatment. 

During the service you will be asked if you have shaven prior to the service. You can not wax or pluck prior to the service for atleast 6 weeks as in order to for the laser to effectively work there has to still be a hair follicle rooted in the dermis. 

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Contraindications of Laser Hair Removal

Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for laser hair removal. There are some contraindications laser technicians look out for prior to treating.

If any of the following pertain to you, you cannot receive laser hair removal treatments.

  1. You are on any medications that are light sensitive or photosensitive. These types of medications chemically induce a change in your skin and can cause reactions when exposed to UV rays.

  2. You must be off retinoids for two weeks prior to treatment and all throughout your sessions. Wait to be completely healed before getting back on retinoids.

  3. Anticoagulants (blood thinners)

  4. History of keloids

  5. History of infection

  6. Compromised immune system

  7. Pregnant or nursing

  8. Active infection, cold sores, or open lacerations in the area being treated

  9. Skin cancer

  10. Abnormal moles

  11. Tattoo in the area being treated

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Pre-Care of Laser Hair Removal

You have homework before your appointments! Please avoid all things listed below before your laser hair removal treatment.

  1. Sun exposure for four weeks prior to your appointment.

  2. You have to be off Accutane four to six months before your first treatment.

  3. Do not take aspirin 7 days before your appointment. Aspirin is a blood thinner that can cause bruising and skin sensitivity after your appointment. We want this to be a painless experience as it is meant to be!

  4. No tweezing, waxing, or epilation two weeks prior, as well as in between your sessions. When you tweeze or wax, you are removing the hair follicle from the bulb, which is what the laser targets and destroys during your treatments. However, please shave the day before your appointment!

  5. No skin lightening products

Post-Care of Laser Hair Removal

Unfortunately, you have homework after your treatments as well! Below is a list of things you should keep in mind after your laser hair removal appointment.

  1. Do not rub the treated area while bathing

  2. Avoid hot water for 24 hours after your appointment.

  3. No makeup on the irritated area

  4. No sauna, hot yoga, extensive workouts for 48 hours after your appointment.

  5. Use ointment or lotions on irritated areas

  6. No exfoliants on the treated area

  7. No tanning or sun exposure to the treated area

  8. Use SPF 50 at all times

Again, please shave before your appointment. Unlike waxing, you will want to have smooth skin as a fresh canvas for the laser treatment. Your laser technician will map out and mark the area you want to be treated and provide you with goggles while also wearing their own.

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