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Laser Hair Removal

Preparing for Your First Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Are you thinking about giving up traditional hair removal methods in favor of the ease and longevity of laser hair removal? If so, you’ve probably heard that today’s laser hair removal technology provides effective, long-term results with minimal discomfort. However, while you might be excited about abandoning the aggravations of shaving, waxing, and tweezing, you might be unclear about what to expect with your first laser hair removal treatment.

If so, Southwest Florida’s Tru Glō Medspa offers you the following laser hair removal primer, with details on preparing for your first treatment session.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal is more effective than traditional hair removal methods because the laser’s energy targets hair follicles rather than surface hairs. By destroying the follicles, the treatment limits future hair growth and the need to cut, shave, wax, or tweeze it.

For laser hair removal in the Naples, Florida, area, Tru Glō Medspa relies on the Alma Soprano® XL, one of the most advanced, FDA-approved laser hair removal devices on the market. The Soprano® XL works by using pulsed laser energy to target and destroy the melanin within the hair follicles. By specifically targeting melanin, the Soprano® XL technology helps make laser hair removal at Tru Glō Medspa safe and effective for all skin types.

How to Prepare for Your First Appointment

There are several actions you should take before your first appointment to help ensure optimal results, including:

  • To ensure hair follicles are in place, do not wax or tweeze for at least six weeks before your first laser hair removal session.
  • To avoid skin pigmentation, avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before your appointment.
  • Do not apply any skincare products to the area being treated, as their components might not react well with the laser energy and potentially cause irritation, pigmentation, and even light burns.
  • If you shave before your session, make sure you use a new blade, as a used blade could carry bacteria that might cause contact dermatitis. 
  • Inform your aesthetician about any medications you’re taking because some antibiotics may increase susceptibility to photosensitivity.
  • Try to avoid caffeine for 24 hours before your appointment.

Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment at Tru Glō Medspa

Your laser hair removal treatment at Tru Glō Medspa begins with shaving the treatment area if you have not already done so. The pre-laser shave is necessary to prevent heated surface hairs from damaging your skin. After your aesthetician has finished shaving the area, they will apply a special gel to your skin that provides a dual purpose of cooling your skin and helping the Soprano® XL device glide smoothly across your skin. You will also be provided with protective eyewear. Once you’re ready, your aesthetician will gently move the laser device over the treatment area. The cooling gel and a cooling applicator on the Soprano® XL device help ensure you’ll feel no pain or discomfort during the procedure.

Post-Treatment Considerations

Side effects that affect some patients after the procedure include mild skin redness or skin sensitivity, but it typically doesn’t last long and causes minimal discomfort. Hairs within the skin will detach from the destroyed follicle, work their way out, and fall off over the next 30 days. You can gently scrub and exfoliate treated areas, but don’t try to force out any hairs before they are ready. After bathing, gently pat your skin dry with a towel rather than wiping yourself dry. You should avoid sun exposure or ensure a powerful sunblock protects your skin for at least a week after treatment and treat your skin with aloe vera or a Vitamin E gel.

One Other Thing to Keep in Mind

Because the Sopranoâ XL targets melanin, multiple treatment sessions spaced six to eight weeks apart are needed to provide optimal results. Human hair growth is cyclical, as each hair follicle phases in and out of its specific growth and resting state. Because melanin cannot be affected during the resting state, multiple sessions are needed to ensure that all follicles—and supporting melanin—are zapped during their growth phase.

Turn to Naples-Based Tru Glō Medspa for Your Laser Hair Removal

If you want to learn more about laser hair removal and how it can help you abandon traditional hair removal methods, one of our aestheticians would be glad to speak with you. To schedule a consultation, contact our Naples, Florida-based medical spa through our website’s contact page or by calling 239-919-7009.

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Amazing Experience!

I love TruGlo Med Spa! Always an amazing experience! Highly recommend to all my friends!

Jane L

The Best Ever!

I had the best experience ever at a MedSpa! From Lauren the spa coordinator to Veronica who did the best hydra facial I have ever had! She is outstanding! Beautiful experience and can’t thank you enough!

Dale C

Absolutely Amazing!

I’m very pleased and satisfied with Dalna! She is absolutely amazing and sweet. She goes out of her way to ensure she exceeds your expectations. I highly recommend you to trust your skin improvements with her.
Yari B

Always Polite & Friendly!

Love this place! Caring and knowledgeable staff… always polite and friendly. Iryna did my permanent eyebrow makeup. The shape is wonderful, she is a perfectionist. GO THERE, YOU’LL LOVE IT!

Irene C

Friendly Staff

Friendly staff and great massage and facials, I recommend everyone to try them:)

Doris W

Amazing & Friendly

I’ve been going to Maddy for a couple years now, she has done my facials and my laser hair removal. She amazing, friendly and knows her skin care!

