FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Kind of Lasers Does Vanish Use?

Vanish uses the Novalis 808 Diode laser. This is a FDA approved laser that is designed strictly for hair removal unlike most lasers including IPL machines designed for other uses including spider vein removal, tattoo removal, and machines that do facials.

One of the strings of the diode laser is that it penetrates the skin twice as deep as IPL machines and directly reaches the location of the follicle which is the seed area for hair. In fact, IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light. The IPL machine is not even a laser. It is simply a strong pulse of light that affects the hair shaft instead of going deeper into the skin and affecting the hair follicle.

The other benefit of the diode laser is that it is effective in treating all types of skin. From very fair skin to the darkest skin tone, the diode laser treats all skin tones more effectively than any other laser on the market.

Who Performs Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure. All laser hair removal treatments are performed by one of Vanishes well-trained medical professionals.

At VANISH, either a physician or a licensed laser technician will be performing your procedure. Each practitioner is extensively trained before performing any treatments.

Additionally, the licensed medical doctor serves as the medical director for our clinic, and oversees all treatment, protocalls and competency of the medical staff.

WHAT TYPES OF HAIR COLOR AND SKIN COLOR CAN BE TREATED WITH LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

While laser hair removal can be performed on virtually any skin color and hair type, hair color is the most important factor. The light emitted from the laser is attracted to the melanin, or dark pigment, in the hair follicle. This means that dark hair is treated most effectively. Treatments performed on blonde or gray hair are not generally as effective.

Our Diode 808 is the most effective devise in the industry for removing lighter colored hair. Gray hair in particular cannot be removed with laser hair treatments. Most of the melanin pigment is absent from the shaft of gray hair, since the laser is specifically targeting melanin, the gray hair will be left alone.

IS THERE A LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP?

Once our customers complete 6 sessions in a given area, they enjoy a lifetime membership at our spa concerning that area. Occasionally clients require touch up one, two or three years after receiving the full course of treatment.

We understand your investment and want to perform any touchup treatments at minimal cost to you. Regardless of the timeframe after we complete a full treatment for a specific area, we charge only $20 for touchups.

HOW MUCH DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL COST?

Laser hair removal requires a series of treatments to be effective. There are no short cuts to this process. Each treatment removes a progressive percentage of the hair until ultimately the skin becomes smooth and hair free. Vanish allows complete disclosure of our prices up front.

There are no contracts, high pressure sales, or hidden costs at Vanish. At Vanish San Antonio, we do not require an initial visit with a sales associate to begin your relationship with us. Simply contact us and schedule an appointment for treatment of the area you choose. Our medical team will perform a brief medical history, establish your goals, explain any contraindications and deliver your treatment within 35 minutes.

At VANISH, we have kept our costs to a minimum. We are therefore able to pass on those savings directly to our clients. Our prices are the most aggressively reduced prices in the San Antonio area.

CAN VANISH TREAT DARKER SKIN COLOR?

Yes! Our Diode laser’s sole use is removal of hair. No matter how dark the skin, our laser is considered the gold standard for treating unwanted hair on darker skin types.

In addition, it is the most efficient laser on the market minimizing your time away from your normal schedule.

You will love your results!