LASER TREATMENTS FAQ'S
laser hair removal
What is Laser Hair Removal & How does it work?
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 should I prepare for a laser treatments?
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 should I expect during a laser hair removal session?
How many laser hair treatments will I need and how far apart should they be scheduled?
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.
What is hyperpigmentation?
How can I correct it?
Topical Suppressants: Hydroquinone and kojic acid calm the melanocytes that cause dark spots. They are frequently recommended prior to treatment with laser or light therapies.
Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion stimulates new skin growth by exfoliating the outer layers with a combination of suction and our diamond tip wand.
Chemical Peels: Peels help stimulate the growth of newer, healthy skin by stripping away outer layers and dead skin cells.
Laser: Laser treatments work to send deep pulses of light energy to the affected areas of the skin, resulting in pigmented lesions breaking up and becoming naturally absorbed in the body.
How does the laser work with pigmentation?
The melanin present in the pigmented cells absorbs the laser energy resulting in the breakdown of pigmented lesions and a lighter, paler skin tone and cells that blend more naturally into their surrounding areas. The surrounding skin itself will not be affected.
How many treatments will I need?
How does it work?
Is Skin Tightening Painful?
How many treatments are needed?
Although you will notice an improvement with just one treatment, at Deify we recommend a minimum of four treatments for significant results. The number of treatments loosely follows the general rule of one treatment for every decade of life. Ready? Set? Count those decades!
How long do treatments take?
Treatments typically take about 30 minutes for each area.
How will my skin look right after Skin Tightening?
Immediately after treatment a patients’ skin is expected to be red and in some cases tighter than usual for approximately two days. Mild swelling is also normal. After the first two days, patients can expect light peeling and if targeted area is the face, mild lip dryness. Most patients can apply makeup later that day or the following day. The downtime is very minimal.
When will I see results?
Some clients have reported seeing results in just a few days after treatment; however, optimum results are seen anywhere between 4-6 months after the treatment. If recommended by a specialist, a 2nd or 3rd treatment may be scheduled approximately 2 to 3 weeks apart.
How much does it cost compared to other treatments?
Treatments are about half the cost of Thermage and thousands of dollars less than a surgical face lift. What’s better than tighter skin and dinner with a friend to celebrate?!