Laser Hair Removal at SOLLAY!
Sollay is Baltimore’s leader in medically-performed professional laser hair removal.
Here at Sollay, trust our GentleMax Pro laser hair removal to remove your unwanted hair with smooth, lasting results. Our advanced laser technology offers variable wavelengths to customize treatment to your unique skin tone and hair type.
Laser Hair Removal Treatments at Sollay!
- Safe for all ethnicities
- Lasting results
- Experienced medical staff
- Package discounts
Why choose Sollay for laser hair removal?
Sollay is a Baltimore leader in laser hair removal for three main reasons: technology, expertise, and value.
At Sollay, you can feel assured that all your laser hair removal treatments will be performed by a medical professional with extensive experience in laser hair removal. Our staff of physicians and nurses are experts in aesthetic procedures and know how to provide the results you want.
We use advanced GentleMax Pro laser technology that destroys hair follicles safely and permanently for lasting results. We customize our treatments for all skin and hair types to treat your unique needs.
We offer package deals, multiple area discounts, and financing through CareCredit so that you can have smooth skin on your own budget. We are committed to ensuring that all of our treatments and services are done at an affordable price!
FAQ about laser hair removal
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is one of the safest and most effective method used to permanently remove unwanted hair. The hair removal process is done by using a laser that beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. The pigments of the hair follicle will then absorb the light creating heat which singes and destroys the hair and root with the result of permanently stopping future hair growth. Due to the different hair grows in cycles, multiple treatments are required at different sets of intervals depending on the area of the body laser hair removal was done.
Will laser hair removal work on lighter shades of hair?
Laser hair removal works best on darker shades of hair such as brown and black. Because the laser only detects darker pigments in the hair follicle, shades like red, blonde, gray, and white will not respond to treatments.
What does it feel like?
The Gentle Max Pro feels like a hot sting for a fraction of a second. It has a built-in cooling tip that not only protects the skin but also helps to minimize discomfort. Most patients have no discomfort after treatment and may resume normal activities within a reasonable period. Since sensitivity to pain varies greatly, some areas may be uncomfortable, and some areas may be very easy to tolerate. “Numbing Cream” is available for purchase if you prefer. Please let us know.
How do I prepare for laser hair removal treatments?
We advise all our patients to take certain steps and precautious when coming in for treatment to ensure they receive the best results! You should discontinue any waxing or plucking 4-6 weeks prior. When waxing or plucking hairs you are removing the hair follicle which is needed for the laser to detect the hair that needs to be destroyed. You may shave 24-48 hours prior to treatment! Be sure to void direct sun exposure. If unavoidable, use the minimum SPF 30 sunscreen. Also, if you enjoy tanning please be sure to discontinue tanning treatments 1-2 weeks before treatment. Tanning includes, beds, self-tanning lotions, creams, and sprays. To avoid any complications or possible burning its best to schedule your treatments after you have cycled out of the tanning process.
How long do the treatments take?
We schedule anywhere from 15-60-minute appointments. However, the actual amount of time the laser is being used can vary from as little to 3 minutes for an upper lip, up to 30-45 minutes for full legs or a man’s back. Very often, follow up treatments are shorter because there is much less hair to treat.
How many treatments are necessary?
The number of treatments required for optimal results varies depending on the area treated, hair density, growth cycle, treatment parameters used, and several other factors. Typically, 5-10 treatments, 4-10 weeks apart, may be required to achieve the desired results. Hair cycle length varies depending on the body part. The face usually has a shorter treatment cycle and therefore more frequent treatments, which may be about 4-6 weeks apart, may be needed whereas legs and back need less frequent treatments closer to 10-12 weeks apart. All laser treated hair should be expected to shed out within 3 weeks of each treatment. During the shedding phase, hair may look like it’s growing, but it is starting the shedding process. Exfoliating and/or scrubbing gently in the shower with a loofa can help speed up the shedding process.
What results can I expect?
Treatment results may vary among patients. For some, this may mean a significant decrease in the frequency of how much you must shave. Others it may mean permanent cosmetic improvement because hair re-growth is minimal, very fine or completely absent. Most patients will lose, on average, 10% – 20% of actively growing hair, permanently with each treatment depending on the hair cycle. Everyone may have few re-growths with time, depending on hormones, ethnicity, etc., regardless of the technology used. Hair that grows back will tend to be much finer, lighter, patchy, and will take longer to grow back in addition to being less concentrated with the skin becoming smoother.
Will my skin scar or blister?
With any laser, this is a possibility. However, with our lasers this is very unlikely because they are much gentler on the skin than most lasers that remove hair.
If I have light hair (e.g. blonde, grey, red) will I see reduction?
Unfortunately, patients with light colored hair see minimal to no results. The laser targets the melanin and these light hairs do not have enough melanin for the laser to see and destroy the follicle.
What if I just want less hair in an area?
It is possible to just reduce the amount of hair in an area. Simply purchase a package for the area you would like to thin out and receive successive treatments until you are happy with the amount of remaining hair. Patients should continue treatments until remaining hairs are too fine for laser to target, or until they’ve reached their desired level of reduction.