Laser Hair Removal
TONED AND SMOOTH SKIN
Unwanted hair can be quite a nuisance. The pain of managing hair removal and scheduling your waxing and threading appointments every fortnight can get typically cumbersome. Until recently, getting rid of unwanted hair was not just painful and expensive but also inconvenient and temporary.
Thanks to FDA approved laser technology, one can now take care of their unwanted hair safely, affordably and permanently. Laser hair removal can be effectively used on almost any area of the body. Whether you desire hair free smooth underarms, face, bikini, back or chest, you can see incredibly smooth and permanent hair removal results with laser technology. Duration of the treatment can take anywhere between a few minutes to less than an hour depending on the area where you want to get your hair removed.
Depending on the body part and hair growth, we plan the frequency of the treatments. However, to achieve the best results, we recommend a series of treatment.
How does laser hair removal work?
Hair removal lasers target melanin, a component which gives a dark colour to hair. When the energy of lasers is absorbed by the brown or black hair, the heat created damages the hair follicles. A hair follicle is the part of skin which grows hair. Damage to the follicle inhibits hair growth. Hair rooted in follicle can be damaged by lasers only during the anagen growth phase. Due to this, only a portion of hairs can be removed permanently in one laser treatment session. With additional sessions, hair can be targeted efficiently and one can see visible results.
What is a hair growth cycle and how does it work?
catagen and telogen.
Anagen: In this phase, hair is rooted in the follicle and contains quite of a lot of melanin. Laser
treatment is most effective in this phase.
Catagen: Catagen is the phase when the lower part of the hair stops growing but does not shed
and the follicle shrinks.
Telogen: Telogen is the last part of the growth cycle. It is a phrase when old hair falls out and
begins preparation for the anagen phase again.
How many treatments are needed?
Who are the best candidates for laser hair removal?
Are the results permanent?
How To Prepare For A Laser Treatment:
- Avoid tanning for at least four weeks and self tanning at least two weeks prior to your appointment
- Avoid waxing, tweezing or threading for four weeks
- Avoid medications that may cause photosensitivity reactions
- Avoid accutane for six months
- Make sure that there are no tattoos, permanent makeup, rashes or infections on the skin to be treated
- You must not have conceived or trying to conceive while on laser treatment
- You must never have received gold injections
Does Tanning affect laser?
Though lasers do not respond well to patients with apparent tans, LightSheer a special kind of laser helps to treat body hair safely. However, it is best to wait for four weeks after sun tanning to start with any kind of laser treatment. Also remember to use an SPF after each treatment.
What happens during a consultation?
At the time of your consultation, you are asked to complete a brief questionnaire that asks about your health conditions, general health history, past health issues, allergies etc. The first appointment may take slightly longer compared to successive sessions.
Things To Avoid:
- Avoid harsh topical creams(AHA, acne creams, anti-wrinkle etc.)
- Avoid sauna, hot tub baths, hot baths etc., that induce sweating for at least three days.
- Avoid friction from clothing, scratching or rubbing
- In case of underarm laser treatment, avoid deodorant
- Eliminate sun exposure for at least a month. Cover up or use a high SPF to avoid skin related changes or browning which can occur with even minimal exposure to sunlight.
Before opting for laser hair removal, we urge our clients to discuss several possible underlying
issues such as heredity, insulin resistance, Hormonal imbalance, excessive temporary hair
removal methods etc.to examine the cause and degree of hair growth. This helps us to form a
customized laser treatment plan for each client and give an idea of what to expect from the
results. The laser can affect currently present hair but cannot prevent new hair growth.
Healing varies from person to person depending on your skin colour and area of treatment. Slight redness or swelling lasts for a while. You may also be able to see stubble for two to three weeks as old hair is being expelled from disabled follicles. This hair generally falls down with gentle rubbing.
Softer, Younger SKin
Just because you have brown spots, freckles, blotchy patches or sun damaged skin now does not mean that you need to have live with those conditions for the rest of your life. Using a light-based laser with Intense pulsed light (IPL), Photo Facial clears your spots, treats the red and brown skin pigments and stimulates the production of new collagen with minimal discomfort to give you fresher, flawless, more radiant skin.
Photorejuvenation can be used to treat a variety of conditions that occur with ageing skin, such as:
- Age spots
- Blotchy patches from sun damage
- Spider veins
- Broken capillaries
- Enlarged pores
Photofacial treatments are visible after a week of each treatment. Full results are visible about three to five months later. We recommend a series of treatments about a month apart for best results.
Pixel Skin Resurfacing
Say Goodbye To Scars
Pixel Skin Resurfacing is the new, next generation, non-invasive laser skin resurfacing technology to reduce fine lines, acne scars, surgical scars, brown spots and uneven texture, improve skin tone and your confidence with it.
The treatment is designed to treat photo-damaged, mature skin. It stimulates collagen regeneration to improve skin tone and texture without the downtime that you may associate with traditional skin resurfacing. Within a series of Pixel Skin Resurfacing treatments, you can see several conditions fade away such as:
- Sun-damaged skin
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduced pore size
- Reduced acne scars
- Blotchy skin from pigmentation
Like all our other cosmetic procedures, Pixel Skin Resurfacing is FDA-approved and safe.
Give us a call to find out which of these advanced skin treatments is best suited for you.
