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Dr. Jennifer Lee answers our most frequently asked questions about Laser Hair Removal (LHR)

Q: Does it hurt?
A: Minimal pain because at REN we use numbing cream to the areas before your treatment

Q: How many sessions do I need?
A: Usually 3-6 treatments (average once a month). With our Light 4V laser, typically after the first treatment you will already notice less hair overall and hair will be less coarse. But you will need several monthly treatments for 99% clearance.

Q: Can I shave in between treatments?
A: Yes

Q: Will Laser treatments make my hairs grow back thicker?
A: No, the opposite. Typically hairs grow in thinner and finer.

Q: I’m tan- can I still get a treatment?
A: Not while you’re actively tan. If you MUST, we can work around it but ideally- no tan.

Q: Does LHR work on both men and women?
A: Yes, LHR is equal opportunity!

Q: Can I treat the hairs that I’m getting on my chin/neck/upper lip/sideburns?
A: Yes!

Q: I have darker skin- can I still get LHR?
A: Yes- we have a 1064nm Nd: YAG laser that works for darker skin types

Q: Is Laser hair removal permanent?
A: It’s considered permanent hair REDUCTION. People will often need a touch-up treatment once a year or every other year…

Q: Are there any no-fly zones for LHR?
A: Hmm, not really: I’ve treated underarms, bikini area, toes, legs, arms, chins, upper lips, neck, sideburns, back, buttocks… I guess the only areas I don’t treat are around the eyes.

Schedule a consultation at REN Dermatology & Laser Center if you want to quit shaving by Summertime! Our Laser hair removal is performed at our Franklin office.