FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Individual results may vary
Laser Hair Removal
Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?
Laser works most effectively on darker hair. We do not recommend laser for individuals with red (strawberry blondes), very blonde, very grey or white hair because they do not have enough melanin pigment in their hair.
Does laser work on dark skin? Is it safe for my skin?
Yes laser is safe for darker skin. No matter how dark the skin, our YAG laser is considered the gold standard for treating unwanted hair on darker skin types. Its longer wavelength safely ignores the skin and targets the melanin in the hair shaft, destroying the unwanted hair follicle. You will see amazing results.
How old do you have to be for laser hair removal?
You can laser safely at any age however, young children are still growing and they will develop new hair as they grow, and will require touch-ups to maintain the results. We currently do not laser children under the age of 13. Older individuals that have white or gray hair will not respond to laser.
What should I expect during a treatment and is it painful?
The treatment is very fast and the feeling has been compared it to a rubber band snapping and/or a cold and warm sensation (simultaneously). When compared to waxing the treatment is very comfortable but everyone's pain tolerance is different. Our certified technicians know exactly how to make your laser hair removal treatment comfortable. We will provide you with eye protection during treatment. Your laser technician will use a small hand held laser device on the treatment area that will remove your unwanted hair for good!
Does Ultimate Beauty Laser Spa offer financing?
There is no need to put off your treatment any longer! Phasing treatment due to budget constraints is no longer necessary. Ultimate Beauty Laser Spa offers a line of credit designed to give you that look you've always wanted both in-house and through Enhance Patient Financing. With low monthly payments and comfortable terms, we can help make that dream a reality. For in-house financing call Ultimate Beauty Laser Spa (585) 421-9099 for more details. The Enhance Patient Financing application process is simple and you may apply online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our secure application or you may call our toll-free number at 1-877-4ENHANCE (1-877-436-4262) between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. Decisions on your application are made quickly and may be obtained during our normal business hours. Click here to complete an online application.
Is the Alexandrite laser the best choice for my skin and hair?
The Alexandrite laser is considered by many in the field of laser hair removal to be the gold standard laser. This is true if you have a lighter skin type. The Alexandrite laser uses a longer wavelength for penetration to the hair follicle and energy that is particularly attracted to melanin - the target for hair removal. However, if your skin is dark you will have the best results with a laser specifically designed for your skin type - the YAG laser. We use both of these lasers for laser hair removal.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Laser hair removal is safe and fast so you can laser during lunch if you like. There is no down-time so you can return to your regular routine immediately. We will guide you through the entire process and provide you with information to take home that outlines all the do’s and don’ts both prior to and your aftercare instructions.
Myths and Facts
Myth: Common hair removal creams remove hair from the root.
Fact: Hair removal creams contain powerful ingredients that weaken the hair just below the skin’s surface, so when the cream is wiped off, the hair comes off where it was weakened. It doesn’t dissolve the root of the hair, and the hair will eventually grow back. Also, cream removal ingredients can cause skin irritation, especially on the delicate facial area. The benefit of laser hair removal is that it offers permanent hair reduction, when compared to other forms of hair reduction it is safe for many skin types and can be used to treat large areas fast and effectively!
Myth: Facial hair grows back at a faster rate, and becomes darker and thicker after it has been removed.
Fact: A woman’s genes and hormones—not necessarily her hair removal method—usually determine her hair re-growth. After shaving, facial hair may appear more blunt, which can give a perception that it is darker and thicker, as opposed to the appearance of a tapered end. There is no evidence that common hair removal methods cause hair to appear darker or thicker as it re-grows.