VIP Laser™ specializes in numerous laser treatments using on the most advanced and safe laser technology available in the aesthetic market. The type of laser technology used for hair removal or thread vein removal can have an immense effect on the outcome of the procedure. This is why we take pride in utilizing the most sophisticated laser equipment : Candela GentleYag and Candela MaxPro are among the most reputed equipment and brands that have a proven track record of providing safe, fast and effective results that our clients desire.
HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
Lasers produce a beam of highly concentrated light that is absorbed by the melanin, or pigment, located in hair follicles. Light is converted to heat, causing thermal damage to hair follicles without harming the surrounding skin. The heat has a disabling effect on numerous hair follicles at once and results in the gradual reduction of hair re-growth.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT AREAS:
Areola, Upper lips, Chin, Sideburns, Unibrow, Forehead, Back-neck hair-line, Ears, Nose, Knees, Tummy line, Hands, Fingers, Feet or Toes.
Face, Front Neck, Bikini Line, Happy trail, Love-handles, Shoulders, or Underarms.
Full Bikini, Upper chest, Buttocks-cheeks, Lower abdomen, Lower back, Forearms, Love-handles, Upper back, Lower legs, or Upper legs.
Full Brazilian, Full Arms, Full Legs, Full Chest, Full Abdomen, or Full Back
COMMON QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS:
How do I prepare for my appointment? On the day of your treatment, wear clothing that will allow easy access to the area being treated. You will also want to shave the treatment area 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Are there any possible complications? There is a low risk of pigmentary changes in the skin. Please be sure to discuss any concerns with our Medical Director or Laser Specialist prior to your treatment. They can outline all possible complications and ensure that you have a worry-free treatment.
What should I expect after treatment? Generally, some redness will remain for approximately seven to ten days longer for some patients and shorter for others. Some redness and slight swelling may be present in the area that has been treated; however, this should subside within a few hours. If any prolonged redness or swelling occurs, you should consult with our Laser Specialist or Medical Director. Following laser hair removal, you will need to keep the area clean and use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 when outdoors.
Can pseudofolliculitis (ingrown hairs) be treated? Yes. Pseudofolliculitis is a type of chronic acne disorder caused by ingrown coarse or curly hairs, which often affects darker skin types. Laser is the preferred method of treatment for this disorder.
Is treatment permanent? Typically, each laser treatment results in some permanent hair loss and most cases require several treatments. The number of treatments will depend on your response to laser therapy and the amount of hair to be removed. As with other treatments for unwanted hair, there is no guarantee that laser hair removal treatment will be permanent; future touch up sessions may be required each year.
Does treatment hurt? Each patient has his or her own level of skin sensitivity and pain threshold. Different areas on the body are also more sensitive than others.
How many treatments will I need? Typically, laser hair removal requires six to twelve treatments done at four to eight week intervals. There are three phases of hair growth: anagen, catagen and telogen. Only hairs in the active growth phase, “anagen”, can be successfully treated.