Softer, Younger SKin
Microdermabrasion is a skin regenerating technology that is safe, non-invasive and reliable. The treatment is performed with a diamond tipped tool that exfoliates the skin’s surface with a gentle suction leaving you with softer, smoother, younger skin. Microdermabrasion is especially effective for reducing the earlier sign of ageing and skin conditions such as the ones listed below:
- Dull, rough, uneven skin texture
- Mild Acne
- Fine lines and age spots
- Enlarged and clogged pores
Under experienced hands and trusted technology, microdermabrasion works to pulverize dry, dead facial skin cells, brighten the skin tone and tighten enlarged pores. Clogged pores are vacuum cleaned with gentle suction giving your complexion a clear, luminous glow. Regular treatments boost collagen production that plumps up the skin, even out the texture so your makeup glides on more smoothly, enhancing the results. Best of all, microdermabrasion is quick, painless and has no downtime.
Look and Feel Revitalized
Your skin can look and feel revitalized again with safe, comfortable, and affordable treatments
at our clinic. Skin rejuvenation aims to remove dead, dull skin cells and promotes the growth of
new skin cells, which leads to a younger, healthier appearance. Our unique Skin Rejuvenation
Program uses a three-step approach to achieve effective skin renewal results:
- Laser treatments that remove unwanted blemishes and stimulate new collagen production
- Exfoliation of the dull, outer skin layer through microdermabrasion and chemical peels
- Skin care products that cleanse, hydrate, and protect skin from sun damage
Our experienced staff members discuss which treatments are best suited for your skin. We design a treatment plan with your budget and desired results in mind. Call today for a free consultation.
So you’re experiencing the signs of ageing and want to look younger. Fine lines and wrinkles making you look more tired and angry than you actually are. You’re beginning to look older then you feel, but you don’t want to undergo surgery or deal with an extended recovery period. That’s where Botox Cosmetic comes in! It’s a simple, non-surgical procedure that can smooth out facial lines temporarily. This makes your skin look smoother, more rested and younger than ever before. With the reduction of frown lines, forehead creases and crows feet, this is a short treatment with noticeable results within days. The effects of Botox Cosmetics can last close to four months.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Botox is a protein produced by the clostridium botulism bacteria that works to reduce muscle activity, which is what causes facial lines. This purified protein relaxes those muscles, resulting in a smooth appearance within one week. Specific muscles are targeted to gain the desired effects, leaving skin sensation and other facial expressions unchanged.
WHAT TO EXPECT
First, patients have a personal consultation where a discussion takes place regarding your specific concerns while answering some questions. The treatment itself only takes a few minutes and is performed by our expert injector Nicole Watlng RN, BN, NP. A series of small injections are given without the presence of anesthetics, as it’s not required for such a simple procedure. The most common treatment areas include between the eyebrows, around the eyes and across the forehead, but dozens of facial areas can be treated with Botox. Patients experience no recovery time and can go about their normal routines. The best results can be expected after two weeks, and can last up to four months. To maintain a youthful appearance, repeated sessions are recommended.
Hyaluronic Injectable Gel
REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF WRINKLES
The natural components of collagen and hyaluronic acid in our skin help to boost volume and support. Over time, both components break down, causing the structure and volume of our skin to diminish, which results in wrinkles and sagginess. Which is where Hyaluronic Injectable Gel comes in! Hyaluronic acid solution restores facial volume with long-lasting results.
TONED AND SMOOTH SKIN
Our body shaping and skin tightening treatment features controlled heat therapy that fights wrinkles and reshape sagging skin across your body. It smoothes and shapes skin that’s loose, wrinkled or dimpled while also helping to flatten your stomach, slim down your thighs and hips, and tone your arms. We use radio frequency technology to heal the inner layers of your skin, helping to reorganize and stimulate your cells in order to effectively release toxins, drain fluids and produced collagen.
This treatment increases your blood circulation and shrink connective tissue, both of which improve your skin’s texture and leave you looking firm and toned. The results are visible thanks to the dual layer approach, which treats your tissue at different depths to effectively reshape and tighten your body. Results are instantaneous, increasing over time and with follow-up treatments, allowing more collagen to develop while toxins are removed. For the best outcome, we suggest doing this treatment three to five times at two-week intervals. Completely safe and FDA approved, join the thousands of clients who have tried and loved this treatment.
Treat Scars and Discolouration
Sometimes acne scars, tough skin discolouration, rough age spots, wrinkles and excessively sun damaged skin are hard to treat with regular creams and facials. At such times, treatments that go a little deeper can work wonders. Facial peels work well to rescue you from such conditions, removing the upper layer of the skin with medically approved Glycolic Acid (AHA) or Salicylic Acid (BHA).
- Glycolic acid derived from sugar cane juice improves the skin’s texture in young adults.
- Salicylic Acid peels are more common for mature skin that needs deeper regeneration by exfoliating the superficial layers and stimulating cutaneous shedding. It is safe for all skin types.
Facial peels are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in North America now. You need a series of treatments every three or four weeks for the best, longer lasting effects.
Facial peels range from mild peels for fine lines and wrinkles to medium peels for moderately damaged skin that includes pigmentation, freckles and acne scars. Call us for a skin analysis to determine which facial peel is right for you.