We’ve got laser hair removal, you’ve got questions! Laser hair removal is an investment that might seem too good to be true, so we understand that wanting to have all the answers before you commit. At Bellissima Laser Hair Removal in San Antonio, our staff consists of the most experienced, knowledgeable technicians in the industry, and our warm, welcoming atmosphere will put your mind at ease. Before you book your free appointment to find out if you’re a good fit for laser hair removal, check out our wise responses to some of the most frequently asked questions about laser hair removal. We’ve divided these FAQs into categories for easy reading.
Laser Hair Removal Definitions
If you’re wondering what exactly laser hair removal is, these questions are for you!
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a safe, medically-approved procedure that uses concentrated beams of light, specifically laser technology, to remove unwanted hair. It is a popular and effective method for long-term hair reduction or removal anywhere on the body.
What is Brazilian laser hair removal?
Brazilian laser hair removal is a specific type of laser hair removal procedure that targets the removal or reduction of pubic hair in the front, back, and everywhere in between. The Brazilian technique is popular among individuals who prefer a smoother and fully hair-free appearance down there, as it targets all hair in the pubic and anal area.
Laser Hair Removal Pricing
Lots of you have questions about the price of laser hair removal, and for good reason! No one wants to waste their money on an ineffective procedure. At Bellissima Laser Hair Removal, we always determine if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal at our initial free consultation, so there is no risk that it won’t work for you.
And unlike other San Antonio laser hair removal studios, Bellissima has an Unlimited Treatments and Lifetime Touch Ups Guarantee, so all of our pricing is all-inclusive. The price listed covers however many sessions you need for complete hair removal– no limits! We also have flexible payment plans and financing options, so our prices work for all budgets. Keep that in mind as you read through the following questions on price:
How expensive is laser hair removal?
The pricing for laser hair removal varies depending on which part of your body is being treated. Refer to our pricing page for detailed information about how much it costs to remove all of the unwanted hair from a small area, medium area, large area, or x-large area of your body.
How much is laser hair removal for legs?
If you’re interested in laser hair removal for your legs, you can choose to have just your lower or upper leg hair fully removed for $4299, or remove all leg hair from your hips to your feet for $6199. While this may seem pricey, it pales in comparison to the amount that the average woman spends on lifetime shaving supplies (over $10,000) or waxing sessions (over $20,000)!
So opting for laser leg hair removal actually saves the average woman about five to ten thousand dollars over her lifetime! And our easy financing options make your investment possible with just a small monthly payment.
How much is Brazilian laser hair removal?
Complete Brazilian laser hair removal treatment at Bellissima costs $4299 (no perianal) or $6199 (includes perianal). But you’ll never have to worry again about getting rid of the hair in your intimate areas– no more emergency waxing sessions before a date or a beach trip, no awkward shaving positions in the shower, no razor burn, rashes, itching, or other private discomfort. All for a low monthly payment that saves you thousands of dollars over your lifetime– it is so worth it!
How much does full body laser hair removal cost?
If you’re considering full body laser hair removal, we encourage you to book a free consultation at Bellissima Laser Hair Removal in San Antonio so one of our expert technicians can help you develop a treatment plan. We will prioritize which area of the body you’d like to take care of first, discuss pricing, and can potentially bundle treatments to save you money in the long run.
Does insurance cover laser hair removal?
No. Because laser hair removal is considered a cosmetic procedure, it is not typically covered by most health insurance companies.
Do you tip for laser hair removal?
Like in any service industry, tipping your Bellissima laser hair removal technician is never required, but always appreciated. Our professional & skilled staff loves to pamper our clients with impeccable service and they love it when you show your gratitude!
Number / Frequency of Sessions for Laser Hair Removal
How many sessions for laser hair removal?
You’re probably wondering how many sessions of laser hair removal it will take to completely remove your unwanted hair. While 6-8 sessions is common, how many laser hair removal treatments are required really depends on the person– results can vary depending on skin and hair type, as well as other factors.
Your Bellissima technician can give you an estimated prediction at your initial free consultation. Lucky for you, however, no matter how many sessions you need for full removal you never have to pay more thanks to Bellissima’s Unlimited Treatments and Lifetime Touch Ups Guarantee. All sessions are included in your initial price.
How long between laser hair removal sessions?
