SoVA Laser is dedicated to providing satisfaction to clients by providing optimal results. Optimal results are not only achieved by the laser used but by the laser technician providing the treatments. The laser technicians at SoVA Laser are Certified Laser Aestheticians which have been certified in laser hair removal, photorejuvenation, laser skin resurfacing, and vein reduction.
How does laser hair removal work?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) hair removal works by using lights of multiple wavelengths to target melanin of the hair follicle and shaft which in turn disables hair growth when in the Anagen phase or active growth phase.
What can I expect from laser hair removal?
For approximately 2 hours after laser hair removal there may be bumps and redness. It is normal to feel a sunburn sensation for a few hours after treatment. Anywhere from 2 to 30 days post treatment shedding of the hair may occur which may appear as new hair growth. With each session you should see reduced hair growth in the treated area. After approximately six treatments clients should experience a 70-80% reduction in hair.
Who qualifies for laser hair removal?
The ideal candidate for laser hair removal is someone with fair skin and dark, course hair. SoVA Laser uses the Harmony XL which works on all skin types. Clients with white, grey, red, and blonde hair are not good candidates for laser hair removal.
How long does laser hair removal take?
To achieve a 70-80% reduction in hair growth usually requires about 6 laser hair removal sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. For best results maintenance treatments should be done once a year for a couple of years. Each individual treatment can take anywhere from a few minutes to 30 minutes.
How should I prepare for laser hair removal?
Tanning and sun exposure should be avoided before laser hair removal treatments. Hair that is going to be treated should be shaven down to the skin before treatment. It is also recommended to stop bleaching hair 2 to 3 days before the procedure. It is best to refrain from tweezing, threading, or waxing before treatments, instead shaving or trimming is better.
3660 Boulevard Suite L
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Hours: (By appointment only)