LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT FAQ

Laser hair removal is one of the most common non-surgical aesthetic procedures for both women and men, regardless of the patient’s age or desired treatment area. This lasting trend has grown into a multibillion dollar industry worldwide, with no signs of demand slowing down. 

To meet the rising demand of laser hair removal patients, practitioners have adopted light therapy as the most effective method to permanently and efficiently reduce hair growth.

Pricing

Small Area: $95 per session

Areola, Brows, Cheeks, Chin, Ears, Feet, Hands, Happy Trail, Knuckles, Nose, Sideburns, Toes, Upper Lip

Medium Area: $195 per session

Back Neck, Bikini Line, Breasts, Buttocks, Front Neck, Full Face, Lower Arms, Lower Back, Shoulders, Underarms, Upper Arms

Large Area: $245 per session

Abdomen, Brazilian, Chest, Full Arms, Lower Back, Lower Legs, Upper Back, Upper Legs

X Large Area: $375 per session

Full Back, Full Torso, Full Legs

Package of 4:  20% off individual prices

Package of 8:  30% off individual prices

We have answers for all your microblading and permanent makeup questions. If you don’t see it here, contact us and we’ll answer you within the next business day.

How many treatments will be needed?

Depending upon skin type and the area of the body, but typically on average 8-12 sessions for the facial area and 5-8 for the body areas. Each session is about 4-6 weeks apart.

How Long In Between Treatments?

Facial areas are  typically 3-6 weeks and Body areas are typically 5-8 weeks depending upon your skin type and your body’s natural hair growth cycle timing

What’s the procedure like?

Before the procedure, our technician will clean the treatment area. If the area is particularly sensitive, numbing gel can be applied. During the procedure, everyone in the room needs to wear special protective eyewear to prevent eye damage from the laser.

Once the numbing gel kicks in, the medical specialist focuses a beam of high-energy light at the desired area. The bigger the area you would like treated, the longer the procedure takes. Small areas can take as little as a couple of minutes while larger areas such as the chest can take an hour or more.

Some patients report a sensation like a rubber band snapping or a sunburn-like sting. As the hair vaporizes from the energy of the laser, there can be a sulfurous smell from the smoke puffs.

Are there any risks or side effects?

You may also notice slight redness and swelling at the treated area. Still, these effects are minor. They are often the same effects you might notice after other types of hair removal, such as waxing.  Overall, irritation should disappear within hours of the procedure. After laser treatment, you may notice slightly darker or lighter skin. If you have light skin, you’re more likely to have darker spots from laser hair removal.

The opposite is true of people with dark skin, who may have lighter spots from the procedure. However, like skin irritation, these changes are temporary and aren’t usually a cause for concern.

When To Not Treat

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Ages of puberty
  • Pre-existing sensitivity to light
  • Cellulite therapy in the treatment area (wait two weeks)
  • Cancerous lesions in the treatment area
  • Haired nevi in the treatment area
  • History of Keloid scarring
  • Tattoo pigment present in the treatment area
  • No treatment around the soft portions of eyes

How do I prepare for my treatment?

  • No waxing at least 3 weeks before the treatment
  • Take a before picture
  • Shave the treated area down to the skin (no longer than 1mm)
  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • During the treatment period, waxing/ tweezing are not allowed. They will ruin the hair growth cycle

Aftercare Recommendations

  • Immediately after treatment, cool the skin
  • For the first week after treatment or until local redness fades, avoid:
    • Exposure to the sun (apply sunscreen after treatment)
    • Exfoliation
    • Aggressive scrubbing
    • Shaving
    • Waxing
    • Swimming/Hot Tubs
    • Excessive exercise

Microblading & Permanent Makeup Training

Minnesota (MN) Individual License

The state of Minnesota Health Department regulates these body art programs: tattoo, body arts, dry tattoo, microblading and permanent makeup services.  Refer to this link:

https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/providers/bodyart/index.html

 

