What is it?
Unwanted facial and body hair can affect the way we feel, our social interactions, what we wear and what we do.
For reduction of unwanted hairs, both IPL or laser device could be used. To damage the hair follicle, we need to bring lots of heat to it which is created by applying intense light to hair pigment. Laser is more effective in delivering focused heat than IPL because it produces a narrow, concentrated beam of light, but it takes more time to cover the same treatment area.
The best candidates for hair reduction are individuals with darker hair. Light colored hair, such as blonde hair, as well as gray/white hair cannot be successfully treated since the hairs lack the pigment to attract light.
Just as it is so for pigmented spots, the greater the contrast between the base skin color and the hair color, the better the results. So, dark hair on fair skin can be removed most successfully.
Laser and IPL (intense pulsed light) hair reduction is safe, fast, effective and cost effective long-term solution to reduce amount of unwanted hair. It has no down time with little or minimal discomfort. If you are after alternative for shaving, waxing or tweezing, this may be treatment for you.
The area you would like to treat should not be exposed to sun, for at least 2 week prior to the treatment. You should not wax or pluck the area for at least 6 weeks prior to the treatment, use of depilatory creams is also to be avoided. Use of sun screen, as always, is strongly recommended.
At NOVA Aesthetics and Women’s Health Medical Clinic, we use medical grade IPL device called Cutera Prowave IPL.
Both treatment options (IPL and laser) offer permanent hair solution for clients with a variety of skin types. Various areas of the body and face can be treated, including top lip, arms, underarms, bikini line, legs, chest, stomach and back.
IPL light and laser is targeting dark follicle, with best results on clients with darker hair. As long as there is some pigment in your hair, laser and/or IPL hair removal should be effective.
The number of treatments you may require depends on your skin type, hair thickness and density as well as growth cycle of your hair. At one treatment approximately only 30% of your hair will be in treatable phase – called anagen. That is the reason why three or more treatments may be required, spaced as recommended by our trained medical staff.
At NOVA Aesthetics and Women’s Health Medical Clinic, we use the Cutera Nd:Yag medical grade top of the range laser system for laser hair removal for all skin types.
Treatment can achieve very good results with little discomfort and downtime. Prior to treatment we apply gel to protect and cool down superficial layer of the skin. During treatment clients may feel tingling sensation. After the treatment your skin may be mildly red, which usually subsides within next few hours. If facial hair was treated, mineral make up can be used if required. Results are visible after the first treatment, during next few weeks, more hair will fall out. When and if hair grows back it will be thinner then prior to treatment. By the end of course of your treatments, about 80-90% of your hair should be permanently removed.
This procedure could be used for all skin types.
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Prior to your treatment our trained medical staff will discuss if you are a good candidate for any of those type of treatments and the best approach for your skin and hair type will be created.