Q: What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal describes the application of light to achieve permanent reduction in unwanted hair. But don’t be fooled, there are many devices out there that claim to offer the benefits of laser hair removal but fall woefully short. In fact, some of them are more likely to burn you then rid you of hair. They are often featured on e-Bay, Facebook ads, and marketing Web sites, and usually sell for a couple hundred to a few thousand dollars.
Q: How effective is laser hair removal?
Clinical studies show that with the right laser platform coupled with a learned practitioner, permanent hair reduction of roughly 85-99% can be achieved. Clearstone uses the most powerful and clinically proven technology and only licensed medical professions to ensure the best possible results. There are, however, many different factors that can influence the effectiveness of treatment. Such things include hair color and coarseness, skin tone as well as hormonal changes and other genetic considerations.
As such, some clients will require a few additional treatments in order to achieve their personal level of desired results. We guarantee the satisfaction of all our customers through The Clearstone AdvantageSM.
Q: Does laser hair removal work on all skin types and hair colors?
Laser hair removal works best on light skinned individuals with dark hair. However, we can safely and effectively treat all skin types. Do note, certain hair will not respond to laser treatment – we cannot treat white hairs for example. Blond and red hair will respond to our laser, but not to the same degree as darker hair colors. In order for us to effectively treat, your hair must be darker than your skin.
Q: Does Clearstone Laser Hair Removal offer a free consultation?
Absolutely. In fact, we’d like the opportunity to further discuss at our facility the benefits of our technology and medical staff as well as to ensure that you are a proper candidate for laser hair removal prior to/concurrent with an appointment. We can, of course, schedule an appointment with an initial phone call, and will most certainly explore with you the likely success of any treatments as well as discuss all the necessary steps to take to best prepare for your session and to maximize your results. If at the time of your appointment we cannot perform the treatment safely and/or with proper efficacy, we’ll either reschedule or inform you of why treatment will not be appropriate in the future.
Q: What areas of the body do your customers normally seek treatment?
We regularly treat all areas of the body for both men and women. The only exceptions are areas underneath tattoos and the eyelids. Please take a look at our full body illustration as well as our very informative survey of preferences.
Q: Do you have a lot of people seeking to rid themselves of hair in the bikini area?
Most definitely. In fact, that’s one of the most popular treatment areas for both men and women. And it’s not surprising why. Primary reasons are for ingrown hair, a heightened hygienic feeling, aesthetic preferences, and increased sensation and/or the preferences of a significant other. In addition, men and women seek freedom of such unsightly hair due to sports, such as: weight lifting, swimming, cycling, and triathlons. Check out our survey of preferences to see what people in Texas are saying.
Q: Is laser hair removal safe?
Yes. Our FDA approved laser platform is specially chosen for its safety and our certified team of laser professionals ensures the highest level of care. Side effects, other than short-term redness of the area treated, are exceptionally rare and are almost always temporary in nature. However, as with any treatments, you need to know all potential side effects, which we’ve made available on our web site.
Q: How much does laser hair removal cost?
We understand that there are a lot of providers out there, which is why we set ourselves apart by publishing our unbeatable prices for your consideration.
Q: Why will I need more than one treatment?
Hair grows in three cycles, but can only be effectively treated during its active state of growth. As such, additional treatments are needed so that each follicle can be treated during the correct growth phase. Typical number of treatments ranges from 4-6 with about 2% of our clients only needing 2 treatments. For more information, please see The Science Page.
Q: Do I need to shave before treatment?
YES! Please give a close shave the day of your treatment. For areas that you cannot reach, we can readily facilitate this need to ensure the effectiveness of your treatments. Also, any waxing or any other method that removes the entire hair follicle, including the root, must be discontinued at least three weeks prior to treatment.
Q: Is laser hair removal painful?
Many clients have described the process as a warming sensation, especially of larger areas like the back or the legs. For highly sensitive areas, some feel more of a quick pinching feeling, but don’t find it too bothersome – especially when compared to the pain of waxing.
Q: Will I have to use any topical numbing preparations before my treatment?
No. We never use numbing creams. Rather, our laser equipment makes treatments comfortable while increasing efficacy with the best cooling technology available in the industry.
Q: Do you sell packages?
Absolutely not! We never insist on upfront payment for numerous treatments. A lot of providers sell packages for fear that you’d never come back. But not us; we’re confident that you’ll be satisfied with each treatment you receive. Also, it’s impossible to tell exactly how many treatments will be required at the onset – so why pay for a treatment package of 9 when all you may need is 4 or 5!?
Q: What if I want to simply reduce the amount of hair on my body?
Particularly relevant to men, hair reduction from just two or three treatments provides the wanted solution to excessive hair on areas such as legs and hands – although, many of our male clients, especially those engaged in sports, seek complete removal in these areas too.
Q: What’s your philosophy on privacy and modesty?
Your privacy and safety is of the utmost importance to us. As such, your name, contact information and/or treatments will NEVER be disclosed to anyone. Moreover, records of treatment areas and customer names are separated by the use of a unique client number.
Also of paramount importance, we ensure the highest level of comfort. We treat one area at a time, and with your regular clothing remaining in place for all areas not being actively treated. In addition, we use warm modesty towels to cover nearby areas during treatment that cannot be conveniently clothed.
Q: How do I prepare my skin pre-treatment?
The morning of your appointment, give the area to be treated a close shave. Also, make sure to have cleaned the area and to keep it free from any lotions, creams, or fragrances. If we’re treating the underarms, avoid using deodorant prior to your arrival, or we can provide an opportunity to remove it prior to treatment as well as provide an antiperspirant post treatment.
Q: How long does a treatment take?
Treatment times vary according to size of area to be treated, but generally, most areas are covered in a matter of minutes. Back, chest/abs, or legs are finished in roughly 15-20 minutes.
Q: How soon will I see results?
Immediately. The treated hair follicles have been destroyed and will no longer return, leaving them to fall out naturally between 10-14 days after treatment. Many people will shave the hairs as they begin to surface; although, we provide written instruction on our innovative method to further the advancement of smooth skin post procedure.
Q: Do you back up your services with a guarantee?
Yes! We are confident in our ability to rid you of unwanted hair and stand behind our promises. As such, we’ve created The Clearstone AdvantageSM, the industry’s most comprehensive guarantee.