Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a proven method to greatly reduce unwanted facial and body hair. The number of sessions will vary by individual. The laser treatments generally take 3 to 6 visits spaced at least 4 weeks apart. This provides the ability to attack both the active and dormant follicles. It is important for the best results that your skin be at its lightest natural color and the hairs be dark in color. The laser can not work on grey, white, red, or blonde hair and does not work well if you are tan. We can not do laser hair removal if you are pregnant or have a history of keloids or cancer.

There are 3 cycles of hair growth: Anagen, Catagen and Telegen. To obtain the best results, treatments should be completed during in the Anagen stage which is why more than 1 or 2 treatments is needed. After each hair removal procedure you will see results in less and finer hair coming back and slower growth. This will eliminate the need to wax, shave, or use depilatory creams.

What happens after my treatment?

Within minutes after the laser therapy is performed, the treated area may become puffy and red. This reaction goes away quickly. 2-3 weeks after treatment, you may experience what seems to be hair regrowth. The perceived regrowth is a shedding period where the hairs eventually release from the root and fall out. DO NOT tan, wax or pluck hairs in between treatments. Shaving is permitted.

Before treatment: 

  • Please bathe and wash all makeup off prior to your visit.
  • Do not actively tan 4 weeks prior to your treatment or in between treatments. It is recommended during the tanning months you use SPF 50 before going outside.
  • No waxing, electrolysis, tweezing or using depilatories for 3-4 weeks prior to your laser treatment. Shave the area 24 hours before your treatment.
  • It is best to wait 4-6 weeks between treatments. There is no advantage to scheduling before that because you want to hit the hair during the growth period.
  • Do not take antibiotics 2 weeks prior to any treatment
  • Do not take Accutane for 6 months prior to treatment

SPIDER VEIN TREATMENT

Spider veins no longer have to be a problem. The Cutera XEO 1065 nm Nd: YAG laser provides state of the art treatment of many vascular lesions of the skin. It is one of the best available lasers for this type of treatment of small to medium sized capillaries and venules on the legs. The YAG lasers combines integrated chill-tip technology to provide continuous skin cooling during treatment. This treatment can quickly and safely eliminate unsightly leg veins, spider veins and broken capillaries.

The benefits to having the YAG laser treatment is the minimize the redness and bruising normally associated with these types of treatments. The laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in your blood and collapses the unwanted vein. The laser energy is delivered through a hand-held device with a cooling tip that protects your skin.

Results to expect:

  • The appearance of leg veins will either dramatically fade or completely disappear during the treatment. Some vessels may show temporary swelling that will subside after a few hours to days. The redness of the treated vessels will gradually disappear as the healing process occurs. This takes two weeks on average but may take slightly longer.
  • Most patients see excellent improvements after just two treatments. Everyone is responds differently as some need only one treatment while others may require a third treatment. Treatments are done in 4-6 week intervals.
  • Treatment typically take 10 – 15 minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated. More extensive vessels will take more time. If you choose to use a topical anesthetic, it should be applied 60-90 minutes before the treatment is done.

Prior to treatment:

  • Do not tan
  • Do not take accutane
  • Shave the area to be treated within 12 hours of treatment
  • Do not use aspirin, alcohol, or ibuprophen 3 days prior to treatment
  • Do not use tetracylines or Zithromax for 7 days prior to treatment

Skin Rejuvenation – Laser Genesis

Do you want to have more youthful skin? Do you want to reduce wrinkles, large pores, and redness? Skin rejuvenation helps to give you all that and more. Laser Genesis is a painless photo-rejuvenation procedure that can correct several common conditions resulting in a much more youthful appearance. Laser Genesis has been scientifically proven to produce new collagen. The procedure utilizes non-invasive laser technology to effectively and safely treat fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin texture, and scars.
By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface, Laser Genesis stimulates collagen regrowth. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness. Over the course of five or six treatments, Laser Genesis can help restore the skin’s youthful glow and appearance by smoothing out uneven texture caused by aging, sun damage, or scars. You will see a more even, healthy complexion as large pores reduce their size.
Most people require around 4-6 treatments of Laser Genesis for full results. You will really start to notice the results around the third treatment. The effects of Laser Genesis will last over a year on most patients. There is no downtime needed with Laser Genesis. The advantages of Laser Genesis include that there is no risk of hyperpigmentation, no pain, no downtime, and is FDA approved.

IPL – photofacials – Limelight 520

If you love being outdoors and in the sun and your over the age of 40, then you are more likely to show signs of premature aging due to sun damage and age spots. With IPL Photofacials, you can now treat sun damage, and overall skin texture giving you a more revitalized appearance than you have had in years.
IPL photofacials works by directing a beam of light to an irregularity in the skin. This removes the abnormality without scarring or damage, while stimulating collagen production to tighten the surrounding tissue. The results include improved skin texture and reduced signs of aging.
Do not do IPL photofacials in the summer or when you have constant sun exposure. The procedure is best done in the fall and winter months. The procedure is painless but you will feel mild heat during your 10-15 minute treatment. You will be able to return to normal activities immediately, but should use sunscreen as a post treatment precaution. In most cases 3 treatments are required for the full-face treatment.

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