LASER HAIR REMOVAL
For an easy and permanent solution to unwanted growth and unsightly ingrown hairs, Deify employs only the best in laser hair removal technology using state of the art Candela Laser Systems. Our lasers treat both light and dark skin and are equipped with Cryogen fitted cooling systems for a comfortable treatment process. All cosmetic laser treatments are administered by Licensed Estheticians.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Laser Hair Removal is a faster and gentler way to remove unwanted hair, with permanent results. Using leading technologies GentleLASE® and GentleYAG by Candela, precise and controlled pulses of light based energy are applied to target the hair follicles lying beneath the skin’s surface. Emitting a gentle beam of light, the laser energy is absorbed and transformed into heat, destroying the hair follicle and leaving surrounding skin unaffected.
The GentleLASE® features Alexandrite lasers which are effective in targeting both coarse and finer hair. The GentleYAG by Candela specializes in treating all skin types particularly dark or African American skin tones. It also offers unmatched treatment capabilities in wrinkle reduction and skin tightening procedures.
The system features patented Cryogen cooling system that delivers fine mists between pulses to minimize pain, protect skin, and enable laser energy to gently reach and effectively treat hair follicles. This process delivers maximum results with minimal discomfort.
WHY LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Unlike conventional hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing or depilatories that are time-consuming and only provide short term results, Laser Hair Removal is quick, safe and effective. Employing the world’s most advanced and powerful laser technology, The GentleLASE® and GentleYAG by Candela, to provide long term results with significant hair reduction of up to 85% to 90% after six treatments. It permanently reduces ingrown hair in all skin types,and, it’s FDA approved.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR LASER TREATMENT
Laser hair removal is more than just ”zapping” unwanted hair. It is a procedure that requires extensive training to perform and carries potential risks. While our staff of technicians are fully equipped to handle any concerns, we ask that you follow proper laser hair removal preparation procedures to ensure the best treatment possible.
Do not wax, epilate, or remove hair with the root using any other hair removal method for at least 4 weeks prior to the first session and throughout the course of treatments. Hair follicle needs to be intact in order to be targeted by our laser devices which target the pigment in hair.
Avoid sun exposure, tanning, or products such as tinted moisturizers 2 weeks prior to and after treatment. These will all cause treatments to be less effective and make complications after treatments more likely.
Please shave one day prior to treatment – stubble is fine. Shaving more than one day prior to may result in less effective and more uncomfortable treatments.
Please do not wear makeup to your session for facial hair removal procedure. All traces of makeup must be removed in order to avoid any type of damage from the lasers.
Inform us if you are currently on the medication Accutane or have been in the last 6 months. This can make your skin more susceptible to damage from the laser.
Please do not use any retinol products one week prior to your appointment if you are receiving hair removal on your face. This can make your skin more susceptible to damage from the laser.
For clients who are on antibiotics, please allow two weeks from the last day of your medication to come in for an appointment. Many of these medications can make you photosensitive and susceptible to damage from the lasers.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR SESSION
The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of the hair being treated as well as your skin color. Based on these elements, cooling systems will also be adjusted to provide less discomfort.
Next, your technician will emit a pulse of light to the treatment area, assessing the settings as well as monitoring for bad reactions. Given the settings are best for your treatment, the technician will proceed with the session and will check in with you as needed.
When the procedure is completed, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions will be provided to ease any discomfort. Again, we recommend scheduling followup treatments four to six weeks later and continuing treatments until hair growth has stopped.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED
Since various hairs will enter their growth cycle at different times, approximately 6 treatments at intervals of 4-8 weeks are necessary to disable most of the follicles in a given area. Treated areas such as the face usually require more frequent treatments whereas legs and back require less. Your laser specialist will help determine how often you should come in based on progress.
Seeing red? It’s normal! Immediately after treatment, you’ll see some redness and swelling that can last anywhere from two hours to three days. You can apply ice or aloe vera gel to relieve symptoms; if the area is swollen and itchy, gently rub in a triple antibiotic cream and/or hydro cortisone.
Stay cool. For the first 72 hours after treatment, you may feel like you have a sunburn. Avoid hot baths or showers (lukewarm is fine), hot tubs and saunas, and vigorous forms of exercise that may cause excessive heat or sweating.
Get shady. It’s important to stay out of the sun: if your skin tone changes significantly, we may not be able to treat you. For outdoor activities from meandering yacht excursions to the briefest afternoon stroll, cover all treated areas with SPF 30 or higher for the entire course of your treatment.
Feel the Powder. If you received underarm treatment, skip the deodorant for the first twenty-four hours to avoid irritation. You can use an unscented powder (such as baby powder) instead. For face treatments, you may use makeup immediately. We recommend using only new cosmetics to reduce the risk of infection. (As if you needed an excuse to buy new makeup!)
Wax off. Avoid waxing, electrolysis, tweezing, and any other form of hair removal that disturbs the follicle for four to six weeks after treatment, on all treated areas. But you don’t have to lock yourself in a closet: shaving is still okay.
Shed your inhibitions (or just your hair). Anywhere from five to twenty-one days following treatment, you’ll notice what look like new hairs growing in the treated area. This is not new hair growth: it’s actually your existing surface hairs shedding. You can clean the area and remove the hairs by wiping with a wet cloth or loofah sponge.
Make your next appointment. Your hair grows in a cycle – so we remove it in a cycle, too. If you haven’t already scheduled your next appointment, make sure to set one up today.