Medspa at Women's Centre For Excellence

Orlando Office:  3438 Lawton Road   Orlando, Florida 32803   (407) 422-1608

Meet Your "New" Self... Today!

Clermont Office:  2400 Hook Street    Clermont, Florida  34711    (352) 241-6460

Call us today to book your Free Consultation for Laser Hair Removal and to learn about our latest specials!

  • ​​Avoid removing hair by the roots (tweezing, waxing, plucking, etc) for at least 6 weeks before your treatment. 
    Only shave to manage growth.  Also no bleaching of the hair. The darker the hair, the thicker, the better.
  • Shave the area(s) to be treated the night before your treatment. This will minimize the pain and your will get a better treatment. 
  • No excessive sun exposure from the natural sun, sunless tanning lotion or tanning beds for 3 weeks prior in the areas to laser. The more pale your skin is or the closer it is to your natural skin color, the better!!   This is very important!
  • Avoid caffeine for 24 hours before your treatment. This will help with pain as well, and you'll be more relaxed.
  • During the treatment, expect some discomfort. It can be described as a hot rubber band slapping your skin or like tweezing multiple hairs at once. As your treatments go on, the less hair you have, the less your treatment will be uncomfortable.
  • Provide the technician with feedback regarding your pain. They may need to adjust the intensity of the laser or the coolant.  
  • Communicate with your technician after the procedure. When you leave the office, you should be slightly red and you may see red bumps or an "ant bite' or welt look . Old technology lasers left you burned for a few days, but newer technology should leave you recovered within an hour.    
  • Be aware of how laser treatment works. You should notice that for the next 24 hours after your laser treatment, the treated hairs will not grow. After that time, they will start to "grow" at about half the former rate until they have been expelled enough to be removed. You can help the "shedding" process with a washcloth in the shower. Some hairs may be loose enough to be grabbed with your fingers, but you can also use tweezers to pull them out. Do not remove hairs that give resistance -- the hairs that are ready to come out will be removed without even feeling it. Resistance means the root still lives, and you'll have to wait for that hair to die in your next treatment. Tweezing it will only slow your overall process.
  • Use sunblock with SPF 30 on areas to be treated that are exposed to the sun before and after treatment.
  • Pregnant women should wait until after delivering and after breastfeeding before proceeding with laser hair removal services. It is easier to remove hair when you are not going against the birthing hormones. 
  • Do not take Accutane for 6 months prior to treatment. You must consult your physician before discontinuing.
  • Must be off any antibiotics that cause  photosensitivity  for 2 weeks prior to your appointment. Check with your pharmacy if your unsure.
  • How many treatments will I need?    The number of treatments required for long-term benefits, depend on three factors; the area being treated, your hair density, and the hair's growth cycle. Every hair follows three phases of hair growth: Anagen (active), Catagen (regression) and Telogen (resting).  Laser technology is designed to treat hair in the Anagen phase of growth only. Additional factors, including age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism, influence hair growth and play a role in the location, thickness and resilience of your hair. Although each client is unique, an average of 8-12 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart, is necessary for more permanent results. Laser hair removal is like process of elimination.  With each treatment, you will see less and less hair.    
  • The following are contraindications to having  laser hair removal treatment:
  • Active Herpes Simplex Virus infection, Type 1 and 2. In an effort to prevent 'flair up' of this condition, treatment to the upper lip, chin, lower cheeks or bikini line should be avoided. The risk of complication may be reduced, if prescribed antiviral medication is taken prior to and after each treatment.
  • Hirsutism from endocrine problems or induced hirsutism. This requires medical management.
  • History of keloid scarring.
  • Breastfeeding & Pregnancy - resume treatments after delivery or you have completed breastfeeding
  • Atypical moles or malignancy, pigmented lesions, tattoos (including permanent cosmetic tattoos) or vascular lesions in the treated area.
  • Use of photosensitizing medications (i.e. Retin A, Alpha Hydroxyl or Glycolic Acid), one week prior to treatment.
  • Patients taking Accutane may not have laser treatments of any kind and must wait 6 to 12 months after finishing therapy before being treated.
  • History of seizures triggered by light.
  • Presence of a deep suntan, sunburn, or artificially toned skin. Avoid sun exposure and tanning, including self-tanning products for 2 weeks prior to treatment. Remove skin bronzers completely prior to treatment. A sunscreen with SPF 30 or more should be used on any treatment areas exposed to the sun. If you have recently tanned you will be instructed to stay out of the sun and return for treatment when the tan has faded.

"Imagine not having to shave, tweeze, wax or go through electrolysis again… "

To set a scheduled time for a complimentary skin consultation, please get in touch with us. We look forward to working with you to acheive your goals! You can reach us via phone, email or through our website by clicking the link below for either our Clermont or Downtown Orlando Medspa location....

The effectiveness of laser hair reduction is highly dependent on patient cooperation.  There are many things a patient can inadvertently do to decrease either the safety or effectiveness of their treatment. It is, therefore, imperative to follow directions by the provider.