Frequently Asked Questions - Arkansas Laser and Skin Care
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Q: What kind of results will I see?

A: You can expect to see a decrease in the appearance of brown spots, sun damage and vessels for a more even skin tone. You will see a continued improvement over the first 6 weeks after your treatment.

Q: How long does each treatment take?

A: Depending on the size of the area and the condition being treated, the sessions could range anywhere from 5-30 minutes.

Q: What does the procedure feel like?

A: Most people feel only a slight “snap” like a rubber band followed by warmth of your skin.


Q: How much downtime should I expect?

A: With this procedure, we call the downtime you will experience “social” downtime, meaning you can continue your normal daily activities, but you may not wish to attend important social events (due to facial pinkness or redness) for 3 – 4 days.

Q: What does the treatment feel like?

A: The treatment feels like a series of brief pinches. On a scale of 1 – 10 (with 10 representing the highest level of pain), most patients report the treatment feeling like a 2 or 3.

Q: How soon will I see results?

A: Results are noticeable by day 3 or 4 when the superficial tissue has peeled off, revealing healthy skin improvements.

Q: How many treatments will I need?

A: One of the great things about this procedure is that many patients only require one treatment! However, some patients may require two treatments spaced approximately one month apart to achieve the desired results.


Q: What do treatments feel like?

A: You’ll experience a brief heating sensation after each light pulse. Depending on the treatment, you may be advised to use a cooling gel (although Titan has a cooling handpiece), or take a mile pain reliever beforehand.

Q: What happens after the treatment?

A: Immediately following the treatment, you may notice some redness, mild swelling, and darkening of brown spots in the treated area. These should dissipate within the few hours.

Q: When will I see results?

A: Most people feel only a slight “snap” like a rubber band followed by warmth of your skin.

Q: How long do treatments take?

A: Treatment time depends on the area of the body being treated. However, most treatments should take less than one hour.


Q: How does laser hair removal work?

A: The xeo® laser delivers powerful, gentle light into the hair follicle to prevent regrowth. Because hair grows in phases, it’s necessary to repeat the treatments at periodic intervals in order to achieve maximum hair reduction

Q: Does laser hair removal hurt?

A: With the xeo hair removal system, you’ll enjoy optimum comfort with continuous cooling of the treatment area during each light pulse.

Q: Are some people better candidates for laser hair removal than others?

A: Laser hair removal works best on individuals with light skin and coarse, dark hair (brown and black) hair, although we have had great results with all ranges of skin color and hair.

Q: How many treatments will I need to get to bare skin?

A: Hair grows in cycles, and only in the actively growing phase does the hair contain enough pigment to absorb the laser energy that disables the hair follicle. During your first treatment, we will disable all actively growing hair follicles in the treatment area. A few weeks later, some of your dormant hairs will have moved into the actively growing stage, and you will come in for a treatment to disable those.  As this cycle gets repeated, you experience increasing reduction of hair.


Q: How does Botox® work?

A: Botox Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with Botox Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.

Q: Does Botox Cosmetic treatment hurt?

A: Some patients report that being injected with Botox Cosmetic feels like a pinch. We may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, we can also apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.

Q: How does Juvederm® work?

A: Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth. Using a dermal filler like Juvederm is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.

Q: Is Juvederm safe?

A: Yes. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and therefore it also dissolves naturally with time and is integrated into your body’s tissues. Over time, the molecules dissolve and turn into water as they depart without leaving any trace in your body.


Q: How does tattoo removal work?

A: Tattoos are removed by lasers that emit short pulses of intense light that pass through the top layers of the skin to where the ink is located. The light breaks the ink into tiny, dust-like particles that are readily absorbed by your body, and eliminated through its natural processes.

Q: How many treatments will it take?

A: Most tattoos require several treatments for effective removal, depending on a number of different factors including your age, your tattoo’s age and location, quality of ink, ink colors, your skin color, location of your tattoo, your health, and whether or not you smoke.

Q: How long will it take?

A: Although tattoos take several sessions to achieve optimum clearance, you should begin to see some improvement immediately after the first session. Your tattoo will continue to fade over the next few weeks, with maximum fading occurring by week four or six. The better the tattoo removal laser technology, the faster your tattoo will disappear. At Arkansas Laser, we use the most advanced laser tattoo removal system in the world, the enlighten™ laser.