This Does Not Replace A Consultation Regarding Laser Hair Removal!

If you have ever thought about receiving laser hair removal treatments, now is the time. Here are specific tips to prepare for laser hair removal.

1. It is necessary for you to have one or two days hair growth so that the areas that require treatment are easily recognizable. If not, it may be difficult to pinpoint all areas needing treatment. Your technician will need to shave the hair to skin level with a razor as necessary.

 

2. For hair removal on the face, please do not use (or make sure you wash off all) makeup prior to treatment.

 

 

3. If you are currently on the medication Accutane , Gold Therapy, any drug that causes a reaction to sunlight or have been in the past 6 months, please let us know. This medication can make your skin susceptible to damage from the laser.

 

4. Generally, it is best to wait 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. There is no advantage to scheduling your visits closer together even if you do not see immediate results. The laser only targets hair in the growth phase. The next growth phase will be in 4 to 6 weeks.

 

 

 

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Dermaplaning: The Quickest Way to Get The Most Beautiful Face Ever

What Is Dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is the controlled scraping of the skin using a sterile, stainless steel blade for the removal of dead skin cells as well as all of the “fuzz” (fine facial hair).

It immediately rejuvenates the skin and is highly effective in minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, while leaving skin smooth, supple and vibrant.

It also increases penetration of active ingredients in professional treatments and home care products.

 

Dermaplaning is an ideal treatment for women with fine (otherwise known as vellus) hair all over their faces.

The growth of this type of hair, which can appear like a light fuzz on the face, can make the application of make-up difficult and occurs for many women as they undergo menopause and experience hormonal changes.  Removing this hair with laser treatments is not a viable option for many since the hair can be white or blonde and the light then cannot capture it for effective hair removal.

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Causes Of Excess Hair Growth

Everyone has hair follicles all over their body except for the palms of their hands and the soles of their feet. In women, the follicles on the face, arms and body usually produce tiny, almost invisible hairs (vellus) that are not generally noticed. However, sometimes this hair growth is so thick and/or dark that it becomes very obvious.

There are racial differences in the degree of hair growth on the face and body. Individuals of Mediterranean and Semitic decent are hairier than those of Nordic or Anglo-Saxon decent. Whites are hairier than blacks, while Orientals and American Indians are the least hairy.

If the increase in excess hair has been relatively sudden or rapid, you may have a hormonal disorder. Hirsutism refers to androgen (male hormone) dependent, terminal hair growth in a male sexual pattern, occurring in women. The commonest areas involved (and the best indicators of an elevated hormone) are the chin, chest, abdomen and pubic thigh areas.

Unwanted facial and/or body hair can result from drug treatment. These drugs include Dilantin, cyclosporine, danazol, anabolic steroids, minoxidil, diazoxide, tamoxifen, and high doses of cortisone over long periods of time.

Increased facial hair growth is fairly common after menopause. Hairs on the upper lip, the chin, and the sides of the face become darker, thicker and courser. This increased hair growth is not considered abnormal.

Unwanted hair can be an annoying and embarrassing problem for many women, men and teens. Most people have tweezed, shaved, waxed and used depilatories with only temporary results – often causing increased growth, ingrown hair and skin damage. The sites of body hair that individuals find undesirable are varied. Men most frequently shave their facial hair and mature males often need to remove excess nasal and ear hair. In women, the underarms, legs, abdomen, bikini, breasts, face and eyebrows are common sites of cosmetic reasons for hair removal.

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective treatment  for all skin types.

Most hair growth is normal. But if you are concerned that it may be abnormal, you should consult your physician to determine whether your hair growth is indeed abnormal or excessive.

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