Kimberly M

Incredible Job

First time ever receiving a hydro facial. Dalna did an incredible job, she was very professional and the hydro facial was an incredible experience. Very welcoming atmosphere, nice greeting at the front. Thorough explanation by Dalna regarding the service and she did amazing all the way around. Very friendly, had a calming sense about her and my face was glowing when I left. My son said my face felt like butter…..haha. Great job Dalna and thanks for the TruGlo experience! I will be back monthly and will most certainly recommended to anyone and everyone.

Spencer G

Fantastic Results

Fantastic results from my BBL with Stacy. She’s a joy to chat with during the treatment. She explains everything and I feel like I have a plan now.
Kari W

Knowledgeable and Passionate

I look forward to becoming a regular at this Medspa, Molly is so knowledgeable and passionate about skincare and I just knew walking in that I would be in good hands, and I was!

Jessica E


We have had several treatments with various Tru Glo team members and they have all been exceptional! We highly recommend Tru Glo for every treatment you would want. Their team is professional and will be honest with the best approach or products for your skin and the goals you have for yourself.

Giardino T

Quality Services

The best Med Spa in the tristate area. The best service and the best quality services. I can’t say enough good things about Tru Glow.

Ariel F

Highly Recommend

I have had a number of experiences with the ladies and gentleman( massage therapist) at Tru Glow. Molly has given me a number of facials and is very knowledgeable and Professional with product and services. She has helped keep my skin clear and youthful and it is always a pleasure visiting with her. Full of life. Stacy the Nurse practitioner is amazing and funny as heck. She too knows her profession and product. Always acts in the best interest of clients will engage in many medical questions or concerns with many of her medical colleagues. Courtney and Maddie are both amazing assets as well and care for clients and spa, their schedules defines there skills and popularity with guests. They have brought on a massage therapist who I understand works directly with many local professional athletes in all sports and travels directly exclusive to them during their respective seasons. He too is very knowledgeable and professional in his craft. Very skilled with different massage techniques. Gretchen is one of ladies you will see up front and she is wonderful. Fun and professional, she does a great job managing appointments and product and knows a lot about them. The overall, the staff at Tru Glow knows their stuff and they love their talents. Highly recommend them to anyone.

Garth C

Truly Magical

Every time I visit Tru Glo Med Spa it is a fantastic experience. Everyone goes beyond to make your time spent there truly magical and the treatments have you leaving with your glow on.

Lukie L

Incredible Results

Excellent all around. Had incredible results with Bbl treatments! THANK YOU STACEY 😉 Tru Glo for me is tops in professionalism, expertise and friendly helpful staff.

Linda S


Very knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be returning here!

Carolyn G

Highly Recommend

Highly recommend TruGlo MedSpa for all laser aesthetics. Stacy Blake, over 30yrs of experience and beautiful herself, transformed my face with just one HALO treatment($1600) as seen in my before and after pictures below. Dr Gardner(best plastic surgeon in all of South Florida) owns TruGlo MedSpa.

I had consultations with all of the top doctors in South Florida; Naples, Coral Gables, Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Jupiter. I decided to go with Dr Gardner & TruGlo MedSpa. Afterwards I went back to the same top plastic surgeons who complimented Gardner’s work.

Summer H

Definitely 5 star!

Tru Glo Medspa is top notch. The office is beautiful with calm aura. Gretchen is always so helpful and knowledgeable. Stacey Blake, who has performed multiple treatments on my face from filler, Botox, Dysport, BBL and laser peels, is just amazing. She is so gentle handed and always making sure you are okay during procedures. She has even went the extra mile to assist me addressing a skin issue which I didn’t even mentioned because I didn’t think there was much I could do about it. With her help I have cleared up an issue which was really affecting my daily life and I am so thankful for her help. After having had Tru Glo’s amazing staff I would never even consider going anywhere else ever for my cosmetic needs. Definitely 5 star!

Erica M

Love Everything About this Place

I just love everything about this place! It is a little pricey but it’s really worth it if you want to see real results. Maddie knows my skin better than I do and knows every procedure & product inside and out. I’d highly recommend it to anyone that is looking to take their beauty regimen to the next level.

Tanya K

Love Everyone Here

Love everyone here! Try the new “O2 Glo Lifting Facial”. It literally makes your face GLOW!
Also tried the Nano Laser procedure….OMG! Literally no downtime, and pores get smaller! I can’t tell you how many comments I have had and how great my face and neck look! These folks are some of the best!

Laura U

You Get Resuts

You could not be disappointed. Stacey takes the time to talk through alternative treatments, she’s very easy to work with, AND you get RESULTS!

Robin B