Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal is a technique that uses beams of highly concentrated light to penetrate the hair follicles. The light is absorbed by pigment in the follicles and destroys the hair within them. Laser hair removal is among the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the U.S. Lasering does not work well on light-colored hair, red hair, grey hair, white hair as well as fine hair of any color, such as vellus.
For optimal hair reduction, you will need 8 treatments done at intervals of 6-12 weeks, which is when hair grows back out again. Additional treatments for laser parameter adjustment may be required if your skin is dark or tanned.
For the treatment, a laser hand piece will be applied to the skin of the treatment area and with each pulse you will feel a “hot rubber band” sensation. Please let the Esthetician know if you are feeling pain instead of tolerable discomfort. During treatment you will be given goggles to wear. Even with the goggles you might see/feel flashes of bright lights, which is normal. Safe and effective treatment is achieved by destroying hair follicles without causing damage to the epidermis (the tissue making up the skin composition surrounding the hair shaft). Once we destroy a hair follicle, it will never produce hair again. Any remaining hair follicles will produce hairs that are lighter and thinner, requiring much less attention than before.
What areas can receive Laser Hair Removal?
· Upper Lip
· Face/Jaw Line
· Front of Neck
· Back of Neck
· Lower and Upper Arm
· Happy Trail
· Upper and Lower Back
· Upper and Lower Legs
· Panty Line
Laser Skin Tightening
Laser skin tightening is a minimally invasive, non-surgical process that uses an infrared light source (a laser) to tighten skin by heating the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to contract. Facial skin tightening is noticeable immediately after the treatment, and there is no downtime, making this an increasingly popular procedure. Additional skin tightening occurs over the next few months, but optimal results usually require one month intervals of three treatments.
Spider veins smaller than 3-mm in diameter can demonstrate significant cosmetic improvement using a laser. Laser light energy passes through the skin and is absorbed by the hemoglobin in the blood. The blood in the spider veins is vaporized and the vessels collapse without damage to the surrounding skin tissue. The spider veins may appear darker immediately after treatment, but will gradually fade away over the next two to three weeks. Between two and four treatments spaced a month apart are typically needed for complete removal. New spider veins may develop over the years and laser treatments may again be performed to remove them.