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PHOTO FACIAL

A Photo Facial is ideal for those in need of targeting brown spots due to hormonal changes, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, redness and rosacea. It is an excellent alternative to harsh topical treatments and peels. The treatment is less invasive and very safe and effective for erasing unwanted and unattractive skin tone or spots. It is the perfect fall and winter treatment and can be incorporated into a skin care routine annually.

 

IPL stands for Intense pulse light, which is emitted with a laser that targets the melanin in the epidermis. The light is converted to heat energy and destroys the deposited melanin cells, temporarily making the spots darker. The spots are sloughed upwards to the surface of the skin, eventually turning into a coffee-ground-like texture that eventually flakes off revealing a more even skin tone. This even skin tone is a sign of a youthful appearance and helps erase signs of aging.

IPL Photo Facial

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • HOW DOES IPL (INTENSE PULSE LIGHT) HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
    When used in hair reduction, the light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. It quickly turns to heat which then breaks down the hair follicle, making the hair thinner, lighter, and grow back at a much slower rate, eventually stopping the hair from developing all together.
  • WHY DO I NEED A SERIES OF TREATMENTS?
    Hair grows in three phases, Anagen (growing) Catagen(transitional) Telogen(resting) The growth cycle is significant because laser hair removal treatment is only effective on actively growing hair i.e. during the Anagen stage, which is also when the melanin is at its most abundant. For the face, the hair will reach the phase after 4 weeks, for the body, it takes up to 6 weeks. Laser can only treat the hairs that are present and not the ones that have yet to be formed or developed.
  • WILL IT REDUCE INGROWN HAIRS?
    Yes, it is able to target stubborn ingrown uner the skin because of the pigment in the hair.
  • HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO COME FOR AN APPOINTMENT?
    For treatments on the face, treatments should be scheduled every four weeks. Areas on the body should be performed every six weeks.
  • AT WHAT AGE CAN YOU START LASER?
    16 Years old due to hormones, pain tolerance and liabilities. Laser can be performed on candidates younger however, a waiver must be signed be a guardian.
  • DO I NEED TO SHAVE BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT?
    On the day before your treatment you should shave thoroughly with a new razor. Shaving is the only method of hair removal recommended while having laser treatments. Shaving removes hair above the skin that can result in surface skin damage from burnt hairs but it leaves the hair shaft intact below the surface. The laser admits light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. This is why it is imperative that you Do not wax or plaque in the area. Tips for shaving do not dry shave the area, use a new razor choose a non-perfume shaving product, take your time and shave The area well. How to prepare before laser hair removal Leaving hair behind can result in discomfort shaving for laser hair removal is essential to ensure a safe and comfortable and effective experience and result.
  • THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT
    Avoid tanning and using sunless self tanners for at least a month any tanning of the skin can result in pigmentation in the areas you laser. Avoid any skin creams that could make you light sensitive Avoid blood thinning medications On the day of your laser hair removal treatment please shower Refrain from using any deodorant if the under arm area is to be treated.
  • DO YOUR PACKAGES EXPIRE?
    ALL PACKEGES ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND CAN NOT BE SPLIT UP. TRANSFERED TO ANOTHER PERSON OR USED FOR AN ANOTHER BODY PART. ALL PACKAGES DO EXPIRE. PACKAGE OF 4, 6 OR 8 EXPIRE 12 MONTHS AFTER PURCHASE. NO ACCEPTIONS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BOOK YOUR OWN APPOINTMENTS. WE REQUIRE 24 HOURS NOTICE WHEN CANCELING APPOINTMENTS.IF 24 HOURS IS NOT GIVEN WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DEDUCT YOUR TREATMENT OR CHARGE A CANCELLATION FEE FOR LOSS OF SPA TIME AND OF THE TECHNICIANS LOSS OF INCOME. WE DO NOT REFUND FOR CHANGE OF MIND, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR OR TO DETERMINE IF THE TREATMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOU. REGULARLY SPACED TREATMENTS CAN LEAD TO OPTIMAL RESULTS. MISSING APPOINTMENTS OR WAITING TOO LONG BETWEEN TREATMENTS CAN RESULT IN LESS EFFECTIVE RESULTS AND MAY EVEN REOUIRE YOU TO RESTART THE TREATMENT CYCLE.
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