Frequently Asked Questions about Laser Hair Removal

Why choose Affordable Laser Hair Removal?
Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?
Is laser hair removal permanent?
How does the treatment work?
Which body areas can be treated?
How many treatments are required?
Are there any side effects?
Is the treatment painful?
Are TGs welcome?


Why choose Affordable Laser Hair Removal?

By using the Candela GentleLASE Plus we have the most comfortable and effective laser hair removal available. We also have the best rates in the the Southwest, and we put our clients first with the best service possible. Our personalized service, and gender-friendly staff make your experience with us a pleasant one, as well as cost-effective one!

Call for a free consultation and and find out why were the best.

Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?

Anyone with darker hair is a good candidate; while light-blonde, gray, or redheads can be more problematic. The GentleLASE Plus offers a comfortable and effective treatment. Recently, we have also begun clinical studies of Meladinetm, a natural, spray-on, melanin enhancer for use by redheads and blondes (ask us for more info).

Affordable Laser can help reduce or eliminate your unwanted hair within 4 to 6 treatments

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Our lasers are fully certified to claim 'Permanent Hair Reduction', which means most of your hair will be eliminated. However, because all lasers target the color of your hair, no one can guarantee 100% elimination. Based upon years of study, most of the treated hair will not grow back.

Since everyone is different, the number of treatments your hair will require may vary. But, most people experience a significant reduction ... and that may be as much as 99%!

How does the treatment work?

Lasers designed for hair removal emit light at wavelengths specifically designed to be absorbed by the pigment in the hair (melanin). If the surrounding skin is relatively light compared to the color of the hair, then the entire energy of the laser will be concentrated in the hair shaft, effectively destroying it without damaging the skin. The GentleLASE Plus laser incorporates a cooling spray right before the laser fires, protecting the skin and allowing more energy to be applied to the hair. (Click here for more)

With the patented GentleLASE system you are getting the most advanced hair removal treatment available. IT WORKS!

Which body areas can be treated?

The GentleLASE Plus laser has been successfully used on tens of thousands of patients world wide, removing unwanted hair on virtually EVERY area of the body.

We treat all areas of the body except the eyebrow area directly below the brow (its too close to the eyes).

How many treatments are required?

For permanent hair reduction, the average person needs at least 5 treatments for all areas of their body and 6 treatments for their face areas. Some people many require more or less, depending on hair color and skin type, but, the majority of our clients have excellent results after 5 or 6 treatments. We offer a 30% discount off the normal treatment cost for the 7th or more treatments in a given area. Rarely there are some people who, because of genetics, hormones, or other causes, may only see minimal improvements. This is usually due to hair or skin color, and we are careful to set realistic expectations in these cases.

Almost all clients with dark hair, even those with extremely persistent hair growth, will achieve permanent hair reduction eventually.

Are there any side effects?

Generally the skin surrounding the follicle is not effected by the laser at all. There can be a short-term bumpiness, as if the hair had been waxed, but this goes away within minutes. Our lasers provide a cooling spray to protect the skin, and our certified technicians are trained to observe the skin during treatment. Certain skin types may experience temporary skin redness, but this usually disappears within a couple of hours.

In very rare instances the skin may hyperpigment (be turned darker) or hypopigment (turn lighter); again these are temporary. If we believe your skin type may be susceptible to this, we will try a few test pulses before we do a full treatment.

Is the treatment painful?

In one pulse, the GentleLASE Plus laser treats all the hair on a patch of skin about the size of a quarter. The pulse, lasting only millionths of a second, is usually no more painful than plucking a few hairs.

Some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, but because of the cooling spray you will experience a higher comfort level that with any other laser

Are TGs welcome?

Affordable Laser prides itself on being courteous and understanding of our transgendered clientele. Over the past few years weve performed hair removal on all parts of the body, for all types of clients. Youll find our technicians friendly and knowledgeable of wherever you are on the gender-spectrum. Because of this, weve had clients fly in from all over the world. (click here to learn more )