Hair removal is achieved with the use of a IPL/RF E-Light laser. The laser detects pigment and destroys it. Since the hair grows in three stages, it may take up to 7 treatments to fully rid the treatment site of the hair. Tweezing, waxing and use of depilatories should cease at least two weeks prior. Unfortunately for those who have never shaved, you will have to now. The laser needs to see the target so when you shave too closely, the laser cannot detect the pigment. The use of a trimmer works well. The good part is you will not be shaving for long!
It is described as a non-surgical way to freshen and rejuvenate the skin on the face, décolleté, chest, back, arms, and hands. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration and sun damage along with wrinkles (as determined by care of and lifestyle.) The end result is sometimes described as a glowing appearance. The procedure not only takes off the upper most layer of skin to expose flesh that is new and virgin, wrinkles diminish and skin plumps. Essentially, when treating the area, the brain is fooled into thinking trauma has been introduced. The brain then sends collagen and elastin at a much accelerated rate to the area. This results in a younger looking complexion. (Collagen is proteins in your skin that's abundant when you're a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. Collagen production declines as we age resulting in looser, uneven skin.) A microdermabrasion treatment can be as gentle or as aggressive as you are comfortable with. There is little to no discomfort, meaning you don't need a topical or local anesthetic and there is no recovery or downtime. The procedure uses a diamond tip and suction that essentially sands the skin to produce that youthful glow.
Photo-facials are known by many terms and are not just for the face. Arms, legs, backs, shoulders, decolletes are among the most popular areas following the face. Years ago when they were first being performed, they were very invasive with a lot of down time. Photo-facials were originally performed with different types of lasers which were very invasive. An IPL photo facial is a non ablative light based treatment that rids the targeted area of the unwanted pigmentation. Another term used frequently is photo aging which is caused by the sun and produces discolorations, lines and wrinkles. There are many other words used for the dark discolorations on the skin, and can be caused by either a hormonal issue, age or sun damage. (Hyper-pigmentation, liver spots, age spots, pregnancy mask, dark spots and sun damage are just a few of the terms.) Photo-facials using an IPL are much more popular as well as safer and far less invasive than other lasers that perform laser resurfacing. Laser resurfacing treats the skin by removing it from the outer most layers and working its way down. An IPL photo facial corrects the skin from the inside out. This method causes the unwanted pigment to surface and fade away through the uses of a microdermabrasion treatment, a very light abrasive cosmetic pad, or both.
Generally speaking there are 2 modalities that can actually diminish active acne. One is the use of sulfa drugs and the other is the use of concentrated heat that destroys the bacteria deep inside the blemishes. With the use of the laser, heat is dispersed deep into the pustule thus destroying the bacteria and the acne sites soon dry up and disappear. This is not a cure all. Acne can re-occur in other pores. Additional treatments may be necessary.
Tattoo removal is never guaranteed. It is basically an educated guess along with any information the client can provide. For instance, age of tattoo, professional or non professional, any special information about the ink used if possible. The laser is basically shattering the ink into a million particles and the body absorbs the matter. The original delivery system for a tattoo is liquid but once inside it turns into a crumbly substance. The laser pushes the crumbly substance through the skin into the blood stream. Sending the ink through the blood stream is not dangerous as it has been inside the body already.The standard treatment is once every three to four weeks. The number of sessions actually depends on how dark it is, professional, non-professional and how light you want to go.
Small-approx. 1 square inch $100.00/Session.
Medium-approx. 2 square inches $150.00/Session.
Large-approx 3 square inches $200.00/Session.
Extra large-to be determined
Spider veins are described as thin red, blue or purple lines or web-like networks of blood vessels that usually appear on your legs, feet and face. Abnormal leg veins occur in 29 to 41 percent of women and 6-15 percent of men in the US. While they do not normally hurt, they can be unsightly and create a cosmetic problem. Like varicose veins, spider veins can be raised, twisted and visible on the skins surface but they are much smaller than varicose veins. They are described as looking like tiny tree branches or spider webs and can be found in large and small sizes on the skin. They can result from a variety of things. Several of these are pregnancy, age, injury, sun exposure, hormonal changes, genetics and long periods of standing. More specifically, when veins are of no use, blood becomes trapped and enlarges the veins. Along with laser vein removal/reduction, exercising, elevating the legs, wearing sunscreen, use of compression stockings and reducing weight gain can help illuminate spider veins and prevent more from developing. For spider veins, laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) are the standard modalities for treatment. Simple laser treatment involves applying laser heat to the affected area. This damages the vein and causes it to eventually die and disappear. This is a non-invasive procedure. The sensation of the laser light hitting the skin can be painful to some, but the procedure generally isn't too uncomfortable.
Before each laser hair removal session it is necessary to shave the area to be treated 24 to 48 hours before hand. Tweezing and waxing will defeat the purpose of the laser. The laser detects pigment. If there is no pigment the laser has no target. Please refrain from waxing and tweezing for the duration of the sessions. Shaving is okay and can be done daily if necessary. The laser is not pain free so use of numbing products is highly recommended. Then most effective numbing cream is 5% lidocaine. It can be purchased on eBay. One tube will effectively covera large area. We recommend purchasing it from a US seller. Brands that we have found effective are "Numb lock and Mr Numb". A tube will generally run no more than eight dollars.It is a bit more labor intense as it is necessary to apply 45 minutes to one hour before hand and occluded with Saran wrap. However you will be numb and it will make for a more enjoyable experience. Another alternative is benzocaine which is less effective but has immediate effects. We have found that the use of benzocaine can cause the laser to be a bit less effective. It applies clear but when used in conjunction with the ultra-sound gel, it produces a whitish appearance. White inhibits the effectiveness of the laser. It can be a quick fix for your first treatment. Best value is The Dollar Tree. Benzocaine is near the tooth brush section as it's general use for teething and toothaches. It is also know in other stores as Ora Gel. Benzocaine has an immediate effect. Please note that being too tan is a contraindication for a laser. The laser cannot distinguish the difference in pigment of the hair versus skin.
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