HAVANA SKIN CLINIC FAQ

Here is a list of some of the most common questions we are asked about laser treatment.

  • Can I wax in-between Treatments?
  • From what age can I have laser hair removal?
  • Is laser hair removal permanent?
  • Face
  • body

The answer to this is No!! Waxing in between treatments is a massive NoNo! Does it do any damage? No, it can’t hurt you but it can hurt your wallet! When you’re waxing, you’re pulling the hair out of the hair shaft meaning that on your next treatment, the laser won’t successfully reach the base of your hair shaft and won’t be able to destroy it.

You can have laser hair removal from age 18 without parent consent. If you are under 18 and have a hormonal in balance which is causing a problem with hair growth, you can of course have it done with the consent of a parent.

We have thousands of dormant hairs in our body which can be stimulated at any given time! You be shocked to know that we have the same amount of hairs on our body as a chimpanzee. Our hairs just don’t grow at the same time as. A number of factors can cause dormant hairs to be stimulated and start growing again including:

Laser hair removal is the safest and most efficient way to eliminate unwanted hair on the lip, chin and arms. Unlike shaving or waxing, this method can provide permanent results, and won’t harm the skin. Hair on the chin may grow in patches, or sporadically, which may appear unsightly. When using laser to remove hair in the areas, a lower amount of energy is needed because of the thickness of the hair.

Laser hair removal uses a particular wavelength of light to create heat, which destroys the stem cells of an active hair follicle. Meaning, the heat can be easily absorbed by the hair on the areas, eventually killing the hair. The number of sessions of laser hair depends on every patient because the hair grows differently for each individual. Thus, consultation is necessary prior to the treatment. The Havana Skin Clinic offers free consultation for people who are interested in laser hair removal.

The lip can be a sensitive area to treat when getting laser.
Discomfort may be felt when treating this part of the face. The pain level is bearable, though, depending on the amount of hair, type of hair and pain tolerance of the client. On the other hand, the chin and forearms caused minimal to zero discomfort.

Shaving and waxing does not work for every part of the body – in fact, performing the wrong hair removal procedure on the wrong body part can lead to irritation and pain. With laser hair removal, you can receive the treatment on any part of the body. You can remove unwanted hair from sensitive areas such as your face, underarms, or bikini line, or from larger areas such as your legs, arms, or back.
 

When you want to get rid of extra hair on your legs, underarms, face, arms, or bikini line, you have several options. While waxing and shaving are some of the most common treatments, they’re not without problems.

Waxing requires you to grow your hair long enough to make the procedure effective, which can mean you have to put up with several days of fuzz and hair. Shaving requires more frequent timing to prevent visible hair. Both solutions require regular upkeep to remain effective and the recurring costs can add up over time.

Choosing laser hair removal over other techniques has many benefits. In this article, we will discuss the common reasons why you may want to consider laser hair removal and why is it a great option for you.

BIKINI STYLE

  • Basic bikini
  • Extended Bikini
  • Brazilian Bikini
  • Hollywood Bikini

In basic bikini, the laser is applied in the area that is one inch outside of the bikini line. The bikini line is the natural crease between the legs and the torso. Visible fuzz in front of the bikini and on the inner leg line is targeted by the laser for this treatment. Basic bikini isn’t a popular treatment for laser hair removal, as it doesn’t cover a large area.

Laser hair removal for the extended bikini covers all types of swimsuit. The treatment extends 2 inches on the side and the top part of the bikini line. For the treatment, the laser hair specialist often leaves a small part of hair, also known as the landing strip. The labia and the thong area are included in this treatment.

The Brazilian bikini is the most popular area for hair removal. For this type, patients can customize their treatment, and can tailor the style, whether they want to leave a small strip of hair on the front, or not. Because the Brazilian bikini can be tailored based on the patient’s aesthetic desires, styles vary greatly for this treatment. Thus, it’s advised that women must first shave the hair that they want to be removed, so the treatment will be done exactly how they expect it to turn out.

In the Hollywood laser hair removal, the entire area will be treated, removing all visible hairs. Any fuzz on the front, and back will be treated except on the shiny part of the skin near the labia. In Havana Skin Clinic, hairs that grow on the shiny skin are not treated because it can lead to burns, blisters or skin infection. The skin within this part of the bikini is extremely sensitive, which may be harmed when treated with a laser.

Laser hair removal FAQs

  • What are the facts about laser hair removal?
  • How to get rid of unwanted hair?
  • What results can I expect after laser hair removal?
  • How much does laser hair removal cost?
  • Will laser hair removal hurt?
  • How do I take care of my skin after my hair removal treatment?
  • What other treatments does Havana Skin Clinic offer?

Body Hair can be stubborn. Many products claim to be the most effective hair remover, but often fail to live up to expectations. But now, laser hair removal is very quick and easy and your skin will be left smooth and clean. It only takes from 5 minutes for lip to 20 minutes for full back. Our laser leg hair treatments are hygienic, quick and after your course of treatment, you will be virtually hair free! Plus, ingrown hairs will disappear and not return.

For the best hair removal results, you will need between 6-8 sessions using medical grade lasers, this will depend on hair type and skin type. Treatments are performed between 5 to 12 weeks until the follicle becomes sterile. Following the successful completion of your treatments, you may need one or two treatments per year to maintain the results.

Laser hair removal treatments mean permanent hair reduction. Occasionally, some clients have a few hairs left following the completion of the treatment course of 6 treatments, but they are almost invisible. Laser hair removal works using Photothermolysis, or converting light energy into heat, which harms the hair follicle and makes laser the best of all the hair removers available today.  Some people may have to complete more than 6 sessions of laser hair removal to achieve permanent hairfree skin.

Results can be a godsend, particularly in some areas, like bikini line and underarms, where clients report that being able to change in public without worrying about hair is really empowering.  Talk directly to your therapist or book an appointment, below to find out about results you can get in your specific situation.

The best way to know how much your specific laser hair removal price will be, is to ask your therapist, in one of our free laser hair removal consultations.  They will go through your specific requirements and get your the best price on removing your unwanted hair.  If you don't have time for a consultation, there is a laser hair prices page on the website with more information. 

What areas can I get laser hair removal treatments on?

Laser hair removal can be used on almost all areas on the face or body on both men and women.

Specifically you can get it on

  • Face - lip chin
  • Arms
  • Legs (upper legs, lower legs)
  • Bikini - basic bikini (bikini line), standard bikini, hollywood bikini, brazilian bikini
  • Chest and back are most popular for male clients

Laser hair removal is nothing compared to a bikini wax. The medical grade lasers we use at Havana are virtually pain-free. After your hair removal treatment you may have a slight redness on the area treated which will reduce and then disappear in less than two hours.

It is important not to wax or pluck 4 weeks before and for the duration of your laser treatment. However, you can use depilatory creams or have a shave. But, one of the many benefits of laser, over a beauty treatment like waxing, is that you do not have to wait until the hair grows back before you get your next laser treatment!

We offer a full range of laser treatments, which can all be found in our TREATMENTS MENU on this website.  Some of the treatments we offer are the following - laser fungal nailtreatment, antiwrinkle injections, dermal fillers (lip fillers), image skin peels, laser tattoo removal, acne treatment, body contouring (SlimMe), cellulite treatment (SlimMe), laser skin tightening, red vein treatments (leg veins or red veins on face), micro-needling (collagen stimulation).  For our full range of treatments, see our TREATMENT MENU

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