What to Expect
Your first visit to Away with Hair will begin with a a review of your paperwork (see below for forms you can download before your visit). Deb will work with you to determine the best course of action and will provide you with a price quote for your treatments.
This is where you will find out if you are a good candidate for laser or if electrolysis is a better option.
Pre and post treatment instructions/precautions will be outlined. During this time you will be advised on what to expect during the procedure.
Pretreatment- avoid the sun on areas you want treated. That includes direct sunlight, tanning beds, and self tanning lotions.
Post treatment- Redness and bumps are normal and last anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. The area might feel like a sunburn from 4 to 48 hours after treatment. Cold compresses help relieve any discomfort.
Do not pick or scratch the treated skin. Do not add more heat to the areas after treatment. That includes the sun, hot tubs, saunas, etc. Always wear a sun block of at least 25 SPF throughout treatment to avoid lightening or darkening of the skin. Moisturize if the area becomes irritated.
Forms For Your Visit
If you choose to fill out this paperwork at your initial appointment please arrive a few minutes early to complete.
“Both my daughter and I have been going to Deb for hair removal. We were always self-conscious about our facial hair and used make-up to try to cover up the “5 o’clock shadow”. We don’t do that anymore! We are so thankful that Deb was able to use both laser and electrolysis to get rid of the excess hair. Thanks, Deb!”
- Sharon and Rebecca C
Frequently Asked Questions
What areas can be treated?
Women: upper lip, chin, underarms, bikini and legs
Men: arms, back, shoulders, ears, front and back of neck.
Really just about any area can be treated.
Which type of hair removal is best for me [laser or electrolysis]
Depending on hair color and location, will determine which procedure would be best. Consultations are free. Rule of thumb, dark or brown hair works well with the laser. Red, blonde or white hair is best for electrolysis.
Is hair removal permanent?
Hair removal with the laser is FDA approved for permanent hair reduction because it cannot remove blonde, white or red. Electrolysis is permanent as it will remove any hair color.
Can men get hair removal?
Men are also becoming more aware of the need to remove unwanted hair, most areas can be treated with great results.
Is hair removal painful?
During your laser appointment you will be expected to wear protective eyewear, its mandatory. Prior to your appointment the area to be treated needs to be clean shaven. The laser beam targets pigmented hair,the darker and coarser the hair the easier it is for the laser to destroy the ability for the hair to grow. Most describe the sensation as a slight snap, similar to a rubber band. Thanks to the cool tip, this is minimized. For those of you who that are more sensitive a numbing cream can be applied before treatment.