Laser Hair Removal - Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Is treatment with the laser safe?

Laser Hair Removal treatment is very safe for the skin.  There are many advances in the Sonata technology that makes it one of the safest laser hair removal systems available for all skin colors.  There are no long term health hazards from light used in the Sonata. .

2.  How do I prepare for my Laser Hair Removal treatment?

You will get best results by avoiding tanning before and during your treatment.  You also need to avoid waxing and plucking of the hair for 2-4 weeks prior to treatment.  Simply shave the area prior to your appointment for optimal treatment results.

3.  How frequently do I need treatments?

Laser Hair Removal treatments are usually performed every 6 weeks, but this depends on individual factors that we will discuss with you during your consultation.

4.  What kind of results can I expect from my laser hair removal?

Each treatment will result in less hair coming back, as well as hair growing progressively lighter in color, finer and slower-growing with each treatment.  It takes more than 1 treatment to affect all of the follicles growing in an area.  Most people achieve satisfactory clearance after 4-6 treatments, but individual results vary.  Lighter colored hair may require more treatments than darker hair.


5.  Does the treatment hurt?

The sensation is often described as a "hot pinch" or "snapping" feeling.  The sensation only lasts for a fraction of a second and you may feel warmth or a tingling sensation for a short time afterward.  At Via Medical Day Spa, we also use the popular Zimmer Cooler which blows cold air on the skin during your treatment enhancing your comfort.  The Sonata laser is also equipped with contact cooling as well.

6.  What happens after each treatment?

Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a very short time and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment.  The treated area will "shed" some hairs over the next 3 to 4 weeks and you may experience a period of hairlessness in the area while you wait for your next treatment.

7.  Who should get Sonata laser hair removal?

Anyone who wants a solution to shaving, waxing, plucking or electrolysis.  The Sonata laser is approved for all Fitzpatrick skin types (I-VI).  In comparison the popular Alexandrite laser is approved only for skin types I-III. 

8.  How do I schedule an appointment to discuss laser hair removal?

You can schedule an appointment by calling our office at (302) 757-2830 .  You can also email us at

9.  What does laser hair removal cost?

The cost depends on the size of the treatment area.    A current price list can be found below.



Laser Hair Removal

Current Price List Per Treatment
*Purchase a series of 5 and get the 5th treatment free

Upper Lip $99   Breast / Areola $125
Chin $125   Navel $125
Side Burns $125   Bikini Line $149
Cheeks $125   Extended Bikini $179
Uni-brow $89   Brazilian $229
Ears $125   Male Genitals $259
Upper Lip/Chin $175   Buttocks $229
Lip/Chin/Neck $259      
Neck(back) $159   Lower Legs $299
Neck(front) $159   Upper Legs $299
Upper arms $199   Inner Thighs $199
Fore arms $199   Feet $125
Under arms $125   Full Legs/Feet $499
Full arms $349   Toes $99
Hands $125      
Arms/Hands $399      
Lower Back $229      
Upper Back $229      
Chest $229      
Abdominals $229      
Shoulders $199      
Back/Shoulders $399      
Chest/Abd. $399      

--- Price is per treatment ---

Description of Treatment Areas

Upper Lip
- the corners of the mouth to the nose
Chin - the lower lip to the junction of the chin and the front of the neck
Side Burns - area 1 inch in front of the ears
Cheeks - from the lower ear across the cheeks to the jawline (not including chin or lip)
Uni-brow - center of brow
Ears - exterior only

Neck (back) - from end of hairline to top of T-shirt collar
Neck (front) - junction of chin and neck to the top of the collarbones
Chest - area made by the rib cage
Abdominals - area from lower rib cage to top of pubic bone
Lower back - lower tip of shoulder blades to top of buttocks
Upper back - area over and between the shoulder blades
Shoulders - from the collarbone in the front to the top of the shoulder blades in the back

Breast / areola - area surrounding the nipple and cleavage area
Navel - area surrounding the navel and strip down to pubic bone
Upper arms - arm to the elbow (front and back), does not include shoulder
Fore arms - elbow to wrist
Under arms - the axilla, 'arm-pits'
Full arms - upper arms and fore arms
Hands - wrist to the tip of the fingers

Lower legs - from the knees to the ankles
Upper legs - from the bikini area to the top of the knees
Inner thigh - only the inside of the upper legs
Feet - from the ankle to the toes
Full legs and feet - upper and lower legs with feet
Toes - only the toes

Bikini line - 1 inch out from undergarment line and 1/2 inch in
Extended bikini - 3 inches out from line and 1 inch in
Brazilian - full area under the undergarment including area around the anus (does not include buttocks)
Male genitals - bikini area and scrotum
Buttocks - the glutes

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