The recommended time between laser hair removal sessions can vary depending on several factors, but the scheduled time between sessions typically ranges between 4 and 8 weeks. Your Bellissima Laser Hair Removal technician will design the most effective treatment schedule for your needs.
In the initial stages of laser hair removal, it is common to have more frequent sessions, such as every 4 to 6 weeks, to target hair in its active growth phase. Then as you progress through your laser hair removal treatment plan, the time between sessions may be extended to 6 to 8 weeks or even longer, as hair growth becomes slower and finer.
Before, During, & After Your Laser Hair Removal Session
How to prepare for laser hair removal?
If you’re curious about how to prep for laser hair removal sessions, it’s best to follow these guidelines:
- Refrain from direct sunlight and tanning beds for a minimum of two weeks prior
- Shave the designated treatment area one to two days beforehand.
- Do not use waxing or tweezing methods, as they eliminate hair follicles.
- Ensure the treatment area is clean and free of any lotions, creams, or oils.
Do you shave before laser hair removal?
Do you have to shave before laser hair removal? Yes, please shave 1-2 days before laser hair removal treatment. We need your hair to be very short, but visible.
Is laser hair removal painful?
So how bad does laser hair removal hurt? Honestly, it’s not bad at all. Most people who get laser hair treatment say it feels like a mild, stinging sensation or a quick snap of a rubber band against the skin. And when you consider the lifelong pain of shaving cuts, razor burn, and ripping wax, the brief discomfort of laser hair removal is truly minimal in comparison to other hair removal methods!
Can you shave after laser hair removal?
Yes, it is fine to shave following your laser hair removal session. Hair grows in phases and lasers most effectively target active follicles. It’s an expected part of the process that other hairs will continue to grow between sessions, so feel free to shave them as desired. And remember that you must shave 1-2 days prior to your next session.
Can you workout after laser hair removal?
Yes, although it is recommended to keep your laser hair removal treatment area clean and cool for 24-48 hours following your session. So in the first couple of days after treatment, you will want to opt for moderate exercise that will not cause excessive sweating or friction.
Laser Hair Removal Restrictions
There are some factors that might prevent you from getting laser hair removal, or could limit its effectiveness. Common questions about laser hair removal restrictions include:
Does laser hair removal work on blonde hair?
No. Laser hair removal is effective because it targets the pigment within hair follicles. This means that hair colors lacking pigment, such as red, blond, white, or gray, are not effectively detected by the laser.
However, if you have dark blonde hair and a fair complexion, the contrast between the two may enable successful laser hair removal in your case. Book a consultation at Bellissima to find out!
How old do you have to be to get laser hair removal?
Legally, you must be 18 years old to provide consent for a cosmetic procedure such as laser hair removal. Nevertheless, individuals under 18 who wish to undergo laser hair removal can do so with parental consent.
If your child or teenager is considering laser hair removal, please schedule a consultation with Bellissima Laser Hair Removal to explore their choices. We will assess each situation individually when it comes to performing laser hair removal on minors. Regardless of the decision, parental consent is a must, and parents must be present at every laser hair removal session.
Can you get laser hair removal while pregnant?
We do not perform laser hair removal on pregnant people. While laser hair removal is considered a low-risk procedure, and there is no specific evidence indicating potential harm to a developing fetus, the lack of conclusive evidence regarding its absolute safety during pregnancy leads most medical professionals to advise against it.
Can you get laser hair removal over a tattoo?
Yes, it is possible to have laser hair removal done in the same area as a tattoo. However, If you have tattoos in the same area as your unwanted hair, it is very important to discuss your concerns with your Bellissima Laser Hair Removal technician at your initial consultation. She can consider the color of the tattoo when selecting what laser to use and/or do a test patch to see if laser hair removal affects your tattoo before you commit to a series of sessions.
Best Laser Hair Removal in San Antonio
We hope this information was helpful! If you still have questions about laser hair removal that were not on our list of FAQs, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our expert technicians at Bellissima Laser Hair Removal.
Our San Antonio laser hair removal salon is the best in the business! We provide professionalism and pampering at every Bellissima session. During your initial free, no-pressure appointment, we will determine if you are a good candidate for laser hair removal and address any concerns you may have before you commit to our easy and effective process. We look forward to meeting you soon!