June Featured Medspa Service of the Month: Laser Hair Removal
For some, having an excess of body hair or hair in undesirable places, can damage our confidence and make life difficult and public appearances embarrassing.
There are many perfectly natural reasons why body and facial hair grows the way it does, where it does – but luckily, a visit to our spa can help reduce this problem from your life – forever.
Depending on your skin type and health status, laser hair removal treatments can be extremely beneficial. The redcuction of unwanted hair can take up to six sessions, with intervals of up to a few months between each session. We use state of the art laser technology during sessions, which last from a few minutes up to one hour.
We offer laser hair removal for the following areas:
- Bikini Area
- FDA approved technology
- Revolutionary elos Technology, safety, and efficacy, in the removal of even minimally-pigmented hair colors,
and all skin tones, including tanned skin
- Delivers permanent reduction on almost any area of the body
- Safe for all skin colors
- No down time
Schedule an appointment today, and we’ll recommend a customized plan for your excess hair removal.
How many sessions will I need?
Since hair follicles grow and regrow in a cycle and only growing follicles are affected by treatment, even the most sophisticated laser hair removal treatments require multiple sessions to ensure full effectiveness. The number of treatments vary but can range between six to twelve treatments, with sessions separated by six to twelve weeks depending on the area being treated.
It is completely normal for hair to continue to grow after your laser hair removal treatment. Some of these hairs are being expelled from the newly disabled treated follicles, and some are from dormant follicles entering their active phase after the laser hair removal treatment. This normal cyclical nature of hair growth is why our Laser Hair Removal Protocol consists of a series of laser hair removal treatments per area, scheduled six to twelve weeks apart. This is why any laser hair removal therapy that purports to be effective using fewer treatments is making impossible claims.
How long is each session?
Each session is customized to the individual, their skin type, hair color, etc. The size of the area will also affect the length of the session. For instance, a lady’s underarms and a gentleman’s back have a significantly different surface area. Sessions can generally last between 15 and 45 minutes.
Is laser hair removal painful?
At Natura Medspa we use an FDA approved technology available which combines radio frequency (RF) with Diode laser energy. The use of RF allows us to optimize our energy requirements for minimum discomfort. In addition we use Synercool technology which effectively cools the skin surface during treatment thus providing a soothing experience.
How does it feel like?
Most patients report no more discomfort other than a quick pinching sensation. Each pulse, which lasts less than a second, produces a slight tingling feeling. In particularly sensitive areas, such as the upper lip, may feel like a quick, light pinch.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for a session?
We both share a responsibility in the success of your treatment. As with any procedure, there are some steps you can take both before and after your treatments to ensure maximum effectiveness while mitigating any potential for complications.
Avoid tanning or especially sun-burning the areas to be treated prior to treatment. While tanning and sunburns are always tough on your skin, they can decrease the effectiveness of the treatment or even cause unnecessary discomfort.
For the most effective treatment, ensure that the area to be treated is shaved before your treatment. Waxing, tweezing, and bleaching the hair can lessen the effectiveness of your treatment.
Also, avoid putting any kind of lotion, sunscreen, makeup, perfume or any other type of product on the skin being treated to avoid potential complications. They can block the laser energy or even, in some rare cases, cause allergic reactions.
Are there any post treatment considerations?
We both share a responsibility in the success of your treatment. After your laser hair removal treatment, it’s normal for the treated area to be pink or slightly red for a day or so after treatment. A soothing lotion can help address those minor discomforts and keep the skin adequately hydrated. If you practice good skin care, drink plenty of water and avoid excessive exposure to direct sunlight and your skin should return to normal very quickly. On very rare occasions, pinkness, redness, minor blistering or persistent pain may occur. If they do, contact Natura Medspa for instructions.
Who are the best candidates for hair removal?
Anyone with unwanted hair in any part of the body is a potential candidate for laser hair removal.
Many men and women choose to remove hair from multiple areas in the body. Facial hair, underarm,
bikini lines, womens legs and men chest and backs are often treated.
We customize the treatment to exactly match your hair and skin color and type.
As long as there is some color in your hair (even blond hair has enough color), then our system will be effective.
Are there any side effects?
The energies used by Natura Medspa are both commonly used in a range of medical and cosmetic procedures that have proven to be safe. Most people experience no side effects at all, though few exhibit some short-term local reddening of the surrounding skin. You can return to your regular activities immediately after treatment, although it is advisable to keep the skin protected from exposure to direct sunlight for a short period of time.