Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in North America. It uses highly concentrated beams of light that convert into heat and penetrate into the follicles of the hair. These hair follicles are destroyed as a result, leaving your skin soft and smooth. We use 3 different lasers for hair removal including the following:
Candela Gentle Yag
The Gentle Yag laser system effectively treats various cosmetic skin issues including hair removal and spider veins on the legs or face. It is also a new and exciting treatment for neck and facial skin tightening. This system removes unwanted hair without causing any damage to the structure of the skin or its delicate pores and is suitable for all skin types.
The laser emits light beams that reach the hair follicle, which are then absorbed. The energy from the laser turns into heat and destroys the follicle of hair without affecting the surrounding skin. It has become the “Gold Standard” for the treatment of spider veins on the legs and face and provides quick and often dramatic results for skin tightening in the neck and facial areas.
Lightsheer Diode Laser
The Lightsheer laser targets the hair root and damages it, leaving behind only a small stem. During the next 2 to 3 weeks the skin pushes this stem up to the surface where it is released. Your next appointment should be scheduled in 6 – 8 weeks based on the hair growth cycle. It is best to treat the hair when it has a full root during its active anagen stage, which is why more than one treatment is necessary.
This has become one of the most popular treatments for laser hair removal and can target the legs, chin, upper lip, underarms and the bikini area. It is also an effective solution for hair removal on men’s shoulders and backs. This treatment type works best on coarse, dark hair and the number of treatments required will vary based on your skin type and ethnic background.
Sciton Clearscan Yag
The Clearscan laser uses an automated system that can treat a number of hairs at the same time. This is an optimum treatment method when large areas are being targeted. The scanning system provides an even treatment across the skin and it is a gentle, effective and safe procedure that can be used on any type of skin.
Tanned skin can also be safely treated with this laser as well as ingrown hair. The number of treatments required will depend on your personal expectations for the outcome. The process uses a cooling technology for your safety and comfort during the treatment and a topical anesthetic may be recommended if you have sensitive skin.
Results from the above laser hair removal systems will vary depending on the body area treated, skin type, number of treatments and laser power settings. Visit us for a consultation to find out what procedure would be best for you.