Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
Hair Removal is gentle intense pulsed light treatment that can be performed just about anywhere that pigmented hair grows, with little or no downtime!
Hair Removal is non-invasive and fast! Nothing penetrates the skin, and multiple hairs area treated with each pulse. The intense pulsed light targets the melanin in the hair follicle causing thermal damage to the hair growth cells without normal skin. Each treatment reduces the number and size of hair follicles in the area until you reach the desired result.
Prior to the treatment, shave the area you want treated. This allows all the energy to be absorbed in the hair follicle and not the shaft. Patients should have no sun exposure two weeks before treatment and one week following a treatment.
The treated area will feel like a very mild sunburn and may be slightly pink for a few hours. Hair follicles in the skin may be red and swollen. Many patients have the treatment during there lunch hour and are able to return to work.
Hair that is damaged by the treatment is still in the hair shaft and will gradually shed within the next two weeks.
Treatments usually take about 10 min for underarm and 1 hour for lower legs. Treatment time is dependent on the size of the treated area. Treatments are done once every 4-6 weeks and eight to twelve treatments are needed for desired results. We do offer a discount when treatments are purchased as a package as compared to paying as you go.
BEFORE + AFTER
Now men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past - thanks to the Cutera ProWave 770™ hair removal system. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors! The ProWave delivers 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Cleared for permanent hair reduction, the ProWave can treat a wide range of skin types safely and effectively.
The ProWave hair removal system delivers a specially tailored light source for permanent hair reduction. Cutera's newest hair removal innovation provides treatment for a wide range of skin types. An additional patient benefit is the ability of the handpiece to treat large areas such as women's legs and men's backs - quickly and safely.
When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however, some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.
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That depends on your goals and desires. In general, the cost is less to combine the procedures and you only undergo one recovery period, instead of several. On the downside, it may take a bit longer to heal (longer anesthetic, multiple procedures).
Changes made to the tissues are permanent. However, your face will continue to age. Many patients will need a touch up after about 10 years, depending on genetics and the care they provide to their skin and body.
Again, it depends on the procedure. Patients may experience a headache after a trichophytic browlift. Some discomfort and dryness after eyelid surgery is expected, and the swelling of the eyelids may impair visual fields for a day or two. A facelift is uncomfortable for the first 24 to 48 hours, after which most patients are surprised by the lack of pain. Rhinoplasty patients typically don’t experience a lot of pain but they do experience nasal stuffiness and cannot blow their nose following surgery which is the biggest post surgical complaint. Regardless of procedure, Pain will be controlled with narcotics until it is manageable with Tylenol. Pain is a unique sensation, and no two people will perceive it the same.
A scar is always a resulting factor of having surgery. However, incisions made at the hands of a facial plastic surgeon are made as discreetly as possible. Scars are placed so they are well camouflaged and very difficult to see. Any scar will be pink/ red during the healing period (generally 6-12 months) and after that are generally imperceptible.
Depending on the type of procedure, recovery is generally 7-10 days. Most patients can resume work after 1 to 2 weeks. Regular physical exercise may be slowly resumed after 7-10 days. Makeup can be used to help camouflage the areas that are bruised after one week. Social activities can be resumed after 3 to 4 weeks.
There is no perfect age. The younger the patient, the better the results last and the less dissection is needed. In general, younger patients heal faster, better and have better results. We treat patients with the very beginning signs of aging to the more severe signs of aging and everything in between. The most important factor is the patient’s overall health in pursuing elective surgery no matter their age.
Absolutely. The incision is often contoured differently for a man, but the ability to tighten the jaw line and the skin under the chin are no different. In fact, this is one of the fastest growing populations seeking cosmetic refinements!
There are many non-surgical options on the market, such as injectable fillers, Botox, non surgical fat removal and laser skin tightening. In general, nothing but a facelift accomplishes a facelift. Most non- surgical options are excellent adjuncts for, but not replacements of, surgical procedures.