Laser Hair Removal

Zap Away Unwanted Body Hair with Lasers

Traditional hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing and tweezing are undeniably time and effort consuming chores. They need to be repeated often and also tend to be painful.

Laser hair removal is growing in popularity each day and has become one of the most widely performed cosmetic procedures. The laser hair removal process utilizes a concentrated beam of light that damages or destroys the hair follicle by homing in on the pigment of the hair being removed. The damage sustained by the hair follicle during this treatment is minimal. This process usually takes two to three sessions to get rid of hair and inhibit regrowth.

This process is generally performed on legs, armpits, upper lip, chin etc. The efficacy of a laser hair removal treatment depends on the color of the skin and hair. Generally, the treatment is most effective when there is a higher contrast between them. Ipso facto, the treatment works best when the hair is of dark color and the skin is light. The efficacy for blonde or white hair is lower.

Some salient questions that you may have regarding laser hair removal:

Is laser hair removal safe?

Laser treatment for hair removal is considered to be safe for almost anybody. The side effects of this process are negligible and the procedure is painless. There may be some slight discomfort in sensitive areas like the underarms, but there shouldn’t be much pain. The post-procedure care is also minimal. If you still have doubts about the safety of this treatment, you can consult a professional who can answer all your queries and explain the treatment comprehensively.

Will laser hair removal work on my skin?

Different lasers are needed for different skin types. This is why one is advised to visit a professional setup like Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa where trained experts will evaluate your skin type, conduct a patch test and deliver the aptest treatment.

How many sessions do I need?

Generally, effective laser hair removal requires 6-10 sessions initially. Additional top-up sessions are necessary to maintain the results. Around 80-85% of hair will be reduced in most people after the initial course. The remaining 15-20% of hair will be lighter and will need maintenance. This procedure depends on numerous factors such as hair color, hair density, skin color et al.

What are the pre-procedure preparations?

Some preparation is necessary before the laser session:

  • Avoid exposure to UV light 7 days prior to the treatment
  • Wait for a period of 2 weeks if you are tanned or have sunburns
  • Waxing/threading/tweezing should be avoided at least 4 weeks before
  • Tanning products should be avoided 7 days prior
  • Do not use makeup/deodorant/lotion on the day of the appointment
  • Shave the area before the procedure

What are the post-procedure precautions?

Your skin will surely be sensitive after the laser treatment. Here are some skin care tips for after the laser treatment for hair removal:

  • Wear loose and soft clothing
  • Avoid exposure to the sun
  • Use the post-treatment cream as instructed
  • Avoid taking hot showers

When is the right time for laser treatment?

People generally tend to undergo hair-removal treatments in the summer, when their legs and underarms are showing. In reality, the best time to start laser hair removal treatments is in the winter months.

Since the laser hair removal process can take from two to six sessions, starting your treatment regimen in the winter will help you get smooth, hair-free underarms, legs et al just in time for spring and summer.


Sanctuary Salon and Med Spa is the right destination for permanent laser hair removal. As the best day spa in Orlando, Florida, Sanctuary has a highly qualified team of specialists who will analyze your skin and hair, explain the treatment and answer your queries.

Sanctuary is currently running an amazing deal on laser hair removal – buy 6 full legs treatments and get 6 free treatments for Brazilian hair removal; and 6 free treatments for underarms hair removal on purchasing 6 full arms treatments.

Connect with Sanctuary – the Award Winning Hair Salon and Med Spa in Orlando – for your laser hair removal treatments and get a free consultation.