Laser Hair Removal
For All Skin Tones – laser hair removal system was designed for all skin types, from light to dark. This laser has a uniquely longer wavelength and innovative cooling system to offer extremely effective, safe and long term results. We can treat most areas of the body and the treatment is very effective on ingrown hair issues.
Area that can be treated:
- Upper/Lower lip
- Bikini lines
Most clients experience a little discomfort. Some clients may feel heat or a slight stinging sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. Ice may be applied to alleviate discomfort and numbing cream is available by request but must be applied in advance. No downtime is involved; clients can return to normal activities immediately. .
Hair revolves through three phases of growth: angaen, catagen and telogen. It is only during the growing phase, anagen, that hair reacts to laser light. The goal in hair removal is for laser light to penetrate to the depth of the hair follicle during the anagen pahse to achieve long-term results.
Hair Growth Phases
Anagen: The phase of the hair cycle during which synthesis of hair takes place. This is the active growing phase in which the hair bulb is intact. The hair grows in both directions, upward and downward. Early anagen is when the bulb is closes to the surface of the skin allowing for the most efficacious treatment. The time span for this phase is measured in months/years.
Catagen: Brief intermediate phase between anagen and telogen. During this phase, the body absorbs the lower third of the follicle. The time span for this phase is measured by weeks.
Telogen: This is the resting phase. The hair bulb is no longer present. It is now a club hair, which will fall out or be pushed out of the follicle by a new anagen growing hair. the time span for this phase is measured in weeks/months.
A highly versatile workstation, our lasers allows us to perform multiple applications quickly and more safely for patients of any skin type. Our multi-function laser offers the most comprehensive range of hair removal applications available today; treatment of facial and leg veins; treatment of pigmented lesions such as age spots & freckles and photo-aged skin.
Instructions before treatment:
Do not tan or stay in the sun for extended periods of time before laser hair removal treatment. Avoid aspirin and other blood thinners. Treatment area should be clean shaven prior to Laser Therapy. Waxing prior to treatment should be avoided.
Instructions after treatment:
Avoid any sun exposure for 48 hours and wear SPF 30 sunscreen. You may apply cool compresses to reduce any redness and swelling. Waxing is not recommended between treatments, however shaving is permitted.
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Electrolysis is the ONLY treatment option that’s approved by the FDA for Permanent Hair Removal. Electrolysis is safe and effective for ALL types and colors of skin and hair. Because it works at the follicle level, it’s an “equal opportunity hair remover”. Grey, blond, dark, fuzzy, coarse, ingrown, or any other type of hair can be completely and permanently removed with electrolysis treatment.
Areas most commonly treated for hair removal are as listed:
- Upper/Lower lip
- Bikini lines
Electrolysis requires a series of treatments, some more lengthy than others depending on the individual, and what has been done to the hair before treatment. Results are obtained through a process of elimination.
Is electrolysis something new? Definitely not! Since 1876, medical journals have recorded successful electrolysis treatments.
Where does electrolysis remove hair from? Everywhere, except inside the nose and ear.
How does electrolysis remove hair? A complete description is lengthy and highly technical, but basically the electrologist directs a tiny split-second impulse into the hair root, destroying it instantly so that it may never reproduce another hair. A split-second impulse is a brief passage of electrical current.
Is electrolysis painful? There is slight discomfort to the client. There is no such thing as a totally painless electrolysis.
Is electrolysis really permanent? Yes. Electrolysis is the only permanent way to remove hair. Tweezing, shaving, pumice stone, waxing, and depilatories are all temporary methods and the hair does come back.
If electrolysis is permanent, why does the hair come back after it has been treated?
The secondary growth you see will not be the same hair that has been treated. It takes anywhere from three to ten weeks for hair to grow, and sometimes hairs could lay dormant under the skin for six months before ever appearing on the skin. Each time new hair appears, they will be finer and weaker until they are completely destroyed. Your own attempts to remove the hair has actually stimulated growth.
What is the cause of this unwanted hair? Everyone’s body is different. But it is a known fact that hormones play a big part in hair growth. Tremendous hormonal changes take place during puberty, adolescence, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. Androgen, which is the male hormone also present in women’s’ bodies, is the main culprit. A glandular irregularity, usually one of the ovaries or adrenals, cause some women to have slightly elevated levels of androgen. This not only stimulates hair growth, it usually coarsens existing hair. Excessive hair growth can also be traced to hereditary background and certain illnesses. Certain types of medications may also be factors.
What should be done about hair that grows in between treatments? Only cutting is advised. Never tweeze or wax, this is only counteracting what your electrologist has done.
How about healing? Healing is generally rapid. Different people have different skin types. Sensitive skin would naturally take a little longer to heal. A temporary redness usually occurs, but will quickly disappear on its own after treatment as directed by your electrologist.