A Mom’s Guide to Laser Hair Removal with Plush Laser

Detroit Mom partnered with the amazing people at Plush Laser to bring you this post. All opinions are our own.

As moms, we know how hard it can be to carve out time for yourself. And, we also know that it is incredibly necessary! Doing something just for you looks different for everyone, but if you’re someone who’s been thinking about getting laser hair removal, you’re going to want to check out what Plush Laser has to offer!

The treatments are so quick that they can be done on your lunch break (yes, really!). There is virtually no downtime after and it’s not nearly as painful as you might be thinking. And, you can rest assured that you’re receiving the absolute best care in addition to your personalized treatment plan.

Below, our friends from Plush Laser are answering some frequently asked questions about laser hair removal so you can have a better idea of exactly what to expect at an appointment!

What are my options for laser hair removal at Plush Laser?

Laser hair removal is the very best solution to permanently remove unwanted hairs you’re currently removing with traditional methods like shaving, waxing, sugaring, plucking, tweezing, or epilating. Instead, you’ll get rid of the hairs for good–saving you SO much time and money!

We do everything from upper lip to full body–you can choose pretty much any area of the body with treatable hairs. As long as the hairs have the appropriate density and color, you are good to go. We will also do a thorough assessment of your desired treatment area during your free consultation to ensure you are a great candidate!

What is a typical laser hair removal appointment like?

We get to the root of the problem, literally. Laser hair removal destroys the hair at the root, therefore permanently destroying the hair follicle from continued growth. There are three phases of hair growth; the laser will effectively destroy the hair follicle when the hair is in it’s anagen (active) growth phase. Hence, we provide a series of sessions to get you maximum results.

The laser light sees the melanin in the hair shaft and the subsequent heat travels down to permanently destroy the hair follicle by separating it from its blood supply. The surrounding tissue is protected throughout the service, and you are left with smooth skin.

We start with a quick medical intake, cleanse the treatment area, and then begin! The average treatment takes just 20 minutes.

What does it feel like? Is it painful?

At Plush Laser, our device delivers a precisely engineered cooling spray with each laser pulse adding to increased guest comfort. Most guests describe the sensation similar to the feeling of a heating sensation, with a cooling spray that touches the skin simultaneously. Your Registered Nurse definitely makes sure you are as comfortable as possible! It’s very common to hear, “Oh, it’s not that bad!” after the first laser pulse you experience. Often times, it’s the buildup of anticipation about the first service that makes people nervous. But rest assured, we put you right at ease!

How long does it take to see results?

You’ll begin to see reduction right away after your first treatment. The hairs will become lesser and finer until towards the end of your sessions (approximately a year around the calendar), where we are just spot treating those last few hairs.

How many treatments/touch-ups will I need, and how much does it cost?

We provide a luxury experience at an affordable rate and offer personalized treatment plans to accommodate all of our guests. Most guests come for an average of nine sessions, six weeks apart for optimal results. Each plan is customized, and we will provide you with the best pricing possible during your free consultation.

You can take advantage of our $0 down, 0% interest-free option and get started same-day. You’ll also receive our Forever Smooth Guarantee with every Plush Laser Treatment Package–so you’re protected, for life!

Is there any downtime or post-treatment care required?

There’s no downtime and the after-care is easy! Here are some things you’ll want to keep in mind, though:

  • Avoid extreme heat (like hot tubs or saunas) for 24 hours after your treatment as well as any excessive exercise, as this can irritate your skin.
  • Avoid sun exposure to the treatment area, and use proper SPF protection (SPF 50+ with zinc/titanium oxide).
  • Keep the treatment area clean for the next 24 hours (especially the face–avoid touching, applying products, or applying makeup).
  • Redness/swelling around the hair follicles is a normal response to treatment and should resolve within 24 hours. If any skin irritation remains after 24 hours, please contact us and we will provide further instructions!
  • Treatable hairs will gradually shed between 7 to 21 days after the treatment, which will mimic growing hair–these hairs can be shaved, just refrain from plucking or tweezing them (gentle exfoliation during this time frame is helpful!).

Will it help my ingrown hairs go away?

Shaving and waxing can exacerbate the occurrence of ingrown hairs, leading to increased discomfort and unsightly bumps. So yes, 110%! Laser hair removal is THE only cure for ingrown hairs. If you are prone to ingrown hairs, you’ll continue to struggle with them until you remove the hairs permanently–then, you’ve solved the problem, for good!

Does the hair eventually grow back?

When treatments are done appropriately (with the correct device, medical provider, experience, and proper settings), we have permanently destroyed the hair follicles in the treatment area throughout your course of treatment. In the event a hormone fluctuation or imbalance plays a role in the future and may stimulate new hair follicles, at Plush Laser you have a Forever Smooth Guarantee and can receive a touch-up on any area you’ve treated for a very small copay–as low as $25.

If these hairs appear, it should not be a scenario where all of the coarse and dark hairs reappear to the area. However, this could look like a few hairs presenting themselves in the area and you may want a touch-up to remain totally smooth.

Approximately 20% of people may need a touch-up at some point once they have completed their sessions, and we’ve seen guests go through multiple rounds of IVF and never grow a new hair–so it really just depends on the person. And the Forever Smooth Guarantee is there to protect you–just in case!

Is laser hair removal good for all complexions/hair colors? Or are there complexions/hair colors it might not work as well for?

With the Candela Gentlemax Pro (dual wavelength Alexandrite 755nm + YAG 1064 nm), we can safely and effectively treat all Fitzpatrick Skin Types. Non-treatable hairs include white, gray, some blonde, and red–we’ll let you know for sure if your hairs are treatable during your free consultation!

Is there anything specific I can’t do after laser hair removal? Is it something I can have done on my lunch break?

There is zero downtime and you can absolutely have this done on your lunch break as the average treatment time is just 20 minutes!

Okay, I’m totally in for this. How do I get started?!

Every guest begins with a totally free consultation–come in and receive the full plush experience, learn everything you’ll need to know about your laser treatments, and receive an assessment by a registered nurse. Most guests opt for same-day treatment and are on their way to smooth skin forever!

Ready to take the next step with laser hair removal at Plush Laser? Book your free consultation today by visiting their website!


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