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Laser Hair Removal FAQ

What areas can be treated?

Laser hair removal can remove hair from the face (except around the eyes), back, chest, arms, underarms, bikini line, and legs.

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

Laser hair removal is available for all skin types, including very light and very dark skin, and most hair colors. Your esthetician will determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors.

How does it work?

Light is used to target and destroy hair follicles responsible for hair growth without harming surrounding tissue.

How long does it take?

Laser hair removal treatments take just minutes for small areas and about a half hour for larger areas.

How many treatments will I need?

Several laser hair removal treatments are recommended for the best results. Your esthetician can help tailor a plan just for you. You do not need to let hair grow out between treatment sessions.

What will the treatment feel like?

Most people feel only a slight, momentary “snap” or warmth at the treatment site during the procedure.

How quickly will I recover?

You can resume regular daily activities immediately following treatment.

Are there any side effects?

Some typical side effects of laser hair removal include a mild sunburn-like sensation (redness), accompanied by some minor swelling immediately following the treatment. These effects may last a few days.

Skin Revitalization & Brown Spot Removal FAQ

How does it work?

Pulses of laser light reach deeply into the skin’s sub-layers, treating the aging support structure. Then the body’s natural healing process sweeps away older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin—the crucial building blocks of smooth, youthful skin. For treating age spots and sun damage, a powerful light-based technology is used to target unwanted pigment without harming surrounding skin. In just a few simple treatment sessions, pigment appears lighter and your skin looks clearer and younger. Skin revitalization is a great way to reduce the signs of aging on your hands and face.

What types of pigment can be treated?

Skin revitalization is appropriate for treating age spots, sun damage, and freckles on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, and feet.

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

If you have fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, on any area of your body including face, hands, and arms you may be a good candidate for a laser revitalization treatment.

How long does it take?

The procedure can be performed in as little as 30 minutes or less, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Does it hurt?

Since everyone is different, and this depends on the level of treatment needed, it is best to discuss all of your option with your esthetician.

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on your individual case some people are satisfied after only one treatment session. Depending on the severity of your pigment, several treatments may be necessary to achieve the best results. After treatment, the pigment will temporarily darken and then will slough away to reveal your clear skin.

How quickly will I recover?

Recovery time is typically not long. In fact, many people resume regular activities immediately following the treatment session.

However, since everyone is different, it is best to discuss with your esthetician.

Vein / Rosacea Treatment FAQ

How does it work?

Laser light targets and constricts the blood vessels that cause spider veins in the leg, without harming surrounding tissue, so there’s no extensive recovery. For rosacea, treatments use an optimized light device to target and clear the blood vessels under the surface of the skin that are responsible for the condition. This light energy is absorbed specifically by blood vessels, which shrink and collapse, reducing redness.

 

What types of symptoms can be treated?

Laser leg vein treatment is ideal for spider veins, reticular veins, and broken capillaries on the legs.Light-based rosacea treatment can be used to reduce redness, spider veins, and acne-like breakouts that generally occur.

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

These treatments can be performed safely on almost all skin types. Your esthetician will determine if you are a good candidate for treatments.

How long does it take?

A session can take less than 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.

How many treatments will I need?

While you may see changes in the appearance of your leg veins immediately following treatment, several laser leg vein treatment sessions may be needed to reduce the appearance of the leg veins completely. For rosacea, you will normally see some improvement immediately. Depending on the severity of your condition, two or more treatments may be necessary to achieve the best results.

Does it hurt?

Many people easily tolerate treatments with some experiencing mild discomfort.

How quickly will I recover?

Most people resume regular daily activities immediately following treatment. However, you should not take hot baths, hot showers, or engage in vigorous exercise for two (2) weeks following a laser leg vein treatment.

 


 

How to prepare for a LASER or IPL treatment:

PLEASE NOTE: If you start a course of antibiotics, you cannot have a laser treatment while on the antibiotics and for a week afterwards.

Before Your Laser Hair Removal Procedure

  • Please shave the entire area you desire treated the day before your planned treatment. Razors will not be available
  • Use a broad spectrum SPF 30 (or greater) sun block before AND after your treatments. No natural or artificial tanning (which includes tanning beds and spray tans) anytime within 2-3 weeks before your session.
  • Avoid exfoliating agents like Retin-A, alpha or beta hydroxy acids, toners or any irritating creams for one week prior.
  • Do not apply any perfumes, deodorant or make-up to the desired area the day of your treatment

 

Before Other Treatments:

  • Avoid sun exposure (apply sunscreen daily and do not tan at all) for 4-6 weeks before and after treatment.
  • Do not apply self tanners or spray tans for 4 weeks before treatment.
  • Do not use any retinol or retinoid products before treatment.
  • Tell your esthetician if you have a history of hyperpigmentation. Depending on your skin type a pigmentation treatment may be started 2-6 weeks prior to treatment.
  • If you have a history of cold sores in the area being treated you may wish to start a prescription for antiviral therapy at the beginning of treatment to prevent a flare up.
  • You must notify the technician if you have any cosmetic tattooing on or near the area to be treated.
  • You must notify if you are on aspirin, ibuprofen, iron supplementation, anticoagulants, vitamin E, or herbal supplements such as gingko, garlic, ginseng, fish oil, vitamin E. We recommend avoiding these products for 2 weeks prior to your procedure unless your primary care provider has placed you on them for a medical condition.
  • If possible come to your appointment with the treatment area cleanly washed without make-up.