FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions ?

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Who should get laser skin treatment?

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Anyone who wants to improve the signs of sun damage and aging in the skin, such as pigmented and vascular irregularities, uneven or rough skin texture.  Skin treatment can be done on face, neck, chest, hands, arms.

 

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What happens after each treatment?

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Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment.  The improvement in pigmented and vascular irregularities can often be appreciated by the time you return for your next treatment a month later.  Brown spots temporarily go darker before they lighten.

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Does the treatment hurt?

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The sensation is often described as “hot pinch”, or “snapping” feeling.  The sensation only lasts for fraction of a second, and you may feel warmth or tingling sensation for a short time afterward.  Most people tolerate treatment without topical anesthetic, but individuals who are more sensitive may prefer to have the skin numbed before treatment.

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How frequently do I need treatments?

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Treatments are repeated every month for a total of 5 treatments.

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What kind of results can I expect from laser treatment?

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Each laser treatment will result in gradual lightening and improvement of pigmented and vascular imperfections.  Textural improvements are appreciated towards the end of the treatment series.

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Is treatment with laser safe?

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is very safe for the skin.  There are many advances in the laser technology that make it unparalleled for skin safety, without compromising effectiveness for treatment. There are no long term health hazards from light or electric energies used in the laser.  Both have been used for decades in medicine, surgery, and aesthetics without adversity.

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How does laser rejuvenate my skin?

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The laser uses gentle light and electric energies to restore skin to a more youthful state.  Brown spots (pigmented imperfections) from sun damage and aging, red blotchiness from spider vessels or rosacea (vascular imperfections), and rough skin texture will improve over a treatment series.

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Post treatment instructions:

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1- Avoid sun and apply sunscreen to treated area for few days following treatment. Darker skin types should comply with sun avoidance and sun protection, especially if there is tendency to hyper pigmentation.

2- Do not irritate treated area chemically or mechanically for couple days after treatment.

3- Avoid direct and indirect heat to treated areas for couple days after treatment, especially if patient has tendency to hyper pigmentation.

4- Some shedding or extrusion of treated hairs will occur around 2-4 weeks following treatment.

5- Treated area can be shaved or clipped, but not tweezed, plucked or waxed.

6- Shave treatment area one day prior to next treatment. After third treatment, it is recommended to leave growth unshaved for  assessment before fourth treatment.

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How does the laser get rid of my hair?

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The laser uses gentle light and electric energies to damage the hair follicles.  This disables the follicle from growing hair, which means that gradually over several treatments, there is a permanent reduction in the amount of hair in that area.

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Is treatment with laser safe?

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Treatment is very safe for the skin.  There are many advances in the laser technology that make it one of the safest hair removal systems available for all skin colors. There are no long term health hazards from light or electric energies used in the laser.  Both have been used for decades in medicine, surgery, and aesthetics without adversity.

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What kind of result can I expect from laser treatment?

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Each laser treatment will result in less hair coming back, as well as hair growing progressively lighter in color, finer, and slower-growing with each treatment.  It takes more than 1 treatment to affect all the follicles growing in an area.  Most people achieve satisfactory clearance after 4-8 treatments, but individual results vary depending on medical and genetic factors.  Lighter colored hair may require more treatments than darker colored hair.

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How frequently do I need treatments?

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The treatments are usually performed every 2-3 months, but this depends on individual factors that your laser clinician will discuss with you during consultation.

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Does the treatment hurt?

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The sensation is often described as “hot pinch”, or “snapping” feeling.  The sensation only lasts for fraction of a second, and you may feel warmth or tingling sensation for a short time afterward.  Most people tolerate treatment without any topical anesthetic, which numbs the skin from feeling sensation.

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What happens after each treatment?

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Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. The treated area will “shed” some hairs over the next 2-4 weeks, and you may experience a period of hairlessness in the area while you wait for your next treatment.

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Who should get laser treatment for hair removal?

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Anyone who wants a permanent solution to shaving, waxing, plucking, or electrolysis.   There are a few medical conditions that contraindicate people from treatment which will be discussed with your laser clinician during consultation.

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