Students are not required to possess a cosmetology license to take the permanent makeup training. To obtain a body art license in the state of Minnesota, you are required to apprentice under a body art supervisor for 200 hours (hands-on human skin time). An application for a temporary body art license is required to be filled out by both the student and the qualified supervisor. This application (along with paid fee) is required and will need approval by the MN Health Department before any live model or permanent makeup service operation can be performed. It is a misdemeanor offense if you violate this statue. Forms and application of the temporary technician license can be found at:

https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/providers/bodyart/techinfo.html

 

At Minnesota Brow Lash Studio & Academy, we offer several programs for Microblading and Permanent Makeup training courses. Students may choose to take any of our courses based on current skill sets and desired career goals. The course(s) will certify and train the student with the basic knowledge and skills to start practicing. During the course(s), live model practice is an option for students to choose if they wish (with paid fee). To sign up for the live model option, we require the student to register no later than 30 days prior to class which will allow time for the state licensing and approval process. Our academy will coordinate the licensing process on the student’s behalf.

 

After the training courses are completed, we offer an apprenticeship program for the students to continue to practice, learn more and accelerate their skills.  We offer the most comprehensive training and apprenticeship programs in the region.

  • To be licensed in Minnesota, the student is required to apprentice for 200 hours, minimum. The license application process is via the temporary license process (as outlined above). The apprentice will perform services on live models under the direction of a supervisor for a period of approximately 4 months at 2 days a week to fulfill the 200 hours minimum requirement by the state of Minnesota. As an apprentice, you will pay the apprenticeship fee, upfront. Contact us for the apprenticeship fee and associated contract information.
  • Temporary Body Art License information and forms can be found at:

https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/providers/bodyart/batempinst.html

Out of state (outside of Minnesota) students

To practice on live models or to apprentice with us, you will need a ‘guest artist’ license. The apprenticeship program is not necessary after completing the course. However, the student may choose to apprentice with us to gain more experience and build skill sets quickly. The apprenticeship program will vary depending on the student’s needs. To sign up for the live model option or apprenticeship program, we require a registration minimum of 30 days prior to class start date to accommodate the state licensing application process. Our academy will coordinate the licensing process. Licensing information and form can be found at:

https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/providers/bodyart/guestinst.html

 

https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/providers/bodyart/docs/guestartap.pdf

Out of State Individual License & Facility License

You have to check with your state health department jurisdiction and regulations. States have different regulations for body art licensing. Therefore, it is the students’ responsibility to check with his/her own state of residence licensing and regulation requirements.

Professional & Liability Insurance

Apprentices are required to carry (provide proof) their own liability insurance to perform body art at our facility. If the student needs insurance as such, here is a link to affordable insurance:

https://marineagency.com/

Financial Aid/Grants/Loans/Funds

Currently, we are not offering student loans or scholarship. We accept payment in these forms: check, credit card, cash or bank issued money orders. If you are seeking a personal educational loan, we have an affiliation with Wells Fargo Bank. Also, depending on the training program the student chooses, we offer special payment plans. Contact us for more details on the special payment plan and/or the Wells Fargo Bank loan option.

Eyelash Extensions and Regulated Service Training

Minnesota (MN) Individual License

We operate under the MN Board of Cosmetology School license (# 9000219). We offer a 38- hour eyelash extension training program which will provide certification to become an eyelash technician. After the training, the student can take the state test through PSI and apply to be licensed as an eyelash technician.

Students do not need to possess a cosmetology license or an esthetician license to take this course. However, other requirements such as a high school diploma are required by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology in order to obtain a license. All individual licenses and forms can be found at: https://mn.gov/boards/cosmetology/licensing/individual-a/

If you possess a cosmetology license and/or an esthetician license, your license will qualify you to perform eyelash extensions. You do not need an additional eye lash technician license to perform eyelash services. If you have never performed eyelash extensions, we strongly encourage you can take our 38 hour course (as outlined above) or our other advanced courses (such as our 1 1/2 Day ‘Level 1’ or our 1 Day ‘Volume Course’. These courses will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to jump start your career earnings potential!

Disclaimer: This FAQ is a short compilation of the common topics as of 2/25/2019. Minnesota State statue and regulations may be changed since publishing this FAQ. Please contact the appropriate government agencies in which you reside for the most accurate information.